Activities for the summer

Group games        

Group games, such as BallBouncer, KinBall and FunBattle, are fun and interactive. And they’re excellent at developing a sense of community.

Fun Games at Angry Birds Park                          

Experience the wacky, exhilarating Angry Birds adventure park. Cross bridges, crawl through tunnels, and fly across a zipline. These exhilarating courses are suitable for children and teens. The sturdy structures allow grown-ups to participate too.

*This price is only for groups of 10-30 students.

Escape Forest                                                             

Escape Forest, similar to the widely popular “Escape Room” concept, is an interactive mystery game. Students receive a map and a mission, directing them to find clues in order to solve an enthralling mystery.

This 90-minute game requires logical thinking, creativity, and perseverance. It is great for team-building, especially for students above the age of 12.  The recommended group size is 2-7 persons. Larger groups will be divided into smaller groups. Themes vary depending on the season.

XC-skiing lesson in the ski tunnel                                          

Cross-country lessons take place in Vuokatti’s indoor ski-tunnel, the first of its kind. Built in 1997, this innovative ski tunnel offers the ideal conditions for professional athletes: fresh air and well—groomed, natural snow — all year round.

The temperature remains at -50C to -90C and the air renewal cycle is four hours. The snow machines inside the tunnel produce new snow, when necessary.

Length: 1,2 km (one round: 2,4 km)
Width: 8 m
Height difference HD: 18 m
Total climb TC: 51 m — 2,4 km
Temperature: -50C to -90C

Hiking trip through the forest                                                                    

This guided hiking trip offers a memorable adventure through the breathtaking hills of Vuokatti. During the hike, students make several pitstops where they can enjoy breathtaking scenery and taste beloved Finnish snacks beside a roaring bonfire.

Husky Safari – sled dog rides              

Purely magical, this experience is hosted by Vuokatti’s Husky Safari and available all year round. Adults and teenagers can safely steer the dog sleds on their own while children can find comfortable seats onboard, enjoying an unforgettable ride.  Experienced guides teach adults and teenagers the basics of driving a dog sled, before they commence on a guided summer trail. This activity includes a traditional Finnish snack.

Fishing and cooking in the wilderness                                                    

For some people, fishing is about enjoying the scenery and the serenity of wild surroundings. For others, it’s about the thrill, especially that breath-taking moment of hooking a whopper. Perhaps the greatest reward in this activity is the opportunity to cook one’s catch over a bonfire.

Vuokatti waters have various fishes, such as pike, perch, whitefish, trout, and grayling. In the winter, our professional guide introduce students to the joys of ice fishing.

Berry picking and the Berry Pie Workshop     

The Berry Pie Workshop is a cooking class where students prepare and savor Finnish traditional foods, made with all-natural ingredients. Before the workshop, the group collects berries* from one of Vuokatti’s pristine forests.

*This aspect of the activity depends on the season.

The Midnight Sun Survival Course                     

The Midnight Sun Survival Course, in keeping with our philosophy of equipping students with “real skills for real situations,” offers excellent survival training for children above the age of five. During this course, students will learn how to navigate through the forest, build and start a fire, and cook in the wilderness. They will also construct a shelter and spend the night under the midnight sun. Each student will receive a survival course badge and a certificate of attendance.

Duration: 20 hours (4 P.M. to 12 P.M.)

Day trip to Hiidenportti National park                                                    

The guided tour takes students through the amazing canyons of Hiidenportti. Anyone interested in cultural history will be enchanted by its delightful pit stops and fascinating stories.

Adventure Park                      

Vuokatti’s Adventure Park is one of Finland’s largest (and most challenging) adventure parks. It offers eight different courses of varying levels of difficulty. It’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon with friends.

*The price is only for groups of 10-30 students.

Traditional Finnish sauna – Smoke sauna                                                                                                 

In Finland, sauna is a national treasure. This Nordic country has a population of 5.5 million and about 2-million saunas — one for every three inhabitants. No trip to Finland is complete without an authentic sauna experience. Thankfully, Vuokatti Sport offers several saunas in different locations. Enjoy saunas by the lake, including the traditional smoke sauna, and in the Vuokatti Hall Sports Complex. Book a sauna shift to see why millions of Finns adore this relaxing activity.

Sauna treatments

Enhance a sauna visit with herbal baths or peat treatments. Gathered from local forests, fresh herbs and peat boost well-being and sweeten the sauna experience.

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