Nature




Nature in Northern Europe

 

Destination North: http://www.northernmosteurope.com/destinationnorth/

 

Northern Nature Project: http://www.oulu.fi/northnature/english/englanti/koti.html

 

Nature activities in Finland

 

Adventure in Finnish national scenery (Punkaharju, near the city of Savonlinna, remember to visit ridge/esker area, Forest Museum Lusto with a very nice "The Room of Silence" audiovisual nature show, Retretti Art Centre in the Finnish primary rock and Aqvatar glass-bottom boat): http://www.lusto.fi , http://www.retretti.fi

 

Arctic Adventure (the experience in the wilderness in Lapland): http://www.elamysmatkailu.com

 

Arola Farm & Wilderness Holidays (bear safaris, fishing, dog sleigh rides etc. in Hossa/Suomussalmi): http://www.arolantila.suomussalmi.net/

 

Ballooning (hot-air balloon flights over a peaceful countryside) http://www.aerohot.fi and http://www.linnanpallo.fi/portal/english/

 

Big Game fishing & hunting: http://www.biggame.fi

 

Birdwatching resorts and excursions in Finland: http://www.wakkanet.fi/birds/

 

Blue White Resorts (luxury in wilderness): http://www.bluewhite.fi/index_en.php

 

Boreal Tours (Beartrail hiking, Nordic walking, loghouse holidays, crosscountry skiing, Pure Finland package etc.): http://www.boreal-tours.com

 

Botanical Gardens: http://www.fmnh.helsinki.fi/english/exhibitions/botanicgarden/index.htm, http://www.gardenia-helsinki.fi, http://www.hel2.fi/tourism/EN/Ohjelmaa_kohteet_lisa.asp?kieli=en&id=73&aspkategoria=1&aspword2=Muuhttp://www.joensuu.fi/Botania, http://www.oulu.fi/botgarden/eindex.html, http://vanha.sci.utu.fi/biologia/puutarha/index_eng.html 

 

Canoeing in Finland: http://www.wildcanoe.com and http://members.a1.net/doblhofer/e-main.htm

 

Countryside holidays in Finland: http://sites.google.com/site/finlandtravelclub/countryside

 

Devils's Nest - Pirunpesä (Europe's largest kettle, nature-made hole in a primary rock, 14 meters wide, 23 meters deep, in the municipality of Jalasjärvi): http://www2.jalasjarvi.fi/sivusto.asp?T=1&R=1309

 

Erä-Eero (guided nature tours near Lieksa, Eastern Finland): http://www.eraeero.com (See also Erä-Eero video: http://personal.inet.fi/yritys/eraeero/eraeero.mpg)

 

Erämatkat (Welcome to Usmi's wilderness, Lapland in miniature, in Hyvinkää, Southern Finland): http://www.eramatkat.com

 

Eräpaimen (wild animal watch, fishing, elk & bear hunting): http://www.erapaimen.fi/eng/cfmldocs/index.cfm

 

Eräsetti Safaris & Santa Claus Safaris: http://www.erasetti.fi

 

Excursion & Program Service "The Gnome's Mug and Paddle": http://www.mukijamela.com and http://www.kolumbus.fi/mukijamela/

 

Finland's national nature symbols: http://virtual.finland.fi/finfo/english/natsyeng.html

 

Finnish Forest Power Experts (guided tours for groups of 2-100 people in the Lake Saimaa region): http://www.metsamatkat.fi

 

Finnish Lakes and Forest by TourExpert (a taste of Finnish lake and forest landscape in Nuuksio/Noux National Park, short walk along forest paths, guidance in English, departure point Esplanade Park of Helsinki, 4 hours): http://www.helsinkiexpert.fi

 

Finnish Museum of Natural History (Helsinki): http://www.fmnh.helsinki.fi

 

Fishing in Finland: http://sites.google.com/site/finlandtravelclub/fishing

 

Forest and Park Service: http://www.metsa.fi/english/index.html

 

Hiking Route Reitti (Pori - Tampere): http://www.reitti.org/eng/index.php

 

Hossa Wilderness & Hiking Area: http://www.hossanretki.com

 

Kaikuva (outdoor activities in the capital region of Finland): http://www.kaikuva.fi

 

Karelian Wilderness Travels (river rafting in Russian Karelia and other adventures): http://www.karelianadventures.com/

 

Keuruu Ecovillage: http://www.keuruunekokyla.fi/en/index

 

Kimito Islands (Archipelago National Park, ancient graves, limestone quarry, Bengtskär Lighthouse etc.): http://www.kimito.fi/turisti/indexen.htm

 

Koli (one of the national landscapes of Finland):  http://www.metla.fi/koli/kolikp-en.htm

 

Koskentila (the Nykälä Rapids and the Koskentila Estate, fishing etc.): http://www.koskentila.com

 

Kuusela Safari (Sotkamo, Vuokatti): http://www.kuuselasafari.fi

 

Kvarken Archipelago: http://www.kvarken.fi

 

Lapland: http://sites.google.com/site/laplandclub/

 

Lempäälä (hiking, fishing & canoeing): http://www.lempaala.fi/foreign_visitors/

 

Let's explore nature in Helsinki: http://www.hel2.fi/ymk/julkaisut/oppaat/Lets_explore/index.htm

 

Liminka Bay Nature Centre & Hailuoto birdwatching: http://www.hailuoto.net/

 

Maretarium Aquarium (in Kotka, almost all Finnish fish species): http://www.maretarium.fi/mare/index_uk.php

 

Martinselkonen Wilds Centre (a possibility for photographing bears and other wild animals, hunting, fishing, hiking etc.): http://www.martinselkosenerakeskus.com

 

Metsäkartano Original Adventure: http://www.metsakartano.com

 

Mustila Arboretum (Elimäki): http://www.mustila.com

 

National Parks: http://www.outdoors.fi and http://virtual.finland.fi/finfo/english/luonteng.html

 

Natural Heritage Services: http://www.metsa.fi/natural/index.htm

 

Nature Tourism in Finland: http://www.luma.fi/luonto/index.jsp?1=1&kieli=UKN

 

Nauvo (enjoy the archipelago): http://www.nauvo.net and http://www.nagu.net

 

Norppa Team (Kolovesi National Park region): http://www.norppateam.com/eng/cfmldocs/index.cfm

 

North Karelia - the hiker's paradise: http://www.vaellus.info

 

Northern Countryside: http://www.kemijokiholiday.com

 

Orinoro Gorge (Leppävirta): http://www.leppavirta.fi/index.php?id=663

 

Pahkaparatiisi - The Gnarl Paradise - Knorrenparadis (the collection of gnarled wood, over 4000 gnarls in Huittinen): http://www.satakuntatourist.fi/index.php?id=544, http://www.pahkaparatiisi.fi, http://www.pahkaparatiisi.fi/panoraama.html (the panorama), http://www.pahkaparatiisi.fi/galleria/index.htm (the photo gallery) 

 

Pan Parks: http://www.panparks.org

 

Paradise Island: http://www.aijalanrusti.fi

 

Puruveden Retkeily (diving, fishing & archipelago excursions in Kesälahti, Eastern Finland): http://www.puruvedenretkeily.com  

 

Puula-Kyyvesi Lake District: http://www.puula-kyyvesi.fi/

 

River Kiiminkijoki (fishing, canoeing): http://www.kiiminkijoki.fi

 

Rock Planetarium in Jyväskylä (the world's only planetarium in a primary rock, also saunas for rent): http://www.kallioplanetaario.fi/en/services

 

Ruunaa Rapids and hiking area in Lieksa, Eastern Finland: http://www.ruunaanmatkailu.fi/frontpage.htmlhttp://www.luontoon.fi/page.asp?Section=5445, http://www.lieksankoskikierros.fi

 

Safari & Guide Service in Ylikiiminki/Oulu (snow, river, terrain, reindeer, Santa Claus, sauna, food): http://www.safarijaopaspalvelu.fi/english/index.htm

 

Saimaa - the largest lake district in Europe: http://www.saimaa.fi , http://www.saimaancharmantit.fi , http://www.gosaimaa.fihttp://www.saimaaholiday.net/ , http://www.sealtrail.com

 

Scenery photos from Finland: http://www.ikkunasuomenluontoon.fi/image/tid/40

 

Seal Trail (one of the best and longest canoeing routes in Finland, 541 kilometers Heinävesi - Enonkoski - Savonranta - Kerimäki in Eastern Finland, also two rapids, the Seal Trail is named according to the Saimaa seal, the most rare seal in the world): http://www.sealtrail.com

 

See Finland (guaranteed nature trips from Helsinki in small groups with expert guides): http://www.seefinland.com

 

Silentia Finland - Silence of nature: http://www.silentia.net

 

TTE: http://www.tte.ch/finland/act/#77

 

Ultima Thule Experiences: http://www.utexperiences.fi/

 

Upitrek (a company specialized in unmotorised treks and other nature based program services in Eastern Finland): http://www.upitrek.com

 

Vuonis villages in Lieksa: http://www.vuonis.net

 

Wild Brown Bear Nature Adventures: http://www.wildbrownbear.fi

 

Wild Taiga: mammal watching (wild brown bears, wolverines, deer, lynx etc.), bird watching, photo tours, fishing, hunting, hiking, cycling: http://www.wildtaiga.fi

 

Wilderness Adventure Finland: http://www.wad-fin.com/index.php


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