Finland: Lakeland and Fells, Finland Summer Activity Holidays
Fun for all ages in the fells of Finland
The Iso-Syöte resort is located in the beautiful fell region of Finland, close to the Syöte National Park. On summer activity holidays you will find yourself surrounded by nature and there are numerous ways to make the most of it. Finland is renowned for its multitude of rivers and lakes, and there is no better way to explore them than in a canoe. The rolling fells and sprawling forests are also a playground for outdoor enthusiasts. There are plenty of trails that are suitable for hiking, allowing you to spot some of the native birds and animals that inhabit the pristine wilderness.
If you want to increase the pace during your summer activity holidays, you could have a go at quad biking. The staff at the Iso-Syöte resort ensure that full instructions are given prior to any activity and all the equipment that you will need is available from the hotel. There are also places of interest that are further afield which make great days out. Spend some time learning about the flora and fauna of Finland at Ranua Wildlife Park or take a trip into the city of Oulu and visit shops, museums and galleries. Summer activity holidays are designed to give you freedom to pick and choose your own outdoor pursuits, most of which are suitable for all ages.
Day 1 - Arrival
Collect your hire car from Oulu Airport and make your way through superb scenery to the Iso-Syöte resort in the beautiful Finnish fells. Spend the first evening of your summer activity holidays familiarising yourself with the surrounding area.
Days 2 to 7 - Outdoor Activities
At the Iso-Syöte resort there is a range of thrilling pursuits to choose from. Expert guides will be on hand to give you instructions and all of the necessary equipment for summer activity holidays is provided. Pick and choose your own programme of activities from the following:
Hiking – The best way to see the fells of Finland is on foot, allowing you to really get close to nature. As you follow the multitude of criss-crossing trails through the forests, keep your eyes peeled for some of Finland’s iconic wildlife. You can even take a two-day trek and stay overnight in one of the wilderness huts.
Quad biking – Step up the excitement on summer activity holidays and take one of the quad bikes across the varied terrain of the fells. Race up and down hillocks, cross streams and splash through swamps as your guide leads you on a thrilling adventure.
Fishing – Spend a day enjoying the peace and tranquility besides one of Finland’s pristine rivers. Novice anglers will benefit from the tuition provided by the guides on summer activity holidays, while experts may appreciate tips from the staff on the best places to fish.
Wildlife safaris – Go in search of wild reindeer with the local reindeer herdsmen and learn how important these animals are to the indigenous population. You can also take a trip to a nearby husky farm and find out more about dog sledding, an essential form of transport in Finland during the winter.
Canoeing – Finland is renowned for its lakes and rivers, and what better way to explore them on summer activity holidays than in a canoe? Follow your guide for a leisurely paddle along scenic waterways, keeping an eye open for wildlife on the riverbanks as you go.
City sightseeing – Oulu is only a couple of hours’ drive away from Iso-Syöte. Take a day trip and spend some time in the stylish city, visiting sights like the Cathedral, the grand City Hall and the impressive hydroelectric dam.
Ranua Wildlife Park – Most of Finland’s native wildlife can be found at the park, including polar bears, Arctic foxes, wolves, deer, owls and eagles. The park is only an hour from Iso-Syöte and is a great day out on summer activity holidays.Meals included:Breakfast
Day 8 - Departure
With a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment at the end of your summer activity holidays, make your way back to the airport for your flight home.Meals included:Breakfast
- Weekly stay in one of the cosy and comfortable Kelo or Fjell Top cottages with own sauna (7 nights) Or comfortable double rooms at the hotel.
- Every morning a rich buffet breakfast
- Rental car for the whole week ( 7 days / 24 hours / category car A )
- Pick up and drop off at airport
- Unlimited mileage, insurance and taxes
- Travel Insurance
- Pre-bookable activities:
- Quad safari including all equipment, guiding and insurances
- Canoe-daytrip including all equipment, guiding and lunch
- Nordic walking course and hiking tour
- Campfire breaks