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Winter Adventures from Helsinki

By Viator, May 2018

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Visit the Finnish capital in winter—as snow falls and the sea freezes over—and you’ll find a whole host of winter-specific outdoor activities on offer, both in the city proper and in the scenic surrounding countryside. From ice fishing to steamy saunas, here are a few of the best winter adventures in Helsinki. 

Snowmobiling 
When the waters of the Helsinki Archipelago freeze and a cloak of snow covers the ground, there are few better ways to explore than by snowmobile. After a safety briefing, set off by snowmobile following trails through snow-dappled forests and over the frozen sea. 

Day Trips to Tallinn
One of Europe’s most beautiful cities, the Estonian capital of Tallinn is just a 2-hour ferry ride across the Baltic Sea from Helsinki, with boats running between the two cities year-round. Browse Christmas markets in the UNESCO-listed old town, catch carol services in Eastern Orthodox churches, and wander the picturesque medieval streets, which look like something out of a fairy tale with a dusting of fresh snow. 

Ice Fishing
In Finland, ice fishing is a traditional winter hobby, with anglers taking to the country’s frozen lakes and bays to fish for perch and other species. Drill a hole in the frozen lake and wait for a fish to bite while you soak up the peaceful atmosphere of the still winter wonderland. 

Sauna Experiences 
Saunas are a national obsession in Finland, and Helsinki has public saunas aplenty. After a long day spent out in the cold, one of the best places to relax is in a steaming traditional smoke sauna. The quiet, meditative atmosphere and the soothing scent of birch (the Fins often beat their bodies with birch branches in the sauna to help with circulation) invites participants to unwind. 

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Private Snowmobile Sleigh Tour in Helsinki Archipelago Including Lunch, Helsinki, null
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Private Snowmobile Sleigh Tour in Helsinki Archipelago Including Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Discover the best of the Finnish wilderness on this private 3-hour sleigh tour in the Helsinki archipelago. Travel through Helsinki’s archipelago by ...  Read more

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $1,155.46
Snowmobile Safari in Helsinki Archipelago with Lunch, Helsinki, Ski & Snow
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Snowmobile Safari in Helsinki Archipelago with Lunch

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 8 Reviews

Experience the snowy woods and the frozen Gulf of Finland. Experienced guides will lead you to the amazing winter wonderland. The snowmobile tour covers an ...  Read more

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $254.67
Half-Day Snowmobile Safari including Lunch in Helsinki Archipelago, Helsinki, Ski & Snow
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Half-Day Snowmobile Safari including Lunch in Helsinki Archipelago

Experience the snowy woods and the frozen Gulf of Finland. Experienced guides will lead you to the amazing winter wonderland. The snowmobile tour covers an ...  Read more

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $339.56
2-Day Snowmobile Safari in Helsinki Archipelago With Overnight Stay in Traditional Cottage, ... 
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2-Day Snowmobile Safari in Helsinki Archipelago With Overnight Stay in Traditional Cottage

Are you looking for an unforgettable and quintessentially Finnish experience? Do you want to enjoy the true beauty of the archipelago and its nature or do you ...  Read more

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $1,355.90

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