No visit to Helsinki is complete without venturing into Finland’s magical wilderness. On this private 3-hour tour of the Helsinki Archipelago, you’ll travel deep into the heart of the snow-dappled forest on a sleigh pulled by a snowmobile. Marvel at unique winter scenery, feast on a fireside lunch on an island, try your hand at ice fishing, and gain insight into the ancient traditions preserved by archipelago communities. Round-trip transport from your Helsinki hotel is included.
At either 9am or 1pm, board a climate-controlled vehicle at your Helsinki accommodation and greet your private guide. On arrival at the winter base, don a thermal ski suit, balaclava, boots, and gloves, and take a seat in your wooden sleigh.
As the engine of your snowmobile revs into action, watch a frozen winter tableau whiz past: admire the open wilderness that is home to the Helsinki Archipelago, where age-old traditions have been preserved by local communities.
During several stops along the way, you’ll learn about the archipelago and try your hand at ice fishing, learning techniques from a local. When hunger strikes, revitalize with lunch and drinks beside an open fire and then return to the winter base.
Your tour concludes with drop-off back at your Helsinki hotel.