This one day package for groups from 8 to 16 persons includes guided walks in Karkali strick nature reserve and Torhola gave, picnic lunch, transportations, dinner by the camp fire, smoke sauna & hot tub and supper.
Departure from Helsinki to Karkali in the morning. The guided bus ride will take ca 1,5h. You will have a quick stop (~20minutes) in the Lohja ABC (Service station store).
The 2-km long nature trail in Karkali Strict Nature Reserve will take us to a natural spring that is used by local people and many Karkali visitors to drink water. Along this trail you can find out more about the diverse natural features of the lush forests. There is a beautiful meadow where grass is cut once a year to keep the area open and favourable for many flowering plants, butterflies and other insects. The guide will tell you about the history of the area and favourable climate and the limestone which are providing special environment for flora and fauna living in the area.
Torhola Cave. It is 500m walk to the cave from the parking lot. The Torhola Cave is the largest limestone cave in Finland and about 30 metres long in total. The area is surrounded by a forest rich in many rare plant and fungus species.
Walk back to the bus and continue to Kettukallion Elämystila homestead 13km, (~20 minutes drive).
Kettukallion Elämystila is built amongst Finnish nature. You can see beautiful woods reflected from the forest pond and enjoy the silence of the nature. There´s plenty of rustic tools and other items all around so there´s a lot of things to wonder and watch.
Dinner is served in the idyllic lapp hut. Dinner is cooked on open fire just for you. Dinner includes starter salad based on finnish vegetables and main course: blazed salmon, baked potatoes, grilled vegetables and sauce. After dinner we offer you coffee or tea cooked by fire.
Then it´s time for sauna. We have a traditional finnish smoke sauna, where you can take your time enjoying the refreshing atmosphere. Smoke sauna is the origin of our everyday sauna. Right beside the smoke sauna there is a hot tub where you can sit and relax listening to the nature. The hot tub has room for 8 persons.
After the sauna there´s Karelian pies with egg butter to eat. Supper is served in a warm room next to the smoke sauna.
At the end of the day it´s time to go back to Helsinki by bus.