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Nature Tourism in KARHUSEUTU Finland Experiences and activities


Nature Tourism in KARHUSEUTU Finland - Harjavalta - Kokemäki - Luvia - Nakkila - Pori - Ulvila

Green care 2

18 Rowing for salmon on the River Kokemäki

Sensory journey in nature

35 National Parks 36 Hiking along Kitukoski rapids

53 Kayaking and canoeing routes

19 Ice fishing trip on a wilderness lake 3

Pampering in a villa

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A well-being retreat in nature to discover your own personality type

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Forest Therapy

21 Disc golf areas

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Garden tour

22 Golf package

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Boat trip to Iso-Enskeri island and Anttoora

23 Nordic skiing tracks

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Boat trip to a smoke sauna

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Herb Therapy

Windsurfing, kitesurfing, SUP 25 boarding

Heritage and hiking

26 St. Olaf’s bicycle route

37 Bird watching trip 20 Ice fishing trip to lake Joutsijärvi

Exercise and hobbies

38 Bird-watching towers

54 Kayaking trip on river Kokemäenjoki

39 Find snow prints

55 Heritage ship sailing

40 Snowshoeing

56 Small boat trips to archipelago of Pori

41 Nature trails

24 Archery

10 Wilderness trek from an earth lodge to a log hut 11 Heritage hike on the Hiittenharju ridge 12 Ancient history trip 13 Tour Uniluoto

Fishing

42 Nature trip to paradise 43 Berry or mushroom picking 44 A trip on to the sea ice 45 Game-watching / hunting trip

27 Bicycle trip

Agrarian tourism

28 Archipelago landscape biking route

46 Treasure hunting

29 Photography trip

47 Tour of Uotila farm and farm museum

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Trip to the lighthouse island Säppi

58 Boat trip to Iso-Enskeri island 59 Boat trip to river Ahlainen 60

Boat trip to Seliskeri island

Safaris 61 Alpaca trips 62 Quad bike safari

Nature and hiking 30 Geocaching in river Kokemäenjoki valley

14 Pike fishing on the Baltic Sea

31 Geocaching

15 Fishing trip on a wilderness lake

32 Nature trip along Herrainpäivät nature trail

16 Fishing trip to river Kokemäenjoki 17 Fishing trip to the Bothnian Sea National Park

Water bus cruises on the river 52 Kokemäenjoki

Boating, canoeing, kayaking

63 Horseback riding trip in nature 64 Adventure railway

48 Church boat rowing and hiking trip to the lake Joutsijärvi 49 Church boat rowing trip to river Kokemäenjoki delta

33 Moose viewing

50 Church boat rowing trip to The National Park of The Sea of Bothnia

34 Trip to peatlands of Puurijärvi-Isosuo

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Church boat rowing and fishing trip on the river Kokemäenjoki

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Pampering in a villa

Sensory journey in nature

Photo: Country Spa & Resort Grankulla

Photo: Green Team Viherranta

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“Green Time” or spending time in nature is proven to heal and effectively de-stress people. The wonderful world of nature is magical; the roaring sea, the intoxicating scents of trees and flowers in the woods. A silence that touches and grounds us. As we unwind we begin to “see” and sense more than before. The trip also provides experiences and education and can be tailored in many ways to suit the needs of different groups. Packed lunch is included.

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LOCATION Pori, Meri-Pori, Ahlainen, nearby municipalities AVAILABLE All year

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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DURATION 3 hours or by agreement

GROUP SIZE 1- 10, special groups by agreement SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Weather appropriate outdoor clothing and shoes.

OTHER: The trip can be tailored according to the needs of customers and can be located in different surroundings. N.B. The staff are qualified nursing and/or educating professionals.

Green Team Viherranta / Motive Group Oy

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Country Spa & Resort Grankulla

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+358 400 512 133

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nanna.viherranta@ satakoulutus.fi mika.viherranta@ satakoulutus.fi

m.goman@vitamin.fi

www.facebook.com/pages/ Green-Time-Green-TeamViherranta/

villagrankulla.fi

KEY WORDS: Senses, healing, silence, local food, forest

KEY WORDS: Senses, Spa, sauna, local food

A luxurious retreat in an old-fashioned villa. The four-hour package includes a welcome toast, a historical tour of the villa, traditional soft heat of a wood-burning sauna, and a pampering treatment of your choice. The evening is concluded with a seasonal three-course dinner which is set in the dining room overlooking the archipelago. The staff at Villa Grankulla will take care of the guests the whole time.

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LOCATION Yyteri, Pihlava Villa area

AVAILABLE All year

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English, German

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DURATION Max. 4 hours

GROUP SIZE 1-20

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS -

OTHER: We provide towels, robes, soap and shampoo for the sauna. You can also take a shower in the villa and there is a traditional hot water boiling pot in the sauna. The package can be tailored according to guests’ wishes.

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A well-being retreat in nature to discover your own personality type

Forest Therapy

Photo: Visit Finland

Photo: Metsäterapia

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Enneagram coaching for teams, small groups, workplace groups and groups of friends. Discover the nine different but equally wonderful personalities on this trip for enhancing interpersonal skills and spiritual growth. The trip provides a key and insights; helps to maintain relationships. It is more natural to rely in others and yourself as well as utilising your own strengths after this moment in the nature.

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LOCATION Pori, Meri-Pori, Ahlainen, nearby municipalities AVAILABLE All year. Outdoor and indoor activities can be combined. SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish

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DURATION 6 hours (+/- any additional services) GROUP SIZE 6-12 or by agreement SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Weather appropriate outdoor clothing and a notebook if desired.

OTHER: The principal coach has training in nursing, life coaching and enneagram coaching as well as a teacher’s degree. The point of view is very human-orientated and confidential. Suitable for workplace groups.

Green Team Viherranta / Motive Group Oy

Metsäterapia

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janski.kv@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/pages/ Green-Time-Green-TeamViherranta/

Metsäterapia

KEY WORDS: Self-examination, communication skills

KEY WORDS: Forest, hiking, local food, forest therapy

Forest therapy is force from nature, care from nature. It is a treatment to enhance health by visiting a natural forest. Forest is a place for silence and eco-therapeutic activities. Pulse and blood pressure are measured before and after the forest bathing. The trip is ecological and litter-free. We will enjoy a herbal infusion brewed in a wooden cup, coffee and a pastry during the trip.

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LOCATION Ulvila, forests of Kullaa

AVAILABLE May 1-Oct 31

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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DURATION ca. 2-3 h / c.a. 2-5 km

GROUP SIZE 5-10

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Wellingtons or boots and weather appropriate outdoor clothing.

OTHER: Any forest surroundings are suitable for forest therapy and shamanistic cleansing rituals. The participants will be able to cook on a campfire either outdoors or in a hut.

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Garden tour

Photo: Taimimoisio

Boat trip to Iso-Enskeri island and Anttoora

Photo: Anttooran lomakylä

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Taimimoisio is a park-like perennial garden at an idyllic setting at the edge of the town in Ruosniemi, Pori. We have extensive show gardens as well as a plant nursery and a perennial plant shop. Our two-acre gardens showcase a plethora of examples on what to build in your own garden, including patios, pergolas, water features, lounging areas etc.

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LOCATION Pori, Ruosniemi

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AVAILABLE On Taimimoisio opening times

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SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, Swedish, English

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DURATION By agreement

GROUP SIZE Min. 6

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Walking areas are lawn and gravel.

lokkitimo@hotmail.com selkamerenveneretket.fi p. +358 44 500 4142

Lunch at the hotel Mäntyluodon Hotelli. Departure on a boat by agreement either from Uniluoto or Kallo. A boat trip to the holiday village of Anttoora where guests can enjoy a sauna, an outdoors bath barrel and a barbeque. We will make a stop at the Iso-Enskeri island along the way.

Anttooran lomakylä

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info@anttoora.com www.anttoora.com p. +358 40 555 2553

Mäntyluodon Hotelli

taimimoisio.com

info@mantyluodonhotelli.fi www.mantyluodonhotelli.fi p. +358 50 368 5799 tai +358 2 637 0779

KEY WORDS Garden, green care, therapy

KEY WORDS: Boating, sauna, local food, archipelago

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LOCATION Baltic Sea, Pori archipelago, Anttoora, Iso-Enskeri, Mäntyluoto

DURATION 5h

AVAILABLE May-Sep

GROUP SIZE Max. 10

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Subject to weather.

OTHER: The boat captain will be your guide.

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Boat trip to a smoke sauna

Herb Therapy Photio: Jaana Mälkki

Photo Visit Finland

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We will depart on a boat to the Hyviluoto island where we will aqcuaint ourselves with the Finnish sauna culture. The guide will tell us about customs, traditions and history of the sauna. We will enjoy a genuine smoke sauna experience and a packed lunch.

Inkun aalloilla

Niitä ja Noita Jaana

A trip to the world of finnish wild herbs . Information about plants’ utilization and medical influences. In the wintertime we same with dried herbs if possible.

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A possibility to herbal sauna treatments and other herbal treatments.

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LOCATION Baltic Sea, Luvia archipelago, Hyviluoto island AVAILABLE May-Oct

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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DURATION 4h

GROUP SIZE 4-10

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Weather appropriate outdoor clothing, towel.

OTHER: Catering for an extra fee.

inkunaalloilla.fi

Jaana Mälkki

KEY WORDS: Local food, boating, sauna, archipelago

KEY WORDS: Herbs, herb therapy, nature food, sauna treatments, green care

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LOCATION Forests, meadows, fields AVAILABLE All year

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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DURATION 2-4 h

GROUP SIZE 5-20

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Weather appropriate outdoor clothing during.

OTHER: Can be tailored according to guests’ wishes.

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Wilderness trek from an earth lodge to a log hut

Heritage hike on the Hiittenharju ridge Photo: Ideapaju

Photo: Kullaan Kotiseutu ja Museoyhdistys

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Experience the life in a rural log hut in the 1840’s. Stories of the deserters in the 1940’s come alive at an earth lodge. Both destinations have campfire sites and a lean-to or a hut to enjoy your own packed lunch.

Kullaan Kotiseutuja Museoyhdistys ry

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LOCATION Ulvila, Kullaa, Joutsijärvi

AVAILABLE Apr-Oct

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish

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Ideapaju

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SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Weather appropriate outdoor clothing and your own packed lunch.

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OTHER: Arrange your own transportation to the departure site. Bring your own packed lunch.

KEY WORDS: Hiking, heritage

We will craft a small lucky charm out of natural or recycled materials during the trip.

maarit.naakka@suomi24.fi

DURATION 4-6 h, c.a. 5 km hiking

GROUP SIZE Max. 15

Natural crafts in the beautiful ice-age sculpted Hiittenharju ridge landscape. The Hiittenharju ridge used to be an island right after the ice-age and you can still spot the old shores of the Littorina Sea. There are also plenty of stone and bronze age dwelling and grave sites on the ridge. The medieval Huovintie route to Turku passed through the ridge.

KEY WORDS: Hiking, heritage, handicrafts

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LOCATION Harjavalta, Hiittenharju

AVAILABLE By agreement

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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DURATION 2 hours or by agreement

GROUP SIZE 5-10

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Weather appropriate outdoor clothing.

OTHER: Hiittenharju hotel provides lunch on weekdays, on weekends lunch can be pre-ordered.

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H E R I T A G E

Tour Uniluoto

Ancient history trip

Photo: Jaana Mälkki

Photo: Eralampi Hunting

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We will walk together through the historical milieu of Rioskarenmäki in Nakkila. We will explore a bronze age dwelling site and ancient graves, after which we will proceed to a lean-to for a delicious game meal and a campfire coffee. The trip includes services of a guide, a meal and coffee. There is a possibility for going to a sauna and overnighting.

Eralampi Hunting

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LOCATION Nakkila, Rioskaronmäki

AVAILABLE All year

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish

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Mäntyluodon Hotelli

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info@ mantyluodonhotelli.fi

DURATION 4-5 h

GROUP SIZE 10-50

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Weather appropriate outdoor clothing.

OTHER: Can be tailored according to guests’ wishes. There are hunting licenses available for the area.

eralampi.fi

mantyluodonhotelli.fI

KEY WORDS: Hiking, heritage, local game food

KEY WORDS: Local food, hiking, rural tourism, heritage

Experience a guided tour on foot through the nationally important cultural landscape. Book a room at the Villa Pyrylä in Yyteri or Mäntyluodon Hotelli, enjoy your breakfast and then join us for a guided tour on foot around Uniluoto. The guide will tell you about the landscape, architecture and heritage of Uniluoto, Mäntyluoto and Kallo. The tour will conclude at the hotel Mäntyluodon Hotelli where you can choose from a) coffee/tea and sandwiches b) buffet lunch

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LOCATION Baltic Sea, Pori, Meri-Pori, Mäntyluoto, Uniluoto, Kallo

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AVAILABLE Mon-Fri in Jun 1-Jun 30 and Aug 4-Aug 30

DURATION 2 h / 2,5 km

GROUP SIZE 6

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SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English, Russian, Swedish

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SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Walking shoes and weather appropriate outdoor clothing.

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Pike fishing on the Baltic Sea

F I S H I N G

Many fishers are familiar with pike fishing but participating in a guided tour you will discover new fishing spots and learn new fishing methods as well as enhance your skills as a fisherman.

Silvery Gold Fishing

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Fishing trip on a wilderness lake

Photo: Visit Finland

LOCATION Baltic Sea, Luvia

AVAILABLE By agreement

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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silverygoldfishing@ gmail.com

Photo: Ahlströmin ruukit

Ahlströmin ruukit

Experience a natural wilderness lake nestled in an ancient forest. Rod fishing for salmon on beaches and boats in the midst of a clean natural forest close to the services of Noormarkku ironworks.

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An experienced fishing guide will give you the best tips for catching fish and cleans and packages your catch.

+358 50 518 3677

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DURATION By agreement (4-8 h)

GROUP SIZE 1-3 people per boat, 2-3 boats SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Weather appropriate outdoor clothing.

OTHER: You can go pike fishing also on the nearby lakes in Harjavalta, Kokemäki, Luvia, Nakkila, Pori area and Ulvila.

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silverygoldfishing.fi

ahlstrominruukit.fi

KEY WORDS: Boating, fishing, sea

KEY WORDS: Fishing, lake, local food

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LOCATION Pori, Noormarkku

AVAILABLE All year

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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DURATION 3-4 h

GROUP SIZE 3-20

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Weather appropriate outdoor clothing and shoes.

OTHER: The trip includes use of a fishing hut, fishing gear, boats (5), fishing guide, transport from the Noormarkku ironworks, campfire coffee and packed lunch and any caught fish packaged for you to take home.

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Fishing trip to river Kokemäenjoki Photo: Anttilan Tila

Anttilan tila rents rowing boats and sells fishing permits. The rent includes a life vest. Boats are moored at the new Kokemäki town harbour on Tulkkilantie. Experience the magnificent river Kokemäenjoki from the river. The river Kokemäenjoki has plenty of fish, including salmon.

Anttilan Tila Kartano Hostel

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LOCATION River Kokemäenjoki, Kokemäki, Kokemäki town centre

DURATION 2 hours to 1 day

AVAILABLE May 15-Sep 30

GROUP SIZE 3-4 people per boat

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SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English, Swedish, Russian

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Weather appropriate outdoor clothing, life vest is provided with the boat.

OTHER: Bed and breakfast in Anttilan Tilan Kartano Hostel.

Fishing trip to the Bothnian Sea National Park Photo: Selkämeren veneretket

Selkämeren veneretket

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We will start our fishing trip at the pier of the restaurant Merimesta. A guide will take us on a boat to the National Park where we will angle and trawl for fish.

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selkamerenveneretket.fi

KEY WORDS: Fishing, boating, river, independent travel

KEY WORDS: Fishing, boating, sea, archipelago, National Parks

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LOCATION Baltic Sea, Bothnian Sea National Park, Kallo, Reposaari

DURATION 4h

AVAILABLE Apr-Oct

GROUP SIZE Max. 6

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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F I S H I N G

Rowing for salmon on river Kokemäenjoki

Rowing for salmon according to the century-old tradition in the North. Rowing for salmon is an experience of a lifetime for a first-timer as well as for an experienced fisher. Catching a salmon is something everybody has to experience in their lifetime.

Silvery Gold Fishing

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Ice fishing trip on a wilderness lake

Photo: Silvery Gold Fishing

LOCATION River Kokemäenjoki, Nakkila AVAILABLE By agreement, all year

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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DURATION By agreement, 4-8 h

GROUP SIZE 1-2 people per boat, 3 boats available SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Weather appropriate outdoor clothing.

OTHER: Can be tailored according to guests’ wishes.

Photo: Essi Keskitalo

Ahlströmin ruukit

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Experience the magical and enchanting natural wilderness lake that will transfer you away from this time and place until a catch awakens you by pulling fiercely on your line. You can spot wild animal tracks, such as elk, deer, otter or lynx, on the lake ice and beaches. The fish in the lake include trout and rainbow trout. Halfway through our trip we will enjoy campfire coffee and a packed lunch in a fishing hut warmed by the fire.

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vierastoiminta@ a-ahlstom@fi

silverygoldfishing.fi

ahlstrominruukit.fi

KEY WORDS: Fishing, river, rowing for salmon

KEY WORDS: Fishing, ice fishing, winter, local food, lake

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LOCATION Noormarkku, Pori

AVAILABLE Dec-Apr (subject to ice conditions) SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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DURATION 3-4 h

GROUP SIZE 3-20

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS -

OTHER: The package includes a private trip to the lake, use of a large fishing hut, guide, gear, transport from the Noormarkku ironworks, ice fishing clothing, packed lunch and any caught fish packaged to take home.

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Ice fishing trip to lake Joutsijärvi

Disc golf areas Map: Veronica Valdés

Photo: Visit Finland

E X E R C I S E A N D

Ice fishing is a popular leisure activity in Finland and this is your chance to experience it on a guided trip! Perch is the main catch during early and late winter, in the mid winter you are more likely to catch a big pike. You may also fish for European whitefish on the river.

H O B B I E S

Silvery Gold Fishing

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Ice fishing is an activity to suit everybody whether you are a beginner or a seasoned pro and there is no age limit to it!

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LOCATION Joutsijärvi, Ulvila

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AVAILABLE By agreement, subject to ice conditions SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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GROUP SIZE Max. 10

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Weather appropriate outdoor clothing.

OTHER: Can be tailored according to guests’ wishes.

silverygoldfishing.fi

KEY WORDS: Fishing, ice fishing, winter, local food, lake

1. Ahlainen Disc Golf www.ahlaistennuorisoseura.fi

4. Kokemäki Disc Golf www.kokemäki.fi

2. Yyteri Sands www.dgcoursereview.com

5. Leineperi Ironworks Disc Golf www.leineperi.fi

3. Harjavalta Disc Golf www.harjavalta.fi

6. Kirjurinluoto Areena Disc Golf www.pori.fi 7.- Ulvila Disc Golf www.ulvila.fi

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Skiing trails

Golf package

Map: Veronica Valdés

Photo: Visit Finland

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The package includes Yyteri Golf green fee, breakfast, lunch, roasting sausages for supper, accommodation, sheets, towels and sauna.

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Mikolan mökit

LOCATION Kokemäki, Nakkila, Yyteri AVAILABLE May-Sep, reservations only

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OTHER:

Noormarkku 1. Näsi (3 km)

DURATION Weekend (Fri-Sun)

GROUP SIZE 2-6

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Own clubs.

mokille.fi

KEY WORDS: Golf, Yyteri Golf, Nakkila Golf

Yyteri 2. Levo Yyteri (20 km) 3. Pihlava (12 km)

Kokemäki 5. Järilä (1 – 4 km) 6. Kauvatsa (1,5 km) 7. Tulkkila (1,5 km) 8. Pitkäjärvi (1,5 km)

Reposaari 4. Reposaari (4,3 km)

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Archery

Windsurfing, kitesurfing, SUP boarding Photo: Porin Jousiampujat

Photo: Yyterin Surfkeskus

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We give you a memorable group instruction, individual instruction or assistance on how to purchase your own archery equipment. Archery is an affordable hobby with like-minded people.

Porin Jousiampujat ry

There are historical bows, reflex bows, recurve bows and compound bows. Archery can involve target shooting either indoors or outdoors or field archery.

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LOCATION Training hall and archery field, Pori AVAILABLE E-mail for further information SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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Yyteri Surf Centre (Yyterin Surfkeskus) offers teaching and equipment rental for windsurfing, kitesurfing and SUP boarding in the summer season. Teaching and equipment rental is available for individuals and groups.

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Equipment rental includes boarding equipment, a wet suit, booties and a buoyancy aid. The centre has heated dressing rooms, toilets and showers for customers.

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DURATION 2h

GROUP SIZE 1-30

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Either inside or outside depending on the weather.

porinjousiampujat.fi

purjelautaliitto.fi/yyteri

KEY WORDS: Sports, tuition, archery

SurfkeskusYyteri

KEY WORDS: Windsurfing, Kitesurfing Stand-Up-Paddling, SUP

The centre owns a unique sauna for hire for families and groups during the summer season on the bay Yyterinlahti.

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LOCATION Yyteri, Pori

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DURATION Teaching and equipment rental prices are charged by the hour.

AVAILABLE availability by phone or e mailed, depends on the wind conditions

GROUP SIZE 1-40, maximum size for a group depends on the groups’ wishes.

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English. German and Swedish by appointment.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Swimming ability. A swimsuit and an elastic strap to secure glasses.

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St. Olaf’s biking route

Bicycle trip

Map: Veronica Valdés

Photo: Visit Finland

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Eralampi Hunting

Museums

Sightseeings

Cafes and Restaurants

Accommodation

1. Agricultural museum of Kokemäki 2. Outdoor museum of Kokemäki 3. Electricity museum of Kokemäki 4. Museum and Cultural Centre of Emil Cedercreutz 5. Homestead museum of Nakkila 6. Leather Museum of Friitala 7. Museum of Uotilan tila

1. Church of Gustav the third 2. Museum Bridge of Tulkkila 3. Saint Henrik´s chapel 4. Vestry of Saint Maria´s Church 5. Society House of Kokemäki 6. Old Cheese Factory of Kokemäki 7. Church of Harjavalta 8. Power Plant of Harjavalta 9. Sports and Leisure Center of Hiittenharju 10. Nature Trail of Paratiisi 11. Church of Nakkila 12. Summertheatre of Nakkila 13. St. Olaf´s church

1. Grilli-City of Kokemäki 2. Cafe Muuntamo 3. Oluthuone ´60 4. Hotel Hiittenharju 5. Pizzamestarit of Harjavalta 6. Restaurant Hakuninmäki 7. Hard Cake Cafe 8. Cafe Jauhopojat 9. Cafe Kaffeli 10. Restaurant Mustavaris 11. Café Hellman Pekan Parhaat 12. Lunch and Catering Kokkikaksikko 13. Metro kebab Pizzeria 14. Hesburger Ulvila 15. Cafe Grilli-Kahvila Pacetti

1. Hotel Kokemäen Seurahuone 2. Accommodation of Jokiranta 3. Kartano Hostel Anttilan Tila 4. Villa F. G. Hedberg 6. Villa Kangas 7. Biker´s house 8. Tynin Matkailumaatila 9. Villilä Manor 10. Villa Helleranta

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You can also rent a bicycle in Pori from Leisure office or borrow one for deposit from Environment office of Pori.

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We will leisurely bike to the river Kaasmarkunjoki nature trail and an old mill. We continue on to the Leineperi ironworks to have coffee in the traditional Savipakari café. After the trip everybody can help to prepare a scrumptious game or a fish meal that we will enjoy in a beautiful natural setting. To conclude the experience we will have a campfire coffee. You can go to a sauna and stay overnight in picturesque sauna cabins or experience the closeness of nature to the fullest and feel the soothing and health enhancing effect it has on you by sleeping in a paired lean-to in real wilderness style.

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KEY WORDS: Biking, heritage, green care, sauna, local game food ironworks

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GROUP SIZE 10-50 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Weather appropriate outdoor clothing and your own packed lunch.

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Archipelago landscape biking route

Photography trip

Map: Veronica Valdés

Photo: Esko Inberg

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Luontoasiantuntija Esko Inberg

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+358 500 127 660

Pori Yyteri Reposaari Anttoora Ahlainen Noormarkku Pori I----------------I----------------I----------------I----------------I----------------I----------------I 18,80 km 14,70 km 12,10 km 16,20 km 17,30 km 14,20 km Sightseeings

Cafes and restaurants

Accommodation

1. Yyteri beach 2. Reposaari church 3. Ahlainen church 4. Noormarkku church 5. Ahlström ironworks 6. Villa Mairea

1. Restaurant Yyterin Dyyni 2. Bikini bar 3. Restaurant Yyterin Meriravintola 4. Restaurant Yyterin Golfravintola 5. Restaurant Reposaari 6. Restaurant Merimesta 7. Onnenkoski Cafe 8. Restaurant Noormarkun Klubi

1. Yyteri Spa Hotel 2. Hotel Mäntyluodon Hotelli 3. Hotel Yyterin Kievari 4. Villa Pyrylä 5. Villa Merta Huvila 6. Anttoora holiday village 7. Onnenkoski cottages

You will find more biking routes of Pori from www.pori.fi/tpk/karttapalvelut/pyorailykartat

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Go with a nature expert to photograph natural wonders such as birds, animals, plants and scenery.

You can also rent a bicycle in Pori from Leisure office or borrow one for deposit from Environment office of Pori.

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eskoinberg@hotmail.com

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LOCATION Kokemäki, Harjavalta, Nakkila, Ulvila, Luvia, Pori AVAILABLE All year

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish

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DURATION By agreement

GROUP SIZE 1-10

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Weather appropriate outdoor clothing, personal camera.

OTHER: I also sell nature photographs, organize photographic shows and provide education about nature.

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Geocaching

Geocaching in river Kokemäenjoki valley

Photo:: Visit Finland

Photo: Visit Finland

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Go geogaching in river Kokemäenjoki valley where you can find geocaches on both banks of river Kokemäenjoki in Harjavalta, Kokemäki and Nakkila (www.geocache.fi). Lodgings and sauna at Kartano Hostel in Kokemäki. We also rent bicycles and help with acquiring maps.

Anttilan Tila Kartano hostel

There are many people who love geocaching in Karhuseutu area and in all around the world too. Nowadays it is trending in the world. For this reason we have over ten thousand geocaches in our area and we are waiting for you to come and try it.

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We recommend you some webpages where you can search where the geocaches are. Also we show you Karhuseutu area’s municipalities where you can find many geocaches and visit the municipalities at the same time.

+358 40 846 7553

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juhoa@iki.fi

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LOCATION Nakkila, Harjavalta, Kokemäki, Anttilan tila AVAILABLE Apr 1-Sep 30th

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SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English, Swedish, Russian

DURATION By agreement. Geocaches located within 30 km from Kartano Hostel. GROUP SIZE 1-30

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Weather appropriate outdoor clothing.

Find out more about geocaching:

www.geocaching.com www.geocache.fi www.geowiki.fi Karhuseutu area’s municipalities:

anttilantila.fi

KEY WORDS: Geocaching, self-guided trip, biking

Harjavalta

www.harjavalta.fi

Kokemäki

www.kokemaki.fi

Luvia

www.luvia.fi

Nakkila

www.nakkila.fi

Pori

www.pori.fi/

www.muporiokaunis.fi/sivu/webgamehidden-beauty-pori?language=en

Ulvila

www.ulvila.fi

OTHER: Bed and breakfast in Anttilan Tilan Kartano Hostel. Teksti: Alejandro Merino

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Nature trip along Herrainpäivät nature trail

Moose viewing

Photo: Inkun aalloilla

Photo: Esko Inberg

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H I K I N G

We take a leisurely guided tour along a 2 km long scenic nature trail in the historical part of Pori. During the tour we will experience the nature and the heritage of the outer archipelago. The nature trail goes around a peninsula enabling you to view forest birds as well as aquatic birds.

Inkun aalloilla

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+358 40 081 0817

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inkunaalloilla@gmail.com

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LOCATION Pori, Herrainpäivät

AVAILABLE All year

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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Luontoasiantuntija Esko Inberg

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+358 500 127 660

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eskoinberg@hotmail.com

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DURATION 2-3 h / 2 km

GROUP SIZE 10-20

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Weather appropriate outdoor clothing, walking shoes.

OTHER: Lunch available at Mäntyluodon Hotelli.

Take a guided tour along elk tracks to view elks in their natural habitat.

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inkunaalloilla.fi

KEY WORDS: Hiking, birds, local food, animals, plants

KEY WORDS: Photography, animal tracks, elks, autumn

LOCATION Kokemäki, Harjavalta, Nakkila, Ulvila, Luvia, Pori AVAILABLE Autumn

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GROUP SIZE 1-10

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Trip to peatlands of Puurijärvi-Isosuo

National Parks

Photo: Karhuseutu

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Bothnian Sea National Park We will make a peaceful trip on the boardwalks to fauna, plants and birds of special peatland of Isosuo.

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Enchanting lighthouse islands and splendid seascapes By the shores of the Bothnian Sea you can enjoy bracing sea winds and fine views out over the wild waves. History comes alive on the park’s remote lighthouse islands. Divers can here explore Finland’s most pristine marine waters. www.outdoors.fi/bothniansea wwww.selkameri.fi

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+358 50 378 1189

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maarit.naakka@suomi24.fi

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LOCATION The National park of Puurijärvi-Isosuo, Peatland of Isosuo

DURATION 2h

AVAILABLE All year

GROUP SIZE 4 - 20

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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OTHER: Subject to weather. Packed lunch can be preordered.

ideapaju.fi

KEY WORDS: Wetland, peatland, bird-watching, fauna, plants

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Puurijärvi-Isosuo National Park

Precious sanctuary for wild birds in rural South-West Finland This national park protects a peaceful oasis of wild marshlands and lakeshores rich in bird life in a region mainly dominated by farmlands. Bring your binoculars and scan the skies to search for the park’s many winged inhabitants while enjoying the everchanging natural scene. www.outdoors.fi/puurijarvi-isosuo

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Hiking along Kitukoski rapids

N A T U R E

Bird watching trip Photo: Sami Suominen

Photo: Visit Finland

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Take a guided 3 km long hiking tour along the beautiful rapids in Finnish nature. On our way to Kitukoski rapids, you can see some lovely rapids and lush floodplains along the road. There is a campfire site, a hut, some lean-tos and a cooking site in the area.

Inkun aalloilla

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+358 40 081 0817

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inkunaalloilla@gmail.com

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LOCATION Pori, Kitukoski, Ahlainen AVAILABLE All year

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Weather appropriate outdoor clothing, hiking shoes, drinking bottle.

OTHER: The trip can be tailored to other nature trails in Karhuseutu area, e.g. Joutsij채rvi, Kullaa or Pinkj채rvi, Luvia or Isoneva peatlands.

A guide will take us along meandering forest paths to listen to bird songs and view birds with a telescope in a bird observation tower and forest.

+358 40 081 0817

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inkunaalloilla@gmail.com

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DURATION 3h

GROUP SIZE 5-20

River Kokem채enjoki delta is the largest delta area of the birdlife and the fauna in Nordic countries.

inkunaalloilla.fi

inkunaalloilla.fi

KEY WORDS: Hiking, birds, animals, plants, waterways

KEY WORDS: Birds, animals, plants, bird viewing, hiking

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LOCATION Birds, animals, plants, bird viewing, hiking AVAILABLE May 1-Jun 15

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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DURATION 2-6 h

GROUP SIZE 3-10

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Weather appropriate outdoor clothing and hiking shoes.

OTHER:

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Bird-watching towers

Find snow prints

Map: Veronica Valdés

Photo: Esko Inberg

N A T U R E

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H I K I N G

H I K I N G

Luontoasiantuntija Esko Inberg

Learn to identify the prints of different wild animals.

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Noormarkku 1. Bird-watching tower on the Iso-Lehtisalo point on Inhottujärvi Kokemäki 2. Puurijärvi-Isosuo National Park Harjavalta 3.Pitkäjärvi bird-watching tower Nakkila 4. Tyni 5. Arantilankoski rapids 6. Ruskilankoski rapids 7. Ruohonen bird-watching tower

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Take a guided tour to search for animal prints.

Pori 8. Ooviikki observation platform 9. Kaarluoto nature observation tower 10. South bank 11. Teemuluoto nature observation tower 12. Yyteri floodplains 13. Teemuluoto nature observation tower 14. Levo nature observation tower 15. Hilskansaari island 16. Reposaari 17. Kallo

You can find more bird-watching towers in Pori area from pori.maps.arcgis.com/home and other bird-watching areas in Satakunta area from www.satakunnanlinnut.fi

+358 500 127 660

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eskoinberg@hotmail.com

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LOCATION Kokemäki, Harjavalta, Nakkila, Ulvila, Luvia, Pori

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GROUP SIZE 1-10

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Weather appropriate outdoor clothing.

OTHER: Can be tailored according to guests’ wishes.

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Snowshoeing

Nature trails Map: Veronica Valdés

Photo: Visit Finland

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A snowshoeing trip to admire the nature in the winter time and to search for animal tracks. The trip will take you through the snow to identify wild animal and bird prints. As the winter draws to an end we might even spot some droppings of the Siberian flying squirrel.

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+358 50 378 1189

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maarit.naakka@suomi24.fi

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LOCATION Harjavalta, Hiittenharju AVAILABLE By agreement

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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DURATION By agreement

GROUP SIZE 5-10

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Weather appropriate outdoor clothing.

OTHER: Packed lunch can be pre-ordered Snowshoeing is subject to snow conditions.

ideapaju.fi

KEY WORDS: Hiking, winter, wild animals, snow track

HARJAVALTA 1. Nature trail of Paratiisi 2. Nature trail of Hiittenharju 3. Nature trail of Puurijärvi 4. Cultural history trails from Villa Cuma to Kokemäki City LUVIA 5. Nature trail of Luvian veto 6. Sawdust track of Peränkylä

NAKKILA 7. Nature trail of Old Farm of Helamaa YYTERI 8. Nature trail of Yyteri 9. Nature trail of Enäjärvi 10. Nature trail of HalssiTeemuluoto 11. Nature trail of Herrainpäivät 12. Nature trail of Outoori 13. Nature trail of IsoEnskeri

Nature trail in Pori: www.pori.maps.arcgis.com/home

ULVILA 14. Recreation area and campsite of Joutsijärvi 15. Nature trail of Saari

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Berry or mushroom picking

Nature trip to paradise Photo: Visit Finland

Photo: Visit Finland

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We will explore a beautiful herb-rich forest and the buildings and pine forest surroundings of the Satalinna hospital. There are a multitude of plants and animals in the herb-rich forest. The nature trail follows the meandering River Kokem채ki and if we are lucky, we may catch a sight of a king fisher nesting on the sand banks. Depending on the time of the trip we might also hear some night birds singing.

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+358 50 378 1189

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maarit.naakka@suomi24.fi

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LOCATION Harjavalta, Paratiisi, River Kokem채ki AVAILABLE By agreement

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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+358 50 378 1189

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Weather appropriate outdoor clothing, walking shoes.

OTHER: On weekdays you can go for lunch in Restaurant Hakuninm채ki nearby.

If the autumn has been favourable, we can take a trip to a pine forest and maybe find some porcini mushrooms. With luck we might even find matsutake.

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maarit.naakka@suomi24.fi

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DURATION 2 hours or by agreement

GROUP SIZE 5-10

A trip to pick berries and mushrooms in the autumn forest. We savour the silence of the forest whilst picking chanterelles or funnel chanterelles together.

ideapaju.fi

ideapaju.fi

KEY WORDS: Birds, animals, plants, herb-rich forest, hiking, local food

KEY WORDS: Local food, hiking, forest

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LOCATION Harjavalta, Hiittenharju AVAILABLE By agreement

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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DURATION By agreement

GROUP SIZE 5-10

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Weather appropriate outdoor clothing.

OTHER: Packed lunch can be pre-ordered.

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Game-watching / hunting trip

A trip on to the sea ice Photo: Visit Finland

Photo: Eralampi Hunting

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H I K I N G

Take a guided walking or skiing tour onto the sea ice in the Luvia archipelago. We will have coffee on an island a return along our tracks.

Inkun aalloilla

Eralampi Hunting

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+358 40 081 0817

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inkunaalloilla@gmail.com

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LOCATION Luvia, Baltic Sea, Luvia archipelago

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AVAILABLE By agreement, subject to ice conditions SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

OTHER:

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SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Your own skis or skates.

Stay a night in a lean-to, hunting buildings or comfortably in a warm sauna cottage. Our hunt chef makes delicious game food and the guide will take care of you during the trip.

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eralampi@hotmail.fi

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DURATION 4h

GROUP SIZE 5-20

Experience unforgettable moments while hunting or watching wild game of the North. You can choose hunting or photographing for the theme of the trip.

inkunaalloilla.fi

www.eralampi.fi

KEY WORDS: Nordic skiing, hiking, winter, frozen sea

KEY WORDS: Small game animals, deers, photographing, hunting, local food, game food, forest

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LOCATION Nakkila, Ulvila

AVAILABLE 16.5.-15.6 ja 10.8-31.3.

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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GROUP SIZE 1-10

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Valid hunting permits.

OTHER: Possibility to hunt small game and deers.

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Treasure hunting

This treasure hunting route with nine tasks is based on the idea of geocaching and it is made for children or families to walk together. A fun and interesting way to get to know the idyllic and historic area of Leineperi Ironworks. You can easily walk the route with a map which you can print from www.leineperinruukki.fi. The map and its directions are written in the shape of a story and includes also small details about history.

Tour of Uotila farm and farm museum Photo: Leineperin ruukki

Leineperin ruukki

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+358 400 134 866

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LOCATION Ulvila, Leineperin ruukki

AVAILABLE -

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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Photo: Uotilan tila

Uotilan tila

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SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS -

OTHER: The map in PDF-form: http://www.teemaruukit.fi/Suomi/Aarrekartta_files/ Geokatkokartta_painovalmis.pdf

T O U R I S M

You are welcome to enjoy our buffet or have a cup of coffee during your tour. If rural tourism is what you are seeking, why not bring your group to the historical Uotila farm.

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DURATION ca. 1 h / ca. 2 km

GROUP SIZE -

Uotila farm offers you a unique and memorable experience. The tour of the museum guided by a retired farmer will give you an extensive look into the life, customs and tools in the old days.

A G R A R I A N

leineperinruukki.fi

uotilantila.fi

KEY WORDS: Families, children, geocahcing, history

KEY WORDS: Local food, farm, museum

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GROUP SIZE 15–50

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS -

OTHER:

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C A N O E I N G, K A Y A K I N G

Photo: Karhuseutu

Photo: Kullaan Kotiseutu- ja museoyhdistys

A guided Church boat rowing trip across the lake Joutsijärvi to the northern wilderness, where we will hike to Kustaa log hut and explore life in the 19th century. We row across the lake from the church row boat pier to the bay Sisälmyslahti where we moor the boat and hike for 1,5 km to Kustaa log hut where we can light a campfire or cook a simple meal. Return to the boat and row back on a different route.

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Church boat rowing trip to river Kokemäenjoki delta

Church boat rowing and hiking trip to the lake Joutsijärvi

B O A T I N G,

LOCATION Ulvila, Kullaa, Joutsijärvi AVAILABLE May-Oct

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish

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Kullaan Kotiseutuja Museoyhdistys ry

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+358 2 5591 551 +358 400 790 591

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kullaan.kotiseutuyhdistys@ kotiseutumuseo.inet.fi

Inkun aalloilla

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+358 40 081 0817

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Weather appropriate outdoor clothing.

OTHER: Departure pier by agreement Meals by agreement on the log hut.

These traditional rowing boats once carried people to church on Sundays, sometimes 30km away

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KEY WORDS: Hiking heritage, sports, local food

We take a relaxing break at a lean-to, enjoy campfire coffee and then row back to Vanha-Putaja.

inkunaalloilla@gmail.com

DURATION 3-5 h

GROUP SIZE 6-14

Enjoy a short guided rowing trip on a church boat on the beautiful river delta of Ahlainen.

KEY WORDS: Birds, animals, plants, local food, sports, river delta

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LOCATION Pori, Ahlainen, Vanha-Putaja, river delta AVAILABLE May 1st to Sep 30th

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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DURATION 4h

GROUP SIZE 8-14

B O A T I N G, C A N O E I N G, K A Y A K I N G

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Weather appropriate outdoor clothing, drinking bottle.

OTHER: Packed lunch can be pre-ordered.

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B O A T I N G, C A N O E I N G, K A Y A K I N G

Church boat rowing trip to The National Park of The Sea of Bothnia Photo: Visit Finland

A guide will take you to row a church boat from Anttoora to the island Iso-Enskeri for a picknic. After the trip you can enjoy a traditional Finnish sauna, an outdoor hot tub and delicious food.

ahlaisten.nuorisoseura@ dnainternet.net www.ahlaistennuorisoseura.fi p. +358 44 320 7300

Anttooran lomakylä

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LOCATION Bothnian Sea National Park, Pori archipelago, Iso-Enskeri, Pori, Anttoora

DURATION 2-4 h

AVAILABLE May-Sep

GROUP SIZE 10

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

OTHER:

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Church boat rowing and fishing trip on river Kokemäenjoki

Photo: Anttilan tila

Anttilan Tila Kartano Hostel

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These traditional rowing boats once carried people to church on Sundays, sometimes 30km away

+358 40 846 7553

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juhoa@iki.fi

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SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Weather appropriate outdoor clothing, drinking bottle.

A rowing trip on a church boat on river Kokemäenjoki, departure at the town centre of Kokemäki and a meal at Anttila farm.

inkunaalloilla@gmail.com www.inkunaalloilla.fi p. + 358 40 081 0817

anttilantila.fi

KEY WORDS: Local food, archipelago, sauna, boating

KEY WORDS: Boating, river, local food independent travel

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LOCATION Kokemäki, town centre

AVAILABLE May 15 - Sep 30

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DURATION 2-2,5 h

GROUP SIZE 10–20

B O A T I N G, C A N O E I N G, K A Y A K I N G

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Weather appropriate outdoor clothing.

OTHER: Life vest provided. An opportunity to shop in the farm shop, overnight and enjoy smoke sauna. Bed and breakfast in Anttilan Tilan Kartano Hostel.

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B O A T I N G, C A N O E I N G, K A Y A K I N G

Water bus cruises on the river Kokemäenjoki

Kayaking routes

Map: Veronica Valdés

V E N E I L Y J A

Cruises on the river Kokemäenjoki in Pori on the largest river delta in the Nordic Countries. Our vessel M/S Charlotta is a modern ship providing food and beverage services. Cruises to the Reposaari island and Ulvila in July and August on Wednesdays and Sundays.

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Porin Vesibussiristeilyt

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+358 44 587 9700

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LOCATION Reposaari-Pori-Ulvila

AVAILABLE Apr-Nov

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info@ porinvesibussiristeilyt.fi DURATION 2-6 h

GROUP SIZE 10-90

--------------- Inhottujärvi – Noormarkku – Ahlainen --------------- Isojärvi – Poosjärvi – Pohjajoki --------------- Inhottujärvi – Isojärvi

porinvesibussiristeilyt.fi

--------------- Karhijärvi – Inhottujärvi --------------- Pori – Ulvila – Nakkila – Harjavalta – Kokemäki --------------- Pori – Reposaari

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SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS The vessel is suitable for people with limited mobility and children.

KEY WORDS: Cruise, river delta, birds, water bus, events

--------------- Joutsijärvi – Pori --------------- Sääksjarvi

OTHER: On-license.

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B O A T I N G, C A N O E I N G, K A Y A K I N G

Photo: Matti Laurilehto

Photo: Jaana Mälkki

Unwind and recharge on a kayaking trip. Kayaking trip in the beautiful scenery of the river Kokemäenjoki. In the beginning we will get to know the kayaking and canoeing equipment and practise going in and out of the kayak as well as get instruction on kayaking technique.

Ali-Ketolan tila

After the initial instruction we will have a light snack and a warm up exercise.

+358 40 501 1443

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Heritage ship sailing

Kayaking trip on river Kokemäenjoki

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LOCATION Kokemäki, Ali-Ketola farm, river Kokemäenjoki AVAILABLE May-Sep

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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Kaljaasi Ihana

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SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Weather appropriate outdoor clothing, light shoes, no boots.

OTHER: A change of clothing is required. Don’t forget to pack your positive energy! Also for beginners.

Our professional crew and the beautiful ship Ihana provide you with an unforgettable sailing experience, tasty food and a time out in the beautiful archipelago of the Bothnian Sea National Park. Fresh breeze and quiet nature help you to unwind in our peaceful archipelago.

kaljaasi@ihana.fi

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DURATION 4 h, with 2,5 hours kayaking GROUP SIZE 5-15

Experience the old times in a genuine traditional sailing ship. Galeas Ihana is a sailing ship built locally in Luvia, Satakunta. Laitakari island in Luvia is a traditional mooring and dock area for sailing ships. The ship was built by volunteers using traditional ship building methods.

ali-ketolantila.fi

ihana.fi

KEY WORDS: Kayaking, local food, sports

KEY WORDS: Sailing, archipelago, local food

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LOCATION Baltic Sea, Bothnic Sea National Park, Luvia archipelago, Laitakari AVAILABLE By prior agreement

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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DURATION 4h

GROUP SIZE 1-45

B O A T I N G, C A N O E I N G, K A Y A K I N G

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS The wind limit is 15 m/s. Outdoor clothing.

OTHER: Take part in rigging as instructed by the crew.

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B O A T I N G, C A N O E I N G, K A Y A K I N G

Small boat trips to archipelago of Pori Photo: Titta Strömberg

Do you want to rent a small boat and a captain for a day? Do you have guests coming and want to offer them an experience? Would it be the time to organize a special date for your loved one far from the hustle and bustle of the city and have a romantic boat ride? Do you want to proudly present our maritime scenery to your business partners or even have a relaxed business negotiation while fishing? Book a unique boat trip. You will hear stories of the area and can make your own route plan that can include for example Merilokki in Reposaari, riverside in Pori or a campfire site in the archipelago. There is so much to see in the region. Take your camera along and head for an adventure!

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Trip to the lighthouse island Säppi

LOCATION Pori, Meri-Pori, Ahlainen AVAILABLE Available during the boating season. SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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DURATION By agreement

GROUP SIZE 1-6

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Weather appropriate outdoor clothing, swimming suit, sunglasses

OTHER: Follow the safety instructions of the crew. Life vests provided. The package can be tailored according to customer’s wishes. Start and end piers Marina Merilokki in Reposaari and Putajan ranta, Ahlainen.

Green Team Viherranta / Motive Group Oy

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+358 40 541 0762 +358 40 701 4595

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Photo: Inkun aalloilla

Inkun aalloilla

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We depart on a boat from Kuuminainen point and travel for 20 minutes to the Säppi island. On the island the guide will take us to explore the 140-year-old light house, tell stories of the life on the island 60 years ago and show us the island’s unique nature.

+358 40 081 0817

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nanna.viherranta@ satakoulutus.fi mika.viherranta@ satakoulutus.fi

inkunaalloilla@gmail.com

www.facebook.com/pages/ Green-Time-Green-TeamViherranta/

inkunaalloilla.fi

KEY WORDS: Senses, boating, archipelago

KEY WORDS: Light house, birds, animals, plants

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LOCATION Baltic Sea, Luvia archipelago, Säppi island

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AVAILABLE May 1-Sep 30, subject to weather SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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DURATION 4-6 h

GROUP SIZE 5-24 people

B O A T I N G, C A N O E I N G, K A Y A K I N G

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Weather appropriate outdoor clothing and shoes, drinking bottle

OTHER: Not suitable for people with impaired mobility. Meals by agreement.

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Boat trip to Iso-Enskeri island

B O A T I N G, C A N O E I N G, K A Y A K I N G

Photo: Selkämeren veneretket

After having lunch at the Merimesta or Mäntyluodon Hotelli we will take a trip to the Iso-Enskeri island. We will depart on a motor boat from the pier of the restaurant Merimesta in Reposaari or from Uniluoto. We will have campfire coffee and our captain will take us on a guided tour of the island.

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Selkämeren veneretket

lokkitimo@hotmail.com selkamerenveneretket.fi p. +358 44 500 4142

Experience the unique river delta of Ahlainen, feast in the Mariner’s buffet and take a relaxing trip around Uniluoto to a genuine village sauna.

+358 44 500 4142

Mäntyluodon Hotelli

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lokkitimo@hotmail.com

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Selkämeren veneretket

Boat trip to river Ahlainen

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LOCATION Baltic Sea, National Park of The Sea of Bothnia, Mäntyluoto, Iso-Enskeri

DURATION 4h

AVAILABLE May-Sep

GROUP SIZE 5-10

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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info@mantyluodonhotelli.fi www.mantyluodonhotelli.fi p. +358 50 368 5799 tai +358 2 637 0779

Ahlaisten nuorisoseura

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Subject to weather, weather appropriate outdoor clothing.

OTHER: Guests can make wishes on the route, subject to weather. The boat captain will be your guide.

selkamerenveneretket.fi

KEY WORDS: National Parks, local food, sauna, boating, archipelago

ahlaisten.nuorisoseura@ dnainternet.net www.ahlaistennuorisoseura.fi p. +358 44 320 7300 KEY WORDS: Sauna, archipelago, delta, local food

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LOCATION Baltic sea, Meri-Pori, Ahlainen AVAILABLE May-Sep

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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DURATION 6h

GROUP SIZE Max. 10

B O A T I N G, C A N O E I N G, K A Y A K I N G

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Towel, soap and shampoo for sauna, outdoor clothing and walking shoes.

OTHER: Can be tailored according to guests’ wishes.

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B O A T I N G, C A N O E I N G, K A Y A K I N G

Boat trip to Seliskeri island

We will depart on a motor boat from the pier of the restaurant Merimesta in Reposaari. We will cruise around the Pori Archipelago and have campfire coffee at Seliskeri island.

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lokkitimo@hotmail.com

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LOCATION Baltic Sea, National Park of The Sea of Bothnia, Reposaari, Kallo, Seliskeri

DURATION 3-4 h

AVAILABLE May-Sep

GROUP SIZE Max. 10

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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OTHER: Can be tailored according to guests’ wishes. Facilities for barbequing on the island. Possibility to have lunch or dinner at the restaurant Merimesta.

Photo: Humiseva Harju

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+358 44 500 4142

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Alpaca trips

Photo: Selkämeren veneretket

+358 45 139 8374

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humisevaharjukullaa@ gmail.com

selkamerenveneretket.fi

humisevaharju.fi

KEY WORDS: Boating, archipelago, National Parks, local food

KEY WORDS: Safaris, motor sports, local food, sauna

S A F A R I S

Alpaca safari is a fun and empowering activity for anybody who enjoys nature and wants to have a new once-in-alifetime experience. We will walk the alpacas along a 2 km forest trail, there is a wonderful opportunity for photography and binocular observation along the trail. We will have campfire coffee and a lovely meal next to a forest spring.

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LOCATION Ulvila, Kullaa forest

AVAILABLE All year

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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DURATION 1 h / 2 km

GROUP SIZE 1-10

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Water-proof shoes, insect repellent, outdoor clothing.

OTHER: Normal physical fitness and a personal accident insurance. There are shorter and easier routes available.

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Quad bike safari

S A F A R I S

Horseback riding trip in nature Photo: Visit Finland

Take part in a fun end exciting quad bike safari on the Hiitteenharju ridge in Harjavalta. You get to use the full sized and powerful Polaris quad bikes. The safari package includes weather appropriate driving suits (excluding shoes), helmets and helmet liners, fuel, roasting sausages, soft drinks, a guide and insurance.

Tapani Härkälä Oy

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+358 40 511 1603

Photo: Yyterin Ratsastuskeskus

Yyterin Ratsastuskeskus Oy

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+358 44 291 0482

S A F A R I S

A horseback riding trip through the natural beauty of Yyteri is a riding experience that is hard to match. Experienced guides and safe horses guarantee a pleasant experience in the nature including the magnificent Yyteri beach landscape. Possibility to have meals and lodgings.

We have a break to roast sausages at the Palojärvi lean-to.

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LOCATION Finnish, English

AVAILABLE All year

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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tapani.harkala@ dnainternet.net

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DURATION 1-2 h

GROUP SIZE -

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Minimum age of 18 years

OTHER: Safari package can be complemented with a conference package, meals and a sauna at Villa Metsälampi.

tapaniharkala.net

yyterinratsastuskeskus.fi

KEY WORDS: Safaris, motor sports, local food, sauna

KEY WORDS; Horses, riding, beach

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LOCATION Baltic Sea, Pori, Yyteri

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DURATION 2-4 h

AVAILABLE Bookings a week in advance if possible, subject to weather

GROUP SIZE 1-4

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Basic riding skills (ability to control a walking and a trotting horse).

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S A F A R I S

Adventure railway

The Karhuseutu region

The international Nature Tourism project financed by Leader Karhuseutu programme has branded and compiled over 50 products in a tourist guide. We have consulted the project’s international partners to help us identify and brand the main tourist attractions in the region. The guide is available for hotels, travel agencies, enterprises and private persons to market tourism in the Karhuseutu area.

Photo: Inkun aalloilla

The images in the guide do not necessarily correspond to the actual product. Karhuseutu is not responsibility of the products. The guide is available in electronic form at satakunta.fi website

We take an 8 km long trip on a draisine to a naturally beautiful campfire site. After a campfire coffee we take our draisine back. We can view the Finnish mire landscape along the route.

Inkun aalloilla

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inkunaalloilla@gmail.com

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LOCATION Pomarkku, Pori, Noormarkku AVAILABLE Apr 15-Sep 30th

SERVICE LANGUAGES Finnish, English

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DURATION 4h

GROUP SIZE 7-40

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS Normal physical fitness, drinking bottle.

OTHER: Packed lunch can be pre-ordered.

inkunaalloilla.fi

KEY WORDS: Safaris, birds, animals, plants, draisine, local food

Compiled by Anni Helminen and Jaana Mälkki The front cover image: Esko Inberg The back cover image: Terttu Saukko

Karhuseutu

Profile for Satakuntaliitto / The Regional Council of Satakunta

Karhuseutu's Nature Tourism brochure  

In the brochure you'll find different activities and ready to use travel packages in the areas of Harjavalta, Kokemäki, Luvia, Nakkila, Pori...

Karhuseutu's Nature Tourism brochure  

In the brochure you'll find different activities and ready to use travel packages in the areas of Harjavalta, Kokemäki, Luvia, Nakkila, Pori...

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