Trips

HOVERCRAFT TRIP TO RAHJA ARCHIPELAGO (!NEW SPRING 2023!)

A hovercraft ride in the spring at the Rahja archipelago is an experience that everyone should experience. Put on your sunglasses and head to the sunny sea ice to enjoy the spring scenery of the Rahja archipelago, fry sausage and drink a warm drink on the campfire site. Together with friends, the experience is unforgettable, the hovercraft can accommodate 4-6 people at the same time and it travels up to 60 km/h. The trip is also suitable for larger groups, in which case the participants are taken to the archipelago in several batches.

Price: 150€/person

Price includes safety equipment, guidance, life jackets, picnic lunches

CANOEING TRIP TO SIIPONJOKI/RAHJA’S ARCHIPELAGO

An unforgettable experience for anyone! Come and experience the wonderful Rahja archipelago by paddling. The landscapes of the archipelago are incomparable, from the vast coastal meadows to the scattered bird islets of the outer archipelago. Jump aboard our canoe and let the sea adventure take you with it. A guide who knows the archipelago will introduce you to the nature of the inner archipelago. At the campfire site, picnic lunches are served. A canoe trip can also be made to Siiponjoki. Siiponjoki is an unforgettable small, winding and deep river. The riverside is lush and the river winds its way through the sand ridges. Duration approx. 3 hours. Group size 4-20 people.

PRICE:

40€/person

The price includes safety equipment, guidance, life jackets, helmet, canoe, picnic lunch

HIKING TRIP

Led by a guide, we hike along Siiponjoki’s nature trails through barren pine forests to the lush riverbank, where the river winds its way through Hiekkaharju. On the way you can watch e.g. sand ramparts of the ancient beach. We fry sausages at campfire site.

PRICE:

15€/person

The price includes lunch and guidance

Hiking trip by Siiponjoki


On this tour you get to know the tall pine tree forests and the meandering river, that cuts through the sandbanks all the
way to the sea. We recommend this tour for children from 6 yrs.
At the Safarihouse we have a look at the map and planned route and start the hike from there. You are accompanied by
a local guide, hiking along Siiponjoki’s nature trails. The hike takes you through barren pine forests to the riverbank. On
the way you can watch e.g., sand ramparts of the ancient beach. Siiponjoki has a considerable historical and geographical
value and is protected area. The river has some smaller rapids and flows into the Bothnian Bay.
During the snack break we fry sausages and have some hot beverages at a lean-to shelter. 2-2,5 hrs.

Price:

45 € / adult
23 € / child 6-11 yrs.

SNOWSHOE HIKING

Snowshoe hiking gets the blood flowing and the cheeks red. A snowshoe hike usually lasts 1 to 2 hours. At Safaritalo, we change into winter overalls and put on decent snowshoes. A quick guide to the secrets of snowshoeing and we start hiking on the forest trail towards, for example, Valkeavesi campfire site. We enjoye our lunch in the woods. Group size 4-30 people.

PRICE:

20€/person

The price includes snowshoes, winter overalls and boots, poles, hiking snacks and guidance (VAT)

SLIDING SNOWSHOE HIKING

Discover a new sport and conquer an untouched hanky! At the Safaritalo, we change into overalls and put on proper winter shoes. Then we get to know the sliding equipment, after which we are ready to ski on pristine slopes, e.g. Valkeavesi campfire site. In the woods, you can enjoy your lunch and admire the nature. The duration of the excursion is 1-2 hours. Group size 4-8 people.

PRICE:

35€/person

The price includes snowshoes, winter overalls and boots, poles, hiking snacks and guidance (VAT)

Hiking trip by Siiponjoki

On this tour you get to know the tall pine tree forests and the meandering river, that cuts through the sandbanks all the
way to the sea. We recommend this tour for children from 6 yrs.
At the Safarihouse we have a look at the map and planned route and start the hike from there. You are accompanied by
a local guide, hiking along Siiponjoki’s nature trails. The hike takes you through barren pine forests to the riverbank. On
the way you can watch e.g., sand ramparts of the ancient beach. Siiponjoki has a considerable historical and geographical
value and is protected area. The river has some smaller rapids and flows into the Bothnian Bay.
During the snack break we fry sausages and have some hot beverages at a lean-to shelter.

Price:

55€/person (incl. VAT)

Sliding snowshoe hiking

A mixture of alpine skis and snowshoes, that is how to best describe the skin-based fun and steady sliding snowshoes.
Discover a new sport and some untouched snowy grounds!
At the Safarihouse, we change into overalls and put on proper winter shoes. Then we get to know the sliding
equipment, after which we are ready to ski on pristine slopes and snow-covered sandbanks. We make a break at a
lean-to shelter (laavu), where you can enjoy a snack, a tasty pie, while admiring the nature.

Price:

55€/person (incl. VAT)

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING TRIP/ICE SKIING

On a guided ski trip, we get to know the technique of cross-country skiing. At the same time, you will also get to know Hiekkasärkkä’s excellent trail network. Weather permitting, ice skiing is also possible. If you are fit and the sea is frozen, the journey can continue all the way to the self-governing island of Maakalla. On a ski trip, we sip hot drinks and fry sausages. The duration of the excursion is 1-2 hours. Group size 4-20 people.

PRICE:

25€/person

The price includes skis, poles, skis, guidance and snacks, (VAT)

NORDIC WALKING SCHOOL/TRIP

The wonderful sandy terrains of Hiekkasärkkä are perfect for nordic walking. Put your outdoor clothes on and get to know nordic walking with the guidance of a professional. The walking terrain is chosen according to the wishes of the group. The wonderful long sandy coastline raises the pulse high and relaxes the shoulders. And the scenery is unparalleled! Duration 1-2 hours. Group size 4-100 people.

PRICE:

5€/person

The price includes guidance on nordic walking and poles, (VAT)

Winter fishing with friends 1,5 hrs

Fishing is a traditional livelihood in Kalajoki, however, there are not many professional fishermen around anymore.
Many retired fishermen spend winter days out on the ice, checking the nets and sharing good fisherman’s stories. Care
to join and join the real locals?
Warming sunshine, thick overalls, and biting frost. We walk from the safari house to the fishing spot and join the locals
while they check their nets. We get to have a go at ice-fishing with rods too, while we sip on some hot beverage and
enjoy a sandwich.

Price:

50€/person (incl. VAT)

Cross-country ski school

In Finland cross-country skiing is regarded a national sport, everyone can do it and most people love it! This is your
opportunity to try this sport and learn about Finnish outdoor traditions.
On this guided ski trip, we get to know the technique of cross-country skiing. At the same time, you will also get to
know the excellent trail network of Kalajoki Sand Dunes. Weather permitting, skiing on the sea ice is also possible. At a
suitable point we have a break with some hot beverages and sweet buns.

Price:

50€/adult, 25€/child (incl. VAT)

Night-time sledging

A magical experience, under a starry sky, out on the frozen sea! You travel safely tucked in a sledge, pulled by a
snowmobile along the beach and out on the frozen sea.
There is no shortage of atmosphere on these tours if you want to enjoy nature in the evening. Whatever the weather
might be, the darkness and vast open space is always a fascinating combination. Once out on the sea, as the engine of
the snowmobile is turned off, you can hear the silence, the eternal stillness of nature. We enjoy hot beverage by the
campfire, enjoying the peace of nature. The guide has a telescope that you can borrow to spot star figures, cloud
formations or distant ice-eskers. With a bit of luck, you might also see the northern lights!

Price:

45€/person (incl. VAT)

Hovercraft excursion to the archipelago 11:00-12:00
A hovercraft ride in the spring Rahja archipelago is an unforgettable coastal experience. Hovercrafts are used in the
archipelago and along the coast as mode of transport on insecure ice. The vessel can operate on ice. crushed ice and
water. During the ride you can sit back and enjoy the scenery of the coast and archipelago. We will make a break for a
snack, fry sausage and drink a warm drink on a beautiful spot. The hovercraft accommodates max 6 persons at a time,
and it travels up to 60 km/h.
Larger groups are taken to the archipelago in batches. 1-1,5 hrs.

Price:

180 € / person

Canoeing on Siiponjoki river or Rahja archipelago


Kalajoki Sand Dunes is for sure the ultimate summer hang-out, but there is more to discover in the backcountry. By
canoes we get to discover either Siiponjoki river or Rahja archipelago, depending on prevailing weather conditions and
the time of the year. The route of the day has been decided on by the guide the same morning. Canoeing in these
beautiful settings is an unforgettable experience for anyone!
Discover Siiponjoki river meandering through sand ridges and the tall pine tree forests. This is a Natura 2000 area and
has protected rapid areas and the downstream dune area. A snack is enjoyed at one of the campfire sites along the
river. The river slowly takes you towards its outlet to Bothnian Bay.
You might instead be experiencing wonderful Rahja archipelago by paddling through land rise areas and coastal
landscapes, from the vast coastal meadows to the scattered bird islets. Your guide knows the archipelago and will
introduce you to its nature. At a landing site, picnic is served. 3 hrs

Price:

85 € / adult
43 € / child 6-11 yrs