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Outdoor Activities in Finnish Lakeland

Explore the great outdoors in Finnish Lakeland by boating, fishing, canoeing, trekking, hiking or biking. In winter time you can choose activities like ice-skating, skiing, dog sledding, ice swimming, kick sledding, fat biking and alpine curling and enjoy Finnish winter. Rock and Lake also rents out boats of different sizes, fishing kayaks, canoes, bikes and winter outdoors equipments and organizes guided fishing trips. Rock and Lake log cabins are located just 3 hours drive from Helsinki. You can feel the change of the athmosphere from busy city to peaceful and beautiful nature and it´s worth of experience. Come and enjoy an active outdoor holiday in Finland, all year round!

  • Pony riding and care

    On Hiidenniemi animal farm children can get to know the pony by pony riding and care. Riding is an enjoyable experience for many kids and before the riding kids can also brush and take care of the pony. Shetland pony Ali and pony rides are part of Hiidenniemi animal Farms activities and are one of the most popular. Children can get to know the pony, take...
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  • Rent a Fatbike

    Winter biking with a fatbike, an off-road bicycle with oversized tires, is easy and fun. It is an adventurous and healthy activity during your cottage holiday. The small paths in the forest can be used all year long and even in winter, there are smooth and save slots near the cottages. It is especially convenient to ride on Lake Soukkio or on the side of...
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  • Big pike guided fishing trip

    Enjoy with us a six hours guided fishing trip according to your choice either at Lake Kyyvesi, Lake Puula or Lake Härkäjärvi. All three lakes are very rich in fish. Our relaxed, but professional, guide will teach you how and where to catch a big pike. On the trip we are focused on catching big pikes, which are considered to be the ones over 5 kg. The...
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  • Rental boat Linder Sportsman

    Rental boat Linder Sportsman 400 is for the independent fishermen who want to move from one fishing place to another quite quickly 30-35km/h. Linder 400 is an aluminum boat and is equipped with a 15 horsepower motor and electric outboard motor. Normal rental period is one week, but by request the period can be changed. This boat is a great complement to...
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  • Canoe rentals on Lake Kyyvesi

    Come and enjoy the lakeside nature at Lake Kyyvesi in your own pace. With a canoe you can move to places you can’t reach with any other boat. It is quiet and smooth to move by canoe and allows you to merge into nature and discover even shy birds.After beeing accommodated in our Rock and Lake’s cottage or villa we will provide you with a map of the...
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  • Lake salmon fishing, Lake Puula

    Join an 8h guided fishing trip at lake Puula to catch some real finish lake salmon. Our relaxed but professional guide shows you thoroughly the secrets of trolling at clear water lake Puula, which is considered as a lake where salmons grow faster than anywhere else in Finland thanks to large population of vendace.On the trip we will fish by trolling with...
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  • Rent a Fishing Kayak

    Fishing kayak is an excellent choice for independent fishing. With a fishing kayak you can also fish in places that you do not otherwise have access to. Especially in spring time and autumn, when the big pikes are in the shallow and rocky bays, the fishing kayak is excellent for reaching the best waters. Also for fly fishing for pike a fishing kayak is a...
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  • Rental boat Silver Colibri

    Rental boat Silver Colibri is for the independent fishermen who want to move from one fishing place to another quite quickly. Silver Colibri is an aluminum boat and is equipped with a 20 horsepower motor. Normal rental period is one week, but by request the period can be changed. This boat is also a great complement to holidays by Lake Soukkio since it is...
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  • Accessible guided fishing trip

    Enjoy with us a 4h accessible and guided fishing trip at Lake Kyyvesi and we guarantee a memorable catch. Our relaxed but professional guide will teach you to go deeper in fishing at fishy Lake Kyyvesi. The boat is accessible and very stable thanks to its even base. Two persons with wheelchairs fits at the same time. Besides that our guides will support you...
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  • Midnight Sun fishing at lake Kyyvesi

    Come and experience midsummer magic by fishing zander with us!The best time to catch zander is in the evening and night. While fishing you are sometimes able to see dorsal fins of zander at the surface of the lake when they are chasing for the bleaks. Of course it is possible to catch zander during day time too but our experience showed us that when the day...
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  • Guarantee catch trip 4h

    Enjoy with Rock and Lake an 4h guided trip to lake Kyyvesi, Lake Puula or Lake Härkäjärvi where we guarantee you a memorable catch. With the support of our relaxed and professional guide you are able to get a broader knowledge of spinning, jigging or trolling. Spinning in shallow water is very efficient in the spring. Big pikes like to stay to shallow...
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  • Guarantee catch trip (8h)

    Enjoy with Rock and Lake an 8h guided trip at Lake Kyyvesi, Lake Puula or Lake Härkäjärvi where we guarantee you a memorable catch. With the support of our relaxed and professional guide you can get a broader knowledge of spinning, jigging or trolling. Spinning in shallow water is very efficient in spring time. Big pikes like to stay in the shallow...
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  • Guided ice fishing trip

    During this guided ice fishing trip you will get to know the traditional fishing in Finnish wintertime. Our guide will teach you the basics and give special hints, for catching perch, zander (pikeperch) and pike. At the end of the fishing trip the guide explains as well on how to prepare the fish in traditional Finnish way.Ice fishing is done by fishing...
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  • Rental boat for 1 day at Lake Kyyvesi

    If you want to go fishing or nature photographing on Lake Kyyvesi by yourself, we offer you the possibility to rent the steady and easy-to-use Flatrock boat. As soon as you take off from the jetty of the small Kuvaslahti harbor, owned by Rock and Lake, great fishing possibilities begin. Either way you start with casting pikes and zander or, if you prefer...
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  • Alpine curling

    Alpine curling is an old game played on the ice. It can be played by individuals, pairs, or teams. The aim of the game is to slide stones as close as possible to a target stone that is placed beforehand - similar to “Boccia”. Two teams take turns by sliding heavy, polished granite stones towards the target stone. At the end of each round, the distance...
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  • Husky safari

    A comfortable and speedy husky safari is a great way to enjoy outdoors in the Finnish winter wonderland. It is fun for the whole family, and the huskies love to pull the sled. The huskies of Kennel Sysilouhen also enjoy cuddling and love children. That’s why after the sled ride the whole family should thank the huskies with hugs and lots of cuddling.The...
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  • Ice fishing

    In winter, ice fishing is the easiest and most advantageous form of fishing in Lake Finland. No permission is required for ice fishing, and everyone can and know how to do it.Ice fishing is possible in all our cottage locations. Make Ice fishing easier and more interesting by using an echo sounder. Raymarine Dragonfly5 Pro echo sounder shows the fishes and...
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  • Ice swimming

    Ice swimming increases your fitness, is refreshing and worthwhile experiencing during your winter holiday. Even if it costs you a little effort to glide into the ice-cold water at low air temperatures - swimming in winter strengthens your immune system. The body has to transform its own reserves into heat as quickly as possible and transports this heat...
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  • Ismete fishing and guidance 3h

    Ismete fishing, the ice spot on ice, is a modern winter fishing form. It has gained popularity among pike, perch and zander fishermen. In addition to the fishing equipment, this product also includes a guidance. During ismete fishing, the fisherman is in a hurry to monitor the fish gears that are remotely spaced. This form of fishing will surely catch a...
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  • Rent a snowmobile

    Rent a snowmobile for touring in the surroundings of and on the ice of Lake Soukkio. A snow mobile is also an excellent vehicle when moving during your ice fishing trip. This rental offer is an opportunity to you who are staying at some of the rental cottages or villas by Lake Soukkio. Lake Soukkio is rich in pike and perch, and is thus a great lake for...
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  • Rent a kicksled one day

    Kick sledding is easy, safe and a fun way to move in winter from one place to another. It is suitable for the whole family. The easiest route is to kick sled along the 3-kilometer ice-skating trail near the Lake Soukkio log cabins. Usually, on March snow gets tough and carries the kick sled more easily. At this time, the kick sled can be equipped with...
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  • Campfire Salmon dinner

    Experience a Finnish way to enjoy a delicious meal at campfire and the warmth of an open fire outside, under the stars. The chef prepares you a real dining experience with an open fire. While waiting for a meal, you can enjoy the warmth of the fire and the tranquility of nature, and the delicious smell of salmon flocked on the reindeer. At the same time,...
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  • Ice Skating Trail, 1-Day Child Ticket

    For a memorable Finnish Lakeland experience, you should definitely combine your stay at the lake cabin with ice skating. Skating on the Soukkio’s 3.2 km ice skating trail is a winter activity like no other, and a must-do in the area. A daily skate ticket for 10€ (4€ for children aged 7-15) allows you to enjoy skating the whole day. The rental of...
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  • Ice Skating Trail, 1-Day Adult ticket

    For a memorable Finnish Lakeland experience, you should definitely combine your stay at the lake cabin with ice skating. Skating on the Soukkio’s 3.2 km ice skating trail is a winter activity like no other, and a must-do in the area. A daily skate ticket for 10€ (4€ for children aged 7-15) allows you to enjoy skating the whole day. The rental of...
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  • Rent backcountry skis

    Near your holiday home at the Soukkio lake you have easy access to go cross-country skiing. You can try cross-country skiing without a trail for more advanced skiers or go for a ride on the prepared trail nearby. Skiing in the woods is particularly nice, as the snow-covered and quiet woods emit something magical. Normally the snow cover becomes harder in...
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  • Sleigh ride

    Hiidenniemi animal Farm´s Nelli Horse introduces our guests the glory and fun of sleigh riding. Nelli is an experienced sleigh ride horse and it is safe to jump into her sleigh. Sleigh ride in winter time is a good activity for the whole family or even for adult groups. To see how a horse is equipped before the sleigh and also experience the ride more...
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  • Rent tour skates for a day

    There is a trend originating in Scandinavia that is enjoying rapidly growing popularity: Nordic Ice-skating. This sport combines skating with cross-country skiing and has long been a popular sport in Finland. All you need are special skate blades with cross-country bindings or special touring skates with a binding for normal boots and skating sticks. The...
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Things to do in Finland

Sauna, Fishing and Midnight Sun or Winter Wonderland - everything that you need for an authentic outdoor experience in Finland!
Come and enjoy different and exciting outdoor activities in the Finnish Lakeland all year round. Experiencing the traditional Finnish sauna and swimming in the lake are obvious choices to put on the summer and autumn "to do”- list, as well as enjoying a barbeque. Go on a no-hassle adventure into the unique natural settings by boat: fishing and enjoying traditional lakeside views while feeling the fresh breeze on your skin. Other activities are to discover the magical scenery in Finnish Lakeland including canoeing in the many nature conservation areas nearby, or hiking in the peaceful forest and enjoying the nature's relaxing sounds. Walking or skiing in the snowy woods is a fantastic way to take in the other extreme of the Finnish climate: The winter wonderland. Whether alone or with a group of friends or your family, you'll want to come back to Rock and Lake to relive the unique experience.
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Bird watching & Wildlife
We offer great settings for birdwatchers to experience the birdlife of Finnish Lakeland
Everyman's rights in Finland
Almost 90% of Finland's surface area falls under Everyman's rights law.
Fishing
More than 15% of the Lakeland territory is covered with water. And where there is water, there is fish.
Biking
Rent a bike and explore the tens of kilometers of good forest roads and nature trails
Shopping in Mikkeli
Mikkeli has a big number of boutiques and shopping centres.
Museums & Cultural sights
Diverse cultural, historical and architectural monuments
Golf
PuulaGolf is also known from its easy-going and warm atmosphere, where everyone feels welcomed.
Visulahti Action Park
In Mikkeli you will find an action entertainment park Visulahti – a perfect place for a family holiday.
Water Activities
Rock and Lake is an excellent choice for an active fishing holiday in Finland.
Husky safari
A husky safari is a great way to enjoy the Finnish winter wonderland!

explore Explore the area

The Finnish Lakeland is an abundance of rocks and lakes, created by the Ice Age.

After the ice melted the nature slowly and carefully covered parts of the land by typical Finnish forests; stately pines, beautiful birches and mixed forests till the shoreline.

On top of this Finns has added the high-quality infra-structure, so you can easily come and enjoy the sounds of the Finnish nature and have a lot of space of your own.
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how to get here icon How to get here?

Rock and Lake is located in the southern part of Finland. Distance from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport is approximately 240km. This takes less than 3 hours by car.
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what we do icon What we do?

Rock and Lake is a network of cooperating local companies who want to offer high-quality outdoor activities and accommodation in cottages, cabins and villas for travelers.
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  • Thousand lakes

    Thousands
    lakes area

    Willderness awaits
    you to explore

  • Four seasons

    A Chance to
    experience four seasons

    We accommodate all
    year round

  • Peaceful surroundings

    Peacefull &
    Quiet surroundings

    Your own slice of
    the lakeland pie

  • An Everyman’s Rights

    An Everyman’s
    Rights

    Explore nature and
    enjoy the bounty of the forest

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