Activities and programs
We offer different kind of high-quality activities to local and foreign guests
Visit to Santa Claus village
We will drive to Rovaniemi and Arctic Circle for visiting Santa Claus Village through the magic Lappish landscapes. You will meet Santa Claus and make a picture with him. After that you will have your time to buy Lappish souvenirs, slide slopes, visit ice bar and try other activities. When you receive an overdose of Christmas, we will continue our trip with visiting the Arktikum museum – the centre of Lapish culture and history. After day full of impressions we will start back to Aavasaksa.
Duration 8 hours (5 hours in Rovaniemi)
Price starts 145 €/person
- Group size 2-4 persons - 195 €/person
- Group size 5 persons and more – 145 €/person
- Entrance tickets to Arktikum museum
- Other activities in Santa Claus Village
When autumn changes into winter you can see the Lappish miracle - sky full of stars and Northern lights.
During the shortest days of winter the sun is visible only on the horizon. Then it fills sky with amazing colors. Sunrises again and snow sparkles with millions of diamonds during springtime.
A common length of ski trails is about 40 km. 11 km of them is lightened. Ski trails start from Ainiovaara ski center and from Aavasaksa hill. In Aavasaksa they start right from the yard of our holiday resort and from Aavasaksa ski center (downhill). Ski trails are made both for classic and skate skiing style. Trails go through different terrains which offer a challenge for all levels of ability active ski enthusiasts. There are campfires and several restaurants on the way.
Snow shoeing is a nice outdoor activity. Walk and explore Aavasaksa landscapes, take a break in the Finnish style campfire and grill sausages there.
Ski Centre is located nearby of our holiday resort. There are three slopes and a baton elevator. A new carpet lift is made for small skiers which can safely try a new activity. This lift also delivers to snow tube hill and sled hill.
In summertime nature of Tornionlaakso changes to green color and you can enjoy “white” (nightless) nights when the sun is shining all days around.
The Torne river is one of the best salmon rivers in the world. Salmon fishing is one of the most popular hobbies in this area during summer time. Try your luck and catch a big salmon! Fishing is popular also in other rivers and lakes of this area. Find our fishing programs here.
Mushrooms and berries, hunting
Midnight Sun Canoeing route (total distance is 160 km) is an amazing experience and possibility to see Lappish nature, landscapes, local wild animals and birds (swans, European beavers and others). It fits both to beginners and professional canoeing fans (some parts of the route have rapids). The route consists of rivers and small lakes.
There are a lot of hiking routes in Aavasaksa-Ylitornio area. One of them starts right from our yard. You can choose the route variation from 400m-2600m and then take a rest in a campfire with a nice view and delicious grilled food.
Golf and Frisbee golf
A new golf field Tureholmi is situated just several kilometers from Aavasaksa in Övertorneå (Swedish side). Frisbee golf field can be found in Aavasaksa֨s neighbor hill – Ainiovaara.
The top of Aavasaksa hill keeps a long history and scientific facts. In the middle of the 18th century, French researcher and scientist Pierre-Louis Moreau de Maupertuis used Aavasaksa hill for Earth measurement. A small round stone with metal arcs (”meridians”) reminds us about that expedition.
In the 19th century top of Aavasaksa hill became one of the points of Struve arc (Earth measure system, created during Russian scientific expedition ).
Observation tower and sightseeing platforms is a nice possibility to see Lappish landscapes, full of lakes, rivers and forests.
Emperor֨s cabin was built for Russian emperor Alexander II, which was going to visit Aavasaksa. Emperor didn’t come, but the cabin, which was built in Russian style is still open for visitors during summer time.
Summer time is full of events. Midsummer parties and other festivals are very popular. Come and take part in Scandinavian local parties and events!
Enjoy Lappish summer
It’s a pleasure to be on the sand beach of river Torniojoki or swim in local lakes during warm summer days. There is a family aquapark on the Swedish side of the river in Övertorneå.