The summer holiday in Himos s relaxing in the cottage and experiencing the Nordic summer with all your senses.
Swimming in the lake, sharing kissies with a forest moose, cuddling with lambkins and exploring the forest with husky dogs.
You will also have a possibility to experience the traditional Finnish smoke sauna!
You don’t have to be on the go all the time but you can fill up your days with golf, eFatbikes, shopping in Jämsä,
visiting Nurmolandia eco- and petfarm or explore the National Park Isojärvi.
2 pm. Check-in in Himos Center reception, Länsi-Himoksentie 4, 42100 Jämsä, FINLAND
4 pm. Visit to Patapirtti – Uusi-Yijälä ecofarm (Optional)
Uusi-Yijälä’s estate is a vineyard and restaurant that is dedicated for seasonal food and Finnish ingredients. It is located on the other side of the Lake Patalahti from the reception. During the visit to the premises you will hear about the cultivation of the yard, feed the adorable sheep and hear about the interesting history of the estate that has stood here for generations. After a visit, it is possible to stay for dinner at Patapirtti.
Duration approx 1.5 hours, price 8 € (children 4 – 12 yrs. 4 €)
For those who stay for dinner, the visit to the yard is free (we recommend a dinner!)
10 am. Family canoeing by the lake
On this guided canoeing program you will see Himos from a totally different viewpoint, paddling on the Lake Patalahti. This program is for pure having fun on the water!
Possibility to test SUP-boards in the shallow waters at the end of the program.
Departure from Himos Center reception.
1 pm. Visit to Moose Manor zoo (Optional)
In the backwoods of Himos lies a peculiar small zoo park called the Moose Manor. This is the only place in Finland where you can share kissies with a moose, not just watch them from a distance. There are also reindeer and fallow deers and all of them are super friendly and accustomed posers for selfies. The charming rustic manor is more than 150 years old and keeps astonishing people with its simple but prestigious country style décor. Duration 30 – 40 min, price 7 € / person.
For those who stay for dinner the visit to the zoo is free of charge. (We recommend a lunch!)
5 pm. Husky on holiday walk
The summer is a holiday period for the Siberian huskies, but they are ready to stretch their legs in the afternoon hikes. Hiking with huskies takes place at McAhon Kennel, approx. 20 minutes from Himos. First we get to know the kennel and hear about the sled dogs’ year. We will choose couple of dogs for the hike and harness them together. After that we make our way by foot to the forest pulled by the dogs. Once we get back we will enjoy some refreshing juice at the kota, Lappish hut.
Duration 1 – 1.5 h. Please note! It is recommended that the person handling the dog is at least 12 years old because unlike the home dogs these dogs are trained to pull on the leash.
5 pm. Sauna Village, public smoke sauna (Optional)
Probably the biggest collection of smoke saunas in the world can be found from Sauna Village which is located in Juokslahti, Jämsä just about 6 km from Himos. In this beautiful spot at the bay of the Lake Päijänne, the historic saunas are being carefully restored by using the traditional tools and methods. The restoration is done by volunteer work of dedicated sauna lovers from Finland and all over the world. The best part is that the traditional smoke saunas that have been restored are being heated on Saturdays during the summer and you are welcome to join and keep the culture alive.
Mixed saunas. Please bring your own sauna gear (swimsuits, towels) possibility to cool down in the lake!
Price 5 € / person.
12 am. noon Check-out
Extra person(s) 151 €/person, children under 12 yrs. 99 €.
Price includes: 4 night accommodation in a cottage with own sauna, min. 1 bedroom + sleeping loft, well equipped kitchen, fireplace, shower, toilet, TV. Linen and towels, end-cleaning, family canoeing and husky on holiday walk – program.
Price doesn’t include: outdoor clothes or shoes.
Duration: 4 days, 3 nights
Bookings: Offer is available as long as free capacity
Availability: Weeks 29, 30, 31, 33, and 34 in 2020
The time for hiking with huskies must be negotiated so the exact program will be confirmed according to availability.
We are happy to book the optional visits on behalf of you and suggest other fun places to visit.
If you are arriving by public transfers we can arrange the transfers by extra charge.