We are happy to book the optional visits on your behalf and suggest other fun places to visit.
If you are arriving by public transfers we can arrange the transfers by extra charge.
Visit to Patapirtti – Uusi-Yijälä Ecofarm
Uusi-Yijälä’s estate is a vineyard and restaurant specialising in seasonal dishes using 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 h, price 8 € (4 € for children 4-12 years).
For those staying for dinner, the visit to the yard is free (we recommend a dinner!)
Family Canoeing by the lake
On this guided canoeing programme you will see Himos from a totally different perspective when paddling on the Patalahti lake. This program is for pure fun on the water!
The SUP boards can be tested in the shallow waters at the end of the programme.
Departure from Himos Center reception
Visit to Moose Manor Zoo
In the backwoods of Himos lies an enchanting little zoo-park called the Moose Manor. This is the only place in Finland where you can share kissies with a moose, rather than just watching them from a distance. There are also reindeer and fallow deer and they are super friendly and accustomed to posing for selfies. The charming rustic manor is more than 150 years old and continues to astonish people with its simple but prestigious rustic décor. Duration 30 – 40 min, price 7 € / person.
For those staying for dinner the visit to the zoo is free of charge (we recommend a lunch!)
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.
The time for hiking with huskies must be negotiated so the exact programme will be confirmed according to availability.
Sauna Village, public smoke sauna
Probably the biggest collection of smoke saunas in the world can be found from Sauna Village, which is located in Juokslahti, Jämsä 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), and take a dip in the lake to cool down afterwards id you like!
Price 5 € / person.