Activities

Vasatokka offers individual guests various outdoor equipments for rent and information about possible activities and attractions. The activities can be divided into winter and summer activities.

Summer activities

Canoeing trip

Ihmisiä melomassa kanootilla joella
  • Guided trip to river Kettujoki or Lake Muddus
  • Duration 3h
  • Includes guide services, equipment, and insurance
  • Minimum 2 people, max 10 people
  • Price 40€/person
  • Suitable for adults and children from 7 years old.

Wilderness skills

  • Duration 4-5h
  • Building a laavu, fire making, preparing lunch by an open fire, learning basic wilderness skills
  • Includes equipment, lunch by an open fire, guide services
  • 89€ / person, minimum 4 people
  • Bookings in advance at least 1 week before

Archery

Nainen ampuu jousipyssyllä
  • Price 15€/person for adults and children from 7 to 18 years 12€/person
  • Includes equipment and guide services
  • minimum 2 people, max 10 people

Hiking

Trails departing from Vasatokka:

  • Route of the Fox 1 km, activity trail for children
  • Riutula – Otsamo Trail, 10 km. This trail begins from the Youth Centre Vasatokka in Riutula, and continues via the lakes Saarijärvi and Konesjärvi to Otsamo. You can return on the same trail, which makes a 20-km-long trip altogether.
  • Vasatokka – Ahvenjärvi trail, 5km. This trail goes middle of the forest and in a way is laavu (teepee) and fireplace.

And from Inari village for example:

  • Pielpajärvi Wilderness Church Trail 5 km, begins 3 km from the Northern Lapland Nature Centre, from the parking area on Sarviniementie road. The trail goes into a handsome old-growth forest, passing by forest lakes. At the end of the trail, you will reach a natural meadow, on the edge of which there is the well-preserved Pielpajärvi Wilderness Church. The church was built in 1752-1760, and it was in use until the end of the 1800s, until which time it was the central place of Inari area. Returning on the same trail makes a 10-km-long trip altogether.
  • Oi Juutua!Nature Trail, 7,5Km. Along this trail, you will find stories about people and events of Juutua, and about fishing. The trail starts by the bridge in the village of Inari, follows the southern bank of the river upstream to Haapaniemi, and then returns to the village.
  • Multiple other trails starting from Inari (outdoors.fi)

Fishing

  • As the country with the most lakes in the whole world, Finland offers diverse opportunities for catching various species of fish. It is easy to start fishing. Angling with a hook and line and ice-fishing are exempt from licenses under public rights of access. In addition, lure fishing with one rod is free of charge for people aged under 18 or over 64. Other types of fishing always require fishing licenses and people aged 18 to 64 must also pay the state fishing management fee. (more Ministry of Agriculture And Forestry)
  • Ask guided fishing experiences

Rafting

Shoot the fast-running rapids of river Juutua in a rubber dinghy. Starting place is the Hotel Kultahovi in Inari village, where you will get all the equipment necessary. Transfer by car to the starting point for white water rafting. You also will check the rapids of Jäniskoski during the trip. Transfer back to Hotel Kultahovi. (www.saariselka.fi/luontolomat)

Gold Panning

A guided trip to the gold lands of Lemmenjoki. The area is famous for its history of gold prospecting and the marvelous nature of the Lemmenjoki National Park.  We travel by riverboat along the Lemmenjoki river until we reach the gold claim where the action starts. You will learn the secrets of gold panning and if you a lucky you might find some gold nuggets! Beware of gold fever!  (more www.valkeaporo.fi)
It is possible to buy a packed lunch from Vasatokka.

Golden Glitter of Lemmenjoki

Spend a day as a guest with Paltto sámi family
By riverboat, we travel about 22 km deep into the Nationalpark alongside the beautiful river Lemmenjoki to reach the historic gold sites. It’s only a 600 m walk from the river bank to the gold claim where our host will show us the secrets of gold panning and everybody can try his or her skills in gold mining. While sitting around the fire, you’ll have an opportunity to hear traditional sámi yoik and stories about reindeer herding. Finally, when going back to Lemmenjoki, you will meet reindeers at old sámi surroundings.  (More information at www. lemmenjoki.org)

Cruises in Lake Inari

Experience the unique atmosphere of Lake Inari and views of Island Ukko, an ancient Sámi sacrificial island. The Cruise starts from Inari harbor. Out of respect to Sámi people, landing is not possible. From Island Ukko we will cruise close to an old cemetery island. From the boat, we can take photos and see some wooden crosses, that are still standing there. We will return to Inari on the old post boat waterway. (www.saariselka.fi/lakesnow)

SAUNA

  • Private sauna
  • 8€ / person / one hour, minimum fee 20€
  • Towels available for 2 €

WINTER ACTIVITIES

SNOWSHOEING TRIP

  • Guided snowshoeing trip
  • Hot drinks
  • Total duration 2h
  • Incl. equipment, guide services, drinks, and insurance
  • Price 55€/person
  • When using a sliding snowshoes price is 65€/person
  • Minimum 2 people

ICE FISHING

  • Duration 1-2h
  • Includes fishing equipment, hot drink, guide services
  • 30€ / person
  • Minimum 2 people

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING COURSE

  • Duration 2-3h
  • Includes skis, boots, hot drink, and guide services
  • 45 € / person
  • Minimum 2 people

WILDERNESS SKILLS

  • Duration 4-5h
  • Building a laavu, fire making, ice-fishing
  • Includes equipment, lunch by an open fire, guide services
  • 89€ / person, minimum 4 people
  • Bookings in advance at least 1 week before

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