Summer Activities

Flexible Green and Blue Worlds

Your expectations can develop. You may have jet lag. The weather may be less favorable for an activity now but soon it will be too good to miss. Villa Cone Beach is the luxury of flexibility. You don’t need to book in-house activities in advance guessing what exactly you’ll get when the time comes.

The versatility of Villa Cone Beach in-house activities is next to limitless. They can be combined and varied, pieces added or cut. Most on the fly. You may jump to another activity, go to a third one or come back to the original doing. Or just relax. The flexibility covers one group at a time.

Photo shows a woman walking on a ridge of the Blue Path.

Trekking into Wild

The Villa Cone Beach region is covered by forests, uncounted lakes and small streams. Waters are sweet and clean.There could not be a more suitable place for soft summer activities. One cannot resist the call of paths deeper into the wilderness. If you get on small forest roads or rough terrain, you surely have infinite routes to choose from. We mainly trek the Blue Path, because it is well kept and feels great.

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The Blue Path goes along the wonderful five kilometers long ridge across Taiga pine forests and passes numerous small waters. Open wetlands and dryer marshes between hills show up. Going can be a very quick visit, or it takes easily hours with breaks.

The most trampled paths have been used for hundreds of years. They are mostly solid and dry, while some have occasional wet legs. In the Blue Path those are wood covered. You can pull on sneakers or boots – or you can try and go barefooted.

Trekking guide will take you on the route, as deep in the wilderness as you wish. Depending on the length of the trek and your wishes, breaks at fireplaces will be made for your rest and snacks.

The programme is fully flexible on the fly. Any other available doing, wild animals or nature objects (such as sudden Northern Lights) can be included right away. At Villa Cone Beach it’s your way!

Schedule & Price

Guided Trekking into Wilderness
Booking In-destination
Group maximum Full capacity of Villa Cone Beach
Price Any group size 60 €/hour, minimum programme total 120 €
Included Transportation, guide, snacks, refreshments
Availability May- September/October
Departure Anytime 8-20, actual departure time may be subject to an advance request
Duration No minimum, max 8 h
Difficulty Very easy – average, forest gravel road option easily accessible for disabled persons, no disabled access vehicles
Payment Upon check-out
Clothing Customer: summer outdoor clothing, Operator: rain clothing if applicable
Exceptions Subject to weather conditions
Operator Arctica Estates

Example route

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Rangifer Summer Safari

Rangifer tarandus fennicus, forest reindeer, locally also called wild caribou, is the specialty of Villa Cone Beach area. They are the bigger wild cousins of Santa’s Rudolph the Red-Nose. No more than 700 genetically diverse heads roam in the whole EU, so better to see them sooner than to be late. Lucky guests can observe these great animals through Villa Cone Beach windows.

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Rangifers can move long distances in a single day. Winter pastures in the west call them to migrate there, until the springtime breeding period pulls the animals back to the east. A new cycle takes place every year and Villa Cone Beach locates luckily right in the middle. Most likely Rangifers show up at Villa Cone Beach in April to October. In the summertime babies may rest with their moms on the villa’s shores after feeding nearby. They come for safety and comfort.

Big herds go from October to April, while during the summer the animals get along in solitude or small groups. Mighty crowns are carried by males, who fight fiercely in September-October to win leadership.

When a lucky scouting has localized some Rangifers, it’s time to get to a safari. Take a closer look at these scary wild animals from our vehicles, as they trust cars more than humans. Sometimes we’ll return empty-handed, always freshened up.

Rangifer classification is Near Threatened, due to habitat loss and predators. Risk of extinction is high. Therefore small groups are being relocated elsewhere in Finland in WildForestReindeerLIFE, a new EU funded project.

Programme is fully flexible on the fly. Any other available wild animals or nature objects (such as sudden Northern Lights) can be included right away. At Villa Cone Beach it’s your way! At any time we can stop for a coffee break or by an open nearby restaurant to have a lunch or dinner.

Schedule & Price

Guided Rangifer Safari In Summer
Booking In-destination
Group maximum Full capacity of Villa Cone Beach
Price Adults and children above 12 years 30 €/hour, children under 12 years 20 €/hour, minimum programme total 120 €
Included Transportation, guide, snacks, refreshments, optional lunch or dinner when tour 4 h+, optional lunch and dinner, when tour 6 h+
Availability May- September
Departure Anytime 6-18, actual time may be subject to an advance request and scouting results
Duration No minimum, recommended minimum 3 hours, no maximum
Difficulty Easy – prolonged
Difficulty Very easy – prolonged, no disabled access vehicles
Payment Upon check-out
Clothing Customer: summer outdoor clothing, Operator: rain clothing if applicable
Exceptions Subject to weather conditions
Operator Arctica Estates
Photo shows two young people canoeing at Villa Cone Beach. Only them at sight.

Gliding Canoe

Numerous water routes split Villa Cone Beach region into a beautiful mosaic, and most of them are suitable for canoeing, kayaking and rowing, many ideally. The main route flows 50 km from the north and past the villa down to Lake Ontojarvi, while minor branches are uncounted. You are free to paddle anywhere you wish, because everyman’s rights are strong. Just let other people have reasonable privacy.

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Most routes are suitable for paddling when without ice cover, roughly from the 5th of May to mid-November. Streams remain always unfrozen but temporary ice may appear on lakes at the both ends of the period. Thunderstorms or high winds will not often stop going.

White waters are highest and fastest from late April to early June, when melted snow rushes downstream. Thereafter the suitability for paddling of the smallest of streams is subject to rains, and your determination. Waterways never dry up.

The guide will take you to any accessible local lake or navigable stream. The default programme starts from the Villa Cone Beach waterfront. The second option takes us to the EU-protected Lake Kuivajarvi, one kilometer away.

Depending on the trip’s duration and your wishes, breaks at fireplaces will be made for your rest and a snack.

The programme is fully flexible on the fly. Any other available doing, wild animals or nature object (such as sudden Northern Lights) can be included right away. At Villa Cone Beach it’s your way!

Schedule & Price

Guided Gliding Canoe
Booking In-destination
Group max 6, each child under 12 years with an adult
Price Each person 25 €/h when 2-3 persons in a canoe, 45 €/h when 1 person in a canoe, minimum total 50 €/h, minimum programme total 150, whereafter optionally self-serviced hours 15 €/canoe
Included Transportation, canoe gear, guide, snacks, refreshments
Availability May- September/October
Departure Anytime 8-20, actual departure time may be subject to an advance request
Duration No minimum, max 10 h
Difficulty Very easy – average, canoe accessibility
Payment Upon check-out
Clothing Customer: summer outdoor clothing, Operator: rain clothing if applicable
Exceptions Subject to weather conditions, self-serviced canoeing allowed in conditions deemed safe
Operator Arctica Estates
Photo shows a young woman rowing a white boat across the protected Lake Kuivajarvi. No one is at sight.

Row Row Row Your Boat

Row, canoe or kayak, all are plain fun for summer activities. The same scenic lakes around Villa Cone Beach suit them all. Sailing feels more traditional in a row boat and it is superb for fishing. You wouldn’t come down white water rapids in a row boat and upstream you can’t but pulling. Going is so relaxing that if you lean back for a while, you may soon see your sweetest dreams. Default rowing starts from the Villa Cone Beach shores or it takes place onto the ever wonderful Lake Kuivajarvi one kilometer away.

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Rowing boat is roomier. That’s how people mainly moved themselves and goods in the old time summers, when proper roads did not exist. They had long home-made wooden boats capable of carrying 20 something rowers to the market or church, to get justice and anything they valued. At Vuokattisafaris you can check the availability. The vessel was a kind of Viking boat. In those days tar was extracted from pine wood and transported in barrels to traders at sea ports. Heavily loaded long freight boats often shipwrecked in fast rapids causing disasters to the crew and to the already poor families back home.

Lake ice cover lasts typically from mid-November to the first week of May. All the summer is for rowing. Our guide will take you to a lake, for a tiny trip or for a full day’s exploration. Depending on the expedition’s duration and your wishes, breaks at fireplaces will be made for your rest and a snack. You can swim, lay down on a level sunny rock or find out what the forest behind you is hiding.

The programme is fully flexible on the fly. Any other available doing, wild animals or nature objects (such as sudden Northern Lights) can be included right away. At Villa Cone Beach it’s your way!

Schedule & Price

Guided Row Row Row Your Boat
Booking In-destination
Group maximum Full capacity of Villa Cone Beach
Price Adults and children above 12 years 25 €/h, children under 12 years 15 €/h, minimum programme total 130 €, whereafter optionally self-serviced free of charge
Included Transportation, boating gear, 1 guide /boat, snacks, refreshments
Availability May- September/October
Departure Anytime 8-20, actual departure time may be subject to an advance request
Duration No minimum, max 10 h
Difficulty Easy, row boat accessibility
Payment Upon check-out
Clothing Customer: summer outdoor clothing, Operator: rain clothing if applicable
Exceptions Subject to weather conditions, self-serviced boating allowed in conditions deemed safe
Operator Arctica Estates
Photo shows four small brown bear cubs palying on a wilderness grass.

Brown Bear Safari

Get to a Brown Bear Safari in safety and book it with your preferred safari operator. Stay overnight or for a longer experience at any one of the places, with the experts on the beasts and photographing. Busy guests can have a shorter visit. You will have the best chance ever to get close to wild bears, mothers with cute cubs and huge males in their wild habitat. The very sight cannot be fully guaranteed but your chances are better than pretty good. Arctica Estates’ transportation from and to Villa Cone Beach will be arranged according to your bear safari booking.

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Brown bears are active from April to October whereafter they sleep over winter under snow. No eating nor drinking for months. Cute playful cubs are born under snow, to crawl into daylight the next spring with their mom.

The safaris take place in the border zone only a kilometer or two to Russia, 65-135 km from Villa Cone Beach. Just untouched nature, a few other visitors and occasional border guards – and you among bears! It’s a good idea to combine bears with other attractions in the border region. A bit of luck and wolfs, wolverines and smaller predators also show up. As well as eagles and other birds.

Schedules & Prices¨¨

Brown Bear Safari
Booking Reservations & booking through the operator, sold by Arctica Estates in-destination only, subject to availability
Group maximum Check the operator
Price Check the operator. When sold by Arctica Estates, the safari price as per the operator, transportation one-way 150 € /group
Included Transportation by Arctica Estates
Availability Check the operator
Departure Check the programme  with the operator, departure time accordingly,  transportation one-way 60-90 minutes
Duration Check the operator
Difficulty Check the operator
Payment Check the operator, Arctica Estates payments upon check-out from Villa Cone Beach
Clothing Customer: check the operator, summer outdoor clothing, Operator: –
Exceptions Check the operator, no disabled access vehicles
Operator Wildlife Safaris Finland
Wild Brown Bear
Boreal Wildlife Centre
Martinselkosen Eräkeskus
Arctica Estates
More info Wild Taiga
Else Crystal Bears by Swarovski sold at Villa Cone Beach
Photo shows two small boys having their favourite summer activities, angling fish in a dusk.

Cast a Fishing Rod

Angling is a combination of fishing and, perhaps more importantly, meditation. The result is stress relief. Many people wish the cork only keeps floating, neither the angler nor fish being hungry. Bait fishing with a rod and reel can be more serious and the catch more welcome. Angling and bait fishing suit almost all waters. After taking the fish up you may put it in a container or back into the water to live happily ever after.

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Any and all of the hundreds of lakes nearby invite for a fishing adventure. Villa Cone Beach faces the beautiful Lake Korpijarvi and beyond that Lake Kellojarvi extends 10 kilometers further south for numerous summer activities. The waters twist, turn and fork to ever-changing scenes. Our default fishing option takes place ashore at the waterfronts of Villa Cone Beach.

The protected Lake Kuivajarvi one kilometer away is another fish basket, where you should be unlucky if catch remains missing. In any case you inhaled the best available medicine for wellness.

One of the most beautiful and accessible fishing sites is Lake Syvajarvi, operated by government wildlife agency, with basic services for visitors. The place suits everyone, including handicapped guests. Park your car, walk a few steps and get fishing. The great Lake Ontojarvi with so many opportunities and excellent beaches opens nearby behind your back. It’s true, our Arctic Lakeland offers limitless waters for fishing.

Programme is fully flexible on the fly. Any other available doing or nature object (such as sudden Northern Lights) can be included right away. At Villa Cone Beach it’s your way!

Schedule & Price

Guided Rod Fishing
Booking In-destination
Group max Full capacity of Villa Cone Beach
Price Any group size 60 €/hour, minimum programme total 120 €, whereafter optionally self-serviced without charge
Included Transportation, guide, fishing gear, permits, snacks, refreshments, when applicable
Availability May- September/October
Departure Anytime 8-20, actual departure time may be subject to an advance request
Duration No minimum, no maximum
Difficulty Very easy – easy, optionally accessible
Payment Upon check-out
Clothing Customer: summer outdoor clothing, Operator: rain clothing if applicable
Exceptions Subject to weather conditions
Operator Arctica Estates
Photo shows young people having a coffee break at their summer picnic in front of a small wilderness lake.

Picnic at Protected Lake

Villa Cone Beach lies next to Lake Kuivajarvi, protected by the EU Natura directive. It is the jewel where time stops from running. Boat slips slowly into bays, yields islets and straits, before beaching to one of its pristine small islands or a lonely waterfront. We may survey them all, have a look at additional mainland shores, and choose the most interesting campground. Even at Villa Cone Beach there are very easily accessible great locations.

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In all, hundreds of beautiful small lakes glitter in the region for all kinds of summer activities. Let’s make a campfire and stretch legs after a walk or boat trip. The grounds vary from dry soil to steady bedrock.

During the seasons for blueberries and other wild super berries you can enjoy a fresh bowl of vitamins and get a good dose of antioxidants right at your camping place. Local people love to freeze golden yellow cloudberries for the winter. They take a break at a lake or natural spring, collect some wood, light a fire and make coffee on flames. Eating sandwiches or something grilled on fire gives energy to go on. Surely that explains the Finnish happiness a lot. You can connect as well.

Programme is fully flexible on the fly. Any other available wild animals or nature objects (such as sudden Northern Lights) can be included right away. At Villa Cone Beach it’s your way!

Schedule & Price

Guided Picnic at Protected lake
Booking In-destination
Group maximum Full capacity of Villa Cone Beach
Price Adults and children above 12 years 20 €/h, children under 12 years 10 €/h, minimum programme total 150 €
Included Transportation, guide, picnic gear, snacks, refreshments
Availability May- September/October
Departure Anytime 8-20, actual departure time may be subject to an advance request
Duration No minimum, no maximum
Difficulty Easy, easily accessible when on mainland
Payment Upon check-out
Clothing Customer: summer outdoor clothing, Operator: rain clothing if applicable
Exceptions Subject to weather conditions
Operator Arctica Estates
Photo shows white and pink peonies in Villa Cone Beach garden.

Cone Beach Garden-Arboretum

Villa Cone Beach garden is an earthly arctic paradise on the shores of Lake Korpijarvi, surrounded by water and a wild forest. Flowers, birds, bees, butterflies, sounds and wonderful smells of passionate summer please you. The beautifully kept garden and arboretum are an enjoyment for garden lovers and a great place to wind down. The garden is reserved exclusively for Villa Cone Beach guests, while the entry of guests from other estates is subject to the approval of villa’s residents.

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The very first spring flowers shoot from the ground usually at the very end of April, when some snow may still remain in shades. Green garden life goes on until September-October. Colors peak in August/September showing the symphony of Ruska, the better the frostier the nights.

Wintertimes decorate the trees and structures under snow, ice crystals twinkling in sunny days. Scenery is picturesque, varying from sunny bright days to heavy snowfall to black moonlit nights to total darkness. Path lights can be switched on in late summer nights.

Schedule & Price

Guided Garden and Arboretum tour
Booking In-destination
Group maximum Full capacity of Villa Cone Beach
Price Free
Included Guide
Availability May- September/October
Departure Anytime 8-22, actual departure time may be subject to the availability of host guide
Duration No minimum, max 2 h
Difficulty Very easy, accessible
Payment None
Clothing Customer: summer outdoor clothing, Operator: rain clothing if applicable
Exceptions Subject to weather conditions
Operator Arctica Estates
Photo shows a rare bluetail in a protected wilderness close to Villa Cone Beach.

Bird Tour

Villa Cone Beach forests, wetlands and waterways make chains of paradises for numerous year-round birds, and many many more migrating ones arrive for summer. There are rarities among owls and hawks. Many hobbyists travel long ways to spot a beautiful red flanked bluetail, Tarsiger cyanurus, which has slowly spread her original territory from Himalayas through Siberia to the west. Eastern Finland above and below Villa Cone Beach is the EU region, where bluetails came first to nest in. With some luck you can see and hear bluetails.

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There is no default destination to monitor birds, but we will scout and go where we should have a chance to find them. Actually Villa Cone Beach itself is an excellent location to see a lot. Small birds, hawks, capercaillies, ravens, gulls, terns and many more are common. They nest in our forests, trees, in birdhouses, in heaps of stones as well as on and in the ground and waterfront.

Finns love birds. The 2016 campaign called Million Birdhouses easily surpassed its target. Wooden birdhouses provide safe places for eggs and chicks at every yard and garden. Migratory birds fly to the south for winter holidays, but kids they raise at Villa Cone Beach.

Programme is fully flexible on the fly. Any other available wild animals or nature objects (such as sudden Northern Lights) can be included right away. At Villa Cone Beach it’s your way!

Schedule & Price

Guided Bird Photo Tour
Booking In-destination
Group maximum Full capacity of Villa Cone Beach
Price Adults and children above 12 years 25 €/hour, children under 12 years 15 €/hour, minimum total 80 €/hour (if no transportation, children free)
Included Transportation, guide, snacks, refreshments, sheltering
Availability May- September/October
Departure Anytime 8-20, actual time may be subject to an advance request
Duration No minimum, no maximum
Difficulty Easy – prolonged, no disabled access vehicles, optionally accessible at the villa
Payment Upon check-out
Clothing Customer: warm summer outdoor clothing, Operator: rain clothing if applicable
Exceptions Subject to weather conditions
Operator Arctica Estates
Villa Cone Beach Summer Night Camping.

Day or Night in Summer Wilderness

Dare to experience a night at a waterfront campfire in the wilderness. The base can be easily accessible or deep in a pristine endless forest. There is no hurry nor stress in this summer activity. When staying overnight, a tent or a tiny wilderness log house shelters your dreams. We have no default campground destination here, since there are so many nearby sites to choose from.

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Warm clothing and bedding ensure your comfort in cooler nights. It’s a life as far as humanely possible from everyday worries, even from the rest of your holiday.

In the midsummer there’s no night at all. In early May and from August on a couple of midnight hours are dark, lightened by the Milky Way or moonlight in clear nights. No danger there but imagination tends to take some hold. Nightly sounds can be a bit strange.

Expedition meals, snacks, cold and hot drinks are served. Guided additional activities can be included, such as fishing, trekking around and picking up super food berries and mushrooms. In a reasonable season you can enjoy a bowl of fresh blueberries, so rich in vitamins and antioxidants, right at your camping place. Local people love to freeze golden yellow cloudberries for the winter. They take a break at a lake or natural spring, light a fire and make coffee on flames. Enjoying sandwiches or something grilled on the fire gives energy to go on. You can connect as well.

Programme is fully flexible on the fly. Any other available wild animals or nature objects (such as sudden Northern Lights) can be included right away. At Villa Cone Beach it’s your way!

Schedule & Price

Guided Night at Summer Campfire
Booking In-destination
Group maximum Full capacity of Villa Cone Beach
Price Any group size 60 €/hour, minimum programme total 60 € , whereafter optionally self-serviced without charge when near the villa
Included Transportation, guide, snacks, refreshments, evening meal, sheltering
Availability May- September
Departure Anytime 18-21, actual time may be subject to an advance request
Duration No minimum, no maximum
Difficulty Easy – prolonged, no disabled access vehicles, optionally accessible near the villa
Payment Upon check-out
Clothing Customer: warm summer outdoor clothing, Operator: rain clothing if applicable
Exceptions Subject to weather conditions
Operator Arctica Estates
Photo shows Villa Cone Beach indoor sauna.

Amazing Sauna Wellness

Frequent sauna cuts the risk of stroke by half. It also seems to prevent cardiovascular deceases. That’s a big big bonus. However, the real thing is enjoyment and thoughts wandering anywhere but in work or troubles. Not to mention the ecstasy when cooling down after the hot place. Villa Cone Beach beachfront sauna is our default. Several more saunas, tinier or slightly bigger, are on hand for the sake of change.

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Feel thousands of years of tradition. Sauna is a sacred place to get clean, to bond, to quiet, to meet friends and to make a deal, and just to feel good. In the past it also used to be a place to give birth and to prepare a deceased for the journey.

In the old times the Finnish people settling into wilderness always built a sauna first. It was the base to stand for hardships and to construct a proper log house. And it was a paradise in the merciless backwoods.

Frequent sauna hugely lowers risk of stroke, shows a large study by the University of Eastern Finland. The decrease was amazing 61 % among those with 4-7 sessions per week instead of one session only. How about missing sauna altogether? Also, the study indicates that regular sauna bathing is associated with a reduced risk of coronary diseases, sudden cardiac death, hypertension, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and respiratory diseases and it lowers CRP level too.

Aching joints and minds love sauna. Skin soothes and softens, thanks to sauna’s natural anti-aging effect.

Collect sauna know-how at Villa Cone Beach. A free package for our sauna-goers contains designs, recommendations, links to studies on wellness and health, as well as to the best suppliers. Personal instructions are also given.

You can have a pre-physical at cost, when suitably available in the region. Measure your stress level before and after sauna with our exclusive smart ring. You may be surprised.

Programme is fully flexible on the fly. Any other available wild animals or nature objects (such as sudden Northern Lights) can be included right away. At Villa Cone Beach it’s your way!

Schedule & Price

Guided Summer Sauna Wellness

 

Booking In-destination
Group maximum Full capacity of Villa Cone Beach, maximum 4 persons in the Löyly (steam) room at the same time
Price Any group size 70 €/hour, minimum programme total 70 €
Included Transportation, guide for instructions and supervising only or co-bathing, sauna gear, refreshments (and spring water at sauna tap), stress level measurement
Availability May- September, order minimum 1 hour in advance
Departure Anytime 10-21, actual time may be subject to an advance request
Duration No minimum, no maximum
Difficulty Easy – average, sauna accessibility
Payment Upon check-out
Clothing Customer: swimsuit when applicable, Operator: sauna clothing and amenities
Exceptions
Operator Arctica Estates
Photo shows smoke sauna feeling.

Smoke Sauna Feelings

The very traditional Finnish sauna is smoke sauna, having a stone pile in its corner with a built-in fire box. No chimney. Smoke gets out through a hole high in log wall. After the sauna master has burnt firewood for several hours, the space is ventilated and readied. Smoke gently smells, walls are black. Throw water on stones and get engulfed in soft sweet steam. Smoke sauna’s health effects are equally awesome than those of ordinary saunas.

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Remember good habits in smoke sauna. It is the dwelling of Saunatonttu, an elf or something, a very old bearded fellow no more than half a meter tall. People say so. For you he retreats into the darkest corner behind the stone pile. Saunatonttu loves to be your host, but gets really really mad if you insult his rules. Don’t worry, we will tell you what they are and if necessary, we take the blame.

Smoke sauna can hardly get hotter than 70-80 °C ( 150-180 °F). Even a bit less is just fine. Above that you step in a more modern sauna with a chimney. There we turn more heat on, if you so wish.

Collect sauna know-how at Villa Cone Beach. A free package for our sauna-goers contains designs, recommendations, links to studies on wellness and health, as well as to the best suppliers. Personal instructions are also given.

You can have a pre-physical at cost, when suitably available in the region. Measure your stress level before and after sauna with our exclusive smart ring. You may be surprised.

Programme is fully flexible on the fly. Any other available wild animals or nature objects (such as sudden Northern Lights) can be included right away. At Villa Cone Beach it’s your way!

Schedule & Price

Private Smoke Sauna Feelings
Booking In-destination
Group maximum Full capacity of Villa Cone Beach, maximum 4 persons in the Löyly (steam) room at the same time
Price Adults and children above 12 years 60 €/hour, children under 12 years 20 €/hour, minimum programme total 280 €
Included Transportation, guide for instructions and supervising only or co-bathing, sauna gear, refreshments, stress level measurement
Availability May- September, order latest at 4 pm the day before
Departure Anytime 16-20, actual time may be subject to host availability
Duration No minimum, maximum 4 hours
Difficulty Easy – average, sauna accessibility
Payment Upon check-out
Clothing Customer: swimsuit when applicable, Operator: sauna clothing and amenities
Exceptions
Operator Arctica Estates
Photo shows the sauna thermometer needle risen to hot 100 degrees centigrade.

Red Hot Sauna In Summer

Wasn’t your sauna warm enough, really? Well, then it’s time to ask for the ultimate experience, provided you are perfectly healthy. Open The Villa Cone Beach beachfront sauna door and step into a place up to 100 °C hotter. That’s the Red Hot Sauna in summer (in the winter you may even reach a bigger difference).

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Open-minded explorers can safely and quite comfortably stand for sauna temperatures up to 100 °C (250 °F), when the air is very dry. The hardcores take somewhat more. If you hesitate, it is fully honourable to turn back from the door. If you go on, better throw just a spoonful of water on stones or nothing at all. Water boils at that temperature.

Exit and in a split second you come from a burner to a freezer that’s 100 °C cooler, feeling fantastically alive and well. Or take both same time! Open the window and let fresh air flow gently over your steaming back while you stay in warmth.

Collect sauna know-how at Villa Cone Beach. The free package for our sauna-goers contains designs, recommendations, links to studies on wellness and health, as well as to the best suppliers. Personal instructions are also given.

The programme is for eligible and fit grown-ups only. If we should so deem or you should request for, a pre-physical shall be arranged at cost, when suitably available. Measure your stress level before and after the Red Hot Sauna with our exclusive smart ring. You may be surprised. Here you are a pioneer, since it is unlikely that very hot sauna’s stress effects have been scientifically measured.

Programme is fully flexible on the fly. Any other available doing or nature object (such as sudden Northern Lights) can be included right away. At Villa Cone Beach it’s your way!

Schedule & Price

Guided Red Hot Sauna
Booking In-destination
Group maximum 6 adults, maximum 4 persons in the Löyly (steam) room at the same time
Price Adults 75 €/hour, minimum programme total 150 €
Included Transportation, guide for instructions only or co-bathing, sauna gear, refreshments (and spring water at sauna tap), stress level measurement, certificate
Availability May- September, order minimum 2 hours in advance
Departure Anytime 10-21, actual time may be subject to an advance request
Duration No minimum, no maximum
Difficulty Average – tough for a moment, sauna accessibility
Payment Upon check-out
Clothing Customer: swimsuit when applicable, Operator: sauna clothing and amenities
Exceptions
Operator Arctica Estates
Photo shows the small Kuhmo museum avilable for sightseeing trips made from Villa Cone Beach.

Sightseeing Arctic Lakeland

Roads were made for journeys not destinations. The wisdom by Confucius portrays perfectly Arctic Lakeland roads in the summertime. They are made for continuing marvelous experiences through green forests and blue waters. They just happen to connect places of interest and attractions. Live a sightseeing tour around vast Kuhmo town and to neighbouring regions, with visits to a number of seasonal destinations.

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This is just a sample list of the destinations to choose from:

  • Petola, the Kuhmo Visitor Centre, information about brown bears, wolves and other wild predators
  • Atalante, the postmodern Kuhmo library making citizens to read more than anywhere else in the world
  • Tuupala museum area, a former modest upper class family’s log house complex
  • The new generation wooden school, for healthy learning and science of health effects of the building
  • Vartius village, Arctica Estates border crossing to Russia
  • Lentiira, a scenic village close to the Russian border
  • A Brown Bear observation center, brown bears, wolfs and wolverines
  • Sites of war history in Kuhmo and Raatteentie
  • Various enterprises for professionals, nature attractions, historical and cultural sites, exhibitions and events

Reasonable tour time varies over the winter. In October and April there are many more light hours than in midwinter.

Programme is fully flexible on the fly, so we will use the brake pedal and steering wheel wherever you wish to stop or go. Any other available attraction, wild animals or nature objects (such as sudden Northern Lights) can be included right away. At Villa Cone Beach it’s your way! At any time we can stop for a coffee break or by a nearby restaurant to have a lunch or dinner.

Schedule & Price

Guided Sightseeing Arctic Tour
Booking In-destination
Group maximum Full capacity of Villa Cone Beach
Price Adults and children above 12 years 25 €/hour, children under 12 years 15 €/hour, minimum programme total 150 €
Included Transportation, guide, snacks, refreshments and, when available, optional lunch or dinner when tour 4 h+, optional lunch and dinner, when tour 6 h+
Availability May- September
Departure Anytime 6-18, actual time may be subject to an advance request
Duration No minimum, recommended minimum 3 hours, maximum 10 hours
Difficulty Easy – prolonged, no disabled access vehicles
Payment Upon check-out
Clothing Customer: summer outdoor clothing, Operator: rain clothing if applicable
Exceptions
Operator Arctica Estates
Photo shows world-famous Kuhmo Chamber Music festival musicians relaxing at a Kuhmo lakeside.

Kuhmo Chamber Music

World-famous Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival is being held in mid-July, since 1970. Two weeks continuous art, over 100 concerts and events by the most talented musicians of the universe. The atmosphere is exceptional, casual. That is the Spirit of Kuhmo.

Schedule & Price

Kuhmo Chamber Music
Booking Reservations and booking through the operator
Group maximum Check the operator
Price Check the operator, Arctica Estates transportation one-way 150 € /group
Included Transportation by Arctica Estates
Availability Check the operator
Departure Check the programme with the operator, departure time accordingly, transportation one-way 30 minutes
Duration Check the operator
Difficulty Check the operator, no disabled access vehicles
Payment Check the operator, Arctica Estates payments upon check-out from Villa Cone Beach
Clothing Customer: summer leisure clothing, Operator: –
Exceptions Check the operator
Operator Kuhmo Festivals
Photo shows salmon fillets blazed at living fires for Fish Festival visitors.

Summer Fish Festival

No fish equals wild Villa Cone Beach fish! Experience a private Fish Festival for your team and enjoy a minimum of 5 fish varieties: Salmon from sea or from sweet water, grayling, perch, pike perch, pike, vendace, whitefish, arctic charr, burbot, bream… It is perfectly up to you if you also wish some local people be invited to make the festival an authentic event.

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The delicacies are fried, fire blazed, grilled, smoked, cooked, poached or lightly salted (made in advance), subject to your choice and chef’s recommendation. If you wish, you are most welcome to unfold your secret recipe and prepare your favorite specialty, a surprise dish for yourself and your guests.

In case there should be another fish festival or event in the region, our guide is at your service.

Programme is fully flexible on the fly. Any other available doing can be included right away. At Villa Cone Beach it’s your way!

Schedule & Price

Summer Fish Festival
Booking Latest 1 week in advance in-destination or by mail
Group maximum Full capacity of Villa Cone Beach
Price Any group size 150 €/h, minimum programme total 450 €
Included Transportation, guide, fish delicacies, refreshments
Availability June-August
Departure Anytime 12-18, actual time may be subject to an advance request
Duration 3-4 hours
Difficulty Easy, optionally accessible
Payment Upon check-out
Clothing Customer: summer outdoor clothing, Operator: rain clothing if applicable
Exceptions Subject to weather conditions
Operator Arctica Estates
Photo shows blueberries, which make Antioxidant Superfood.

Berries & Mushrooms

Blueberry has it all: vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, in addition to charming flavors. It is the top superfood on the Planet. Take a few steps from your Arctica Estate door and you enter into the world of health. No processing, no preservatives, no additives, no residues. Feel free to pick up berries and mushrooms anywhere. Polite courtesy is the only rule. Or let us bring these precious delicacies for your home food meal. For your health and pleasure!

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You may find frozen or dried Finnish berries in your home market. Imagine what a difference it makes to pick blueberries straight to your mouth? Add cloudberries, crowberries, arctic raspberry and many more. Hard to say which one is the most delicious. All translate into health.

Variety of local delicious mushrooms is extensive and growing, as new species are found from time to time. There are hundreds to choose from: chanterelle, many different Boletus (eg. penny bun), russula and more.

May is for cranberries and lorchels, and after a break from mid-July to September you will find blueberries and others.

Note: In case you are not an expert, please don’t self-serve any mushrooms without first consulting our guide. There are a few bitter tasting ones and some quite common ones are lethal in bigger quantities.

Programme is fully flexible on the fly. Any other doing or nature object can be included right away. At Villa Cone Beach it’s your choice!

Schedule & Price

Guided Picking of Berries and Mushrooms
Booking In-destination
Group maximum Full capacity of Villa Cone Beach
Price Any group size 60 € /h, minimum programme total 60 €, whereafter optionally self-serviced without charge
Included Transportation, guide, snacks, refreshments
Availability May, July-September
Departure Anytime 8-18, actual time may be subject to an advance request
Duration No minimum, no maximum
Difficulty Easy, on forest terrain
Payment Upon check-out
Clothing Customer: summer outdoor clothing, Operator: rain clothing if applicable
Exceptions Subject to weather conditions
Operator Arctica Estates
Photo shows the Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis, over Villa Cone Beach.

Chasing the Autumn Northern Lights

Seeing the Northern Lights may be extremely important to you. Actually seeing them is exciting lottery, but we can do a lot. If you are lucky, they show up comfortably at Villa Cone Beach at no extra cost. The season begins in mid-August and ends in April, the period limited by too bright summer nights. During the both ends of the season Villa Cone Beach in the Arctic Lakeland may be the best chance. Sometimes they appear only somewhere else. What to do?

Of course, in an emergency we go chasing the Northern Lights!

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The dancing show, also called Aurora, often appears hundreds of kilometers away, to any direction but most often in the north. Our chauffeur loves to drive you there as quickly as possible, if we only can estimate that we have enough time. The destination can be anywhere in the Arctic Lakeland or Lapland. Be prepared for as long a hardship ride as you possibly are willing to take.

The Northern Lights are created by occasional Sun wind bursts against the Earth’s atmosphere. That’s why a forecast can be given no more than days ahead. In Lapland it is too bright early in the fall and late in the springtime. The Aurora peaks before midnight and the best show may last for half an hour only.

Many folks have beliefs and tales explaining the Northern Lights. Finns have learned since the Ice Age that they are a fox running across skies in flames. Other people know the Northern Lights have an important role in fertility matters.

Programme is fully flexible on the fly. Any other available attraction, wild animals or nature objects can be included right away. At Villa Cone Beach it’s your way!

Schedule & Price

Guided Northern Lights Autum Chasing
Booking In-destination
Group maximum Full capacity of Villa Cone Beach
Price Adults and children above 12 years 25 €/hour, children under 12 years 15 €/hour, minimum total 90 €/hour
Included Transportation, guide, snacks, refreshments and, when available, optional lunch or dinner when tour 4 h+, optional lunch and dinner, when tour 6 h+
Availability In summer programme mid-August-September, actual time may be subject to an advance request and Aurora alarm info
Departure Anytime to reach the set Aurora destination same day latest at 22
Duration No minimum, normal maximum 10 hours, negotiable
Difficulty Easy – prolonged, no disabled access vehicles
Payment Upon check-out
Clothing Customer: warm summer outdoor clothing, Operator: rain clothing if applicable
Exceptions Subject to weather conditions
Operator Arctica Estates
The photo shows a sunny autumn view from Villa Cone Beach fire place over the Lake Korpijarvi. No one is at sight.

Good to Know about Arctic Lakeland Summer

Our summer usually covers the months from May to September, all perfect for summer activities. The start and end of springtime and autumn vary a lot. That’s why we have four very different seasons. The day temperature can reach 20 ºC in the beginning of May and the summer usually takes its permanent hold towards June. Sometimes the sky can send late temporary snow falling down. Long-term forecasting is quite useless.

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The summer’s warmest day can occur any time in June-August, yet most likely in July or in the beginning of August. The temperature can reach 30 ºC for a day or two. Thanks to massive insulation and cooler nights we do not need air-conditioning. If you come from a more southern place, be sure that you’ll perfectly escape your hot and possibly dusty and smoggy summer at Villa Cone Beach. From the end of August on the days cool down slowly. The winter can begin in mid-October, yet often no sooner than a month later and thereafter we move from summer activities to winter doing.

The same uncertainty applies to the rains. We have no rainy nor dry seasons. Water pours just suitably for the green nature all over the year. However summers are no brothers, not even cousins. One can be much dyer and warmer than the next one. A last minute traveler may check the forecasts and find out the likely weather 1-2 weeks ahead and some indications for a bit longer period. Based on the given information you can plan what to pack in your suitcase. We will help you in unexpected emergencies.

First spring flowers usually bloom at the end of April. Early migratory birds arrive in March, to sing in contest with resident ones. They come for food, seeds and insects and predatory ones for bigger game. So, we have insects, too, from June to August. Mainly mosquitos can be a bit annoying in warm evenings. No, they don’t carry any diseases. In windy weather as well as in very cold nights and warm days they stay away. If needed, we can apply nets or bio-based repellents.