If you are used to taking shorter hikes but are still gathering courage to embark on longer treks to Lapland for instance, don’t worry. We arrange treks in the summer or winter in the beautiful nature of Central Finland that help you get ready for the main event.

Need help with the basics of backpacking? Want to learn how to choose the right camping gear, for example? You don’t have to buy everything yourself to get started, because we have stuff for rent, too.

Yearning for some R&R in nature by yourself or with your friends? We offer not only that but also can arrange recreational days and activities for the whole team.

Tailored hikes are also available for school kids, students and organizations. Learn more about nature or refresh your skills, and enjoy a good packed lunch while at it.

Is Water Your Element?

Wilderness Guide Teijo Haapakoski in a Fishing boat.
Photo: Mikko Suutala

Perhaps you already have experience on kayaking or canoeing on your own, but would like to test your skills on longer trips that may last even for days with our experienced tripleader?

For example, the Southern Konnevesi National Park is a great place to have a memorable canoeing or kayaking trip through the maze of islands where you can witness the unique geology of the region in sheer cliff walls and glaciated rocks. You may also be able to see a glimpse of a beaver or osprey fishing.

For all of this, the Wilderness & Nature Services HyvänTähen is there for you! We can show you the basics of paddling and hiking, and plan and execute a canoeing or kayaking trip or a hiking trip that suits your needs.

If you like, we can provide you with a tailored hiking package including route plans with maps, guidance, necessary transportation services and accommodation for example in lean-tos with meals upon request.

For us, You are our best customer!

We can also tailor a trek for you and your friends, which is challenging enough. Your guide will ensure that you are safe and happy. We can also arrange transportation, meals and accommodation so that you can enjoy your time outdoors to the fullest.

Wilderness & Nature Services HyvänTähen is your partner

We can show you and your group the ropes of backpacking, and plan & execute a longer trek or a shorter hike into a national park or onto a nature trail for example – all tailored according to your needs and skill level. For winter treks and hikes, skis and pulkas (ahkio in Finnish) or snow shoes are available.

Our professional guides are at your service. Your responsible leader is a certified and an experienced wilderness and nature guide.

On canoeing & kayaking trips a paddling instructor trained by the Association of Finnish Paddling Instructors will be your leader. All our instructors have received appropriate safety training, and they also have experience on running natural waters and rapids. Moreover, the instructors are certified drift boat drivers.

Come autumn, you have a chance to come elk hunting with us. We also know where the fish are, if you are into fishing.

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Wilderness Guide Teijo Haapakoski and his Drum in Kapeenkoski Rapid.
Photo: Mikko Suutala