.... Family holiday - Adventure & homestay in Orivesi..Perheiden seikkailuloma Orivedellä....

.... Family holiday - Adventure & homestay in Orivesi..Perheiden seikkailuloma Orivedellä....


3 days, 2 nights
Ideal for families with children age 6-14

This adventure is created especially for families with school-age children and includes many fun and educational activities the whole family will enjoy. Your private guide (and her helper Andy the Ape) are bursting with energy and will help you enjoy a hassle-free holiday with quality family time. Activities can be customized to your family’s interests but might include:

  • A forest adventure where you will learn interesting facts about Finnish flora and fauna
  • A fun outdoor mini-olympics
  • Time to grill your own sausages over an open fire
  • A pancake party with lots of sweet toppings
  • A day excursion to Tampere for a museum visit and the chance to play in one of the city’s amazing outdoor playgrounds
  • A comfortable homestay with your guide in the countryside (three double rooms are available with a separate family bathroom)
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The perfect family holiday: Quality time, fun, adventure, great food and restful sleep

This adventure is a dream come true for families looking for educational yet fun outdoor activities and relaxed time as a family. We will listen to learn about the interests of your family and will adjust the program accordingly whenever possible. To get the ideas flowing, take a look at our suggested program.

Travel program

Day 1 - Welcome and mini-olympics

Your guide Heidi will meet you at Orivesi train station and warmly welcome you to her home in the countryside. After settling in your rooms, you will have a traditional Finnish lunch in a beautiful dining room and will talk about the coming adventure together with Heidi.

After lunch, you will be introduced to your surroundings and have great fun with an outdoor mini-olympics. Andy the Ape (our mascot in charge of keeping even the youngest adventurers entertained) will guarantee lots of laughs and new experiences for the whole family. After this sporty exercise, you will grill your own sausages over an open fire.

In the evening, Heidi will give you an introduction to the Finnish sauna where you can relax together as a family every evening.

Day 2 - Forest adventure

Today is a real adventure! We will pack our backpacks and go for a full-day forest adventure where you will walk through amazing landscapes and, if we are lucky, also see some wild animals. Heidi will share interesting facts about Finnish flora and fauna as well as our culture of enjoying all nature has to offer. Today’s lunch will be cooked in the forest along our hiking trail. You will have a chance to learn how to make a fire and a delicious trail meal. Maybe we will also find some wild berries to sweeten our adventure?

Day 3 - Play time in the city

Today we will have a day excursion to Tampere. You can choose a visit to one of the many family-friendly museums this amazing city has to offer. We will also see Tampere from a bird's-eye view and taste some local delicacies. According to Andy the Ape, there is no city adventure without a play in an outdoor playground and swinging in the air so we will spend a great while in a park having fun again!

Day 4 - Lake swimming

Did you know that Finland is the land of thousands of lakes? Today we are going to explore one of them as we are going to the lake for a half-day adventure. Remember to take your swimming suits with you! This is your chance to swim and play in the water safely together with Heidi. She will also show you how to do some fishing! If you want to, we can also go on a short rowboat tour to see Finnish nature from a different perspective.

In the winter months when lake swimming is a bit too cold, we might go sledging, build a birdhouse or climb trees.

In the evening we will have a special dinner with a pancake party! Choose your favourite toppings from homemade strawberry and raspberry jams, fruits and berries, chocolate or caramel sauce and ice cream!

Day 5 - Finnish arts and crafts

After breakfast, we will do some arts and crafts suitable for the age of your kids. As a snack, Andy the Ape will teach you to bake biscuits using his secret recipe. After lunch, it is time to head to Orivesi train station and back home. We will stop in a local handicrafts shop on the way where Heidi will be happy to point out some of her favorite Finnish souvenirs for you to take home and share with your friends.  


Duration: 5 days, 4 nights
Group size: 3-6 (accommodations can be made for larger families, please contact us for details)
Gear needed: Normal clothing, comfortable walking shoes and swimsuit. Seasonal gear, such as snow boots or rain jackets, will be provided if needed.
Transportation: Transfers from and to Orivesi train station are included in the tour price. 
Tour language: English or Finnish (Other languages are available on request)
Booking: Pre-booking is highly recommended, tours are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Availability: This tour is offered year-round. Please note that the activities may vary according to the season.

Homestay Accommodation

On this adventure, you will be staying in a real Finnish home where you will have a whole floor privately for you as a family. This includes three double rooms and a private, family bathroom. See more about the accommodations here.


Pricing may range from 1890-2900 euro per family depending on the number of people and activities.


Transportation from Tampere or Helsinki

If you will be flying into Helsinki to spending time in Tampere, Adventure Apes is happy to arrange either public or private transportation for your family. Just let us know if this is something you are interested in and we will include it as an option in your price estimate.