Gliding snowshoe hiking in the wilderness of Karelia

Let the Finnish winter, forests and nature amaze yourself

Kesälahti, Finland
Available in Finnish, English, Swedish and German
2 hours
5 spots per experience
November - April
Regular price: 49 €
Children: 19 €

What are we going to do

The snow covers holes and stones – let snowshoeing begin! A person who knows how to walk will easily learn how to snowshoe and will be able to enjoy the magic of winterly nature. Elevations, snow conditions, and personal speed will offer challenges for each of the hiker’s needs and desires. Snowshoeing represents the top of ecologic activity/exercise. The guides will teach you how to snowshoe and will lead you through the interesting and beautiful scenery of the wilderness of North Karelia. The price includes snowshoes, necessary safety equipment, and guides with their liability insurance. The hiking trip lasts a maximum of 2 hours, depending on the endurance of the group. At the end of the trip, we offer a hot drink.
Snowshoe hikes will take place if there are at least three participants. The maximum group size is 5. For larger groups on request, please contact us.

One person = 49€

Bookings latest two days in advance. Cancellations two days prior to departure (or earlier) refund 90% of the price, cancellations the same day or the previous day, no refund

About Lakeland Karelia - the Doer

Amazing nature! Because of nature and the strong four seasons, we live here in Eastern Finland. We have snowy winter and so strong ice cover of the lakes that you even can drive there by car.

There are lots of wide natural and unspoiled forests in Karelia. Finland’s legal concept of everyman’s right gives everyone the chance to enjoy outdoor pursuits, and the freedom of the country’s vast forests and fells, and many lakes and rivers, with few restrictions. Public access to private land is much wider in Finland than in most other countries. Read more:

People in the Karelia area are very friendly and welcoming and that’s why we wish you to join our life in Karelia. We believe that our guests respect our idea: Live like locals. Read more:


The customer is responsible for his/her own clothing that is comfortable to move around. We recommend warm enough, windproof outwear and pants, a hat, mittens, ear protection, and exercise footwear.

Children only with parents or an adult and under their responsibility.
Minimum age 7 years.
Snowshoe hiking requires normal physical conditions.




Mahtava retki! Milloin vaan uudestaan❤❤


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Hyvä retki, lähtisin toistekin! Alussa meni suhteellisesti paljon aikaa turvallisuuteen ja varusteiden esittelyihin ennenkuin päästiin vesille, mutta mukana oli ensikertalainen eli oli ymmärrettävää. Opin itsekin paljon uutta.


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