Activities

 

You can book almost 40 different kind of adventures/activities from us!
Whether you want to relax after a hectic meeting day or just to organise a day full of fun, Varjola is the right place for you. More than 15 years of experience of organising high quality services gives us the right base to make your day one you will never forget! For winter programmes we offer warm overalls, boots, gloves and helmets. For summer activities we have e.g. rain clothes, rubber boots, river rafting vests and helmets.

We do the organising, while you enjoy the adventure of a lifetime.

 

 

TASTE THE COUNTRYLIFE

Feel Finnish countryside

Varjola farm trip:

Sheep farm tour, forest walk and unique local menu

1 DAY TRIP - Wednesday

Time: 11:30 - 17:00
Program starts from Varjola,
transfer from Jyväskylä city centre at 11:00 (supplementary)

PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Guided walk to sheep grazed woodland
Introducing sheep
Making handicrafts
Visit to farm shop
3-course menu at Bistro Sylvi

MENU

Taste the countrylife
Menu is balanced combination of authentic Finnish local products, fresh seasonal tastes and quality dishes:

Sparkling forest

Finnish Perch soup, organic Rye bread

Lamb from Niemelä sheep farm, 
locally produced tomatoes

Sea-Buckthorn ice-cream with wild-raspberry twist


Our Bistro is named after the third matron of Varjola, Sylvi. She had a passion for picking berries and mushrooms from the forest, growing potatoes and she appreciated good cooking. Where Sylvi was always warmly welcoming visitors, we now have the pleasure to serve todays guests in our bistro.

DETAILS:
Available: June-September, wednesday
Price: 169 €/ person, minimum 2 persons
Supplementary transfer from Jyväskylä center +50 €/person



WHITEWATER RAFTING

In summertime, shooting the rapids with a rubber boat through the foaming waters of Kuusa gets your blood going! Rapids of Kuusa which floats just next to Varjola offer extremely good rapid rafting condtions in these levels of Finland. You don´t have to travel in northern Finland to enjoy good whitewater adeventures. There is also channel of Kuusa which helps us to go upstream. Our rafting boats are large rubber boats and consists places for 8 person at the same time. Each raft has a skipper who has passed a skipper´s test and knows rapids well. The rafting package includes equipment (rubber boots, raincoat and -trousers, life vest, helmet).

Time: summer                                                                                                                             
Duration: 30 minutes - 1 hour

PRICE:                                                                                                                                                                       4 persons or more           25 € / person
4-20 persons                   20 € / person
More than 20 persons, ask for an offer
Minimum invoice 200 €

 


RIVER ADVENTURE

You can also combine rafting with different kind of river experiences!
River adventures tasks are:
Crossing the rapids with cable wire
Walking on the cord above rapids
Whitewater rafting

Take all three tasks to enjoy rapids of Kuusa as its best, or try just one of them.Package includes equipment (rubber boots, raincoat and -trousers, life vest, helmet).                                                                                            

Time: summer                                                                                                                                              Duration: 1,5 hours

PRICE:
1-3 persons                        200 €
2-4 persons                        50 € / person
5-15 persons                      45 € / person
16 persons or more            40 € / person

  

 

ATV SAFARIS

Through the forest and hills, and across slopes, our ATV routes are planned according to the experience and skills of the participants. Every participant drives their own atv machine, and you will be equipped with the necessary accessories: helmet, outdoor clothing, gloves and rubber boots. You can choose intensive 1 hour safari, or longer 2 hour safari which includes coffee break at the viewpoint hut.

Time: summer
Person: at least 4 person
Duration: 1 or 2 hours
Minimum age: 18 years

PRICE:
1 hour safari          90 € / person
2 hour safari         150 € / person

 

SNOWMOBILE SAFARI

Our snowmobile safaris are from 25 to 45 kilometers long and each participants can drive their own snowmobile. Each guest is equipped with all the necessary gear for the safari (overall, gloves, boots, balaclavas and helmet). Before the departure on the safari, your guide gives you a short lesson on how to handle a snowmobile. Then you will depart on a snowmobile journey through the snowy forest in varying routes in Varjola. Along the safari you enjoy sootpot coffee and sandwiches at the viewpoint hut.

Time: winter
Person: at least 4 persons
Duration: 2 or 3 hours

PRICE:
2 hour safari    150 € / person


FISHING

The tumbling waters of the Kuusaankoski rapids are perfect for those in pursuit of lake trout. Pike, perch, whitefish and pike-perch also invite the fisherman to take up the challenge... Reflection, fragrances and feelings are key part of the enjoyment fishing generates. A fully-fokused ice-hole fishing on a crisp winter´s day – golden experience also! It is unbeatable feeling of fishing the foaming rapids. Fishing is suitable for beginners too, we can provide you with an experienced guide. Experience one of the best fishing rapids in the southern part of Finland. With the guidance of our experts it is possible to catch for example trouts, graylings and lake salmons. Come and have a fishing experience of a life time!

Time: through year
Person: at least 1 person
Duration: 2 - 12 hours

GUIDED FISHING PACKAGES
- package includes fully guiding, equipments and fishing licences to the rapids area
1 - 3 person  from  399 € / 2 hours
4 - 7 person  from   490 € / 2 hours
8 - 12 person from   590 € / 2 hours
Ask offers for longer fishing packages from our Sales office! 

 

 

ARCTIC FLOATING

Now you can experience beatiful winter sceneries and have a touch of the clear waters of Kuusa also in wintertime! You will dress in a warm and dry floating suit. After guidance and instructions you may experience the soothing floating in the icecold water. The Arctic floating package includes all necessary equipments.

Time: winter
Person: at least 2 persons
Duration: 30 minutes – 1 hour

PRICE: 
35 € / person

You can also combine Arctic floating with other rapid experiences:¨
Arctic Adventure:
Crossing the rapids with cable wire
Walking on the cord above rapids
Arctic floating

PRICE:
1-3 persons                        200 €
2-4 persons                        50 € / person
5-15 persons                      45 € / person
16 persons or more            40 € / person

 

 

   

VISIT TO HUSKY CAMP

Husky Carousel - Guide is driving
Enjoy a beautiful winter scenery with Husky dogs. Professional husky guide will guide you all the way.
Husky guide is driving the sledge, sledge is for 1-2 persons. Safari includes full guiding and all equipments

Time: winter (requires good snow conditions)
Persons: minimum 4 persons
Duration: 30 minutes - 1 hour

PRICE:
1-7 person 300 €
8-20 persons  40 €/person

 

 

 

SNOWSHOE SAFARI

Enjoying finnish winter and forest in peace. Guidance and all equipments are included. Soot pot coffee and picnic sandwiches are served  along journey.

Time: winter
Person: Minimum 4 persons
Duration: 2 hours

PRICE: 
35 € / person

 

HIKING TRIP

 - Hiking trip to Oitinmäki -hill
Have relaxing and peacefull time while experiencing the silence of the Finnish forests. Surrounding country side offers wide variety of sceneries along the way. Necessary equipments are included in the package.

Person: at least 4 persons
Duration: 2 hours

PRICE:  from  25 € / person 

   

 

FOREST WITH FATBIKE

Come and enjoy the Finnish forest on a easy to ride Fatbikes. Varjola offers good routes for sightseeing, while giving you some sense of adventure. Within the route there are many resting places where you can stop to take some pictures or catch your breath.
At the moment there are routes with medium-low and medium-high difficulty levels​,but more routes are coming.
Approximate length of routes are 12 to 14 kilometers and they can be completed between 1,5 to 2 hours​, depending on physical level and resting time. Use of outdoor clothing is recommended and remember to take in consideration time of the year.

Person: 5-12 persons / multiple groups available
Duration: 2 hours

PRICE: from 799 €/ group,  depending on group size

 

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