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  • Snowmobiling  at Lake Päijänne

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  • Snowshoeing  tour in Asikkala

  • Paddling  at Lake Päijänne

South Päijänne – packed with things to do!

South Päijänne – including Lake Päijänne itself and numerous other smaller lakes and rivers, islands and eskers – will charm everyone who likes to explore nature. Walk, hike, cycle, canoe, fish or hop on a lake cruise to enjoy the beautiful lake scenery. In wintertime many of the area's trails and paths are used as cross-country ski tracks, not forgetting the possibilities for skiing across the frozen Lake Päijänne in the glimmering spring sun! South Päijänne also offers a wide range of events and cultural activities all year round! In addition, many local companies offer wellness services and great sports facilities, including gyms, swimming pools and guided group exercises.

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Guided Nature Tours

Get the most out of your holiday in Finland with a professional guide. Discover the nature by walking, canoeing, boating, biking or snowhoeing. Come and enjoy!

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Hiking and walking

Along the trails you will be able to appreciate the area’s natural beauty, the traces of the Ice Age and traditional Finnish village life!

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Cruises and water taxi services

Sail along Lake Päijänne or take a cruise to Lahti via Vääksy Canal – you can enjoy the spectacular lake scenery with either a regularly scheduled or charter cruise. You can also order a water taxi transfer to Päijänne National Park!

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Canoeing, SUP and watersports

Experience the beautiful lakes by canoeing, SUP or try water skiing. You can also book a guided canoeing tour to explore the best parts of Finnish nature

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Fishing

Päijänne's clean waters offer excellent opportunities for many kinds of fishing whether you prefer trolling, spinning or fly fishing. The best fishing spots can be found with the help of a professional local guide!

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Bird watching

Observe birds on the open waters of Lake Päijänne, among reeds in lake inlets and at Päijänne National Park. Pick up a copy of the bird and flower guide from tourist information!

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Cycling

Explore the Päijät-Häme region and countryside by cycling! A tour of Lake Vesijärvi takes you via beautiful countryside landscape to the historical Vääksy Canal area and cultural landscape of Vesivehmaa village.

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Horseback riding with Icelandic horses

Take part in a one-day trip during the green summer days or participate in a shorter horseback riding tour in winter!

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Frisbeegolf and golf

You can try Frisbeegolf at Padasjoki amidst the stunning scenery in Kullasvuori or by the lakeshore in Vääksy! Golfers can in turn play the 18-hole golf course located in the village of Vääksy!

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Day trips and manor tours for groups

Explore Päijänne National Park, Vääksy Canal or beautiful manors by joining guided day trips and tours!

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Sights and attractions in South Päijänne

Fall in love the idyllic Vääksy Canal area, Sysmä’s numerous cultural and historical attractions and nationally award-winning Padasjoki open-air theatre!

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Activity and programme suppliers

The best parts of the nature surrounding us can be explored by participating in guided programmes with a local guide!

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Winter activities

Winter in South Päijänne is full of adventure! Ski or try your ice fishing skills on the frozen Lake Päijänne in the glimmering spring sun or experience the thrill of winter by snowmobiling!