Alternative for Finnish Lapland next to Helsinki
At winter there is a lot to do at Hawkhill. You can go slide down Hawkhill on a sled, play in the snow or go for a swim in the icy lake!
We can arrange you with variety of guided activities during the winter from snowshoeing to ice sculpting classes.
Winter wonderland beside Helsinki
Even though winter is not always that white in Helsinki, there's often plenty of snow at Hawkhill. We get just a bit more snow and its colder so usually our guests are surprised when they arrive! We are perfectly located only 45min from Helsinki Airport and midtown Helsinki.
Guided snowshoeing trip to the Nuuksio National Park and over the frozen lake starts from your cottages door steps. During the trip you will learn the basic techniques of snowshoeing.
Includes: Guide services, snowshoes rental
Season: winter Group: 1-10 persons Duration: 2h
Guided ice swimming experiment
Experienced ice-swimmer will tell you about the health benefits and relaxing effects of ice-swimming. She will then guide you to your first ice-swimming experiment. You get to dip into the black water in the lake and experience the exhilaration of ice-swimming and then go warm up in the heat of the Finnish sauna.
Price includes: Guide services, hand made woolen socks to take home
Season: winter Group: 1-12 persons Duration: 2h
Ice sculpting class
The ice-sculpting class takes place on your cottages yard. An ice-sculpting professional will teach you the basic tools and techniques of ice-sculpting. You are then divided into small groups and you will get to sculpt the figures of your choosing. This might sound hard, but the results are impressive even for beginners as seen in the picture!
Season: winter Group: 1-16 persons Duration: 2h
Sustainable travel is important to us!
We take sustainability and the environment into account in every decision we make and they are one of our key values. Our company was awarded the Green Key sustainability certificate in 2019 and we are committed to following the Finnish State Forest Enterprise's Principles of Sustainable Tourism. We guide and encourage our guests to act likewise. As an example of our actions, we are CO2 neutral by the year 2020.