Create your own course package by using the alternatives on offer and get to know the only nature attraction in Finland that belongs to UNESCO World Heritage list as well as the famous Kyrö Distillery.

You may choose either one or both of the following course days. You can also arrive already on Friday evening or to stay after the Saturday course even if you are not planning to participate on Sunday's programme. Let us know and we'll organize your accommodation and transport when necessary. During the course we use both Finnish and English.


SATURDAY 30.9.

Venue: Rajavuori wilderness and camping center in Laihia; the starting point for Kurjenkierros (Crane's Route) going through Levaneva bogs.
Time: 9.00-14.30

Programme: Our Saturday destination is located in the heart of the Finnish forest and under the arms of the Levaneva bogs. Our base will be the Rajavuori's sauna and kitchen building where we will start our day by a short mushroom lecture conducted by trained mushroom adviser Sanna Autere while enjoying our morning coffee and tea. After the short theory session we will explore the surrounding forest for finding and identifying mushrooms. 

After our mushroom baskets are hopefully full, we will return to our base where a quick and delicious lunch is prepared by the guidance of chef and wilderness guide Farayi Masuka. The recipe will be shared to all participants after the course. As part of cooking, Sanna will give you advice for handling and storing mushrooms at home.

All participants will have the opportunity for sauna after the course. Bring your own towel and necessities along.

Price: 45€/person
Including course theory and guiding, morning coffee and tea, lunch, and sauna.
Transport: 10€/person/day (as a group). Feel free to use your own car as well.
 

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Evening expedition to the birth place of the world's best Napue Gin and tour in Kyrö Distillery
Time: 16:30-19:00

After the course we are organizing a nice evening excursion to Kyrö Distillery in Isokyrö. The Distillery Restaurant is open on Saturdays and we will have the opportunity to take a tour to get to know the art of distillery as well as to relax by a drink. The distillery tour costs 10€ and will be paid on spot.

Amount of participants: There's room for 15 participants. 
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SUNDAY 30.9.

Venue: Finnhamn in Björkö, in Raippaluoto
Time: 10.30-16.00

On Sunday we are going to head to Björkö island which is located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Raippaluoto. Kvarken Archipelago's exceptional geological values, the rapid land uplift and post-glacial landscape, have made it to be listed as world's heritage. Besides geological attraction, the Kvarken Archipelago has its unique vibe, varying terrain and hiking trails to offer. 

We will start our day by hiking about 2 kilometers from the Vikarskat fishing harbor to our base, the rustic fishing cottage in Finnhamn where coffee and tea will be waiting for you. While enjoying hot drinks, Sanna will tell more about mushrooms and how to identify them. After the theory session we will explore the surrounding forest for mushrooms. 

Around two in the afternoon, we will return to fishing cottage where we are going to prepare nice lunch with Farayi on the fire. Today we cook a different meal compared to Saturday, and each participant will be given the recipe after the course. If you choose to do both days, you will have recipes for two lovely mushroom meals after the weekend. As part of cooking, Sanna will share tips and advice for storing mushrooms at home. 

After the official programme you will have an opportunity to visit Svedjeham where we will climb up to a sightseeing tower. Everyone will also have an opportunity to enjoy some drinks in the café Salteriet. 

Price: 40€/person

Including course theory and guiding, coffee and tea, and lunch.
Transport: 10€/person/day (as a group). Feel free to use your own car as well.

Amount of participants: There's room for 12 participants.

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Accommodation: Those who wish to participate only on course on Sunday or wish to overnight after the evening excursion on Sunday, or to arrive already on Friday, we can organize accommodation e.g. in Sulva Guesthouse. The rooms of the Guesthouse are built in a lovely, traditional archipelago house located right by the center of Sulva village. The Guesthouse is close to a supermarket, museum area Stundars, and café-giftshop Cirkas. Double/twin room with breakfast costs 66€ and private room 50€/night.