Cocooning In The HaliPuu Forest: The Ultimate Arctic Hammock Relaxation - Helsinki
OverviewCome and enjoy our award winning hammock cocooning in the peaceful, soothing atmosphere of the HaliPuu - hugging forest. Leave your worries and stress behind and sway gently in a cosy nest between the trees - this is what Lapland is about!
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***A WINNER OF VISIT FINLAND AUTHENTIC EXPERIENCE AWARD 2018***
Our 2h Cocooning experience starts in Veitservasa, a place full of stories and family history. We walk through Raekallio family's old woodlands, and hear how the forests history is intertwined with the events of the 1900s. We take a chance to experience the trees, marvel at the stillness of the nature and breathe in worlds cleanest air.
After a 500 m walk we arrive at the HaliPuu hugging tree forest. Pappa, an old lumberjack and the owner of the woods, saved it from harvesting and now the century-old pine-trees are being adopted by people from around the world. Can you spot the cocoons among the trees?
During the walk our specialist guide takes you through a series of relaxing exercises designed to bring you into the here and now. When you feel ready, you are tucked into your hammock-nest for the ultimate forest relaxation. There is nothing to accomplish, nothing to perform. You are free to just be.
Afterwards we share a traditional warm blueberry soup and a savoury snack.
We head back the same route, but this time at a bit different tempo we are now in the rhytm of the forest.
*Finnish people have been drawing their health from the forests for centuries. We have been going into the woods for stress release and healing even before the modern research into the medicinal qualities of trees. Nowadays we know that the phytonsides emitted by pine trees take down the cortisol and adrenaline levels of the body, decrease the blood pressure and increase the white cell count. Just a couple of hours in the forest can bring health benefits that last for weeks.*
Inclusions for Cocooning In The HaliPuu Forest: The Ultimate Arctic Hammock Relaxation
- Beverages (warm blueberry soup)
- Snacks (a savory snack)
- Activities as described
Exclusions for Cocooning In The HaliPuu Forest: The Ultimate Arctic Hammock Relaxation
- Transportation to Veitservasa
- We do not provide overalls, please come warmly dressed
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
A moderate amount of walking is involved
Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
A weight limit of 150 kg applies for safety reasons.
One unheated unisex forest toilet available for the visitors
It can get very chilly in the Arctic. During winter season, please wear layered thermal undergarments & overall / insulated trousers & jacket, warm head gear and gloves, and sturdy, warm winter shoes for this program. During summer season, please protect yourself against mosquitoes and wear sturdy walking shoes or rubber boots.
Program is not operated under -23C or in stormy wind conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
- If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
- Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
- Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.