On the middle section of the unharnessed, free-flowing Kiiminkijoki river, Vuoton Joutsen provides nature activities in the peace and quiet of the idyllic village of Yli-Vuotto. As well as the brooks at the head of the river, two lakes rich in fish, and two different types of river guarantee visitors a huge variety of experiences in the great outdoors. Enjoy a peaceful and relaxing stay all to yourself in the traditional buildings at Lammin Pirtti beside the Lamminkoski rapids on the Kiiminkijoki river or splash out on the more luxurious eco-cottage Villa Wuotanka on the shore of Lake Isovuotunkijärvi. The buildings and camping pitches nestle in a traditional farming landscape.
Vuoton Joutsen can provide catering by agreement for groups all year round. The summer cafe/kiosk acts as an information centre where visitors can buy fishing permits, or hire canoeing or kayaking equipment and guides to the area. There are always saunas in Finland but here they come in all shapes and sizes, with new and old-style smoke saunas, wood-fired and electric saunas, and a hot tub too. Falls, rapids, springs and marshes as well as rare plants are soon familiar sights in a landscape shaped by the Ice Age.
Vuoton Joutsen can also arrange trips to local history and ancient history sites and teach you how to use foraged produce for food, remedies and relaxation. An eco-minded approach runs through everything Vuoton Joutsen does. Ever since it was founded in 1992, the company has been providing services on the principle of sustainable development, taking the environment, local culture and an organic ethos into account.
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