maanantai 20. helmikuuta 2017

Husky safari - fun way to enjoy winter wonderland

Come and enjoy a fun and suitably speedy husky safari ! This is a new winter outdoor activity in Finnish Lakeland by Rock and Lake. Rock and Lake cooperate with kennel Sysilouhen, owned by Sarianne and Jari both dedicated husky lovers.

Full speed on the frozen lake! Husky safari is winter fun for all family.
Rock and Lake husky safari routes are both in forest and on frozen lake
Even if huskies love to pull "like animals" they are super friendly and love kids
Photo from training a new forest route with the dogs. Full speed & fun!
Sarianne and two of the huskies

Read more about husky safaris and how you can book your own cool winter adventure!

torstai 22. joulukuuta 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2017!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2017! from the Rock and Lake -team
Rock and Lake is a network of cooperating, local companies who want to offer in Finnish Lakeland high-quality outdoor activities and accommodation in cottages, cabins and villas to travelers.

tiistai 6. joulukuuta 2016

Finland 99 years - Happy & peaceful Independence Day!

Finland celebrates today its 99th birthday in a sunny and crispy winter weather. We have a true Winter Wonderland outdoors! 
Typical lakeside view in Finnish Lakeland
Finland is an amazing land to visit also in wintertime, a real Winter Wonderland. You can start planning your holiday to Finland by clicking to the webpage of Rock and Lake 

Cottage Kiviniemi is a typical all year round lakeside cottage
Trekking on a forest road near the lake
Welcome to Finland all year round for enjoying lakeside holidays

torstai 1. joulukuuta 2016

Birdwatching in Finland - Finnish Lakeland area

Western Capercaillie (Tetrao urogallus karelicus)
In late April and first half of May it is very easy to meet a Western Capercaillie Tetrao urogallus karelicus near many of the lakeside cottages and cabins of Rock and Lake. From our sales you get the best hints for the most suitable cottage for your birdwatching trip in Finland. The Western Capercaillie is common in the pure forests next to appr 10 of the Rock and Lake cottages.

Dipper (Cinclus cinclus)
In February there are excellent possibilitie to admire the Dipper Cinclus cinclus

Typical birds in the Finnish summer, starting in early May for birdwatchers, are Black-throated Diver  Whooper Swan and Western Osprey
Whooper Swan (Cygnus cygnus)
Black-throated Diver (Gavia arctica)
Western Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)

More about birdwatching in Finland you find on Rock and Lake's pages.Also many lakeside cottages to choose from. Search easily the suitable and available cabin for you and book online

maanantai 14. marraskuuta 2016

Winter holidays to Finland - cottages, luxury villas and enjoying skiing, ice fishing, winter wonderland

In November Finnish Lakeland turns into a Winter Wonderland. Wintertime continues till end of March and offers lots of fun and relaxing winter activities for all family. At every Rock and Lake cottage and villa you can enjoy winter in Finland by yourself, but we offer also guided ice fishing  trips and share info about winter activities and other  things to do in Finland and equipment rental in the area.
Here about enjoying winter holidays to Finland at luxury Villa Lempi.

Finnish Lakeland is a winter wonderland - rent a cabin and enjoy!
Villa Lempi by Lake Soukkio in mid of Finnish Lakeland
Villa Lempi and its yard is also accessible; you can go also to the beach with wheel-chair
Winter evenings in Finland are magical
To every Rock and Lake cottage and villa by lake Soukkio you can also rent a hot tub
Make your holiday extra luxury and rent a Finnish hot tub to your cottage yard!
Also inside Villa Lempi offers nice surroundings for an accessible cottage holiday in Finland. 
Here some photos:
Spacious kitchen and dining area seen from the sofa corner.
Sofa corner
The downstairs bedroom is also accessible.
There are three bedrooms upstairs
Holidays to Finland accommodation by lake and outdoor activities directly from owners! Book online
Easy to search lakeside cabins suitable for you and your family, and then to book online. 
We here in Rock and Lake hope to meet you soon!

torstai 22. syyskuuta 2016

Picking mushrooms in Finland - free and allowed almost everywhere

A cep on the yard of rental cottage Saparoniemi
For mushroom lovers Finland, and especially Finnish Lakeland, is a paradise. You can start picking mushrooms from the yard of your rental cottage, but thank to the unique Finnish Everyman's Rights everybody are allowed to pick mushrooms and berries in almost every forest in Finland. In the forests and by the shores of Lake Soukkio there are exceptionally good mushroom places. When you rent a cottage from this area you can be sure to be situated in the mid of an area rich in ceps, chanterelles and other delicious mushrooms. The area is also known for it's blueberries and lingonberries. 
The first ceps and chanterelles pop up in the beginning of July. The mushroom season goes on till October, and the mentioned ones are popping up also in September, so you have two and a half months of great mushroom picking time in Finnish Lakeland area. For more info and photos of tasty mushrooms please click here.  About Finnish berries you find more info here

Two ceps in the yard of Kiviniemi cabin
Cep and lakeview on cottage Kiviniemi

Chanterelles next to Villa Soukkio

More info about cottage holidays to Finland you find by clicking here