Adventure Apes
Adventure Apes
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Adventure Apes is a full-service adventure company based in Orivesi in Southern Finland. We specialise in custom, small-group adventures across Finland and especially in Tampere region. We offer wilderness excursions and adventure-based activities, hiking or skiing tours, fishing trips, kids birthday parties, city sightseeing tours, sports events and business team building days. Families and people with disabilities welcome. You name the adventure, we'll plan it.
Orivesi, Finland

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Ann
Rotselaar, Belgium6 contributions
Mar 2020
Riisintunturi National park : snow erywhere, almost no paths, cold temperatures, just nature and his silence. We hiked there, with our showshoes and sledges. We sleeped there in our tents. We cooked there on our little stoves. We learned how to survive these conditions thanks to our tree amazing guides (Daniel, Heidi, Petri). We became a great team because we needed each other. We where tired, sometimes very tired, because it was heavy fysically. But we where happy and relaxed because there is nothing else to think about then the adventure en how to survive.
We didn't see the Northernlight ... so we have to come back :)
Written 13 April 2020
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Thank you Ann for joining this snowshoeing expedition with your family and friends! It was amazing to have you in our team and explore the pure wilderness together. Hope to see you again!
Written 7 May 2020
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Gregor T
1 contribution
Nov 2019
Kuusamo offers amazing views of a winter nature and packs of raindeer, and I just love those animals! Heidi and her team were really friendly and went the extra mile to make our stay in Finland a comfortable and exciting time, although we've all been scouts our whole life and thus used to the beauties of nature and interactions with it. But, in Kuusamo, new adventures were to be had and so we learned how to do ice-fishing, which was just simply - cool, and also a bit surprising for experienced fire makers, how to start a fire using just the sparks and birch wood. I'm looking forward to tasting more of the Finnish nature and it's wildlife next time around!
Written 3 November 2019
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adventureapesann
Dear Gregor, thank you for the kind review! It was our pleasure to host you and share some new experiences. We will be most happy to welcome you again on your next visit.
Written 5 November 2019
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Daniel van Veen
1 contribution
Feb 2019 • Friends
I had a great time, staying a week at the adventure apes lodge. It is very clean, comfortable and relaxing. There is a sauna, sports hall, fire hut available and the service was excellent.
We went skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and just had the best possible time.
Heidi, Petri and Miina, thank you so much for our comforable stay!
Written 5 March 2019
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Moi Daniel, Thank you for for the lovely review about your visit to Adventure Apes Lodge in Kuusamo. It was amazing to see you and go out on an adventure together. Looking forward to welcoming you again! Heidi, Owner and Lead Guide
Written 8 March 2019
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danyboyreynolds
5 contributions
Feb 2019 • Friends
3 of us hired out snowshoeing gear for a 5 day expedition in Oulanka National Park.

We drove up from Helsinki and we were greeted by the amazingly helpful Heidi. She really made sure our gear was good for us and even said we could phone her up up if we had any problems during the trip! We also hired a top quality sledge for pulling all our gear: way better than carrying a massively heavy backpack!

When we returned after 5 days in the wilderness, Heidi and her family greeted us and insisted we had breakfast... for free! It was one of the best breakfast I ever had! A school was there and were doing some speeches for concluding their trip to Adventure Apes. Heidi have us a shout out to which we received a standing ovation! haha amazing. Thanks you so much guys.

We definitely recommend adventure apes and are planing to go back for another adventure with them.

Rachel, Dan & Chris
Written 4 March 2019
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Hi all, Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are happy to hear the gear worked perfectly for your adventure. It was our pleasure to welcome you to the lodge for breakfast! You are welcome at the lodge any time! Best, Heidi
Written 8 March 2019
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Tiina K
1 contribution
Nov 2018
Yesterday we were in Orivesi Pukala on a nature tour with Orivesi Aurum's elderly and younger multicultural group. Adventure Apes organized a memorable day for us! We were especially concentrating in finding our inner connection with the nature. We also cooked salmon soup, discussed the nature relationship, relaxed and got empowered. Nature really gives health and well-being! Adventure Apes and Heidi Savolainen are very skilled in this work also with elderly people. No wonder that this service design will also take part in the Milan Triennial year 2019!
Written 12 November 2018
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Thank you so much Tiina! We have been so lucky that we have met you and had a chance to cooperate with you and the elderly people of Orivesi. Take care!
Written 7 May 2020
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Sally P
Adelaide, Australia34 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
We had only a week to spend in Finland and wanted to make the most of it with an emphasis on nature and the countryside, physically active days, and also to learn about the Finnish lifestyle. After looking around at self drive possibilities we were rather overwhelmed. So we contacted Heidi and she collaborated with us to work out a tour that suited.
She is a generous and honest host and guide. We stayed at her lovely home for some of the time, and in selected homes for the rest. We had the experience of a Finnish summer cabin, sauna nearly every day, canoeing in the strings of lakes, hiking in the swamp and forest, even paddle boarding on a lake and cycling in the archipelago. Heidi often stopped to show us hidden gems or surprise side walks. We experienced Finnish food, and learnt so much about Finnish life, customs, history, wildlife, vegetation, language...Heidi was an inexhaustible supply of knowledge. She is also very flexible and can adjust to weather conditions and your needs during the trip.
If you tell Heidi exactly the kind of experience you want in Finland she will do everything she can to make it happen for you.
Thanks Heidi and adventure Apes!
Written 18 June 2018
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Thank you so much for your visit Sally! It was a pleasure to go for an adventure with you and your husband. It felt like exploring my beautiful home country together with friends, not customers. All the best for your coming adventures and hope to see you somewhere someday. Maybe in Australia, maybe in the winter wonderland in Finnish Lapland. I hope we will stay in contact and stay friends forever. Kiitos!
Written 19 June 2018
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Aftab K
4 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
Its was wonderful trip with Adventure Apes , thanks to Heidi for arranging such a nice trip which was well managed and planned.

We all enjoyed the stay in Farm house near Ruka and visited wonderful places around there.
Written 21 January 2018
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Thank you Aftab! We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with us. It was such an adventure to remember. All the best!
Written 7 May 2020
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gisel p
2 contributions
Mar 2017 • Friends
It was a great experience with Adventure apes. First time in my life doing Nordic walking, and I absolutely loved it! Heidi, was very friendly and helpful at all the times. Beautiful landscapes, fresh air, nice exercise and a taste of the best doughnuts in town, delicious!
I definitely recommend to try this Nordic walking tour in Tampere city.

Gisel, Argentina.

Written 28 March 2017
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Thank you Gisel! We are happy to hear you liked our Nordic Walking tour. It was very nice to meet you and explore Tampere together with you. Hope to see you again!
Written 29 March 2017
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EmJou
Helsinki, Finland2 contributions
Mar 2017 • Friends
Thanks to Adventure Apes and Heidi, I had the pleasure to try to dip in a Finnish Ice Lake and then go in the local sauna full of happy locals. Unforgettable experience! It was perfect to be guided in that experience who would be so different on your own. The view was beautiful and the sauna experience so relaxing...
All the locals are in swimming suits, so don´t be afraid ;)
Written 27 March 2017
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Thank you Emeline! We are so proud of you! At first you were so scared about swimming in a frozen lake but you had the courage to do it! The first time is always the worst but then you know what is going to happen and you start loving it. And you wanted to dip in ice cold water all together four times! That is amazing! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed it. All the best and hope to see you again!
Written 29 March 2017
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shane8906
New York City, NY3 contributions
Mar 2017 • Solo
Although I had an idea of what I wanted to do during my trip to Finland, I was unsure I would accomplish it as a solo traveler on short notice. I sent an email with some ideas and my dates, and Heidi responded promptly with a plan that exceeded my expectations at a reasonable price. My experience included 2 nights at Heidi and Petri's beautiful home (complete with sauna), a hike in a Finnish wilderness area, a walking tour of Tampere, and of course ice-swimming in the lake followed by traditional public sauna. Heidi also provided hearty, traditional Finnish meals and snacks and all transportation/guide services. Would definitely recommend this to someone who, like me, doesn't do well on traditional guided tours. Heidi will listen to your ideas and customize the tour to your liking. She even made a special stop so that I could try black sausage, a local delicacy. Highlights include swimming in the frozen lake (definitely an experience) and learning survival skills such as starting a fire without matches and looking for wild berry plants during the nature walk. Thanks Heidi!
Written 16 March 2017
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Thank you Shane! It was a pleasure to go on adventure with you. We are so proud of you as an ice swimmer. You swam four times on a frozen lake! It was great to talk with you about anything and we definitely enjoyed our time with you. Good luck with your new adventures at the other side of the world. Kippis!
Written 17 March 2017
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