NORDIC NATURE EXPLORER
Experience The Ultimate Nordic Adventure in The Nature Camp
ERÄMYS – THE PLACE TO BE
Nordic Nature Explorer is the ultimate nature camp where you get to experience all the best things of life in Nordic nature. It takes place in beautiful cottage village located on the shores of the Kymi-river, the best fishing river in Finland.
Do it Nordic style
This is truly a Nordic slice of heaven: the natural wilderness and beautiful scenery, the peace and quiet of the riverside, the sound of river rapids. Live in traditional Finnish summer houses, experience Finnish sauna, fish your lunch and taste traditional Finnish food, raft in the wild but beautiful Kymi-river.
Experience the Nordic way of living
Accommodation in traditional
summer houses just next to
After a brief introduction of the
Finnish way of summer living it is
time for you to experience how to
heat up the sauna and prepare a
Vihta – the traditional bath whisk
which you will use inside the sauna
to increase your blood circulation
Kymi nature-babtism –
a drop into the river
After the sauna it’s time to cool
down on the porch, watch the river
flow and have couple of drinks
Learn how to prepare Finnish salmon
with fire and smoke, enjoy the
traditional fish dinner and drinks.
the Nordic nature
Imperial Fishing Practice – Russian
Tsar (Emperor) had his fishing cabin at
Kymi river for a good reason, this is the
best fishing river in Finland. You’ll learn
the tips and tricks of catching the fish
Nordic culinary lunch
Picking up wild berries and mushrooms
in the forest (seasonal activity). Finland
has the cleanest nature in the world and
everyone living in Finland has rights freely
to pick up berries and mushrooms in the
forest. Alternatively: Learn orienteering
in the woods.
Special dinner: Rosvopaisti (“robber’s roast”)
is roast meat cooked in a cooking pit. It´s an
ancient way of cooking and traditionally
enjoyed by Finnish hunters.
After a long day outdoors, it is time again
to enjoy sauna & drinks
Get in touch with
the wild nature
Ultimate river challenge:
Rafting in the wild Kymi-river. This
is perfectly safe with our experienced
rafting guides. Alternatively, if you don’t
like speedy rafting you can experience
canoeing –adventure in the wild river
Getting the Nature Explorer certificate
RIVER RAFTING, FISHING AND TRADITIONAL HUNTERS’ MEAL
Experience the Nordic nature in Erämys Riverside Camp
Erämys is a beautiful cottage village located on the
shores of the Kymi-river, one of the best fishing rivers in
Erämys is offering you a Nordic nature camp where you
get to experience the natural wilderness, the peace and
quiet of the riverside and try out traditional Finnish
summer activities like river rafting and fishing.
Wild River Rafting
Take the ultimate river challenge: Rafting in the wild Kymi-river. This is perfectly safe with our experienced rafting guides. Alternatively, if you don’t like speedy rafting, you can experience canoeing adventure in the river.
Try out the riverside sauna
After fishing and river rafting it is time for you to experience the real Finnish Sauna and cool down on the porch, watch the river flow and have a couple of drinks – just enjoy.
Catch fish and relax by the river like a Russian Czar
Kymi-river is one of the longest rivers in Finland. Russian Czar Alexander III was enchanted by the natural beauty of the place and built a fishing lodge for himself there in 1889.
Kymi-river became the favorite destination of the imperial family, a place where they could relax and forget the strict court etiquette and the golden rooms of the Winter Palace in St Petersburg. The Czar would fish and chop wood at cottage while the Czarina would cook. Proper cottage life.
Eating the ancient food of the Finnish hunters
In Erämys you can taste a special meal called Rosvopaisti (robber’s roast) which is roast meat cooked underground in a cooking pit. It is an ancient way of cooking and traditionally enjoyed by Finnish hunters. Some rumors are claiming that it originates from Mongolia and it came to Europe with Mongolian warriors, but we cannot be sure about it. What we are sure about is that it tastes very good. The meal also includes open fire blazed salmon, which is another traditional way of cooking in Finland.
Erämys is located in the area called Kultaa, close to the city of Kotka. From Kotka, it takes only 15 minutes to arrive to the river. From Helsinki Airport it takes about 90 minutes to get there.