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Cocooning in the HaliPuu forest: The ultimate Arctic hammock relaxation

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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 forest’s history is intertwined with the events of the 1900’s. We experience the trees, marvel at the stillness of the nature and breathe in world’s 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 calming 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 blackcurrant juice and a savory snack.

We head back the same route, but this time at a bit different tempo – we are now in the rhythm 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 phytoncides 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.*
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Important Information
Departure Point
HaliPuu forest and its private shelter in Veitservasa, 10km from Levi center
Departure Time
11:00 AM
Duration
2h
Inclusions
  • Beverages (warm blueberry soup)
  • Snacks (a savory snack)
  • Activities as described
  • Guide
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Transportation to Veitservasa
  • We do not provide overalls, please come warmly dressed
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 -23°C or in stormy wind conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We were collected and met by Stephan and Ritta who own and run this experience. We walked (and my Mum was snow mobiled) about 1/2 a mile into the forest with Ritta pointing out interesting facts about this loved piece of woodland. Our 3 hammocks were waiting for us and we were
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Response from HaliPuu, Owner at Cocooning in the HaliPuu forest: The ultimate Arctic hammock relaxation
Responded 17 Feb 2019
Hi Hilary and family, it was so wonderful meeting you, your mother is quite amazing! Thank you so much for the lovely afternoon and a big hug to you all :) Riitta & Steffan
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  • HaliPuu
  • Duration: 2h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Dutch, German
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