Adventures in Finnish Lapland
We offer high quality tours and work only with small private groups to guarantee the best experience. We also rent equipment for your self-guided adventures.
Come explore Lapland with us! We are situated in Ylläs, Finland, near Kittilä airport and Kolari train station.
The picture perfect winter
Winter in Lapland is extreme but enchanting – it gets extremely cold and the sun doesn’t show up for over a month. But winter is the time for all the fun: skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing - you name it.
The sky is amazing with the constantly changing colours and on a clear night the dancing Northern Lights will blow your mind.
Never-ending days of summer
You can go hiking in the middle of the night if you want to. The arctic nature blooms and rivers run free.
The Pihka Concept
We love the Finnish outdoors and this reflects on what we do at Pihka Outdoors. Staring at the always changing flames of the bonfire, skiing in the purest air you can find, relaxing and unwinding in the immense silence on Lapland, following your own tracks on snowshoes.. Breathing in - breathing out. Simply creating the most amazing memories of your life.
Our main value is to offer personalized experiences in small private groups. With us you will not go out on adventures in tourist buses or on busy tracks. We work together with the nature, respecting all of its incredible ways - always in awe of all its amazing aspects.
Our home is in Ylläs - in the middle of the seven fells, near Kittilä airport and Kolari train station. From here we enjoy the whole of Lapland as our playground.
We are Pihka Outdoors
Pihka Outdoors is owned by our little family. We, the founders Minttu Heimovirta and Joona Kivinen, were once mesmerized by Lapland. Far above the Arctic Circle, here in Ylläs, we felt at peace - and we stayed.
Joona is a true wilderness survival guru, who loves adventures in the most extreme conditions. He looks for ways to feel the powers of nature. He usually follows his own paths and takes a break by open fire whenever possible. His favourite season is Autumn, with its crispy mornings - mosquito free! Joona is a very good musician, if you ask nicely he might bring his banjo along!
Minttu is biologist, journalist and tv-presenter. For her, nature is the place of creativity, in the middle of all the stories. She is mostly interested in the behaviour of plants and animals in forests and fells - who is doing what and why. Minttu will happily share these stories with you and you will go home amazed! Her favourite season is late Spring, when the days are already longer, it's not super cold anymore, but there is still lots of snow to play around with.
Come for an adventure with us!