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Youth Centre

Learning outdoors

The Youth Centre Marttinen offers the great opportunities for group hikes in the forest day or night. It’s possible to enjoy nature in the surroundings of Marttinen for example by following the nature walk on Marttinen island or by fishing at the shores. You can also visit the most wonderful Finnish nature destinations nearby for example Toriseva gorge lakes or Helvetinjärvi National Park. 

It is possible to choose hikes from a couple of hours walk to the whole day hike or you can even go to a night hike which is a particularly unforgettable experience with the atmospherical bonfire. During the hikes you can learn practical wilderness cooking skills by cooking a meal in the middle of the beautiful Finnish landscape. In wintertime snowshoe hike gives you a great opportunity to have fun and to enjoy nature. It is also possible to challenge yourselves as a group by solving the nature-related tasks during the forest escape.

The aim of the programs is to get to know various ways of travelling in the forest and to build group and cooperation skills.

Aims

  • Increased environmental awareness
  • Getting to know nature
  • Learning hiking skills
 
 
Open-fire cooking
 

Open-fire cooking

We learn practical wilderness cooking skills in the surroundings of Marttinen by cooking a meal on a bonfire.

Aims

  • Learning how to set a fire and make food on it
  • Doing your own job in a group
  • Increased awareness of wilderness traditions

Human rights aim

Everyone has the right to food!

Price

Youth groups 250,00 € / group VAT 0%
3 - 4 h, max 30 persons.

Hike to Lake Helvetinjärvi National Park
 

Hike to Lake Helvetinjärvi National Park

We wander in the beautiful landscape near Lake Helvetinjärvi and see the Helvetinkolu rock crevice up close. There are plenty of possible routes, meaning each group can find one to suit them. At the end of the hike, we have some outdoor lunch together.

Aims

  • Increased environmental awareness
  • Getting to know nature
  • Learning hiking skills

Human rights aim

Everyone has the right to a clean environment!

Price

Youth groups 315,00 € / group VAT 0%
Full board for guest outdoor lunch included in the price.
7 - 8 h, max 30 persons. If necessary, a transport charge applies. The distance from Marttinen is 40 km.


Price

Other groups 600,00 € / group VAT 10% and outdoor lunch 9,40 € / person VAT 14%
7 - 8 h, max 30 persons. If necessary, a transport charge applies. The distance from Marttinen is 40 km.

Forest hike to Keituri or Toriseva gorge lakes
 

Forest hike to Keituri or Toriseva gorge lakes

We go on a stimulating forest walk which we complete with an outdoor lunch we cook together. Climbing or descending from heights can also be combined with the hike.

Aims

  • Increasing environmental awareness
  • Learning about nature
  • Learning hiking skills

Human rights aim

Everyone has the right to a clean environment!

Price

Youth groups 250,00 € / group VAT 0%
Full board for guest outdoor lunch included in the price.
4 h, max 30 persons. If necessary, a transport charge applies.


Price

Other groups 400,00 € / group VAT 10%
4 h, max 30 persons. If necessary, a transport charge applies.

Night hike
 

Night hike

We go into the forest in the middle of the night. We sleep in group tents. You can also bring your own shelter. In the morning, we wake up with the cockerel and go to have breakfast in Marttinen. A night hike is an unforgettable experience!

Aims

  • Learning about nature
  • Learning hiking skills
  • Doing your own job in a group

Human rights aim

Everyone has the right to a home!

Price

Youth groups  550,00 € / group VAT 0%
Guide available overnight
Youth groups 450,00 € / group VAT 0%
Guide available until 10pm, from 8am
Over night, max 30 persons

Marttinen island nature walk
 

Marttinen island nature walk

We follow the nature walk on Marttinen island. The route goes through the forest and a traditional village. When you are guided on the nature walk, you get new perspectives on how to enjoy nature. You can also learn about the nature of Marttinen island by following the signs and thinking tasks for free with your own teacher or group leader.

Aims

  • Increased environmental awareness
  • Learning about nature

Human rights aim

Everyone has the right to a clean environment!

Price

Youth groups 110,00 € / group VAT 0%
1 - 2 h, max 30 persons.

Let’s go fishing
 

Let’s go fishing

Get to know rod-fishing equipment and lures and go fishing at nearby shores or on a boat. In spring, more fishing is done with lures from boats while in autumn the emphasis is on rod-fishing. In winter, ice-fishing is done, when the ice conditions allow. Who will get the biggest catch? In winter, there is a charge for transport. The distance from Marttinen is 10 km.

Aims

  • Get to know rod-fishing equipment and your own area’s fishing waters
  • Getting a fish

Human rights aim

Everyone has the right to a clean environment!

Price

Youth groups 140,00 € / group VAT 0%
2 h, max 15 persons

Snowshoe hike
 

Snowshoe hike

We go on a snowshoe hike in the area around Marttinen to the Toriseva gorge lakes or the Lake Helvetinjärvi National Park. Learning to walk in snowshoes is easy and will allow you to enjoy nature in winter. Differences in height, snowy conditions and the walking speed bring challenges for people with all kinds of challenges and aims. On hikes of over three hours, we make lunch outdoors on the hike.

Aims

  • Trying a new discipline
  • Enjoying nature
  • Increased awareness of traditions

Human rights aim

Everyone has the right to move around!

Price

Youth groups 105,00 - 314,00€ / group VAT 0%  
1,5 h - the whole day, max 30 persons


Price

Other groups 25,00 € / person, minimum charge 150,00 € / group
1,5 h, max 30 persons

If necessary, a transport charge applies.

Forest Escape
 

Forest Escape

As a group, we are in a situation in which we have an hour to solve nature-related tasks, find matches, and re-light the campfire. Will we make it together, now that the campfire has gone out and the matches are lost?

Aims

  • Developing problem-solving and cooperation skills
  • Increased environmental awareness

Price

Youth groups 85,00 € / group VAT 0%
1,5 h, max 15 persons.

 

VAT is not added to the prices. By using the Marttinen youth centre’s services you are supporting a good future for young people!

 
 
 
Page modified: 10 Feb 2020

Marttinen is one of the nine centres supported by the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture.

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