Korvala, along with its surrounding village, unspoilt nature and traditional local culture provides a distinctive setting for many types of recreation. Hiking, mountain biking and canoeing provide opportunities to admire and be delighted by the rare beauty of our natural landscapes. All hiking tours are designed to be relatively easy and only normal fitness is needed.
Hiking with Huskies
On cool summer evenings and on crisp autumn days we go out hiking with our huskies. If you would like to join us, we'll supply the equipment needed. All you need are your hiking boots and own appropriate outdoor clothing. Our huskies are very strong so this is dog-walking with a difference - they take you for the walk! It can be very intensive at the start and you will use muscles you didn't know you had! Each adult participant can take one husky for a walk and children can walk or run alongside. After the hike we'll go for a tour around the kennel.
Duration approximately 1 hour, including instruction on how use the equipment.
Children can participate for free.
Our walking trails are grade A and experience is not necessary at this level: anyone who is in good health and fit enough to enjoy a good hill walk can manage a grade A. Maps are available for our guests from reception. Please remember that it is impossible to be absolutely precise about how hard a walk may be, as there may be many contributory factors: weather and trail conditions, level of fitness, weight of rucksack if carrying drinks or food provisions, etc. The walks always involve some exertion: trails are seldom flat, and you must expect to have a reasonable amount of ascent and descent. The walks are from 1 to 7 hours in duration and at a low altitude, rising to a maximum of 350 metres above sea-level, 200 metres above Korvala. There are no other services along the route.
For those interested in fishing, there are two lakes and two river frontages to choose from at Korvala all within easy walking distance from the cabins. The large and small Korvala lakes have a combined surface area of 11 ha and shoreline of 2 km, which is partly sandy and partly covered by sphagnum peat bog, with duckboards and benches to make access and casting easier. They have an average depth of 5 metres, with the deepest point at 15 m. Fishing is also possible along a one kilometre stretch of Säynäjäjoki River or with the Forestry Commission’s licence for Raudanjoki River. The fish variety includes trout, char, powan, grayling, perch and pike.
While the lakes and rivers also offer the opportunity for canoeing and rowing, the forest paths lead the walker or hiker to beautiful spots in the wilderness, ideal for bird-watching and nature photography. The best bird-watching months are May–June and September–October.