Courses
Always Be Learning, Always Be Growing
Strömfors Outdoor Courses are led by visiting professionals who are masters in their own field. The Courses are unique opportunities to learn new techniques, skills, and to experience nature. In addition to expert-level guidance and content, we will provide a trusting and warm atmosphere for learning, sharing, and making new friends.
Paddling Safety 26.5.
Have fun in the water and be safe
The summer and paddling season is almost here and it’s time to freshen up your safety skills. Join us for a five hour intensive course to rehearse old skills and to learn new safety techniques with a professional guide. The course program includes self and pair rescue techniques as well as eskimo roll basics. We’ll try out different equipment including canoes, kayaks, and Epic Surfskis. We will do various drills and analyze their differences from a safety point of view.

Who is this for?
All paddlers  

Price:
95 eur

Date and time:
26.5. at 10.00–15.00

What’s included?
• Wetsuits, drysuits, life jackets and all other equipment
• Snacks

What do you need to bring?
• Relaxed, weather appropriate outdoor/athletic clothing

Guide:
NIL Guide Juha-Pekka Palasmaa

Location:
Strömfors Outdoor Factory, Ahlströmintie 1, Ruotsinpyhtää 

Contact Anna if you’re on a special diet or have any other questions: [email protected]
Whitewater Paddling Intro 20.7.
Splash away safely on this intensive course
Have you ever wanted to feel the rush of whitewater paddling? Now you have a chance to try it out with an experienced guide in Ahviokoski rapids of Kymijoki river.

The course starts at 9:30 in Strömfors Outdoor Factory where you will get a short introduction to whitewater paddling principles and equipment. We then move to Ahviokoski rapids where we’ll spend the day learning by doing various drills in the current and reverse currents. We’ll have a snack break around noon and return to Strömfor Outdoor Factory at 15:30.

Who is this for?
Anybody interested in whitewater paddling, needs to know how to swim

Price:
95 eur

Date and time:
20.7. at 9.30–15.30

What’s included?
• Wetsuits, drysuits, life jackets and all other equipment
• Snacks What do you need to bring?
• Relaxed, weather appropriate outdoor/athletic clothing

Contact Anna if you’re on a special diet or have any other questions: [email protected]

Guide:
NIL Guide Juha-Pekka Palasmaa

Location:
Strömfors Outdoor Factory, Ahlströmintie 1, Ruotsinpyhtää  
Whitewater Paddling Course 6.-7.7.
Learn a wild sport and stay the night
Learn the basics of whitewater paddling and enjoy the unique vibe of Strömfors Outdoor during this overnight course. After this intensive course you are familiar with the basic techniques of whitewater paddling. You can also assess risks, and paddle independently and safely in easy rapids.

Course schedule
The course starts on Friday at 17.00 in Strömfors. After accommodating you to Strömfors Outdoor’s Krouvimmäki boarding house, we will gather in Outdoor Factory to talk about whitewater paddling theory. The theory will be put into practice in the calm waters of Strömfors where we also train wet exits. Dinner will be served In Strömfors Bed & Bistro.

Saturday starts with a breakfast, packing equipment and transportation to Ahviokoski rapids. We’ll spend the day training different paddling techniques in currents and reverse currents. We enjoy lunch outside and continue drills until late afternoon. We then pack our gear and return to Strömfors for sauna and supper. We say goodbyes around 18 o’clock.

Who is this for?
Anybody interested in whitewater paddling, needs to know how to swim

Price:
290 eur

Date and time:
6.-7.7.

What’s included?
• Wetsuits, drysuits, life jackets and all other equipment
• All meals and snacks
• Accommodation in Strömfors Outdoor’s Krouvinmäki boarding house
• Sauna What do you need to bring?
• Relaxed, weather appropriate outdoor/athletic clothing

Contact Anna if you’re on a special diet or have any other questions: [email protected]

Guide:
NIL Guide Juha-Pekka Palasmaa

Location:
Strömfors Outdoor Factory, Ahlströmintie 1, Ruotsinpyhtää
Lasten outdoor-päiväleiri 13.-15.6. 9-14
Lapset + ulkoilu = ihan parasta
Strömfors on ihanteellinen paikka lasten ja nuorten luontokokemuksiin ja uusien lajien turvalliseen kokeiluun. Ruukkialueen keskellä sijaitseva ”allasmainen” joenuoma on tyyni ja tasainen harjoittelualusta vesilajeille ja monipuolinen maasto tarjoaa eritasoisia vaellus- ja pyöräilyreittejä. Tehtaan pihan nurmikentällä taas on hyvä pelata ja leikkiä.

Kolmen aamupäivän lastenleirillä tutustumme erilaisiin ulkolajeihin sään mukaan.

Ke 13.6. klo 9–14
Ensimmäisenä leiripäivänä tutustumme toisiimme pihaleikkien lomassa sekä  teemme maastopyöräilyretken.

To 14.6. klo 9–14
Toinen leiripäivä on kiipeilypäivä. Tutustumme ilman boulderointiin sekä sisäseinällämme että ulkona Kukuljärven ympäristön upeilla kivillä.

Pe 15.6. klo 9–14
Kolmantena leiripäivänä kokeilemme vesilajeja kuten suppausta ja purjelautailua sekä tietysti uimme – sään niin salliessa.

Huom! Lajivalikoima on alustava ja elää kelien ja osallistujaporukan innon ja taitojen mukaan.

Kenelle leiri on tarkoitettu?
6–12-vuotiaat uimataitoiset lapset ja nuoret Hinta: 125€, sisältää kaikki tarvittavat varusteet sekä välipalan päivän aikana.

Aika:
13.–15.6.2018, 9–14

Ota mukaan:
• uimapuku ja pyyhe
• vaihtovaatteet
• vesipullo
• sään mukaiset, ulkoiluun sopivat vaatteet
• paksupohjaiset kengät
• hattu
• aurinkovoide ja aurinkolasit

Toisena päivänä voit tuoda oman pelastusliivin, jos sinulla on sellainen.
Kolmantena päivänä voit ottaa mukaan oman maastopyörän ja kypärän, jos omistat sellaiset.

Vanhemmat voivat kurssipäivien aikana istahtaa hetkeksi hengähtämään Café Ström & Forsiin, tutustua ruukkialueen käsityöläispuoteihen tai käydä pienellä kävelyllä esimerkiksi Kukul-järven vaellusreitillä.

Opas:
Eräopas ja SUP-ohjaaja, reipas ja iloinen Miia Tähtinen!

Paikka:
Strömfors Outdoor Factory, Ahlströmintie 1, Ruotsinpyhtää

Ilmoittautumiset ja lisätiedot:
Kysy lisätietoja ja ilmoittaudu 1.6. mennessä: [email protected] / 040 730 73 62 Lämpimästi tervetuloa!
Path to Outdoors – girls only hiking course, Strömfors Outdoor Factory × 365 Klubi 12.6.-16.9.
Three adventures – one great group of women
Dive into outdoors and find new soulmates in the process! Path to Outdoors course is designed for women who are interested in getting into multiday outdoor adventuring. This course stretches over three months and equips you with theoretical and practical skills to embark on multiday trek. You also learn how to cook outside and sleep comfortably in a tent.

Who is this for?
Women (+18), min. 6, max. 10 participants

Price:
470€ , 420€ for 365 Klubi members

Dates and time:
12.6. at 17–20, 
28.–29.7.
13.–16.9.

Program
12.6. Intro evening at Strömfors Outdoor Factory at 17–20, open for all
We get together, set the table with snacks and introduce you to Path to Outdoors course – and to each other. Strömfors Outdoor’s Miia Tähtinen and Teemu Vuorensilta from Partioaitta/365 Klubi gear rental service will walk you through the program and discuss the different aspects of outdoor adventure planning. This session is open for all.

28.–29.7. Over night hike at Kukuljärvi trails and camping in Tentsile tents
The first overnight hike takes us to the beautiful nature of Kukuljärvi lake which is located a few kilometres from Strömfors. We’ll spent the night in Tentsile tents that are suspended between three trees. It’s a unique setup that combines the best features of a hammock and a tent. During the hike totalling 15km we practice basic outdoor skills and get to know each other along the way.

13.-16.9. Four days (three nights) hike at Koli national park
Koli is one of the most spectacular National Parks in Finland and perfect for hiking and other outdoor activities. Our main trip will take place when the nature is showing off its best fall colors. During the three-day hike we will walk approximately 40km, sleep in tents, and practice our other outdoor skills together.

Everyone will bring and carry their own food and gear. Equipment can be rented from 365 Klubi. Of course, packing and preparing wisely is one of the central themes of the course and we will help you to choose the right clothing and gear for your backpack.

Guide:
Miia Tähtinen

Trailrunning – group runs for beginners, starting 5.4.
If you do not like running, you have not tried trail running
This training group is for those wanting to get familiar with trail running and run regularly with a group of likeminded people. No previous experience of trail running, or even running is needed to participate.
Trail running session include technique training, advice for gear and training suggestions. Intensity and running speed is always adjusted for the individual needs.
For those interested in competition we can set the shared target for summer season and train for that.

After each session shower, warm juice and after run hangout at Strömfors Outdoor factory.

When: Every Thursday 5.4. – 14.6.
Time: 17.30 – 19.30
Meetingpoint: Strömfors Outdoor Factory, locker rooms and shower
To whom: Trail running beginners
Price for 10 sessions: 80 €
Price for 1 session: 10 €

Needed gear: (Trail)runningshoes, clothes according to weather, waterbottle/hydration backpag, little snack that fits in the pocket.
Registration: [email protected]

Instructor: Miia Tähtinen, Suomen latu certified trail running instructor and nature guide 
SUP Intro 29.5.
Stand up, paddle, and enjoy water!
Our SUP Intro course for beginners includes everything you need to know about Stand-up Paddle Boarding. The course gives you a safe and fun entry into the world of this hugely popular board sport. The waters of Kymijoki delta are sheltered from winds and waves and the current is weak. This makes the pond and the streams next to Outdoor Factory perfect for learning any kind of paddling.

Who is this for?
Beginners and anyone interested in SUP

Price:
45 eur

Date and time:
29.5. at 17.30–19.00

What’s included?
• Wetsuits and neoprene shoes, if needed
• Locker rooms and showers

What do you need to bring?
• Relaxed outdoor/athletic clothing
• Swimming suit
• Spare clothes (if you get wet)

Guide:
Miia Tähtinen
Location:
Strömfors Outdoor Factory, Ahlströmintie 1, Ruotsinpyhtää 
Alpine Climbing Course 15.–17.6.2018
Learn alpine climbing with a mountain guide Juho Lukkari
Are you interested in alpine climbing and would like to obtain basic skills and knowledge with a professional? Juho Lukkari is a certified mountain guide (UIAGM, IVBV, IFMGA). He leads courses and climbing missions mostly in the Swiss Alps and in Patagonia, Chile. This is Juho’s only course in Finland in 2018.

During the course you will learn the basic theory and practice of alpine climbing, climbing safety, decision making, and route planning. You will get guidance for trip planning and an opportunity to discuss issues in more detail with a certified mountain guide. The course will give you knowledge and skills to do an easy climbing trip by yourself and to participate in a more advanced climbing mission with a guide.

Strömfors Outdoor is situated near Haukkakallio and Huuhkajavuori rock climbing sites. 
Preliminary Schedule

Friday 15.6.
Arrival in Strömfors Outdoor at 16-18. Course introduction, dinner, and equipment check

Saturday 16.6.
Breakfast, climbing theory and practice in nature, learning to walk/climb on a cliff with and without ropes. Field Lunch at noon and more climbing. In the afternoon, a lecture on trip planning and practical preparations inside Outdoor Factory. Later in the evening we will discuss the day and view climbing flicks.

Sunday 17.6.
Breakfast, climbing and hiking outside, lunch and goodbyes around 14.00.

Price 380€

Includes:
Training and lectures with Juho Lukkari Accommodation in the idyllic village of Strömfors in shared rooms All meals, snacks and top quality coffees at Café Ström & Fors Free access to Outdoor Factory lounge, bouldering wall and weight training area

Sign up before 1.3. and get a Strömfors Outdoor merino wool T shirt for free (value 45€)!

More information:
[email protected] | 040 730 73 62
juholukkari.com
rausundrauf.de
instagram.com/juholukkari
Warrior Weekend 29.6.–1.7.
Crossfit style training outdoors with a fun-loving warrior crew.
Wake up your inner warrior and get ready for a weekend full of outdoor challenges.

Strömfors Warrior Weekend is designed for all of you who love outdoors and intense challenges. The Warrior Weekend will be an epic test of willpower and stamina, but also a chance to relax and chill out with fantastic people.

The Warrior Weekend is structured as a series of outdoor challenges and adventures that combine running, swimming, lifting, fatbiking, kayaking and many other challenging activities. You will get to run through the Finnish summer night, climb the challenging hills of Huuhkajavuori, paddle to Mittasaari for a treasure hunt and swim across rivers and lakes.

The weekend will culminate at the Strömfors' Strongest battle on Sunday. All heavy training will be balanced out with good food, a relaxing sauna, and a laid back atmosphere with good company, all in a historical village of Strömfors. Everything you need will be provided by Strömfors Outdoor.

Accommodation is in Strömfors Outdoor’s Krouvinmäki – our new boarding house. Fun fact: Krouvinmäki is the oldest clay constructed house in Finland.

Who is this for?
Warriors and wannabe warriors, cross fit enthusiasts

Price:
390 eur

Date and time:
29.6.-1.7.

What’s included?
• All equipment and instructions for activities
• 2 nights at the Krouvinmäki boardinghouse (Possibility to sleep Saturday night in a tentsile tree tent)
• All snacks and meals
• Sauna

What do you need to bring?
• Relaxed, weather appropriate outdoor/athletic clothing
• Personal combat gear and weaponry. JUST KIDDING! But bring your best can-do attitude!

Location:
Strömfors Outdoor Factory, Ahlströmintie 1, Ruotsinpyhtää
Sunset SUP Trip 4.7. 19.30–22.30
Paddle and live one summer night to the fullest.
Imagine yourself paddling slowly on your board in a quiet stream as the summer air cools and shadows grow longer. If you already know how to SUP, join us on this relaxing trip to the beautiful scenery of Kymi river delta with a great group of like minded people. We will supply you with all equipment and snacks that we will enjoy during a good break on a shore.

This late night trip is a fantastic way to unwind and live one summer evening to the fullest.

Who is this for?
Everybody with basic SUP skills Only six spots available!

Price:
70 eur

Date and time:
4.7. 19.30–22.30

What’s included?
• All equipmens (sup board, life vest, neoprene shoes)
• Guidance and instructions
• Snacks What do you need to bring?
• Relaxed, weather appropriate outdoor/athletic clothing
• Dry clothes and a towel • A shell jacket
• A water bottle

Guide:
Miia Tähtinen

Location:
Strömfors Outdoor Factory, Ahlströmintie 1, Ruotsinpyhtää

Contact Anna for any additional questions: [email protected]
Fatbike Intro 24.5. and 19.6. 18-20
Open your mind to a different biking experience
Do you want to experience the smoothest of rides? Sign up to Strömfors Outdoor Fatbike Intro and roll over roots and stones like a boss!

This two hours long bike ride takes us to trails and backcountry roads around Strömfors. We will ride on varying terrain and teach you the basic technique of fatbike riding. It’s going to be a fun and eye-opening experience that will change your perception of what’s possible on a bike.

Who is this for?
All outdoor enthusiasts No prior experience needed

Price:
55 eur
20 eur with your own bike

Date and time:
24.5. 18-20, sign up by 21.5.
19.6. 18-20, sign up by 15.6.

What’s included?
• A fatbike, you can also bring your own!
• Guidance and instructions
• A helmet, if you dob’t have your own

What do you need to bring?
• Relaxed, weather appropriate outdoor/athletic clothing
• Shoes with a fairly rigid sole
• A small backpack
• A water bottle
• If you have: a helmet
• If you want: snack and riding gloves

Location:
Strömfors Outdoor Factory, Ahlströmintie 1, Ruotsinpyhtää

IMPORTANT:
Send your height and any additional questions you might have to Anna: [email protected]
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