There´s plenty to do on a summer´s day at Tahko, that is packed with activities, fun and relaxation for visitors of all ages. It has been said that summer and winter at Tahko are as different as day and night. There seems to be some truth behind the saying.
Summer day at the Tahko resort can either be a peaceful getaway to enjoy the local nature and wildlife, or a wild holiday jam-packed with events ans attractions. In the winter the resort revolves around downhill skiing and fun in the snow, and offers a range of quite different activities. Tahko has recently strengthened its position as a year-round holiday resort, and this can clearly be seen in this summer´s line-up of events.
Events from sports to festivals
Summer at Tahko is filled with sports events, theatre performances, festivals, and gigs, too. This means there´s something at Tahko for everyone, from athletes to couples interested in culture, and from festivalgoers to families arriving for a cabin holiday.
The event-packed summer will kick off no later than Midsummer, when Tahko Juhannus will see some of Finland´s top artists take centre stage at the two-day summer festival in Tahko Event Park. Performing this summer artists such as Arttu Lindeman, SANNI, Mikael Gabriel, Dingo and Apulanta.
Late June gives way to sports as Finland´s biggest mountain bike event Tahko MTB returns to Tahko. In July visitors can enjoy the summer theatre and Street Hockey games and in August athletes can put themselves to the test in Finntriathlon Tahko.
Summer activities for everyone
Tahko is a paradise for independent activities, though there are many of guided trips as well. In addition to nature hiking area is filled with hobby opportunities and service providers. Head out onto the lake in a canoe, kayak, jet ski or SUP board, that can be rented from the area. You can also enjoy the lakeland nature on a boat tour of the culture and nature on nearby Aholansaari island. Or perhaps you´d like to navigate the terrain hires mountain bike, or rent a quadbike for additional horsepower?
For golfers Tahko offers two full-sized golf courses. The Tahko New course is a challenging and rewarding diverse course located five kilometers from the centre of Tahko. Tahko Old Course, on the other hand, is located in the heart of Tahko and was once named the most beautiful course in Finland.
Tahko Spa Hotel is a treasure trove of entertainment and activities where visitors can not only bathe and swim in the spa, but also bowl, work out and play for example floorball, tennis or badminton.
Near the Tahko Spa Hotel there is a large activity park featuring a zip-line, game field and parkour area in addition to standard playground equipment. There is also a range of training equipment and a beginner-friendly disc golf area that are available for everyone. When you visit the park, make sure to have enough time because this seems to be one of kid´s favorite places in Tahko.
Children will also love the Tahko Farm -animal park, that is located just less than kilometer from the center of Tahko. Meet the farm animals, take part of Icelandic horse safari or try mini-atv ride, for example.
If you are brave enough to test the water of the lake, you can do so at Tahko bay´s sandy beach. The beach is shallow and suitable for even the youngest members of the family.
A ride to the top
Tahko´s Panorama chairlift operates also in summer and allows you to see view from the top without climbing up by foot. Up in the top station you´ll find a lovely restaurant that has a big terrace with a wonderful scenery. There are many ways to use the lift. Some visitors just go up to have lunch and some use it as a part of their hiking trip. As there are many MTB routes in Tahko and in slope area, there are lots of sports enthusiast using the lift with the bike as well.