If you value uniquely alluring and clean lakeland nature and wish to experience something you will not experience elsewhere, this trip is perfect for you! This tour is meant for all those interested in nature, amazing locations, national parks and an active holiday amidst nature.
Repovesi National Park
Lakeland Routes for Families
This route includes amusement parks, exquisite locations, camp life, family-friendly hotels and restaurants – not to mention the activities Helsinki and Lakeland area have to offer. Ever travelled in a steam ship or took a paddling excursion?
Lakeland Routes for Sauna Lovers
We have gathered the best and most wildest Finnish saunas from Helsinki and Finnish Lakeland area – some public, some private, some traditional and some representing the newest in Finnish sauna design.
Lakeland Routes for Culture Lovers
If you value high-quality, authenticity, uniqueness, beautiful landscapes, local food as well as specialities and good service, this trip is perfect fit for you!
Finland has a vibrant food culture. ‘Local food’ and ‘slow food’ are terms which have widespread sounding board all over the country, and local seasonal and fresh produce can be found anywhere from coastal areas to inland towns, and southern cities to northern villages.
Lakeland Routes East 11. - 14.6.2014
TOUR OPERATOR FAM TRIP BY INVITATION ONLY
Flights from home destinations to Helsinki
15:15 (-15:45) Meet Ms Anne Niska, Visit Finland and Ms Päivi Oksanen, Kouvola Innovation, at terminal 2 arrival hall in Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport
15:45 Transfer by bus towards Kouvola Region
17:00 Visit at Mustila Arboretum and Mustila Winery
18:00 Arrival in Kouvola, check-in at Cumulus Hotel Kouvola City of Kouvola is located roughly 150km NE from Helsinki. Located ideally by the Savo track – a gateway to Northern Finland and Russia – Kouvola is easily reached with the Finnish railway connections. The area of Kouvola are roughly divided in to two parts, the lake-dominated northern part and the more traditional and agriculturally rich southern part – the City of Kouvola being in the middle of the two. 19:00 Presentation of Tykkimäki Amusement Park and Aquapark 20:00 Dinner at Tykkimäki Aquapark Loiske Restaurant
Breakfast and check-out
09:00 Departure towards Verla, Unesco World Heritage site
09:30-10:15 Guided tour in Verla Mill Museum
10:30-11:30 Drive to Repovesi National Park
11:30-13:00 Tour around the park by foot, campfire lunch
13:30 Departure for Savonlinna Region (via Mikkeli and Juva)
Coffee stop in Juva at Wehmaa Manor in Butiken på Landet -shop
17:30 Arrival in Holiday Resort Järvisydän, check-in
Short excursion to Saimaa Ringed Seal´s birth places in Linnansaari National Park
19:00 Finnish Sauna World
21:00 Dinner in medieval style restaurant and wine cellar Piikatyttö
08:00 Breakfast and check-out
09:00 Departure for Savonlinna Built in islands, the City of Savonlinna has been a popular spa and tourist destination since the last century. Today, Savonlinna ks known for its Opera Festival, cruises on spectacular steam ships, market place and the tasty snack “lörtsy”. The most popular sight in Savonlinna is the medieval Olavinlinna Castle, but every city visit should also include walking along the Linnankatu in the old town and seeing the old boutiques and art exhibitions – just to name a few of the city’s highlights. 10:00 Lake cruise and visit to Savonlinna Market Square
12:00 Guided tour in Olavinlinna Castle 13:00 Departure for Mikkeli Situated in the area of South Savo between lakes Puula, Kyyvesi and Saimaa, Mikkeli region is among the most popular cottage areas in Finland – 10.500 holiday cottages are located in the City of Mikkeli alone, which makes the city a leader of cottage holiday statistics. Rich in holiday cottages, Mikkeli region is also known for its numerous manor houses, locally produced food and rich social history – being the headquarters area for most of its existence. 14:15 Lunch visit in Puumala A couple of years ago Puumala was chosen the most beautiful municipality on Saimaa Lake District. Puumala’s 3000 km of shoreline and real archipelago with over 1000 islands attract summer residents, boaters as well as other holidaymakers to their summer paradise to enjoy the sparkling blue waters, peaceful country life and genuinely friendly services of the active little village. Feel the unique local lifestyle! 16:45 Departure for Anttolanhovi / Art&DesignLakeside Villas 17:30 Check-in
18:30 Sightseeing on Lake Saimaa or Forest Yoga
19:30 Dinner with local specialities
Late night Sauna in the Villa – just relax and enjoy!
08:00 Breakfast at villa 09:00 Check-out
09:15 Lakeland Routes – feelings and expressions on the way. Let´s share the experiences
apprx. 10:30 Light lunch
11:15 Departure to Helsinki
14:30 Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport
Holiday Resort Järvisydän is all about unforgettable holidays in a cottage in Finland. Located on the shore of the great Lake Saimaa, the resort is not accidentially called “Heart of the Lake” when translated from Finnish.
Anttolanhovi Art & Design villas are a unique visitor concept – luxury and Finnish design combined to a full range hotel services. Anttolanhovi restaurant is also known for its local food, which many tourists traveling alone or in groups enjoy while travelling nearby.
Savonlinna and Mikkeli region is located in the heart Lakeland Finland and Lake Saimaa; the climate is mild and characterized by seasonal changes between darkness and light, cold and warmth. You might need warm layers of clothing for the evenings, but the daytime can be quite warm.
outdoor clothing and shoes
Ms Anne Niska
Ms Päivi Oksanen
Savonlinna Travel Ltd
Ms Tanja Heiskanen
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Moomins, Santa and Angry Birds – activity parks, Finnish style
How about spending a day with the one and only Santa? Or going on a stroll around magical Moominvalley or an adventure in the Angry Birds world? Activity and adventure parks are scattered around Finland, and all have something unique to offer.
There is no staying in the closet in Finland. This is the country where you can send your postcards home with gay erotic stamps and take part in endless rainbow-coloured activities throughout the year.