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Experience the Unique "Moss" Sauna - Sammalsauna

Sammalsauna is a new unique sauna experience with hundreds of colour changing LED lights creating the atmosphere of your choice. In addition to the warmth, you can enjoy karaoke, a sauna fragrance of your choice, music and even television. Our outdoor jacuzzi can also be enjoyed throughout the year. Kettusauna is a fully renovated traditional country sauna, located on the shore of Lake Kettujärvi. It also features an outdoor hot tub, where you can enjoy a balmy 37 degrees under the starry skies, even in the middle of the winter. We also prepare an ice hole near the saunas in the wintertime.

A Bucket of Blueberries

Blueberry, mustikka in Finnish, is one of the most common berries we have and if you ask me, also the best one. Blueberries are very healthy, high in vitamin C and E and also previously believed to improve night vision. The hardest part of picking them is to get at least some in your bucket as well, they are so good you want to eat them immediately! We will also make a traditional snack: blueberry milk from fresh berries.

Evening in the Forest

We start our walk with the last light of the day. You can feel the silence falling over the forest – it relaxes your mind. We follow the path and take a break by the open fire. When we come back, we already need our headlights to find our way! Duration: 3 hours. Time: 17.00–20.00 or 15.00–18.00 (December) Season: October–December, March–April Equipment: shoes suitable for walking in the forest, warm outdoor clothes

Holiday Apartment Prinsessa at Vuokatin Aateli

Vuokatin Aateli's Prinsessa suite accommodates two persons comfortably. It is located downstairs of the Herttuatar apartment, near the fountain. The size of the apartment is 21 m². It has a combined living room and bedroom, a high standard bar kitchen, electric sauna with cable lighting and sculpted benches, and a glazed-in terrace. The similar Prinssi suite is situated next door.

Holiday Apartment Erik of Aateli Castle

The Aateli Castle apartments are set in a prime location on the slopes of Vuokatti, in the midst of versatile, year-round activities and services. Erik of Aateli Castle is an apartment of 79 square metres and accommodation for 8 persons. Erik has 3 bedrooms, of which one is a third-floor romantic tower bedroom with a double bed. The apartment has a kitchen, living room, sauna, two toilets, a glazed-in terrace and a balcony, as well as a drying / utility / storage room. One of four similar apartments in the Aateli Castle.

Holiday Apartment Herttuatar at Vuokatin Aateli

Herttuatar is a comfortable and functional holiday apartment where log walls, ceiling beams, and the heat-storing soapstone fireplace create a cosy atmosphere. The sauna boasts fibre optic lighting and the option of listening to music. Herttuatar, remodeled in the summer of 2012, is an 81 m² holiday house for 6 to 10 people with three bedrooms, living room, kitchen, sauna, bathroom, two half baths, glassed-in balcony and porch, and a storage room. The high-quality facilities feature a whirlpool, air-cooling system and a separate ski maintenance room with forced ventilation.

Villa Ruhtinatar at Vuokatin Aateli

Ruhtinatar has an ideal location right by the Vuokatti slopes. Its grounds are surrounded by a natural park, and you can access the skiing tracks and slopes from the front step. The house and its surroundings are beautifully lit and the garden is enjoyable around the year. Ruhtinatar, a 170-square-metre villa, is an experience for up to 16 persons. The villa has 5 bedrooms, a spacious kitchen-living room, and an elegant sauna department with a jacuzzi. Its high-class facilities include a home theatre, six flat screen television sets with movie channels, and a Wi-Fi connection.

A Typical Day in Finland (6–7 hours)

Discover the old city of Porvoo, Finnish history and culture, and our silent Nature. After lunch in a very nice restaurant, you will walk along the river and in the empire part of the city. In the afternoon we visit nice spots with beautiful views. Then we depart to an island located 25 km south of Porvoo. We will prepare the sauna, relax, and live in the moment. Enjoy the solitude of your own beach. Later we will have a BBQ at the same location and spend the rest of the day in our little paradise before returning to Porvoo, where the day ends.

A Typical Day at a Finnish Lake with a Visit to the Old Paper Factory in Verla

Departure from Porvoo at 9:00, stops at various locations, (Rutumi’s Manor, antique shops, etc.) and a Finnish lunch. Arrival in our little paradise, where we spend a typical Finnish day and relax. Afternoon visit to the museum of Verla. A little drink by the lake, preparing a “bastu kvast”… Sauna preparations, BBQ for dinner. Sauna by the lake and relaxation activities. Possibility to stay late in the evening and then return to Porvoo.

Magic of the Finnish Sauna

The gentle heat of a traditional Finnish sauna brings pleasure, peace, and relaxation and has many healing effects. With us, you will get in touch with the spirit of the Finnish sauna and learn about ancient sauna traditions. Enjoy the friendly heat of our wood-heated sauna and refresh in the cooling waters of the lake – in the wintertime, you can even try ice-swimming. After the sauna, you can enjoy wild Arctic food by a campfire next to the lake. Duration 4 hours.

Pampering Treatments

Choose one of our pampering treatment packages! The Luxury pampering includes a foot bath with a glass of sparkling wine, foot peeling and massage, hand peeling, mask, and massage AND a brightening facial. The Pampering package includes a pampering facial, hot stone massage and a spa pedicure. More choices on our website! You can also try our couples treatments, such as Indian head massage or hot stone massage!

Recharge Between Flights

Tired after a long flight? Nuuksio National Park, located just 30 minutes from the Helsinki international airport, is an extensive area of unspoilt forest with rich local flora and fauna. This trip takes you to the national park where you can experience Finnish nature for yourself. Take a deep breath, listen to the silence and empty your mind of any stressful thoughts. Private return transfers, free time to explore the nature and entrance fee to Haltia Nature Center included. Duration: 1 day.

Järvisydän Lake Spa

Our new Lake Spa offers a unique Finnish lake wellness experience. The spa is built in the middle of natural rocks and the large windows overlook Lake Saimaa. The building itself is hidden under the forest terrain and you can find 500-year-old wood inside along with real lake water. You can also pamper yourself with natural beauty treatments or on our yoga lessons.

Saimaa Wellness Experience

Our new Lake Spa provides a new kind of Finnish lake wellness experience. The spa is built in the middle of natural rocks, and the large windows are overlooking Lake Saimaa. In the middle of the spa you can find the heart of the lake – a pond with circulating water. The building itself will be hidden under the forest terrain, which amplifies Järvisydän’s original atmosphere. Natural materials guarantee an exciting experience in the most ecological spa in Finland.

Villa Tsaari at Vuokatin Aateli

Tsaari is a magnificent 200-square-metre villa for 12 persons. The location is ideal – you can ski straight to the slopes. Functional use of space and a high standard of quality in furnishing and equipment guarantee a comfortable stay. Tsaari offers excellent surroundings for family vacations as well as parties and meetings. The villa has four bedrooms, a spacious kitchen, large living room and dining area, four toilets, and a sauna department with a jacuzzi. High-quality equipment includes air conditioning, a fireplace, Wi-Fi connection, and a pool table.

Sauna World

Hellimö's Sauna World invites you to enjoy our infrared sauna, steam room, traditional Finnish sauna and a hot tub. Book the Sauna World just for you or your group for 2 hours. While you're here, you can also add a bit of luxury to your sauna experience with some sparkling wine.

Guided Nature Walks

Our guides will take you on safe hikes in the beautiful landscapes of Porosalmi. You can enjoy nature and fresh air while learning something new. A hike in the forest is calming, refreshing, and rejuvenating. It has been proven that being in nature contributes to your physical and mental wellbeing in many ways. You can choose from different themes. The guide will adjust the speed and length of the hike depending on the physical condition of the participants. Start your walk from Järvisydän or Porokylä. Book a guided walk from our sales office!

The Northern Lights Sauna Trail

Catch the soul of sauna on The Northern Lights Sauna Trail. You will get familiar with three different kinds of Finnish sauna; smoke sauna, electric sauna, and tent sauna. Sauna is a way of happiness and place for physical and spiritual cleansing. You will hear myths and stories about sauna and the Northern Lights. You learn how to cast a sauna spell and open all your senses. You may try sauna wellness products, gently slap yourself with birch twigs, enjoy the silence, relax in an outdoor hot tub and refresh yourself by ice swimming. Afterwards it is time for a special dinner.

Emmes Retreat: a Place for Silence

Emmes Retreat – a place where you can experience great natural surroundings and unforgettable overnights in our lakeside treehouses. Peaceful and pure nature, clear lakes and interesting history are waiting for you.

Villa Marsalkka at Vuokatin Aateli

The ideal location makes this the perfect accommodation for a holiday-goer looking for both peace and services. It commands a view of the slopes and the rocky park. In the winter, you can ski right to the slopes from the villa. Villa Marsalkka (127 m²) accommodates 12 persons. The villa has two living rooms, four separate bedrooms, two toilets, utility room, spacious sauna and bathroom with two showers. The extendable dining table seats 12 persons. The spacious terrace and balcony face the slopes. From the sauna, you can step outside to the porch or to the gazebo in the garden to cool off.