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Taste of Saimaa - Exclusive Lake Tour

During this tour you will experience some of the best parts of the Lakeland, sleep in a typical Finnish log villa and in the rustic Hotel Järvisydän. You will make an unforgettable boat trip across the lake in Linnansaari National Park and if you are lucky you get to spot one of the rare Saimaa Ringed Seals. To make this holiday even more relaxing you will be able to pamper yourself in a traditional Finnish sauna and in the new extraordinary Lake Spa. Local delicacies are served throughout the trip such as fresh fish directly from the lake, organic rye bread, local elk meat and berries.

Finnish Sauna World

Relax in the Sweet Heat of Sauna By the lakeshore of the Hotel & Spa Resort Järvisydän you can find separate sauna premises that are called Finnish Sauna World. The Sauna World consists of 3 different types of saunas. There are two Finnish wood stove saunas, traditional smoke sauna, steam sauna and a relaxing hot tub under the blue sky. The Sauna World has room for up to 70 bathers at the same time.

Finnish Traditional Smoke Sauna Evening

This traditional Finnish evening includes bathing in the large smoke sauna, swimming on Lake Kallavesi (ice hole in the winter), having a delicious Finnish traditional buffet with local food and flavours, live accordeon musician, sing-along, dancing -and in the summer, a lumberjack demonstration.

Sauna Celebration

We at the Mansion of Experience and Friendship want to offer a super sauna experience to our guests in an empowering and holistic way in our Holy Smoke Sauna Celebration. The programme includes: guided walking tour in the forest, guided sauna program & treatments, instructor's services, sauna treats, jacuzzi, sauna meal + drinks, body cover and drying towels, outdoor slippers in the winter

Wild Food Excursions

Finland is known for clean waters, vast forests, and the midnight sun. This creates a unique growth environment for delicious and nutritious wild foods such as berries, wild mushrooms, herbs, wild vegetables, fish, and game. During our wild food excursions, you will get to know some Finnish superfoods, learn where to find them, and see how they taste. Our nature guide will take you on a walk where you gather wild food of the season and prepare a super picnic together.

Peat-tastic – Relax in the Finnish Countryside

Loma-Raiso gives you a chance to rest your body and soul, far from all the stress… Our package includes full board accommodation and a sauna experience with peat. Peat nurtures you with ancient power, while the gentle sauna steam caresses your entire body through the peat mask. Feel your metabolic rate accelerate and your skin soften. Savour the relaxing peatland herbs from the Stone Age. You also have the chance to dip for a swim in our spring water pond.

Russula – a Culinary Treasure of Finnish Forests

The forests of Finland conceal a huge secret – a vast amount of different species of the genus russula. Many simply stomp on these incredible culinary treasures while looking for chanterelles. Come and join us for a weekend full of wonderful tastes and smells. The stars of the event are Finland's number one mushroom specialists Lasse Kosonen and Jarkko Korhonen – and of course Punkaharju's keenest mushroom hunter and the hostess of Hotel Punkaharju, Saimi Hoyer.

Enjoy the Silence and Unspoilt Nature

Tourism at Koli started over a hundred years ago and today it is a modern year-round tourist attraction. It is particularly well known for the national park and the Finnish national landscape that has inspired many painters and composers. This tour starts in Helsinki and continues by train to Joensuu. Your hotel is located in the picturesque Koli National Park. This trip also includes a visit to Koli Relax Spa and a guided hiking tour. Duration: 5 days / 4 nights.

Mindfulness & Meditation in Silence

Explore the beauty of nature and fresh air, focus on breathing in the LOVE and float away with meditation guidance. Finland offers an abundance of clean air and silence that help you focus and relax. Depending on weather we usually start our mindfulness practice in Helsinki. We can customize your experience according to your wishes and needs, by yourself or in a group up to 100 persons. Duration: 1–2 hours We do not have limits.

Sunset Sauna Cycle

This tour shows you what this sauna-frenzy nation of Finns is all about! In a magic evening of setting sun we cycle around Eastern side of Helsinki center to such neighborhoods like the hipster home Kallio, Kruununhaka full of Finnish history, and functionally modern Merihaka / Hakaniemi. We learn about sauna and the culture behind it while cycling around the recreational areas and islands close to the center of Helsinki. We also stop at one of the famous public saunas for a real bathing!

Lakeland Water Wellness

“Water is the oldest medicine”, says the old Finnish proverb. And what would be a better place to feel the relaxing power of water than Finnish Lakeland! In summer, you can paddle or row on the still waters of Lake Peurunkajärvi and go on an exiting river adventure; in the wintertime, we offer Artic river floating in the Kuusaankoski rapids. Our active spa and whirlpool day spa treatments are included in both packages as well as half board accommodation.

The Power of Flowers

Join us for an unforgettable wild-crafting adventure through the beautiful fields of Frantsila Organic Herb Farm, where you will learn the secrets of the healing herbs and flowers that surround us. This four hour, guided foraging tour will wind through our organic herb and flower fields, as well as through original farm buildings, which have been in the same family for over three hundred years. During the tour, you will have an opportunity to pick your own selection of herbs and and flowers, which you will then hand-craft into your very own, custom healing oil to take home.

Finnish Sauna Evening

Experience the Finnish sauna evening in your own privacy! Sauna, vihta, green healthy smoothie and sauna tapas will be ready for you. You will be guided for using the sauna and vihta. After the guiding session you can enjoy the private sauna facilities and free access to the Spa.

Wild Food Hiking Trip in Pure Nature

Rovaniemi is the ideal place for berry and mushroom picking. Berry picking is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and unwind in the midst of natural beauty. Our guide will tell you the basics about our totally fresh food ingredients, which you can collect and taste straight from the clean forest. After spending time in the forest, we will proceed with the most delicious part of the safari: baking traditional pancakes on the open fire. And fresh pancakes are of course most delicious when you eat them with freshly picked 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

Peat Sauna for Couples

Relaxing peat sauna treatments for couples in the only public sauna of Turku. Before entering the sauna, bathers take a shower and wash with peat soap. After warming up in the sauna, their skin is covered with functional peat in the washroom. Then bathers drink fresh water, and enjoy the caressing warmth of the sauna again. Total treatment time 35 minutes. The bathers then wash using only water. Finnish herb tea completes the treatment. We also sell pure and organic Finnish body care products, suitable for everyday use.

City Sauna Tour

Sauna is in many ways the base of life and society in Finland. We have 3 million saunas for 5 million people. On this tour you will learn about different kinds of saunas and visit a public city sauna for a real bathing experience! The tour can be conducted by public transport, by bicycle or with Nordic walking sticks. Let us know which method of transport you would prefer or inquire what we have available for the time when you would like to participate on the tour. The best part of the tour is of course a real bathing visit to one of the city saunas in bohemian Kallio neighborhood!

Goodbye Stress – Charm of Fresh Air, Nature, Caring and Being

Goodbye Stress Holidays are ideal if you have a busy lifestyle or long to find more peace and happiness! Recharge your body, mind, and spirit with modern Finnish wellbeing treatments and traditional time-tested local ways. A special luxury in Finland is an everyman's right to walk in forests and nature. You can experience berry picking, silence, fresh air, water, and nature by the wild stream of Tainionvirta River. Gazing at the flowing water will introduce you to natural Finnish meditation. Take home a new you, with a level body, mind, and spirit, as well ideas for your daily life. Welcome.