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Relaxing Day of Silence and Art

The venue for this day is the most beautiful and relaxing surroundings around Lake Kemijärvi. Our day is a combination of a tranquil journey through contemplative and inspiring moments of meditation, silence and solitude as well as guided interactive moments of encountering art and the act of painting. Personal guidance is given by trained retreat counsellor and artist Pirkko Mäkelä-Haapalinna. The participants are encouraged to reflect their emotions and feelings through art and discussions. During the day, our participants are served an intimate lunch together with the artist.

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.

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.

Arctic Forest Spa – Metsäkyly

Inspired by the nature and rich Finnish sauna-traditions, Metsäkyly is a heaven dedicated to life-enhancing warmth and relaxation in the middle of the Arctic forest. The large Metsäkyly sauna can take up to 50 bathers to savor the embracing warmth. In addition to the more conventional saunas of Metsäkyly, you can also try the relaxing steam provided by the Mökö Sauna. Our atmosphere-rich Sauna Lounge is truly multifunctional. In Metsäkyly’s Sauna Lounge one can hold any kind of event: wedding, birthday or any other celebrated occasion, centre of which is always – our cozy improvised bar.

Relaxing Finnish Lake Wellness Experiences

Spend a night in our new hotel. Try a relaxing activity on the lake: stand up paddling or traditional paddling in summer and tour skating or hiking on the lake in winter. You experience the peace and tranquility of the nature with all your senses. The day continues with a traditional Finnish sauna experience. Sauna is the oldest and the most traditional healing and relaxing wellness element in Finland. After relaxing, enjoy a meal of local delicacies in our restaurant and spend a cozy moment by the fireplace and meanwhile let us tell you stories of our family history.

Lapland Offline

After this digital detox you might beg us to keep your smart phones locked up forever... Torassieppi Winter Village sits on the edge of a large and quiet lake in the surroundings of a traditional reindeer farm and guesthouse. With its idyllic location, right next to Pallas-Ylläs National Park, whose bare-topped fells offer dramatic views and the cleanest air in world, Torassieppi has no light pollution either. All of these elements make it a prime spot for viewing the Northern Lights as well as for enjoying the best of what Lapland's wild nature has to offer.

Traditional Finnish Smoke Sauna Experience

There is nothing more Finnish than sauna. Experience traditional wood heated Smoke sauna and take a dip in the clean and clear water Lake Saimaa, fourth largest natural freshwater lake in Europe. Smoke sauna is traditionally heated up for 6 hours and therefore offers a gentle heat. Leave your everyday rush for a moment and let the time stand still just to enjoy the atmosphere. Throw water on the stove and let the steam refresh you! You will get sauna instructions on the spot.

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.

Lapland Experience

We teach you to listen to the winds that blow – it can be an essential observation tool. You can touch the soil – feel the softness of the moss, the hardness of the rocks. Close your eyes and let go to pick up scents of different plants. Breathe deeply, the fresh air is pure and healing. Our aim is to relax, to see and embrace the beauty of the nature around us. Experience food grilled on a camp fire at Vaattunki and a hike around the area, while a guide tells you about the local animals and plant life.

Saunaboat Scenic River Cruise

This raft has a traditional wood-heated sauna! You can use the sauna as the ferry sails and view the beautiful landscape. Depending on the season you can see the amazing midnight sun, autumn colours or the wonderful Northern Lights. The raft stops for a swim break. Dining on request. If rain occurs, the deck can be covered up with an awning. There is room for 12 people on the raft and for six in the sauna at a time. There are enough seats for everyone. You can also bring your own beverages on board.

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.

The Only Public Sauna in Turku

True sauna culture has existed in Turku since 1927. A public sauna for both women and men is open on Fridays from 3 pm to 6 pm. The Forum Sauna has two saunas as well as washing and changing rooms with facilities for about 20 people on each side. The changing rooms have lockers. Reservations are not necessary, and there is no restriction on duration. Other services include towel rental, refreshments, sauna and washing products as well as therapy products, all for sale. Services on request: traditional washer, cupping, mud treatments, hirudin therapy, and infrared sauna.

Löyly

Löyly, an urban oasis occupying a stretch of beautiful Helsinki waterfront, offers a warm welcome and many delights for locals and visitors alike. On a beautiful summer’s day, our terrace is the place to be and our saunas are available daily. While Löyly offers exceptional architecture in a unique location, it is our commitment to sustainable business and green construction that truly sets us apart. The environment has been our number one consideration throughout the project, informing everything from our choice of FSC certified building materials to our menu.

Lappish Tepee 'Kota' Sauna, Hot Tubs and Swimming

Bathing in a steamy wood heated sauna by a forest pond and in herbal hot tubs inside a Lappish tepee 'Kota' is an unforgettable experience! An open fire burning in the center adds to the wonderful atmosphere. Swimming or ice swimming in a refreshing pond will make you feel rejuvenated and ready for new challenges! The sauna takes about 15 bathers at a time. There's also a dining possibility after the sauna in the Safarihouse by the fireplace.

Mushroom Hunting Tour

The tour's theme, mushrooms picking, is one of the popular pastimes of Finns. During this tour there is plenty of time to get to know the Finnish forest and it’s treasures: hug trees for inner strength, eat blueberries directly from the twigs and pick mushrooms. Here the visitors can experience the Nordic everyman's rights in practice. During the break around a campfire, we smell the fire and hear it’s sounds, enjoy the fresh aroma of the coffee and mushrooms which will get our taste buds going.

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

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!

Walk of Senses Under the Stars and Northern Lights

Take a guided tour in the beautiful Nordic wilderness at the darkest time of the year. This immersion should help you to sharpen your senses and help you channel your sensations and emotions, while being in the outdoors late in the evening. Don’t be scared and let the darkness teach you to see better. Listen carefully to the winds that blow – it can be an essential observation tool. Touch the soil – softness of the moss, hardness of the rocks. Close your eyes, and let go of the smells and scents of different plant species. Breathe deeply, because the fresh air is pure and healing.

All Inclusive Package at Yyteri Hotel & Spa

Spend a memorable spa holiday in the Yyteri Hotel & Spa. With this package we offer you an all inclusive experience in our spa hotel. Spend a night in one of our comfortable rooms, enjoy the afternoon-early evening service of coffee, tea, soft drinks and ice cream and indulge in a dinner with wine. You have also free access to the spa and pool area and fitness room.