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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.

Wild Food Tour in Nature or Food Tour in the City

Our nature is full of food and healthy nutrition we can eat and learn from. Enjoy a guided tour where you learn to forage safely in the wild. We can pick blueberries, mushrooms, and herbs, among other things! Nutrition and wild food lessons are also available. You can also enjoy a food sightseeing tour in the city and sample some local delicacies. Hiking and wildlife safaris also available. Duration: 1–2 hours

Snowy Silence - Wintertime Accommodation

If you’re looking for a place to calm down, take an escape from the rush of the city. Niittyniemi Cottages offers you an opportunity for total relaxation and silence. In the wintertime you can find a moment of peace in here - the only sound you’ll hear is the gentle ripple of the river nearby. It will be just you, and the nature.

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.

Villa Raita

Wie würde Ihnene ein Urlaub auf einer wunderschönen Insel im nördlichen Saimaa-Seengebiet gefalen, in einem neu gebauten Haus im karelischen Stil unter alten Bäumen? Hier haben Sie Raum zum Nichtstun, Entspannen und können ganz in Ruhe Kraft tanken. Villa Raita ist ein einzigartiges Fünf-Sterne-Ferienhaus, das Müßiggang und Frieden in Ihrem "eigenen Nationalpark" auf der Insel Suurisaari bietet. Wer mag, kann sich auch künstlerisch oder kulinarisch betätigen und karelische Köstlichkeiten oder Roggenbrot backen.

Sauna Yoga

In Oravi you can try the Finnish speciality Sauna Yoga. It is suitable for everyone and requires no previous yoga training. Sauna Yoga is practised under the guidance of a trained instructor. The gentle heat of the sauna effectively melts away the strains in your back and shoulders, and the beneficial effects can be felt immediately after a single session. After the sauna you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the lake. Join a weekly class or book a private session.

Wild Food Master Class

Learn to cook wild food! Get on a wild food master class in middle of a Finnish forest, where pure berries, mushrooms and herbs depending on the season are next to you. Saturday night dinner will be prepared together using the ingredients you found from nature.

The Trail of Silence

Feel the unhurried pace of being in the moment! Join us on a nature trail. Fill your soul with thoughts, feelings, songs and colours. Let the silence guide you through the mysteries and wonders of the lush forests to the culinary indulgences and purifying steams of a traditional sauna by Lake Päijänne (Finland's second largest lake).

Lakeside Forest Villas by Hawkhill

Stay in a cozy log cottage at the foot of the rugged Haukkamäki (in English: Hawkhill). Or go back in time to the 1950s athmosphere in Villa Toini. In our Villas you can experience the Finnish sauna, test the rowing boat and enjoy the Nuuksio National Park’s hiking opportunities just around the corner. We also offer nature excursions and other activities for children and adults according to your wishes, only a 45 minute drive from Helsinki. Book an overnight stay in our cottage for a possibility to experience all this and more.

Aateli Island

Vuokatin Aateli offers you something unique in all of Finland, the Aateli Island, a paradise island in the middle of a beautiful lake with breathtaking views of the scenery in Vuokatti. Vuokatin Aateli’s own vessel takes you safely to the island or onto the waves of Lake Nuasjärvi to relax. You can also arrive by your own aircraft or helicopter (heliport on the island) or steer your sailboat into our excellent dock. The island is home to the splendid Villa Fregatti, equipped with 3 bedrooms, sauna, whirlpool, fireplace, home entertainment centre and a heated, glazed-in terrace.

Goodbye Stress Premium – A Personal Touch

Our Premium program (2–4 nights) includes handpicked ways to de-stress, unwind and renew. We offer a personal consultation with a Wellbeing Mentor, who is available during your whole stay and will follow-up through email. Recharge your body, mind, and spirit with downshifting exercises indoors and in peaceful nature full of fresh air. Enjoy stress relief treatments, silence, and natural meditation experiences by the wild stream of Tainionvirta. Our kitchen will cook your delicious Finnish local food in the spirit of seasonal inspirations. Return home with a smile and a relaxed body.

Summer Adventure Holiday in Ruka - Kuusamo

Ruka in Kuusamo is the area where Lapland begins. The area is best known for its rugged wilderness, untouched nature, National Parks and pure water. The summer adventure week takes you in the countryside of Ruka. Accommodation, the guest house 'Papin Talo', is a unique place for summer holidays, including half board with local wild food. During your holiday you will also experience some unique adventures in nature surroundings, e.g. wild bear watching, SaunaTour experience, river rafting and visiting a local reindeer farm.

Deserted Island Excursion

This excursion will take you to one of the secluded lakes, to the roads less travelled, where you will experience Finnish nature on your own. When there is no traffic, no people, no electricity – you will feel the nature on all your five senses; nature looks brighter and more colorful, food by open-fire tastes different and better, you can hear waves at the shore, smell the nature without distractions and feel the clean and fresh air through your body. After 24h at Deserted Island you will be energized, refreshed and in peace after escaping to the middle of the wildlife.

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.

At Dusk in Kullasmarina, 2 Days

Come with your family or a group of friends to a guided nature walk to quiet down at dusk by Lake Päijänne in Finland. In the evening, we will cater a flamed salmon dinner in a hut. After dinner at dusk, our guide will take you on a relaxing "digital-free" nature tour. When the sun has set, you can sit down at the campfire and enjoy evening tea or coffee by the lake. During winter time when the sun sets early, you will enjoy dinner after the nature tour.

Pure Air at Pallas National Park

The cleanest air in Europe has been found in the Pallas-Ylläs National park, just 40 minutes from Levi! Join us for an easy hiking trip in some of Lapland’s most breathtaking fell scenery as we breathe in the fantastic fresh air and hear stories of untouched Lappish nature. You will also have a chance to visit the fascinating Nature Centre where you will learn more about the flora and fauna of the area. You also get to make a fire with your wilderness guide and cook sausages on the flames.

Traditional Smoke Sauna Experience

Our traditional Finnish smoke sauna is heated 3 times a week (every Tue, Wed and Fri). After the sauna, you can dip into the refreshing waters of the nearby fell brook. Tickets may be purchased at the Reception of Fell Centre Kiilopää. The smoke sauna can also be booked for private use.

Relaxation and Anti-Age Break in Haikko Manor and Spa

Hotel Haikko Manor provides sunny service, genuine manor house ambience, fantastic archipelago and pampering spa treatments for adult taste. During the Relaxation and Anti-Age Break you can experience the latest hi-tech knowledge, a HIFU Ultrasound Facial Treatment. This non-surgical facelift treatment firms the tissues and provides an ideal option for those avoiding surgical procedures. Hotel Haikko Manor is located in the middle of a beautiful park by the sea, only half an hour's drive from Finland's capital Helsinki and five km from the picturesque town of Porvoo.

10 Best and Typical Finnish Ways to Relax!

Come to heart of Finland and experience our best and typical ways to relax, the Finnish way. Ask any Finn what these 10 helpful ways are and you probably get similar answers: Sauna, nature, open fire, beer (or wine), silence, gazing into the fire or water ( Finnish natural meditation), being alone, relaxed dinner with friends, sports (watching or actually doing) and reading or knitting. All this you find in the cozy, charming and easy going Linna Hotel with a first-class country style restaurant. Food is locally produced and delicious. Welcome to test the Finnish way to relax and feel good!

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.