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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.

Finnish Lakeside Sauna Experience in Nuuksio National Park

This all-inclusive sauna program takes you to a Finnish lakeside sauna in Nuuksio National Park, close to Helsinki. We warm up the sauna together and learn what sauna means to Finns. The sauna is reserved for our group only. Before bathing in the sauna we have time for activities in the nature. How about a forest walk or rowing with a boat on the clean waters of the natural lake. In winter it’s time for snow shoeing in snowy forests or on the ice of the lake. Or we can just sit by the lake and enjoy the beauty of the nature and the silence. A good Finnish meal concludes the day.

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.

Wilderness Safari to Kammi

Drive a snowmobile through the glistening snow to Kammi. The Kammi wilderness lodge, called the most romantic restaurant in the world, is located partly underground. There is mystique in the air, an authentic ambience created by the fireplace and hundreds of candles. The gentle heat of Kammi's smoke sauna is contrasted with the refreshing water of the ice-covered lake. Surrounded by candles and next to a fireplace, you will be served a menu of wild food and herbal beverages, all from the clean nature of Kuusamo.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Nature Holiday in Järvisydän and Linnansaari National Park

Have a relaxing nature holiday in the sceneries of Linnansaari National Park. Spring is the best time to see endangered Saimaa ringed seals and after an outdoor day, you can relax in our new Lake Spa. Our nature holiday includes a guided seal watching safari to the national park, 2 nights' accommodation in the Suite of Hotel Järvisydän, half board and single entry to the Lake Spa.

Finnish Sauna Experience

A transfer takes you to the Arctic Circle wilderness lodge – a traditional lumberjack manor nestled by the beautiful river of Raudanjoki. The riverside sauna is already warm and waiting for you. When warming up in the sauna, you can take a break to cool down while sitting outside, or jumping into the snow. After that you can repeat the sauna ritual again. Hand-made organic body scrub is available for the ladies to enjoy a little sauna spa treatment. Table water will be served, and there are other drinks on sale for extra charge.

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.

Arctic Herbs, Mushrooms and Berries Experience in Helsinki Area

Taste, smell and feel the Arctic nature in Helsinki. Chaga Finland takes you on a journey to Finnish nature. We focus on wild mushrooms and herbs, which you can find with an experienced local guide who lives in his cottage in Nuuksio during the summertime. Your guide speaks English and some Chinese for your convenience. While picking other herbs and wild mushrooms, you can taste the Arctic equivalent to Reishi mushrooms: the Chaga mushroom.

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.

Wilderness Retreat

Connect to the vast wilderness of the Paistunturi fell area and the vastness of your own inner nature. During the 4-day retreat, we go on slow, 3-4 hour hikes in the wilderness, meditate in our small group (max 6 persons) and reflect on our experience in a safe and respectful space. Guided by Anna (mindfulness instructor, life coach, human-nature connection enthusiast), you have the chance to experience nature's healing effects and learn more of your own inner power.

Experience Clean Nature with Us

We want to offer our guests overall wellbeing from dawn till dusk in a genuine country milieu. Gorgeous nature, the peace and tranquillity of the countryside as well as the healing impact of the forest are found here. The farmstead is situated in the authentic Finnish countryside in the middle of fields and forests on the banks of the lake Iso-Roine (Big Roine). Swimming and taking a sauna, home made organic food, activities for each and everyone regardless of what shape you are in. All this builds up to a comfort holiday in addition to exquisite experiences from Finland.

Finnish Sauna and Ice Swimming Experience

Feel, see, taste, hear and relax in our traditional barrel sauna and wooden teepee called “Kota”. We will pick you up from the city by car and take you to our nature spa. In Kota we will tell you about Finnish sauna culture and give advise of how to behave in the sauna. Clothes off, towel or swimming trunks on and you are ready for an arctic experience! When the sauna heats up, you will feel all stress disappear. It's up to you if you want to dip in the cold water but we promise that the feeling you get when you go back to the sauna and warm up again, is amazing!

Relaxing Days at Lake Saimaa

Take a deep breath and pamper yourself. Anttolanhovi Resort is a hidden gem in the middle of the lake Saimaa and forest surroundings. Relaxing and calm atmosphere creates a safe framework for your vacation. Nature works as a healing, creative and active environment respecting the season.

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.

Relaxing Holiday at Metsäkartano

Relax at the Metsäkartano Resort in the Finnish Lakeland. This three day package includes skiing, snowshoeing, and kick sledding, partly guided and partly independent. Sensing and feeling the nature, good food and accommodation in one of our holiday apartments will guarantee a relaxing holiday.

Finnish Sauna Experience

A steaming-hot sauna is the thing most finns can't live without. They have spread the sweaty gospel by building saunas wherever they’ve migrated – all over the world. But nothing beats going to sauna where it was born. Saunatour in the arctic wilderness is the ultimate experience! Try our pampering sauna therapy treatments! Unlike in any other spa around the world; these treatments are a social event! Together in the sauna we make scrubs and masks from the Lappish wild herbs and traditional Finnish remedies, like tar and peat. Or for a truly hot 'n' cold experience, try our ICE-sauna.