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Walking Meditation in Rapola

Come and experience a relaxing walking meditation in the unique milieu of Voipaala Manor garden and the ancient fortress of Rapola ridge. Walking meditation is a functional way of relaxing. It is not sitting alone but walking together – in silence – allowing you to have a break to everyday routines and spend time undisturbed in the peace of your own mind. The meditation combines light exercise, fresh air and the beauty of nature. Afterwards, the process is summarized in a conversation, giving the participants the opportunity for sharing experiences and insights with their fellow walkers.

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.

Seita Forest Spa

In this euphoric underground oasis, visitors will find three different types of saunas, including a herbal sauna, a smoke sauna and a traditional sauna. The warmth of the herbal sauna is combined with round energy stones brought in from the riverbed – let your feet rest on them. Once you emerge refreshed from the sauna, you can indulge yourself and relax and dine in the adjoining rooms. The spa also provides natural remedies and offers a variety of treatments from hot packs to massages.

Rescue Suit Swimming in Icy Water in Nuuksio

+4 degree water, a starlit sky, surrounding forest covered in snow. Jump into the icy water with a rescue suit. Then relax your body and mind in a wood heated "inipiSPA" sauna and in the hot tubs inside a Laplander's hut by the forest pond after the swimming experience.

InipiSPA Sauna, Hot Tubs and Swimming

Bathing in a steamy wood heated sauna by a forest pond and relaxing in hot tubs inside a Laplader's hut (teepee) is a truly unforgettable experience! An open fire burning in the center adds to the wonderful atmosphere. Swimming or ice swimming in a pond will make you feel rejuvenated and ready for new challenges! The sauna takes about 15 bathers at a time. There's also a possibility to have dinner by a fireplace, after the sauna experience, in the Safarihouse log cottage.

Wild Herbs: Walk and Program

Follow a walk in the beautiful surroundings of forests and meadows and forage Finnish edible and medicinal wild herbs. Then use the collected herbs in practice with a program of your choice: herbal sauna, cooking, making simple natural cosmetics or arts & crafts.

Herrankukkaro's Smoke Sauna World

The fishing village of Herrankukkaro (Mama's Pocket) is also a smoke sauna paradise. Herrankukkaro features the largest underground smoke sauna in the world and, of course, also the world’s smallest smoke sauna! The four different types of smoke saunas represent the thousands of years of tradition of the Finnish invention. The smoke sauna is Finnish culture at its most authentic and most enjoyable. In the Kaislikko-outdoor spa you can wash away the problems of everyday life and enjoy the natural beauty of the archipelago.

Sauna Experience with Guide

Choose from a traditional Finnish sauna, smoke sauna or electrical sauna. Enjoy privately or in a group up to 100 persons, depending on where you want to experience the sauna. You can swim in the lake or sea – or dip in an ice hole or roll in the snow in the winter. Tell us your preferences and we will organize everything as you like. It is also possible to have a massage or do meditation and yoga in the sauna. Duration: 1–2 hours

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

Wilderness Retreat with a Finnish Chef

Breathe the Earth’s purest air and let it relax you completely. In the wintertime, let your eyes wander around the clear starry sky. In the summer, you can spot the green pines. Say hi to the strolling reindeers. Never before has there been a top restaurant like this in the wilderness. Eat with or without white tablecloths – or out in the wild. Every bite is nature’s gift for your mind. Fill your soul with the taste of nature. The retreat lasts three to six days. There are three package alternatives from basic to De lux. Either way, you get to enjoy wonderful food and nature of Lapland.

SAUNATOUR – Authentic Finnish Sauna Experience

Built on pure nature, wild creativity and arctic tradition, SAUNATOUR is truly something else than a trip to the nearby spa! 

SAUNATOUR programmes are always guided and are suitable for everyone from kids to grandparents. Have a true Finnish Sauna experience with different saunas like the traditional smoke sauna, SaunaYoga or the unique ice sauna, and pamper yourself with sauna treatments with wild herbs and old Finnish remedies. Your wilderness wellbeing holiday will be complete with Wild Food meals, unique accommodation and all-inclusive service packages tailored to your wishes.

Chalet Ruka Peak – Christmas Season Package, 3 Days

Our Christmas holiday package offers you three days of charming and wonderful winter activities and pleasures! Accommodation is at our cozy luxury hotel Chalet Ruka Peak. You will enjoy wonderful December days on a husky safari and a horse sleigh ride in the magical winter forest. Meet Father Christmas and Rudolf at Kiekeröland! After your winter activities you can enjoy the warm, gentle steam in our Saunaworld, complete with jacuzzi and hot tube under the stars. Chalet Ruka Peak wishes you a warm welcome to our winter wonderland! May your Christmas holiday be joyful and unforgettable!

Wellness Stay at Iso Syöte

Welcome to Iso Syöte, to experience relaxing days and to revitalise yourself. Enjoy the sun in your face, the warmth of the Finnish sauna and the clear air in the forest and hills. On top of that you can have a unique and healthy break in a salt room. Try out healthy Nordic Walking exercises or enjoy one of Arctic Spa treatments, aromatic or hotstone massages. You’ll be ‘reborn’ after your stay here.

Cosy Finnish Sauna Evening

Visit a Finnish home and experience an authentic sauna, if you dare. Your host explains the traditions and procedures involved. Snacks and beverages will be served. Bigger groups are divided to several homes. Optimal number of guests is 1–4 persons.

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.

Villa Keisari at Vuokatin Aateli

Keisari is a luxurious villa in Vuokatti, offering high-class accommodation for up to 22 people. Keisari is located in an ideal spot with direct access to both skiing slopes and tracks. The villa offers clever space solutions arranged over three floors, and it has been equipped with top quality utilities and appliances to guarantee an enjoyable stay. Keisari is an ideal choice for a family holiday, family or work party or meeting. The villa is comprised of 7 spacious bedrooms, a spacious lounge and a dining area, 5 toilets and shower rooms and a luxurious sauna section with a Jacuzzi.

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.

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.

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!