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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!

Guided Nature Walks

Our guides will take you on safe hikes in the beautiful landscapes of Porosalmi. You can enjoy nature and fresh air while learning something new. A hike in the forest is calming, refreshing, and rejuvenating. It has been proven that being in nature contributes to your physical and mental wellbeing in many ways. You can choose from different themes. The guide will adjust the speed and length of the hike depending on the physical condition of the participants. Start your walk from Järvisydän or Porokylä. Book a guided walk from our sales office!

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.

Book Our Spa for a Day!

Book our spa just for you! With a minimum of 6 persons, you can use our facilities as much as you want! The package includes our saunas (steam room, infrared sauna, traditional Finnish sauna and hot tub) and our treatment rooms: salt room, mind swings, hand paraffin treatment, Pyramid’s bright light treatment and low-frequency sound massage. Prices can be found on our website. Prices for individuals also available!

Wild Herbs Walk

Walk in beautiful surroundings of forests and meadows together with a professional herbalist. Learn about Finnish edible and medicinal wild herbs, their qualities and use and where and how to pick them.

Spa Fontanella

Fontanella is fun for all ages! The warm spa is full of nice surprises. We will take good care of you and make you feel pampered. The spa has ten different pools from which to choose a wonderful spa experience. Rock on the large wave pool's big swells, gentle bubbles and massaging jets relax your muscles or you can try aquatic running or swimming for exercise in the fitness pool. We have one of Finland's longest water slides and children have their own pools that have water spraying animal characters and a mushroom cottage with toys. There's also a new restaurant-cafe.

Natural Wellbeing Break by Lake Saimaa

Moments of relaxation including local cupping therapy and a bath in the lake-side sauna and swimming in Lake Saimaa. Grilled sausages and local beer on the terrace of the sauna with a dinner with local specialities in Manor Restaurant. You can also bike to Mikkeli city center (not guided) through a beautiful scenery of Finnish nature. There are plenty of places to stop and for example have a picnic or go to swimming. City maps are available in hotel reception. Or go canoeing or rowing from Kyyhkylä`s shore (not guided) or fishing in a small bay. Nordic Walking along Kyyhkylä beach scenery.

Relaxing Aerial Yoga

Aerial yoga is a relaxing way to develop control of your body through traditional yoga poses done partly a hammock or with its help. The hammock can also support you while executing the poses. Aerial yoga especially develops your core muscles and opens up your back and shoulders. It will also develop your flexibility and strength. In the summertime, we can also have the lessons in the lakeside nature.

Forest Bath 2 hours from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport

Breath and relax! The nature and surroundings of Himos gives you a memorable way to simmer down. The genuine Finnish sauna and forest are an incredible source for inner strength and relaxation – from these elements the Finns draw their famous “sisu” and stamina. Forest bath is a 3 day long dip to the nature of Central Finland and to the Finnish traditions.

Forest Yoga

When you're in the forest, it is easy to tune into the same tranquil wavelength with nature. With forest yoga, we will do some breathing exercises together with easy yoga asanas and stretching, making use of the trees around us. We finish with a relaxation exercise, listening to the sounds of nature.

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.

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.

Villa Tsaari at Vuokatin Aateli

Tsaari is a magnificent 200-square-metre villa for 12 persons. The location is ideal – you can ski straight to the slopes. Functional use of space and a high standard of quality in furnishing and equipment guarantee a comfortable stay. Tsaari offers excellent surroundings for family vacations as well as parties and meetings. The villa has four bedrooms, a spacious kitchen, large living room and dining area, four toilets, and a sauna department with a jacuzzi. High-quality equipment includes air conditioning, a fireplace, Wi-Fi connection, and a pool table.

SuomiSauna&Silence

Are You dreaming of letting go, finding a place where You can enjoy silence and nature and find time for Yourself? We offer You an unique experience that can last for a day or three days depending on Your choice. We invite you to spend time with us in the unique Kvarken Archipelago, where you can enjoy the power of the Finnish nature as well as mindfulness, sauna and silence. All in order to help you relax and to boost your wellbeing. You group should have a minimum of 10-12 participants. VisitFinland awarded this programme an Honourable FinRelax Mention for Winter 2016!

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.

Traditional Finnish Folk Healing

Massage and bone setting, wet cupping and peat treatments: come experience traditional Finnish folk healing, which has proven its efficiency time and again. It has helped people for thousands of years and continues to do so also in our time. Folk healing, based on traditional folk wisdom, is natural healthcare at its best. The methods are adjusted to fit the requirements of modern times but the roots of the treatments lie in traditional knowledge and skills. You may learn more about the treatments on my website.

Archipelago Wellbeing Magic

Take a break from hectic pace of modern life and immerse yourself in Finnish nature. Explore Finnish forests and the beautiful Baltic coast, enjoy traditional Finnish saunas and eat pure, fresh, healthy, wild food. During this guided trip, you can fish, row, kayak, enjoy saunas and swim in and around the beautiful archipelago off the western coast of Finland. Delight in the pristine natural environment and experience the magical sound of silence. Finland’s Nordic Taiga forests are full of wild food. During this trip, you will forage for seasonal wild berries, mushrooms and herbs.

Touch of Luxury at Castle Hotel Cumulus Resort Imatran Valtionhotelli

Enjoy a comfortable stay in a unique castle environment! Hotel Rantasipi Imatran Valtionhotelli offers diverse accommodation options for different needs – modern rooms at the Spa Hotel or traditional castle atmosphere at the Castle Hotel. Enjoy the unique atmosphere, the spa, saunas and the delicacies of restaurant LinnaSali. A special treat is floating in the soothing embrace of river Vuoksi. Floating can be done all year round, regardless of the weather. The total activity lasts about 1h.

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

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.