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Visit to Kuppari-Hanna's Natural Health Spa

At the natural spa of Kuppari-Hanna - "Hanna the Cupper", modern life and Finnish folk healing traditions go harmoniously hand in hand. Treat yourself to a journey into the world of living folk healing culture. This 1-1,5 h program includes a treatment of your choice.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Enjoy the Silence and Unspoilt Nature

Tourism at Koli started over a hundred years ago and today it is a modern year-round tourist attraction. It is particularly well known for the national park and the Finnish national landscape that has inspired many painters and composers. This tour starts in Helsinki and continues by train to Joensuu. Your hotel is located in the picturesque Koli National Park. This trip also includes a visit to Koli Relax Spa and a guided hiking tour. Duration: 5 days / 4 nights.

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.

Emmes Retreat: a Place for Silence

Emmes Retreat – a place where you can experience great natural surroundings and unforgettable overnights in our lakeside treehouses. Peaceful and pure nature, clear lakes and interesting history are waiting for you.

Authentic Smoke Sauna by the Lake

Krapi's chimneyless smoke sauna is located right by the shores of Lake Tuusula. In addition to the steam room, the sauna has a shower room, dressing room and a lounge with a fireplace. The entire space will hold about 15 to 20 people, while steam room has space for 10 people at a time. In the summer, you can plunge into the lake from the jetty, and in the wintertime, through a hole in the ice. The sauna can be booked Mon–Sat 14.00-23.00.

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!

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.

Sauna & Lake Experience – サウナ&湖体験

Sauna is an integral part of Finnish culture. Our Japanese-speaking guide takes you on a tour to a proper Finnish sauna, located by the lake and surrounded by forest. After taking your time to enjoy the sauna – and maybe a swim in the lake – you can sit down for a late lunch with our guide.

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.

Slow Lakeland

Choose a program of your interest and deepen your understanding of Finnish nature, culture, traditions. The idea is that, over five-ten days, you do at least one relaxing thing and fill your body and mind with pure air and positive thoughts and you have left stresses of real life far behind you. Once you’ve spent a few days exploring… go off-line and slip into a meditative state!

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.

A Typical Day at a Finnish Lake with a Visit to the Old Paper Factory in Verla

Departure from Porvoo at 9:00, stops at various locations, (Rutumi’s Manor, antique shops, etc.) and a Finnish lunch. Arrival in our little paradise, where we spend a typical Finnish day and relax. Afternoon visit to the museum of Verla. A little drink by the lake, preparing a “bastu kvast”… Sauna preparations, BBQ for dinner. Sauna by the lake and relaxation activities. Possibility to stay late in the evening and then return to Porvoo.

Holiday Apartment Margareeta of Aateli Castle

The Aateli Castle apartments are set in a prime location on the slopes of Vuokatti, in the midst of the versatile, year-round activities and services. The Margareeta apartment accommodates 6 persons within its 71 square meters. Margareeta has two opulent bedrooms: one with 90 cm single beds, the other with a romantic poster bed and spacious balcony. The heat-storing fireplace, the living room's high open spaces, and tall windows create a majestic atmosphere. The apartment has a kitchen, sauna, 2 toilets, glazed-in terrace, and balcony.

Experience Finnish Sauna and Nature

1–3 nights accommodation at Revontuli cabin. Finnish sauna tour. Introduction to different kinds of saunas in Finland; smoke sauna, tent sauna, "Spell" sauna. You can try all the different saunas while you enjoy the beautiful lake scenery and clean lake waters of Central Finland. Guided nature trail where you learn about Finnish birds and plants Canoe trip on Lake Iso-Virmas 3 course Finnish dinner for all nights

The Wellness Package

A package for all senses. Give yourself a moment of luxury at the Wasa Wellness, enjoy a wonderful dinner at the restaurant 1 Rum och Kök and stay at the Hotel Astor, with its fine old traditions, in the centre of Vaasa.