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Yoga Class in the Wild Nature

Many aspects of yoga are about being in the moment and at one with nature. Being outside can intensify the yoga experience in many ways, since nature inspires you to focus on awareness, breathing deeply and practicing stillness. This 3h program is a combination of a small hike in the beautiful Lappish nature near Rovaniemi and finding your balance while being outdoors. A breeze can deepen your breathing, the sun can deepen poses and a random bug can invite you to focus on something small. Feel the fresh air, smell the forest and listen to the sounds from the wilderness.

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!

The Secret Life of Trees

Let the shaman drum lead you on a fascinating 8 km hike to the rock paintings of Värikallio, one of the most interesting sights in Hossa National Park. On the way, you will hear interesting stories about trees and old Finnish beliefs concerning nature. You will learn interesting things about the Language of Trees and forests in Finland – maybe you will even find your own Power Tree. Once halfway to the rock paintings, we will enjoy a break with Chaga mushroom tea and Finnish delicacies.

Lapland Winter 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 from different plants and the fresh snow. 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.

Goodbye Stress – Charm of Fresh Air, Nature, Caring and Being

Goodbye Stress Holidays are ideal if you have a busy lifestyle or long to find more peace and happiness! Recharge your body, mind, and spirit with modern Finnish wellbeing treatments and traditional time-tested local ways. A special luxury in Finland is an everyman's right to walk in forests and nature. You can experience berry picking, silence, fresh air, water, and nature by the wild stream of Tainionvirta River. Gazing at the flowing water will introduce you to natural Finnish meditation. Take home a new you, with a level body, mind, and spirit, as well ideas for your daily life. Welcome.

Berry-Picking Countryside Excursion

Experience a Finnish berry farm. See where our delicious berries (strawberries, raspberries etc.) grow. 
Taste them directly from the field, guaranteed fresh local food at Raijan Aitta.
 Pick your own strawberries, raspberries and blackcurrants directly from our garden, swim in clean waters or walk in the beautiful landscape. Price including guidance, information, containers and tasting. You can also find handicrafts and linen clothes in our little shop – and enjoy the best strawberry cake you ever tasted in our little café. We are here to make your day unforgettable.

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.

Foraging – Wild Food Resources

Spend the day by the sea and in the forest searching for wild food with our chef. The day ends with wild flavours on your dinner plate. Between foraging and dinner, you can relax by the sea, take a rowing trip or try a Finnish sauna with a dip in the sea! You need good shoes, everything else is provided by us.

Rokua Peat Bath

A skin-softening and metabolism-enhancing peat bath for two, sharing a treatment room at our luxorius Day Spa. After the bath, you will rest for a while in our relaxation room with a nice cup of tea and some fruits.

Wild Herb Pampering in the Shade of the Forest, 1-2 Days

Take in the magic of Northern Central Finland's forests with all your senses. Stroll in the forest to pick up wild herbs bursting with aroma. Relax in a hot tub amidst the lush forest while listening to leaves whispering amid the silence. Treat yourself to a delicious country-style dinner with a special local touch in a romantic manor and have a good night's sleep surrounded by the peace and quiet of the forest. This is a true getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Late Autumn Mushrooms and their Preservation

Autumn and the mushroom season are not yet over. This year’s last mushroom weekend concentrates on the species of late autumn and the secrets of mushroom preservation. The specialist of the weekend, Arja Hopsu-Neuvonen from the Martha Organization, is known as the Queen of Mushroom Pickles. The hostess of Hotel Punkaharju, Saimi Hoyer, is naturally joining us as well. Late autumn mushrooms, especially funnel chanterelles, will be the main focus of our mushroom hunting trips.

Lapland Offline

After this digital detox you might beg us to keep your smart phones locked up forever... Torassieppi Winter Village sits on the edge of a large and quiet lake in the surroundings of a traditional reindeer farm and guesthouse. With its idyllic location, right next to Pallas-Ylläs National Park, whose bare-topped fells offer dramatic views and the cleanest air in world, Torassieppi has no light pollution either. All of these elements make it a prime spot for viewing the Northern Lights as well as for enjoying the best of what Lapland's wild nature has to offer.

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.

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.

Walk of Senses Under the Stars and Northern Lights

Take a guided tour in the beautiful Nordic wilderness at the darkest time of the year. This immersion should help you to sharpen your senses and help you channel your sensations and emotions, while being in the outdoors late in the evening. Don’t be scared and let the darkness teach you to see better. Listen carefully to the winds that blow – it can be an essential observation tool. Touch the soil – softness of the moss, hardness of the rocks. Close your eyes, and let go of the smells and scents of different plant species. Breathe deeply, because the fresh air is pure and healing.

Moonlight Relaxation

We will wear warm clothes from shoes to beanies, throw genuine Lappish reindeer skins on our shoulders and take a small hike into the darkness of the forest under the moonlight glow. In the silence of the forest, with reindeer skins warming us, we perform relaxation techniques and light exercise to prevent the cold from getting to us. A holiday can’t get better than this! Duration: 60 minutes. When booking online, please print the enclosed confirmation/receipt.

Pancakes and Berry Picking in Pure Nature

Rovaniemi is an ideal place for berry and mushroom picking. Berry picking is a great way of enjoying the outdoors and unwinding in the midst of natural beauty. Wild berries are available almost all summer – blueberries and cloudberries ripen first, while lingonberries and cranberries arrive in late summer and autumn. We will start along the hiking path, but soon you can experience walking in moss-covered ground. The guide will tell you about the basics of the fresh food ingredients which you can collect from pure nature.

Autumn Treasures in Finland

This day trip will take you to the beautiful forest of Västerby in Raseborg. The heritage forest has very diverse terrain and a nature trail where you can admire the beautiful Finnish flora and fauna and pick berries and mushrooms. There are a few places for a swim, some potholes and also excellent spots for camping. During the tour, we will sit by the campfire and enjoy a lunch consisting of products from the Finnish forest and listen to the sounds of nature.