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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!

Outdoor Day Near Helsinki

Only an hour's drive from Helsinki will find you in charming Kanta-Häme, a region perfect for outdoor activities. During the day, our professional guide will help you explore our nature in different ways, including fatbikes and canoes. Between the sports, you can enjoy a lunch or dinner made by our restaurant, which specializes in local food. In the evening you are more than welcome to enjoy our complimentary lakeside sauna!

Traditional Finnish Smoke Sauna Experience

There is nothing more Finnish than sauna. Experience traditional wood heated Smoke sauna and take a dip in the clean and clear water Lake Saimaa, fourth largest natural freshwater lake in Europe. Smoke sauna is traditionally heated up for 6 hours and therefore offers a gentle heat. Leave your everyday rush for a moment and let the time stand still just to enjoy the atmosphere. Throw water on the stove and let the steam refresh you! You will get sauna instructions on the spot.

Private Country Home Visit with Berry Picking Close to Helsinki

Make a relaxing day tour to the countryside 80 km from Helsinki and spend a Finnish summer day with us. Get into a Finnish forest for a walk, feel the silence and pick up berries with your local hostess. Visit an old-style sauna and cook a simple meal from seasonal ingredients together with your host family. A limited number of visits available each summer.

Villa Justiina

Justiina is a lakeside villa for 10 people in Kihniö, 100 km from Tampere. Enjoy a traditional cottage holiday in a well-equipped villa with 4 bedrooms, loft, kitchen, living room, bathroom and sauna. You can also enjoy the traditional wood heated sauna and hot tub by the lakeside. Great opportunities for fishing and other outdoor activities. The villa has a shared tennis court with Villa Hermanni.

From Cave to Lake – Cave Tour and Smoke Sauna Evening

Join this guided tour where we enter one of the longest caves in Finland and spend a cozy evening by Lake Pielinen. Experience a traditional smoke sauna and jump into the refreshing waters of the lake. Relax in a Finnish wooden hut – enjoy snacks and coffee with other delicacies made on the open fire.

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.

Sauna and Ice-Swimming in Helsinki

Experience urban nature & sauna in the heart of Helsinki. On Uunisaari island there are 2 saunas and a hot jacuzzi for rent. The sauna's are open for individual travellers on Sunday's. The café is open during the whole summer season and in the winter during the weekends.

Sailing Trip to Rakinkotka Eco Island

The day starts at the old fishing harbor in Hamina's Tervasaari, where a professional skipper takes us along the beautiful archipelago route towards the idyllic fishing village of Rakinkotka. While on this relaxing sailing trip, you have a chance to taste some fish snacks with beverages. At Rakinkotka, you can enjoy a number of activities, including nature trails, fishings, bathing in a traditional or smoke sauna, and swimming in the clean sea. Our wild food dinner around the campfire includes alder-smoked salmon, island vegetables, and berries. Accommodation and cottages also available.

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.

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.

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!

Sunset Sauna Cycle

This tour shows you what this sauna-frenzy nation of Finns is all about! In a magic evening of setting sun we cycle around Eastern side of Helsinki center to such neighborhoods like the hipster home Kallio, Kruununhaka full of Finnish history, and functionally modern Merihaka / Hakaniemi. We learn about sauna and the culture behind it while cycling around the recreational areas and islands close to the center of Helsinki. We also stop at one of the famous public saunas for a real bathing!

Finnish Traditional Smoke Sauna Evening

This traditional Finnish evening includes bathing in the large smoke sauna, swimming on Lake Kallavesi (ice hole in the winter), having a delicious Finnish traditional buffet with local food and flavours, live accordeon musician, sing-along, dancing -and in the summer, a lumberjack demonstration.

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.

Sauna Yoga

In Oravi you can try the Finnish speciality Sauna Yoga. It is suitable for everyone and requires no previous yoga training. Sauna Yoga is practised under the guidance of a trained instructor. The gentle heat of the sauna effectively melts away the strains in your back and shoulders, and the beneficial effects can be felt immediately after a single session. After the sauna you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the lake. Join a weekly class or book a private session.

Winter Break: Hunting For Silence, Stars & Northern Lights in the Heart of Finland

What would be more romantic than experiencing the silence, stars and magical Northern Lights in the heart of Finland? Stay a weekend in a hideaway manor, the Lakomäki Wilderness lodge, enjoying the sauna, authentic flavours and atmosphere in the middle of nowhere... Sit around an open fire surrounded by the mystical forest or calm lake and listen to the silence while waiting for the auroras to show up. Welcome to the Forest Region!

Villa Emma

Villa Emma is a spacious villa for 10 + 2 persons in Parkano, equipped with 5 enchanting bedrooms, kitchen and living room, two toilets, sauna and a bathroom. The villa is situated on the shore of river Aurejoki. A covered terrace with a grill and hot tub, an outdoor swimming pool, and a beach volley court are waiting for you to enjoy with your family and friends.

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!

Peat Sauna for Couples

Relaxing peat sauna treatments for couples in the only public sauna of Turku. Before entering the sauna, bathers take a shower and wash with peat soap. After warming up in the sauna, their skin is covered with functional peat in the washroom. Then bathers drink fresh water, and enjoy the caressing warmth of the sauna again. Total treatment time 35 minutes. The bathers then wash using only water. Finnish herb tea completes the treatment. We also sell pure and organic Finnish body care products, suitable for everyday use.