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Cottage Rental and Lakeside Hiking

The boreal forest in Virttaa is home to the Harjureitti trail, which offers fantastic opportunities for all kinds of summer and winter sports. The network is 26 km long and partly illuminated. Best of all, it starts right from your doorstep. Along the way, there are many places where you can take a break to enjoy the view and peace of nature. Enjoy snowshoe trips to beautiful Lake Pyhäjärvi, ice-fishing, skiing or winter swimming. In the summertime, our customers can use our rowing boat free of charge. The Alastaro Circuit and Alastaro Golf are only 5 minutes from the cottages.

Holiday Cottage Villa Lakka

Cosy and spacious 3 bedroom villa with all modern conveniences in Kannuskoski village, Luumäki, near Kouvola and Lappeenranta, 2 hours from Helsinki by car. The villa was built nearly 100 years ago, but renovated and extended in 2006. Old wood-heating sauna by the idyllic riverside and electric sauna in the main building. Excellent facilities for fishing, picking berries and mushrooms, paddling, hiking and skiing. The popular canoeing route Väliväylä passes by the villa.

The Many Faces of Finnish Forest

The history and the legends of Finnish forest industry are presented with a dash of humor, as well as national art treasures inspired by the forest nature at the Serlachius Museums. Forest’s culinary goods on the plate at Art Museum’s Restaurant Gösta and a short trip to the actual forest along with a good meal and sleep in the sylvan manor. The small town amid the beautiful forest and lake landscape offers its visitors a variety of possibilities to experience Finnish nature.

Standard Houseboat, 24 m²

This high-quality, fully equipped houseboat is our smallest unit, and it is ideal for couples, families or small groups of friends. It offers all the necessary amenities. Houseboats are also easy to navigate. They are equipped with a Chartplotter to make it easy to navigate the Finnish lakes. We will instruct you on how to use the boat prior to departure. If a problem should occur while you are out on the water, we are always just a phone call away.

Test Your Skills as a Comic Book Artist!

Complete a short comic strip under the guidance of your instructor! You will get all the behind the scenes tips they can pack into a 3-hour workshop! Comics workshop is a fun and creative way to boost your day and break your limits! Previous experience is not needed!

Punkaharju Snowshoe Park

Walking on snowshoes gives you an opportunity to experience winter nature in a way that is almost impossible otherwise. Within the Punkaharju Nature Reserve, there are eight magnificent and clearly marked snowshoe trails around the ridges of Punkaharju and other exciting terrain. The area is easily accessible by train, and snowshoe rentals operate in many resorts in the area.

Adventure Park Ticket

Laajis has one of the biggest adventure parks in the nordic countries. The area has more than 1km of climbing courses in the forest and +1km climbing on the poles in the open ground with long zip lines and challenging elements. Be sure to check out our superb bikepark and frisbeegolf opportunities also.

Särkänniemi Doghill

Doghill invites visitors to step right into a fairytale world based on the work of author and illustrator Mauri Kunnas. The area is diveded into Pawhill, Town and Farm. You can see a play at Paw Theatre, enjoy the old-fashioned atmosphere in the town’s beautiful cafés and boutiques or greet the animals at the Farm. At Christmas, on Halloween or during winter holidays, you can experience Särkänniemi's Doghill in a whole new way.

Rowing Boat / Canoeing Trip

Enjoy a wonderful nature experience with a rowing boat/canoe. This 6-day trip is available in the summer and includes accommodation during the 1st and 5th night in a twin log granary, sauna, row boat/canoe, lifejacket and a map.

Countryside Holiday

Punkaharju is well-known for its scenic lakeside views. For over 50 years, we have provided accommodation in Naaranlahti, in the comfort and peace of beautiful Lake Puruvesi. The rooms and apartments are well equipped with their own kitchenette, ensuite with shower, grill, beach, rowing boats, and traditional sauna. This comfortable apartment hotel offers you quiet, cosy and practical accommodation. Breakfast is included.

Forest Bath

The old farmhouse is surrounded by diverse nature. Pine forests, groves, gorgeous spruce forests and the swamp of Syöliö are magnificent places to discover the secrets of the peaceful forest. The healing effect of the forest is miraculous! The nature track of Iloranta allows you to experience the magical forests of Finland. You get to know Finnish forest culture over the ages, and you might even get to see some of the forest animals! The trip ends under ancient pines with a campfire coffee and a stick bun.

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.

Working for the Company – A Humoristic Drama Guidance at Serlachius Museum Gustaf

Are you a suitable person to work for the paper company? Put your abilities to the test! You are among the hopeful new workers applying for a job in the paper company in the early 1950’s. The first person you meet is the 'ever-so-slightly' self-important head office secretary. You will be acquainted with the paper company's history, life in the realm of Serlachiuses and the evocative exhibitions of the museum. A test in the paper workshop reveals, who has the potential to work at the mill.

Sauna World

Hellimö's Sauna World invites you to enjoy our infrared sauna, steam room, traditional Finnish sauna and a hot tub. Book the Sauna World just for you or your group for 2 hours. While you're here, you can also add a bit of luxury to your sauna experience with some sparkling wine.

Weekend Holiday Package

When approaching Varjola you will get further from the city and can already enjoy the countryside scenery as you're getting closer. In Varjola we trust in traditions, yet have a truly modern take on the services we offer: from cuisine to activities and from sauna's to accommodation. This long weekend holiday package includes accommodation, meals and activities; such as whitewater rafting and smoked sauna. We will be more than happy to give you more details of this full-board holiday package.

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.

SATOA Kuopio Food Festival

SATOA Kuopio Food Festival celebrates the traditional harvest season and local tastes. All restaurant's set up their kitchens on the street to offer small tasty dishes within a price range of 3-6 euros. The venue is a unique opportunity for the chef's and customers to come together and celebrate good food. In addition to the delicacies, there will be performances by street musicians and artists in the festival area. The festival has no entry fee. Welcome to SATOA!

Mökkiavain Cottage Holidays

Our selection of cottages contains over 150 choices in the Tampere region. All levels of quality, size and price assure you will find a suitable home for your stay. Our cottages offer you relaxing sleep and experiences you'll never forget. The peaceful countryside near Tampere creates an athmosphere not found anywhere else. Enjoy a cottage holiday close to every comfort and convenience: the Särkänniemi amusement park, spas, shopping centers, national parks, and more.

Line Play – Portrait Workshop

Test your skills as a Picasso! See your friends or colleagues with new eyes! During the workshop, you’ll create portrait interpretations by using croquis techniques, which means a quick sketch drawing of a live model. After the workshop, your drawing can be used as a foundation for another work of art, such as a painting, or it can be a work of art by itself! Previous experience is not needed!