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SAUNATOUR – Authentic Finnish Sauna Experience

Built on pure nature, wild creativity and arctic tradition, SAUNATOUR is truly something else than a trip to the nearby spa! 

SAUNATOUR programmes are always guided and are suitable for everyone from kids to grandparents. Have a true Finnish Sauna experience with different saunas like the traditional smoke sauna, SaunaYoga or the unique ice sauna, and pamper yourself with sauna treatments with wild herbs and old Finnish remedies. Your wilderness wellbeing holiday will be complete with Wild Food meals, unique accommodation and all-inclusive service packages tailored to your wishes.

Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre

Enjoy excellent location & transport links at the Holiday Inn Helsinki City Centre hotel. Check in to your fresh, Scandinavian-style guest room, overlooking Finlandia Hall or bustling Eliel Square. Our stylish & comfortable open lobby invites you to linger – a completely new area where you can relax & really make yourself at home during your stay with us. Connect your laptop to free Wi-Fi or use our E-Bar & catch up with your friends or meet your colleagues at the lounge. Eating, drinking, socialising – there are so many ways you can use the space day & night.

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.

Touch – Contemporary Finnish and International Art Exhibition

"Touch" is the title of the new Saastamoinen Foundation Art Collection Exhibition. The collection is on permanent display at EMMA, showcasing hundreds of works of art by Finnish and international artists dating from the early 1900s to the present. The overarching theme of the collection is humanity, a choice to which the collection naturally lends itself. The human being, identity, our physicality and interaction with the surrounding world have been central in contemporary art for the past decades.

Helsinki Panorama Sightseeing

The 1 h 45 min Audio Sightseeing Tour includes the most interesting parts and sights of Helsinki, such as the historical Centre, City Hall, The Parliament buildings, Finlandia Hall and the Opera House. A stop at the Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church) or at the Sibelius Monument.

Wooden Boat Safari to Linnansaari National Park

Enjoy a charming cruise on wooden boats to Linnansaari National Park and Kaarnetsaari Island. The island has a beautiful wooden chapel and a 1.2 km nature path. You also have a chance to watch a film about the endangered Saimaa Ringed Seal. Later we'll cook some pancakes and sausages by the open fire.

Tour of Old Wooden Towns

Walking around old towns is like stepping into a fairytale: the colourful wooden houses, decorative gates, cobblestone streets and beatiful public buildings create an atmosphere of the long forgotten past. Old Finnish coastal towns offer many lovely restaurants, cafes, shops and museums. Most of the buildings in these conservation areas date back to the 18th and 19th centuries, and strict regulations ensure that the areas retain their history. Welcome to our tour of Old Wooden Towns: Turku, Naantali, Uusikaupunki, Rauma, Pori and Reposaari.

The Incredible Women of Turku

This walking tour presents the women of Turku and the women’s Turku throughout the ages. Attention will be given to the female saints and women of noble birth, who are protected within the walls of Turku Cathedral, as well as the three Katarinas at Turku Castle. You will also learn about the first female governors of Finland, the girls from Portsa, the Pumpula weavers, the hardworking housewives of Luostarinmäki, without forgetting Cat-Alli and the streetwalkers of Harmaalinna.

Sauna at Lucky Ranch

Arrive at Lucky Ranch and get familiar with the ranch. A traditional Finnish sauna offers a relaxing experience with soft heat and the pleasant aroma of birch tree leaves. Apply a deep cleansing and skin caring mud mask on your face and expose the glow of your skin. Enjoy some fresh air in our hot tub under the stars. The program includes snacks made with local ingredients. Transportation also available for an additional fee.

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!

Discovering Porvoo and its Surroundings by Bike (2–3 Hours)

We will meet at the tourism information desk under Mannerheim’s avenue bridge where we will rent bicycles and helmets (included in our price). Then we will visit the old city of Porvoo and learn about Finnish history and culture. Afterwards we head towards to a small island situated 2 km south of Porvoo. There we will stop and walk into the forest to reach a birdwatching tower. There we can see a natural reserve with protected birds and a beautiful view of Porvoo. We will continue our promenade via Porvoo's skiing resort Kokonniemi before reaching Hammars.

2-Day Trip to North Cape and Saariselkä with King Crab and Husky Safari

Get ready for an experience of a lifetime. We'll pick you up from Rovaniemi or Ivalo and take you to Saariselkä for a visit to a husky farm, where you get to meet the dogs, learn all about the rearing and training of these amazing animals, and embark on a 1.6 km husky sleigh ride. Next, you can enjoy a traditional reindeer dinner. Then we head to Inari to learn about the traditional people of Northern Europe, the Sámi, with a visit to Siida, the museum of Finnish Sami culture. Honnigsvåg is the closest place to North Cape, where your seaside cabin awaits...

Visit to a Genuine Local Reindeer Farm

Visit a local reindeer farm where you will meet the young owners who are introducing you the local life of reindeer herders. Reindeer are semi-domesticated, and every animal is owned by a herder. In Northern Lapland, reindeer husbandry is still a major source of income for many. You can see and feed the animals while listening to their incredible stories. These activities offer great possibilities for taking photos and experiencing authentic wilderness life. Warm drinks are offered by the open fire.

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.

Culture and Music Trip to Eastern Finland

Discover the cultural highlights of Eastern Finland on this self-drive tour while staying at some charming local guest houses and hotels. The tour begins with the tranquility of Valamo monastery, then proceeds to explore local history in the Murtovaara House museum and finishes at the much praised Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival.

Accordion Cruise in the Venice of Savo

Welcome on a unique sightseeing cruise in the ”Venice of Savo”! Canals and waterways split the town of Varkaus nicely into many parts, just like in Venice, Italy. Enjoyment for all senses on this private small group tour, where the captain tells you stories about the canals, timber transportation, and the nature of Saimaa. Our Ecoboat gives you a silent and comfortable ride to all the best spots in the city. Once we reach the best location, you can enjoy coffee while the captain entertains you with accordion music. Perfect for a romantic evening or an enjoyable summer experience with friends!

Guided Tour in Tytyrin Mine Museum

The Tytyri Mine Museum is located underground in a real limestone mine. The visitors get to experience the genuine feeling of the mines as they explore the cool and damp mine galleries. Visit to 100 metre-wide and 100 metre-deep underground cave gives a good picture of the huge size of Tytyri limestone mine.

Old Wooden Towns Tour

Walking around old towns is like stepping into a fairytale: the colorful wooden houses, decorative gates, cobblestone streets and beautiful public buildings create an atmosphere of the long-forgotten past. In old Finnish coastal towns you find many lovely restaurants, cafes, shops and museums. Most of the buildings in these conservation areas date back to the 18th and 19th centuries, and strict regulation ensures that the areas will retain their history.

A Romantic Night in the Granary

The buildings of the Luomajärvi Horse Inn perfectly reflect the building style of rural Finland in early 19th century. Each room is individually designed and decorated to emphasize the rustic spirit of the buildings and old Finnish culture. Upon arrival, you will enjoy a nice bottle of sparkling wine with delicious chocolate in soft candle light. Greet the next morning relaxed after a night in the log walls' shelter. To make your morning perfect, a tasty breakfast is served in your room.

Serlachius Museum Gustaf

The Serlachius Museums Gösta and Gustaf offer a contact point for the friends of high quality art and good stories. Gustaf Museum tells stories. In the former head office of the forest combine, curious and surprising exhibitions mix with the architecture and intensely dramatised and vivid history.