1. Relax on the shores of Lake Saimaa and in the surrounding forest of Anttolanhovi, close to the city of Mikkeli 2. Enjoy the tranquil settings in your own private villa with Sauna 3. Be enveloped by the peace and silence of the Finnish lakeside 4. Have a go at handicrafts and cooking in the village workshops and explore Mikkeli City 5. Sample delicious local foods in the Lakeside restaurant
Anttolanhovi is situated on the shore of Lake Saimaa and surrounded by deep forests, you would never know you are just 25 km from the city of Mikkeli. Anttolanhovi is a place people come to relax and unwind. Nature works as a healing, creative and active environment. The clean Finnish lakeside nature surrounding Anttolanhovi offers the best possible setting for relaxation. In the workshop you learn how to make traditional Karelian pasties from our ready-made dough and traditional rice pudding. You can also try your hand at the various handicrafts in Kenkävero Vicarage workshop. From here you can visit and explore Mikkeli City. Enjoy the silence of the surrounding nature, taste the delicious foods made from local products in our Lakeside restaurant and relax in your private sauna. So, take a deep breath, and pamper yourself!
Day 1 Arrival at Anttolanhovi and check into Hillside Villa. You can then take a 2hr guided tour with canoes on Lake Saimaa. Enjoy the silence of the surrounding nature. Dinner ,made from local produce, is served in the Lakeside restaurant. After dinner, take a relaxing sauna back at your villa.
Day 2 Breakfast is delivered to your villa. After breakfast, learn how to bake typical Finnish pies called Karjalanpiirakka. After tasting what you have baked, there is transfer to “Kenkävero Vicarage” to the handicraft workshop and you can try the traditional skill of felting. Afternoon is at your leisure to either go shopping or visit museums, local market or private Art Gallery. Dinner is at “Bistro Vilee” in the city centre. Vilee offers local food.
Day 3 Breakfast buffet in the hotel restaurant. Here you can try all our local delicacies! Breakfast is followed by a guided Nordic walking tour in the surrounding, quiet and peaceful, forest. There are routes from 1.6 – 5 kilometres. Take in the silence and fresh air! Check out and departure.
During this trip we also recommend you visit “Ollinmäki winery," a Finnish winery. There is also the Anttolanhovi Day Spa where you can try out our balancing and relaxation treatments.
Your accommodation: Your accommodation is in the modern, fully equipped, Hillside Villa overlooking Lake Saimaa. The villas are situated 70 metres from the shore of Lake Saimaa and blend in with the surrounding hilly landscape. The Hillside Villas have been designed by the architect Timo Leiviskä. The Villas combine Finnish design, art and architecture, and draw their strength from the verdant environment of Lake Saimaa and Finland’s four seasons.
Hillside Villa sleeps 5-6 person Area 103 m2 Rooms: lounge, kitchen, sauna, 3 bedrooms (All have WC and 1 room is ensuite with shower)
Hillside Villa sleeps 1-4 person Area 77 m2 Rooms: lounge, kitchen, sauna, 2 bedrooms (One is ensuite with WC and shower. The second room has WC)
Food: For many years, Anttolanhovi have relied on the South Savo food culture and locally produced meats, fish and vegetables. The berries and mushrooms are also picked from the surrounding Saimaa area. The Lakeside Restaurant is open daily. Please not the unique Kota Restaurant needs to be booked in advance.
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Group size: min. 4-6 persons
Pricing, departures, general information and bookings:
Taxis and internal transfers between Mikkeli and Anttolanhovi;
Day 1 Transfer from Mikkeli bus or train station to Anttolanhovi
Day 2 Transfer from Anttolanhovi to Kenkävero Vicerage and from Mikkeli to Anttolanhovi
Day 3 Transfer from Anttolanhovi to Mikkeli bus or train station
Accommodation for two nights with breakfast at Art&Design hillside villa
Two dinners: 1 dinner at Anttolanhovi and 1 dinner at Bistro Vilee, Mikkeli City
1 x guided paddling trip at the Lake Saimaa
1 x guided Nordic walking tour
Free pass for sauna and swimming pools
Bicycles and Nordic walking poles are available throughout your stay at the villa
Please contact the tour provider regarding the prices and commission for 2018!
Season and set departures for 2018:
Please contact the tour provider regarding concrete dates and set departures for 2018!
Information & bookings: Ms Piritta Hatanpää, Sales Manager Anttolanhovi Anttolanhovi Hovintie 24, 52100 Anttola Tel +358 (0) 207 57 5238 email@example.com Homepage: www.anttolanhovi.fi
We hold the right to make adjustments and ask that you confirm specific itinerary and pricing directly with the tour provider.
Getting there: Transportation to and from Mikkeli isn´t include in this package. You can reach Mikkeli easily by train from Helsinki, it takes just 2.30hrs There are several train connections daily from Helsinki to Mikkeli.