Western Lakeland sauna tour – the Relaxation Vacation of your dreams
1. A Sauna tour for groups through the western Lakeland area to get to know different kind of saunas and to have an authentic bathing experience 2. Visit various saunas, experience relaxing whisking treatment, and learn about the effectiveness of sauna 3. Enjoy an unforgettable relaxed form of accommodation by the nature with beautiful lake view in Revontuli Resort 4. Immerse yourself in the world of public saunas during a guided public sauna tour in Tampere 5. Relax in unique sauna boat, which floating on the most private and serene of Finnish lakes!
On this tour you will learn about different kinds of saunas and visit a public city sauna for a real bathing experience!
Day 1: Arrival, Lehmonkärki Sauna World & Finnish sauna menu Arrival to Helsinki and transfer to Asikkala. Accommodation in individually decorated log cabin by Lake Päijänne, the second largest lake in Finland. After arrival, slow walk into nearby forest where you’ll learn about the traditional use and benefits of plants that grow wild in our woods! After the tour it is time to enter Lehmonkärki´s sauna world including glass panorama sauna, igloo sauna, traditional smoke sauna and electric sauna. Before entering the sauna, you will learn about the importance of the nature in Finnish culture and hear stories of the traditional Finnish beliefs as well as effectiveness of sauna. Individual and relaxing whisking treatment includes at least two different types of whisks followed by whole body massage with birch whisks and honey/clay with herbs. After the sauna, it is time to enjoy genuine tastes of Finnish sauna menu of your choice.
Day 2: Revontuli Resort, Hankasalmi After breakfast, departure to Hankasalmi, Revontuli Resort – a holiday centre in Central Finland. Accommodation in unique Igloos – All Sky Aurora Cabins which offer an unforgettable relaxed form of accommodation by the nature with beautiful lake view! Later in the afternoon, you will have wellness sauna program including three different kinds of Finnish sauna and guided relaxation session. Afterwards you may try Finnish sauna wellness products, gently slap yourself with birch twigs, enjoy the silence, relax in an outdoor hot tub and refresh yourself by swimming in lake.
Day 3: Tampere – The Sauna Capital of the World and its public saunas Departure to Tampere – The Sauna Capital of the World! Tampere has over 20 public saunas in the region for anyone to relax in, throughout the year. After arrival, check-in to Original Sokos Hotel Villa and guided public sauna tour including the newest public sauna, Laukontori – an urban oasis occupying a stretch of beautiful Tampere waterfront! After relaxing sauna, it is time to experience the essence of Nordic flavours with seasonal and local specialities straight from the nature at the terrace of the sauna. Later in the evening, you can check one more public sauna, Tulli sauna - a new, urban sauna in the heart of the city and at the vicinity of your hotel!
Day 4: Hotel Vanajanlinna, Hämeenlinna Departure to Hämeenlinna and check-in to Vanajanlinna Hotel. Transfer to Loppi, Jalolautta sauna which is a unique sauna boat floating on the most private and serene of Finnish lakes! Enjoy the last day of the tour and get memorable experiences of the traditional wood-heated sauna along with swimming in the clean and clear water of your own private lake. While enjoying the silence of wilderness lake, local chef is preparing you delicious three-course dinner which can be enjoyed at the top deck of the sauna boat.
Day 5: Helsinki Sauna City Tour and departure Departure to Helsinki. Optional Helsinki Sauna City Tour including city tour, boat cruise to Saunasaari “Sauna Island” – a nameless island lying surprisingly near the city offering astonishing sceneries and surrounded by the Baltic sea! In Saunasaari, you may relax in three different smoke saunas, bath in warm hot tubs and swim in the sea. A perfect ending to the tour!
Accommodation: During your tour you are accommodated in lakeside cabin, igloo and unique hotel rooms. Additional information:
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Group size: Min. 10 persons
Clothing: Casual outdoor clothing, swim suit
Languages: Finnish, English
Included services and contact details Included:
Accommodation for four nights with breakfast (lakeside cabin, igloo and unique hotel rooms)
Rental of private sauna worlds
Guided sauna programs
Admission fee to public sauna in Tampere
5 x special sauna menu
Contact details: Ms Anu Huusko, email@example.com Lahti Region Ltd Salpausselänkatu 7 15110 Lahti Tel. +358 (0)207 281 760 firstname.lastname@example.org Homepage: http://visitlahti.fi/en
We hold the right to make adjustments and ask you to kindly reconfirm the specific itinerary and pricing directly with the tour provider.
Getting there: Helsinki can be reached best by air and is easily accessible, no matter where you are travelling from. Alternatively, you can reach Helsinki with ferry from Tallinn, Stockholm, Travemünde and Rostock.