Enjoy Cottage and Sauna like a Local
Experience the sauna and cottage life - like a local
We offer excursions for small groups into the heart of Finnish nature. We take you to a cozy cottage by the lake in beautiful Kauhajärvi, Hämeenlinna or Ameejärvi, Vesilahti. The cottage life is a big part of Finnish culture. In the holiday season, Finns escape to the countryside for relaxation and quietness. Would You like to experience it with us – like a local. During your stay you are our dearest guest, and we want you to feel at home.
Duration: 4-5 hours
Price: 120 € / person, min 360 €
Group size: 1 – 8 person
Price includes: We gather into a hut “kota or laavu” together by the fire with your English and Finnish speaking host. We eat traditional Finnish soup made from pure local ingredients, coffee or tea and a seasonal dessert. Relish the beauty, silence and purity of the land of a thousand lakes. Depending on the season we will get into a forest for a walk or we might go to a frozen lake and see the sky with thousands of stars. In summer we enjoy the nightless night and we can try to find berries or mushrooms . Try a wood-burning sauna and make the best use of it by jumping into the refreshing lake or snow in between the bathing sessions. Towels are included.
What to bring: Comfortable clothes and shoes according to the weather, swimsuit.
Availability: Offered all year round. Pre-booking is required.
You can arrive to our cottage by a rental car or by train to the nearest railway station Hämeenlinna or Toijala, from where we can arrange a private transportation for you. The distance from Hämeenlinna to both of our cottages is about 80 km. The distance from Tampere and Toijala to our Vesilahti, Ameejärvi cottage is about 50 km. Transportation is not included in the price.
We offer also customized one to three days “cottage stays” for individuals max 4 people in our cottages. It is the best way to explore Finland and get to know life of the locals. You can spend overnight in a Finnish comfortable cottage by the lake. We tailor programs according to your wishes as well as the season. You can choose your activities from hiking in the forest, rowing, picking berries or mushrooms, baking and cooking or canoeing. In the winter it is also possible to try snowshoe walking or skiing. Full board is included in the package. Meals are prepared in a Finnish tradition. The price depends on your group size and the period you want to spend in our cottage. Please ask for a quote. Come and enjoy the authentic cottage life with us. A host will be present throughout the visit, making you feel comfortable and very Finnish.