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 and culture. We welcome you to join us for a visit at our cozy cottage by a beautiful lake. The cottage life is a big part of the Finnish culture, and we believe it is fair to say your visit in Finland would remain incomplete without a true cottage experience. Would you like to escape the hustles of your daily life into the peace and quietness of our cottage, test out some of the traditional cottage activities and eat delicious local foods grilled over an open fire? Book your trip now! During your stay you are our dearest guest, and we make sure you feel safe and comfortable at all times.
Duration: 8- 10 hours
Price: 249 € / person, min 498 €, children under 12 years 149 € / person.
Group size: 1 – 6 person
Overnight stays are possible to arrange for 1-4 people for an additional charge! Read more below.
Itinerary: Your trip leaders will pick you up from Hämeenlinna train station (or other prearranged location in the city) and drive you to our cottage (80 km west of Hämeenlinna). Once at the cottage, we gather together into the “kota” (traditional Finnish hut) around an open fire to cook and eat a delicious lunch made out of pure local ingredients (possibly picked from the forest or backyard garden if the season allows it) with dessert. After the lunch you have the opportunity to choose your activities (1-2) from rowing, canoeing, hiking, picking mushrooms or berries, playing traditional Finnish games (eg. mölkky) or just relaxing in the peace and silence with a book. During the winter we can go snowshoeing, skiing, walking on the lake, or ice fishing. After our activities, we heat up our wood-burning sauna which is best enjoyed with a dip into the lake or snow in between bathing sessions. Don’t forget, in the summer you get to enjoy a never ending sunset of the nightless nights, or in the winter you can be amazed by how much joy and warmth the heat of the fire and a sky filled with stars can bring to the otherwise cold and dark nights. We promise you won’t leave our cottage without feeling rejuvenated and ready to face the hurries of the world again! After sauna, we offer you a light snack and drive you back to Hämeenlinna. (Lunch can also be served as dinner, and the snack as a light lunch)
Price includes: Transportation from and to Hämeenlinna train station. English, Finnish and/or Portugese speaking guides. (Request for a French speaking guide separately). Delicious lunch, dessert and snack made from local fresh ingredients (Please inform us ahead of time of any special diets) with non-alcoholic drinks. 1-2 guided activities of your choice & rental equipment, and sauna & towels.
What to bring: Comfortable clothes and shoes according to the weather, swimsuit and other personal items.
Availability: Offered all year round. Pre-booking is required.
Extra information for overnighters: We offer also customized one to two 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.