At a glance
4 nights/5 days
|Best For:||Wellbeing and natural World lovers and those with hectic lives who want to relax and recharge|
Option of boutique hotels in Helsinki and selected Log Cabin/Villa and hotel properties in the Lake Saimaa, lakeland region.
This itinerary features an urban stay in Helsinki with time in the lake and area and focuses on revitalising your body and soul and completely unwinding.
Tailor-make this itinerary to your specific requirements, and discover all that Helsinki has to offer, including snow-blanketed meadows, and fairytale 'blue hour' where you'll see Helsinki bathed in blue light between dusk and night fall.
Arrive at Helsinki Vantaa airport and meet your transfers who will take you to your Helsinki hotel.
Meet you transfer at your hotel who will take you to Helsinki Station.
Take the VR Inercity train from Helsinki to Savonlinna where you will be picked up and taken to Jarvisydan Resort and enjoy the rest of your day.
You will get complimentary entry to the fantastic spa both days of your stay. The spar is a feat of Finnish handicraft, the walls are real rocks and the roof is from 500 year old wood from the bottom of the lake. The lake water runs into some of the pools.
You experience real Finnish Culture in five different saunas and can also relax with one of the calming beauty treatments (for an extra cost)
This is a day at your leisure however we have included a wintery experience for you.
The sleigh trip takes your in the middle of the silent winter nature of Linnansaari National Park. On the island we'll make a fire for the coffee and pancakes. You can also fry some local gamemeat sausages.
Enjoy our small snow shoeing trip to the forests of Järvisydän with a guide. The route is easy to walk and the walking distance is approx. 1 km. During the trip the guide tells you the stroies of the history of Järvisydän and the area. On the campfire you can learn how to make a fire in the nature and you can make e.g. some local sausages on fire with our guide.
You again will have a day access to the Jarvisydan resort Spa.
You will be departing Jarvisydan resort and transferred by the hotel back to Savonlinna station to board your VR Inercity train back to Helsinki where you will then be met by your driver and transferred to your Helsinki hotel.
After sunset Helsinki is bathed in the blue light of the magical ‘blue hour’ between dusk and night. The sea freezes over and the town is covered in snow, making it look like a fairytale.
You can spend the rest of the day in Helsinki visiting the city centre maybe having some shopping time in Stockmann Helsinki Centre is a significant business building the largest department store in the Nordics. You can visit one of the independent coffee shops and have a wintery dinner in one of Helsinki’s fantastic restaurants ( we can recommend some great ones for you to try).
Or you could take a walk Walk around Suomenlinna an island off the coast of Helsinki. Unsurprisingly, in winter the islands are usually very quiet – but that is not to say they aren’t worth a visit!
The museums are wonderful year-round! Wandering around Suomenlinna in winter, between snow-blanketed meadows and the frozen sea, can be simply magical.
Of course you can go swimming in the open air Allas Sea Pool, located near to the Helsinki Marketplace. The Allas Sea Pool is a spa with both fresh and sea water complete with three saunas. The saunas are heated from morning to evening. They include a women’s sauna, men’s sauna and a sauna for special reservations. The Sea Pool is open all year round. Food and drinks are on offer. There are room for over 2700 customers.
After breakfast you will be transferred from your Helsinki hotel back to Helsinki Vantaa airport.
- Hand picked accommodation
- Return flights and private transfers
Price does not include:
- Additional food other than the above mentioned
- Excursions and additional tours
- Any other service not included in the "price includes" section