Experience nature, culture and activities all at the same time in the heart of Finnish Lakeland. Peaceful nature, urban life and experiences for all senses – Finnish Lakeland is made of these. Spend an unforgettable holiday surrounded by beautiful Finnish nature, enjoying a combination of winter activities, a pure Finnish sauna and architect Alvar Aalto’s world-famous sites.
Bus transfer from Helsinki to Himos by Pohjolan Matka charter coach. Departure in the morning. On the way a coffee break at Juustoportti Mäntsälä. Juustoportti is a Finnish family-owned company, which dairy products are made ecologically with high responsibility and sustainability.
Arrival to HimosHolidays. Himos is international, all-year around active resort, offering it´s customers positive surprises and fresh physical and emotional experiences. Checking-in at the cottages. The cottage describes everything from a simple semi-detached house to luxurious villas with jacuzzi, ice-cube maker and the works. We have tried to classify the types into cottages and villas but in the everyday life everybody still talks about ”mökki” or ”cottage”. HimosHoliday offers nearly 500 cottage options!
Lunch at the Restaurant Tupa
Dressing up for winter activities at Himos Center. You will get proper winter overalls, shoes, gloves and hats from the Himos Center. You will experience arctic floating and/or a snowmobile trip. The activity depends on the snow situation. Small snack and refreshments are included.
Visit to the Sauna Village (transfer by bus) The Sauna Village offers a genuine sauna experience and a journey into the history of Finnish smoke sauna spanning over hundreds of years. Most saunas are built in the end of 1800’s or in the beginning of 1900’s. Sauna Village heats a sauna which you can test. Please note that you can were bathing suite at sauna since the saunas are unisex. Sauna Village will organize separate dressing rooms for men and women. Please take your own bathing suit and a towel for the visit at Sauna Village.
After the sauna getting ready for dinner. Dinner at the Restaurant hirvikartano.fi/en/. In the backwoods of Mt. Himos, in the middle of deep forest, lies Moose Manor, Hirvikartano. Moose Manor is about simple pleasures of life. The tranquility of the forest and the pure flavors of the nature will give you an unique experience of traveling back in time and our tasty country gourmet. Moose Manor will lead you back in years when life was genuine and simple. The moose has lived here for thousands of years. Meet the moose from eye to eye. In its natural environment, in its own moose terms. After a short visit to the zoo the fresh and tasty country-gourmet dinner.
Back to the cottage, where you can enjoy the sauna, too.
Breakfast at Restaurant Tupa and check out. Transfer to Jyväskylä region, where a guided Alvar Aalto bus
tour Aalto Bravo The tour start from Muurame Church in Jyväskylä, city of lakes and hills in the heart of Central Finland, Finnish Lakeland, you’ll find the largest number of masterful buildings in the whole world designed by the world-famous architect and academician Alvar Aalto. The impressive portfolio of 29 locations includes, for instance, the Alvar Aalto Museum, Muurame Church and Säynätsalo Town Hall, which is regarded as one of Aalto’s finest works.
Lunch at Restaurant Trattoria at the Solo Sokos Hotel Paviljonki Mr. Aalto was a fan of the Italian culture. The Alvar Aalto tour ends to the Italian style restaurant Trattoria. Solo Sokos Hotel Paviljonki has won many awards at the World Luxury Hotel Awards, known as the Oscars of the hotel industry: The best city hotel in Finland, the best modern luxury hotel in Finland and the best design hotel in Northern Europe.
Transfer to Varjola Varjola offers perfect holiday packages with Finnish sauna experience and traditional Finnish cuisine. You can choose from multiple activities for example snowshoe treck, ice fishing trip, forest skiing, snowmobile safaris or visit to a Husky camp.
Checking-in to the Riihi Villas Every room has their own entrance. The main building locates in 300 meters form accommodation.
Winter activity In case we will have enough snow you will experience a Forest skiing trip or a Kick Sledge Tour, or you can choose a Snowshoe trek or even an Ice Fishing trip. OAC Skin Skis are designed for all level of skiers to enjoy easy access to wintery nature everywhere. Kick Sledge tour is an excellent way to move during the winter. During the activity there is possibility to have a soot pot coffee + picnic sandwiches.
Getting ready for Dinner at the Barn Restaurant.
After the dinner Smoke sauna with jacuzzi
Enjoy the balmy heat of Varjola’s traditional smoke sauna. Relax in two warm Jacuzzis and cool down in the refreshing lake. There are separate dressing rooms for men and women. Sauna is shared by women and by men, so bathe with your bathing suit on and bring a towel as well. There will be a host present so you can ask for more instructions and information. After sauna you can relax by the fire and enjoy some sauna drinks. Click here for some sauna-tips for beginners!
Breakfast at the Barn Restaurant, check out and the transfer back to Helsinki. A coffee break at the Jukolan Juusto and Karoliinan Kahvimylly on the way to Helsinki. Tour ends in Helsinki city centre or at the airport in the afternoon.
Group size minimum 10 pax
Price starting from 995 € / pax
Package prices include
- Pohjolan Matka´s private coach and drive for 3 days as per suggested programme
- cottage accommodation at Himos and hotel accommodation at Varjola in twin/dbl rooms
- buffet breakfast x 2
- lunch x 2, dinner x 2, coffee break x 2 and the light snacks as per programme
- ice swimming in flotation suits and snowmobile safari
- forest skiing trip or a kick sledge tour or snowshoe trek or ice fishing trip
- all the sauna experiences as per programme
- local english speaking guides as per preliminary programme
- drivers accommodation
- single supplement
- other outdoor activities at Himos and Varjola or other excursions
- travel insurance
The rates are valid in the low and mid sesons, not in the high seasons. The services are on equest
and the final rates will be checked when reservations are made.
The programme is preliminary. We reserve the right to make alterations to the programme and/or to the itinerary. We recommend to take additional nights at Himos Resort or at Varjola.