Eastern Lakeland District
Stay in the historic hotel Punkaharju, owned by the former media personality Saimi Hoyer, amidst the traditional lake landscape of Eastern Finland. Saimi herself will welcome the group and tell you about her story of becoming an entrepreneur and the history of the hotel. Experience the spectacular ridge landscape – typical feature of Saimaa – and visit the Art Manor of Johanna Oras, the Finnish Forest Museum Lusto and enjoy a guided tour in Olavinlinna castle, one of the most famous Finnish sights! The tour will take you on a sightseeing cruise around the islands of Pihlajavesi, where you can spot native Saimaa ringed seals, and to the largest wooden church of Finland in Kerimäki.