Finland has over 188,000 lakes and around 180,000 islands, many located in the Lakeland district, the largest in Europe. Finnish Lakeland is a blue labyrinth of lakes, islands, rivers and canals, interspersed with forests and ridges, stretching for hundreds of kilometres in a placid and staggeringly beautiful expanse.
Type of tour:
Spring, Summer, Winter
Number of people:
Afternoon arrival in Helsinki International Airport. Train to Imatra. Guide meets the guests at the Imatra railway station. Transport to hotel Valtionhotelli – the Castle Hotel
Check-in. Free time.
Breakfast in the hotel.
11:00 Sightseeing tour of Imatra 2 h
Imatra is a real pearl of the Lakeland. The River Vuoksi flows through the city of Imatra, offering excellent opportunities for fishing all year long. Vuoksi does not freeze over even in winter. The river is surrounded by the most beautiful running and biking trails in all of Finland, and you can spot dozens of bird species on its shores. In the west, Imatra borders Lake Saimaa, which means that you can sail through the Saimaa channel from Imatra all the way to the Gulf of Finland. A busy marina is located on Lake Saimaa in Ukonniemi, next to Imatra Spa. Our guide will tell you a lot of local stories and legends.
Free time or Vuoksa fishing tour 2h (229 euro per person) or Sauna boat Cruise (780 euro 3h 1-8pax)
With our full-service sauna cruises, you can focus on relaxation. Take sauna and dip into Vuoksa river after – just like Finns do. You can bring your own drinks and food with you and make barbecue, while sailing along Vuoksa river. In our fridge your drinks stay cold even in the hot summer.
Wild berries and mushroom picking tour
Price: 115 euro per person
Lake Saima Forest is one of the largest area for picking organic berries and mushrooms. Wild berries and mushrooms can be freely picked in Finland’s forests by everybody and we will drive you to secret berries and
mushrooms places where you can find planty of them. Our experienced guide will help to avoid a poisonous ones and will tell you about local nature. During our walk we fill up our baskets and of course taste some berries. When we come back to our house we will have a break and taste some local traditional snacks with coffee and juice.
Transfer to Imatran Spa Hotel
Breakfast in the hotel.
The Spa day
Spend your day relaxing and Enjoy Finnish Spa and Saunas or make the day full of activities Imatra Spa is happy to offer – golf fields, the local ice hall Imatra Spa Areena (two ice rinks), bicycling, indoor tennis court, bowling, fitness classes, an illuminated jogging track (4,6 km) and different water activities – all this is for you in Imatra Spa
Breakfast in the hotel. Check out till 12:00. (Extra night upon request)
Transfer to the railway station. Train to the Helsinki airport.
PACKAGE INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING SERVICES:
• accommodation in the castle hotel and spa hotel with breakfast and use of the sauna in the hotel
• city tour Imatra
• train tickets