A RELAXING EVENING IN THE WILDERNESS!
Enjoy a great local lifestyle experience with this evening tour! Your guide will take you into deep forests to a wilderness cabin with a log sauna. The traditional cabin has no electricity or running water ; the small lake and nature around is providing everything it needs! The place if beautiful and extremely peaceful – perfect for a relaxing moment!
Your guide will lit the wood-burner in the sauna and give you more instructions how to use it in the very Finnish way. There is also a pontoon that leads directly to the lake if you are brave enough to go in the water! It is extremely healthy to alternate hot sauna with cold water (or at least cold air). In autumn and winter, the water is covered with a thick layer of ice, but it is possible to enjoy “snow swimming” to cool down the body.
Sauna towels, soaps, birch tar oil and other equipment needed will be provided by your guide (please bring your swimsuit if you need to ; or sauna can also be naked like Finns usually do…). The experience is always private and the guide will give you all privacy needed. He / she will prepare a local snack around the fire while you enjoy the traditional sauna.
AURORA BOREALIS: the location of the sauna is perfect for Northern Lights spotting when the weather conditions allow it. The lake is oriented north with absolutely no light pollution! Please note that the northern lights is up to Mother Nature, and is not guaranteed. If you are interested in a specific northern light hunting tour, we recommend our photography hunt.
MIDNIGHT SUN : in summertime, between May and July, the sauna is located in a perfect place to enjoy the Midnight Sun and/or beautiful sunset colors.
LOOKING TO EXTEND THE EXPERIENCE?
The overall experience is around 3h30 from Rovaniemi (including transportation), with around one hour spent in the sauna.
If you would like to extend a bit more time to enjoy a longer experience, please let us know (+50€/additional hour). We may also arrange a wilderness dinner if you would like to.
- Private experience
- Hotel pick-up
- Transportation (counted in the duration)
- Outdoor guide
- Hot drinks & snacks
- Log sauna with lakeside view
- Towels, sauna towels, soap and sauna tar oil
- Additional activities possible
- All handling fees and taxes
The experience is always private for intimacy reasons. We recommend to book in advance, as availability may be limited in peak seasons.
A minimum of 2 paying adult participants is required for the trip to operate. We reserve the right to cancel the trip if the group is too small.
If you are a solo traveler, we will require that you buy this private trip for the price of two adults.
Child prices apply only to children under 12 years old. The child rate only apply if the conditions of two paying adult participant is met. Children from 2 years old are tolerated on this tour, but long sauna exposition is not recommended for children under 8 years old.
Please dress appropriately according to the weather. We also recommend to bring extra drinks and an extra chlothing set with you for after sauna. Adults may bring their own alcoholic drinks (like beers or local long drinks) for sauna time, but we require a moderate alcohol consumption.
About sauna: the sauna takes a very important place in the traditions and culture of Finland. Finns normally go to sauna naked but it is possible to use your own swimsuit. Sauna stands for the bathroom in the wilderness cabins ; after enjoying the steam sauna, you may then take a natural shower with the hot clean waters!
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 10% if booking is cancelled 7 days or more before departure;
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 50% if booking is cancelled between 7 days and 24h before departure.
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 24h or less before departure.