A VERY LOCAL EXPERIENCE IN THE WILDERNESS!
Enjoy a very local experience! 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 is 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, in summer it might get warm but in autumn it will be refreshing in any case! It is very healthy to alternate hot sauna with cold water (or at least cold air).
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.
We offer three departures for this private experience :
About the afternoon session (13:00) : The early afternoon session can be extended by one hour to enjoy some SUP-boarding while the sauna is heating.
About the evening session (19:30) : You may enjoy the late evening sunset and/or midnight sun colors (from late May until late July). The location of the sauna is perfect for Northern Lights spotting from late august onward 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.
WILLING TO HAVE AN OVERNIGHT STAY?
We usually offer this experience for a few hours with a guide. However, the main building of the cottage is equiped with a small kitchen and six beds, perfect for a summer overnight!
Please contact us if you are interested : firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
There is no child rate for this experience. Children from 4 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 clothing 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.