Karelian Sauna Tour

Karelian Sauna Tour

Smoke sauna
Karjalan Helmi
Smoke sauna
Karjalan Helmi

Min 6 persons
Max 12 persons

An exclusive Karelian Sauna Tour leads you through North Karelia to get to know the best of Finnish sauna experience. Four accommodation places; holiday cottages, guesthouses, and a hotel, 7 nights, different saunas (lakeside sauna, riverside sauna, smoke sauna and ground sauna. You also have the possibility to do all kind of summer activities like fishing, rowing, canoeing and hiking. The accommodation places offer delicious, local hand-made food with the taste of fresh herbs and berries.

Every day: Breakfast at 9 o’clock. Snack or picnic lunch at about 14 o’clock. Sauna at about 17-19 and dinner at 19 o’clock.


Group size: 6-12 persons

Price: 1495 €/person

The price includes transfers, accommodation in double room, full board, programme as mentioned below.

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Day 1

Arrival at Joensuu airport or railway station. Transfer to the holiday village of Karjalan Helmi. Getting to know the area and the fellow-travellers. Dinner and cottage sauna. Accommodation at Karjalan Helmi. http://karjalanhelmi.net/karjalanhelmi/en/cottage-holidays-in-east-finland/

Day 2

Short walking tour in the area. Also a good possibility for rowing and fishing!

Sauna and dinner. Accommodation at Karjalan Helmi.

Day 3

Transfer to Möhkön Rajakartano in Ilomantsi (about 1,5 hours). Welcoming snack.

Sauna stories in the riverside sauna.

Countryside gourmet -dinner. Accommodation at Rajakartano. https://www.rajakartano.fi/en

Day 4

Forest yoga and relaxation. Lunch, soup á la Maison (with lamb meet). In the afternoon a walking tour in Möhko village (incl. visit to the ironworks museum and historical Finnish Winter War places.

Taking part in the heating of a traditional smoke sauna. Traditional Karelian Dinner. Smoke sauna evening. Accommodation at Rajakartano.

Day 5

Transfer from Rajakartano to Guesthouse Pihlajapuu via the town of Lieksa (on the way visit to the Eva Ryynänen museum, church and atelier in Paateri. Mrs Ryynänen was a famous Finnish wood sculptor). Transfer time 2,5 hours + Paateri visit 2 hours. Lunch in Herranniemi restaurant. Arrival at Pihlajapuu. Wooden heated sauna at Pihlajapuu. Dinner. Accommodation at Pihlajapuu. https://aksytammat.fi/en/p/14/accomodation/guesthouse-pihlajapuu

Day 6

Canoeing tour on the lake. Ground sauna of Koivikkola. Glow-fried salmon for dinner in the traditional kota of Koivikkola. Accommodation at Pihlajapuu.

Day 7

Transfer to Koli National Park (1 hour). Best of Koli -hiking tour in the national park (2 hours). Lunch at Alamaja Restaurant. Summer Koliday tour to the Korven Kota smokesauna. (15 min driving time from Koli National Park). Farewell Dinner at Korven Kota.
Accommodation at Break Sokos Hotel Koli.

Day 8

Transfer to to airport Joensuu (1 hour). Time to say hei hei!


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