The program below is bookable for summer-season. This program can be booked as such or altered to fit your group. Please feel free to request tailor-made arrangements for your group.
Day 1 – Arrival in Kuopio
Arrival at Kuopio airport. Transfer to Sokos hotel Puijonsarvi in Kuopio city centre. Welcoming dinner at our hotel.
Day 2 – Lake cruise and authentic Finnish Sauna
After breakfast we have a chance to take a short look at two of Kuopios most popular sights; Puijo tower and Kuopio marketplace, which locals call “the centre of the world”.
At 12 o’clock we start for a lake cruise from Kuopio harbour. Lunch on board. In Alahovi we will visit a vineyard established in 1995. Here high quality berry wines, sweet liquors, cider and beer are produced. Lake cruise ends at 16 o clock. Time for a relaxing walk in the beautiful surroundings or a rest at the hotel.
In the evening we are given a chance to experience something special. We visit “Jätkän kämppä”, an authentic lumberjack’s lodge in Rauhalahti and participate in a traditional evening-experience starting with bathing in smoke-sauna followed by dinner. This was nominated one of FinRelax top products 2017. This is a genuine and legendary sauna product combining well being and true finnish experience.
Day 3 – Hike in Koli National Park
After breakfast we continue by bus towards Koli. Between the steep hills of Koli and the islands of lake Pielinen you find some of Finlands most diverse nature attractions. We will experience Koli in the best possible way; a day-hike in the beautiful surroundings. Mäkrä trail is the most popular day-hike in Koli national park and it will take us to its most beautiful landscapes and natural sights. The views from Mäkrä hill inspired first painters to come here over one hundred years ago. We will have a picnick at Ikolanaho campfire site. The length of the trail is 7,2 km and takes approximately 4 hours. Tired but hopefully happy we check in at Break Sokos Hotel Koli. Chance to relax at the hotel’s exlusive spa (entry 39 eur/person). Dinner at the hotel.
Day 4 – Punkaharju and Olavinlinna Medieval Castle
After breakfast we continue by bus through beautiful landscape via Joensuu to Kerimäki, where we visit the largest wooden church in the world. From Kerimäki our tour continues to the breath-taking scenery of Punkaharju. Known for its eskers it is really one of the most beautiful places in Finland. After lunch we continue to Savonlinna, where we stay at Sokos hotel Seurahuone. The old avenues and wooden old houses at the feet of Olavinlinna gives a glimpse of old historical Savonlinna. A guided tour in Olavinlinna will give us an interesting view in time, when this area was on the border between Sweden and Russia. Dinner at restaurant Linnakrouvi.
Day 5 – Tour through the Lakelands and stay at Haikko Manor
From Savonlinna our tour coninues in beautiful lakelands via Sulkava, Puumala, Imatra and Lappeenranta to Kouvola, where we have lunch at Kymen paviljonki. From Kouvola we continue to Porvoo, where we stay at Haikon kartano. In the afternoon you can take a walk in the manors park and enjoy the seaview or relax in the spa. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 6 – Old Porvoo
Breakfast and check out. Next stop Porvoo city centre, where we have a guided walk in the charming old town. Old Porvoo with its red-ochre painted riverside warehouses, is one of the most photographed national landscapes in Finland and a steady favorite among travelers. Here you can admire the colorful wooden houses and stroll the winding cobbled streets – as in a childrens story book.
After the guided walk we have time to enjoy lunch in some of old Porvoos numerous restaurants and of course do some shopping. We leave this charming small town and head towards Finland’s capital Helsinki. Accomodation at Sokos hotel Presidentti. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 7 – Sighseeing in Helsinki
After breakfast we have a sightseeing tour in Helsinki. We get a glance at the top attractions of Helsinki. After the sightseeing time to explore the city on your own, do some shopping, or just enjoy yourself!
Farewell dinner at our hotel.
Day 8 – Airport Transfer
Breakfast and transfer to the airport.