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Lakeland wellbeing

June 2 to 6, 2022

The Finnish Lakeland is the largest lake district in Europe: a blue and green labyrinth of lakes, islands, rivers and canals. These waters offer wellbeing and activities all year round.


International flights to Helsinki
Flight tickets and transfer information will be sent by email

Thursday June 2, 2022

Arrivals at Helsinki Airport
10:40 Meet your Visit Finland host Ms Asta Kekkonen (tel:+ 358 46 923 2086) and your bus driver at arrival hall
Transfer to Porvoo
After a long flight a pampering visit to the beautiful scenery of Eastern Uusimaa province awaits only half an hour drive from the airport
11:30 Welcome to Haikko Manor & Spa, the guests are greeted at Haikko Manor Spa Lounge by Ms Päivi Laine, (tel +358 45 651 0185)
Haikko Manor & Spa is located in the middle of a beautiful park by the sea and provides excellent service, genuine manor house ambience, fantastic archipelago, pampering spa treatments and conference and banquet services
The sauna and spa are available. Light soup and salad lunch will be served in a relaxed atmosphere during bathing in the Spa Studio
13:30 Presentation of Haikko Manor sustainable actions
14:00 Transfer to Porvoo city centre, Hotel Runo, address: Rihkamakatu 4. Meet your Visit Porvoo host Ms Katri Nikiforow (tel: +358 40 487 2113)
14:15 Guided walking tour in Porvoo, the second oldest city in Finland, with your guide Ms Marina Henriksson (tel: +358 40 678 2220)
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
15:30 Afternoon coffee at Runo hotel, meet hotel representative Mr Arttu Hirvonen (tel: +358 44 9862 660)
16:00 Transfer to Mikkeli (after the last member of the group landing 14:50 has arrived from Helsinki Airport)
18:30 Arrival in Mikkeli Region at Kyyhkylä Wellness Resort, address: Kyyhkyläntie 6, Mikkeli
Meet your Visit Saimaa host Ms Maisa Häkkinen (tel: +358 44 794 2219) at Kyyhkylä, transfer to Tertti 
Saimaa Gastronomy dinner at Tertti Manor
Overnight in Kyyhkylä Resort by the lake Saimaa 

Friday June 3, 2022

Breakfast at Kyyhkylä Manor
09:00 Site inspection

09:45 Check-out, transfer to Mikkeli centre
10:00 Mikkeli Market place, live like local
11:00 Visit to Muisti Centre of War and Peace
13:00 Departure & transfer to TeaHouse of Wehmais, Juva
13:45 Saimaa Gastronomy lunch at TeaHouse Bistro + tour of the grounds and a visit to Tea Boutique
15:45 Transfer to Sahanlahti Resort
16:45 Arrival & check-in
17:15-18:45 Saimaa Ringed Seal safari with Arto Keinänen/Lakeland Gte
19:30 Saimaa Gastronomy dinner at Restaurant Koskivahti
Lakeside sauna & traditional Finnish smoke sauna + hot tubs and swimming possibility in Lake Saimaa

Saturday June 4, 2022

08:00 Breakfast available at the restaurant
09:00 Inspection of Sahanlahti Resort & upcoming villas
10:30 Check-out, transfer to Kallioniemi
11:30 Guided boat trip to Astuvansalmi rock paintings with m/s Aino
Lunch onboard
13:30 Transfer from Mikkeli region to Lahti region    
Lahti is the leading green city in Finland and a leader of environmental work. In 2021 Lahti was nominated as the European Green Capital. In February 2022 Lahti region was voted among the top 10 European travel destinations in the competition organized by the travel website European Best Destinations. In this voting Lahti was selected as the best sustainable tourism destination in Europe. In January 2022 the global news channel CNN included Lahti among the best destinations to visit in 2022
16:00 Visit at Teerenpeli Distillery & Brewery new visitor centre
Tasting program & tour around the distillery. Teerenpeli was chosen the World's whisky producer 2020!
17:15 Check-in at Solo Sokos Lahden Seurahuone, accommodation in new LOFT rooms
18:15 Departure from the hotel
18:30 Summer evening´s kayaking at Lake Vesijärvi
20:00 Presentation and dinner at Mukkula Manor Hotel 

Sunday June 5, 2022

Breakfast at the hotel
09:30 Departure to Ainoa Winery, presentation and wine tasting
11:30 Transfer to Lahti harbor
12:00 Lunch cruise with floating villa & floating sauna
Introduction to traditional Finnish sauna treatments. Before entering the sauna, you will learn about the importance of the nature in Finnish culture and hear stories of the traditional Finnish beliefs, ancient spells as well as effectiveness of sauna and used materials. You will learn how to use "vihta"
15:00 Arrival back at the harbor, transfer to the hotel
17:00 Transfer to Töyrylä Manor
Site inspection
Dinner at the Manor
20:00 Transfer back to the hotel  

Monday June 6, 2022

Breakfast at the hotel, check-out
10:00 Departure to Lehmonkärki Resort via Pulkkilanharju
Lehmonkärki is a high-quality resort on the shores of South Lake Päijänne, in Asikkala. In addition to rental cottages, high-quality villas and meeting and banquet facilities, Lehmonkärki offers a wide range of auxiliary programs, from snowmobile safaris to boat trips to Päijänne National Park. Lehmonkärki has joined the Sustainable Travel Finland program and is paying high attention to sustainablity
11:30 Presentation of Lehmonkärki and HAASI Mirror houses
Mirror Houses offers something truly unique even for the experienced traveler. The walls of the accommodation room are full-height mirrored glass and the accommodation buildings are built on top of the pier structure on the lake. As you enter the room, a magnificent lake view opens to Lake Päijänne
12:30 Lunch at the hunting lodge
 Drive to Turku
17:00 Arrival in Turku, check-in at Scandic Hamburger Börs
19:00 - 21:30 Dinner served at the hotel

Midnight Sun Event Program in Turku and Naantali

Flights to and from Finland, accommodation (single occupancy), transfers and all meals are covered by Visit Finland, Finnair and the host cities and companies during the event and the pre and post tours 


Finnair flights to Helsinki
Arrival June 2, 2022

Tour transfers

By bus


June 2 to 3, 2022
Kyyhkylä Manor
June 3 to 4, 2022
Sahanlahti Resort

June 4 to 6, 2022 
Solo Sokos Lahden Seurahuone  

June 6 to 9, 2022
Scandic Hamburger Börs

Follow the weather


Bring along

  • Comfortable outdoor clothing
  • Swimming suit for sauna
  • Sunglasses
  • Happy mood

Sustainable Travel Finland

Sustainable Travel Finland label will make it easier for travel trade and travellers to recognise a tourism company and destination that takes sustainability seriously. The label is only awarded for those companies and destinations that have undergone the entire Sustainable Travel Finland programme and fulfilled the criteria. The programme includes regular auditing and renewal of the label.

Since June 2020 it's been possible to achieve the Sustainable Travel Finland –label and the number of labeled companies is growing steadily. Find sustainable travel options at Visit Finland's Sustainable Travel Finland webpage.

Useful links

Sustainable Travel Finland label

Contact us

Visit Finland USA

Heli Mende

Visit Finland Helsinki

Asta Kekkonen

Visit Porvoo

Katri Nikiforow

Visit Saimaa

Tarja Vesalainen

Visit Lahti

Anu Huusko