Summer days spent on the water

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Houseboat holiday in Finland

Move away from the ‘norm’ and choose to be different, don’t book a hotel room, step aboard your private deluxe houseboat, moored on the beautiful Lake Saimaa. Spend warm summer days exploring vast lakes and hidden waterways by boat or paddle board, followed by relaxing evenings, when the sun never drops far below the horizon, on your rooftop terrace admiring the palette of colours that surround you. Your houseboat is attached to the pier at Hotel & Spa Jarvisydan, where you can enjoy the complete Finnish wellness experience in the wonderful Lake Spa.

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ITINERARY

WHAT, WHERE & WHEN

Day 1

Arriving at Hotel and Spa resort Jarvisydan, it is time to get in touch with your inner Finn. Allow your stresses to drop away, breathe in the clean air, marvel at green forests and relax, your houseboat awaits. Moored on the pier, within walking distance of the hotel and spa, this is a little piece of luxury on the lake, so you can just step off into the water or your paddle board and go. The houseboat sleeps two persons and is ideal for those looking for something a little more adventurous. Your floating home for the next 3 nights includes a sauna, bedroom with a view, living room/kitchen and a choice of three different terraces, in which you can put your feet up and watch the world pass you by. Dinner this evening is served in the hotel restaurant.

Staying at: Houseboat at Järvisydän

Day 2

Breakfast is served at your houseboat before the adventures truly begin. Today you will explore the waters of Lake Saimaa and Linnansaari National park on a wooden boat trip (2.5hrs), which departs right from your pier. The waters of the national park are dotted with lush green islands and small rocky inlets, providing a home for the endangered Saimaa ringed seals, of which there are only 360 left. Your destination is the small island of Kaarnetsaari, where your guide will prepare a traditional travellers lunch of grilled sausages, pancakes and tea/coffee, over a camp fire. Whilst lunch is cooking you can explore the island and visit the information centre where you can get to know more about the ringed seals. After lunch, sit back and relish in the views of the national park from the water on your return journey.

Spend the afternoon or evening in the Lake Spa. If you wish we can arrange a captain service for you, taking your houseboat across the lake onto the secluded island of Kaarnetsaari where you can spend a night in the national park.

Day 3

Life on the water continues with a Stand Up Paddling (SUP) trip (1hr). Designed with the beginner in mind, but adaptable for those with more experience if required, on this tour you will learn all the basics of Stand Up Paddling: standing up and getting on the board, how to use the board and the paddle and all of the basic paddling techniques you need to be able to control the board. You will be accompanied by a professional guide, who will help you throughout the morning, whether you are first timer or stood on a board before. Lunch is served at Restaurant Piikatytto. The afternoon is free for you to explore more of the water or the beautiful countryside. Hire a paddle board, and practice your technique from the morning, or try another new activity, rent an e-fat bike. A standard mountain bike frame is bolstered with extra fat tires and a small motor, a fun way to explore the forest trails that criss cross the surrounding national park, whilst the small motor helps on those steeper inclines. After such an energetic day, spend the evening relaxing in the Lake Spa, before dinner is served in the hotel restaurant.

Day 4

After breakfast it is time to say goodbye to your house on the lake and move onto your next adventure or maybe you want to add a few more days, ask our team about extending your stay.

PRICE

From £1395 per person, based on 2 persons sharing on a Full Board basis

£1395.00 GBP roughly converts to: 1,604 EUR | 1,827 USD

We accept payment in GBP, USD, EUR and NOK. You will receive a final trip quotation in the currency of your choice. Prices on the website and currency conversions are indicative only.

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Price Includes

  • 3 nights accommodation in a houseboat

  • 3 breakfasts served in the Houseboat

  • 2 lunches

  • 3 dinners as described

  • Island safari inc. lunch

  • Stand up Paddle Board trip

  • Lake Spa tickets (2 hours, towels)

Price Excludes

  • International flights

  • Transportation to Jarvisydan

  • Beverages

  • Gratuities

  • Optional activities

  • Insurance

Additional Info

This trip has flexible daily departures

Many of trips can be tailored to your requirements and departure dates. Please get in touch with us for a tailored quotation and details of availability for your preferred travel dates. All trips and departures are subject to availability.

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