Finnish Lakeland offers an array of accommodation depending on your type of holiday, your travel companions and your personal preferences. To stay at a villa or cottage on a lakeshore or close to a lake is a very traditional Finnish way of holidaying.
Lakeland has a lot of opportunities for you to relax in a peaceful lakeside cottage in the middle of nowhere or indulge in resort like accomodation with all services and activities in the vicinity.
The choice is yours!
Hotel & Spa Resort Järvisydän, Rantasalmi
It was the year 1658, when the first members of the Heiskanen Family began to serve travelers in the Porosalmi area on the shores of Lake Saimaa. A key reason was because the Tsar of Russia and the King of Sweden made a deal that there should be an ice road going via Finland. Along the road they agreed that there should be feeding places for the horses and places to rest for the men every 30 km. For this reason Järvisydän was born.
At the start of the 21st century Mr Markus Heiskanen took over as host of Järvisydän, the 11th generation of the Heiskanen Family to do so. Markus as a young, and enthusiastic host added extra villas and a hotel to the comlex, opened Finnish Sauna World, a new restaurant (Pilkatyttö) and wine bar and a boat bar named Lotjabaari. The newest edition of the complex, added in March 2017, was the Lake Spa.
Spahotel Casino, Savonlinna
The Spahotel Casino is located on the shores of the beautiful Lake Saimaa in the centre of the Savonlinna.
The hotel complex includes a spa and it’s wide-range of wellness and freetime facilities, the hotel itself, and a restaurant. In the complex is also the Savonlinna Hall which hosts concerts, theatre performances and other cultural events. Within 200 metres you will also find the market square, train station and bus station.
Lossiranta Lodge and Tavis Inn, Savonlinna
Lossiranta Lodge is a small boutique hotel in Savonlinna, close to Olavinlinna Castle.
Each one of the five rooms is truly unique offering stylish chic designs. Every room has own entrance and a small terrace, with views over the lake and Olavinlinna Castle. Lossiranta's annex building is called Tavis Inn and it is situated in Savonlinna old town too, only 300 metres from Lossiranta. There are 5 beautiful suites and 2 double rooms. Tavis Inn is surrounded by wonderful gardens and has a swimming pool situated opposite it one can use.
This boutique hotel boasts 11 unique and comfortable rooms, and in the summertime the hotel has 12 forest cabins for one to enjoy.
They are located in the vicinity of the hotel, nestled in the woods of Punkaharju ridge. Spending a night in any of these 12 rooms set amidst majestic pines on the beautiful protected peninsula, makes for a memorable experience.
Farm hotel Tertinkartano, Mikkeli
Five cosy guest rooms are available for guests all year round in this quintessential manor milieu.
Rooms are located in the manor house and furnished with antique furniture and all conveniences, such as toilet and shower, WiFi, television and minibar, to ensure a relaxing stay with us. There is chance for one to enjoy a walk in the beautiful garden, or take a bicycle trip to the surrounding areas to find ones inner peace. When you are staying at a unique setting, such as Tertinkartano, even a short stay feels like a vacation.
Breaks Sokos Hotel Koli, Lieksa
Break Sokos Hotel Koli is located in the picturesque Koli National Park, close to the peaks of Koli. The view from the hotel towards Pielinen seems to continue forever and ever, and the sky is breathtakingly close. You will feel relaxed simply by admiring the view.
The slopes of Ukko-Koli and various hiking routes can be accessed directly from the hotel. In the evening, you can dip into gentle hot tubs at the scenic Koli Relax Spa and admire the view from its outdoor
Break Sokos Hotel Bomba, Nurmes
Spa Bomba is a unique resort on the shores of Lake Pielinen. Offering the chance to relax in one of its several saunas, unwind with a pampering experience and cleanse in one of its therapeutic showers this is a ‘must experience’ spa attraction in Lakeland.
At Spa Bomba, accommodation is in traditional Karelian-style log houses, with beautiful details and atmospheric log walls. The Karelian village breathes history, providing an experience you won’t be able to find elsewhere in Finland.
Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel, Joensuu
Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel is the leading conference, banquet and event location in eastern Finland.
At Kimmel, you can organize small and large meetings, various trade fair events and unforgettable family feasts. At restaurant Fransmanni, you can enjoy a relaxed atmosphere and good food as well as, dance the night away accompanied by star performers.
The hotel is located in the beautiful Sirkkala-park on the shores of River Pielisjoki and few minutes from the hustle and bustle of downtown Joensuu, with easy access to the bus and train station and the airport.
Original Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi, Kuopio
Original Sokos Hotel Puijonsarvi is the largest hotel in Eastern Finland but still has the warm and cozy atmosphere within, inviting guests to come and relax.
Located in the middle of the Savo market, in Kuopio, it offers excellent shopping possibilities, as well as the chance to get out to the peacefulness of nature easily with Lake Kallevesi close.
Break Sokos Hotel Tahkovuori, Kuopio
Break Sokos Hotel Tahko is a cozy holiday hotel in the center of the Tahko holiday resort. The hotel is located right next to the beautiful Lake Syväri.
During summer the beautiful lake with pure clean water and the green fresh wilderness of the surrounding area combine together to provide you with a refreshing experience. During winter the pure white snow covers the surrounding area, ice on the lake provides unique opportunities to walk on the lake. The ski slopes and tracks, restaurants and all other activity services in the area are within easy walking distance from the hotel. In addition to hotel rooms we provide villas for 4 - 6 guests, a single villa for 10 guests and small apartments for 4 - 6 guests.
Spa Suites, Kuopio
Situated in the centre of Tahko, the Tahko Spa Hotel apartments are all about high-end quality, with the customer constantly in mind when they were designed everything is finished to a high spec.
The Spa Suite apartments even include a parking space in the garage, located on the bottom floor and it has its own lockable storage for sports equipment in the garage.
Lohimaa Lodge Hotel, Tervo
This beautiful lodge hotel is located in Tervo municipality with great views of the river rapids.
The lodge hotel offers versatile accommodation in cottages or hotel rooms all overlooking the river to ensure a peaceful and tranquil environment is achieved for the guests. The lodge hotel also conference rooms, restaurant and private saunas for one to enjoy.
Ship Hotel Wuoksi, Kuopio
Ship Hotel “Wuoksi” is located in Kuopio harbour, on the beautiful Lake Kallavesi. It is the northernmost ship hotel in Finland and Europe, and truly offers you a unique nights sleep.
Your bed for the night is in one of our beautiful cabins, all offering lake views and breakfast in the morning. At Ship Hotel Wuoksi you get the quintessential Finnish lake views, whilst at the same time still very close to the facilities Kuopio city offers.
Scandic Imatran Valtionhotelli, Imatra
Valtionhotelli is located on the banks of the beautiful Vuoksi River and the Imatra Rapids. A grand castle-like building, Valtionhotelli offers dreamlike accommodation and opportunities to pamper oneself at the hotels gym and health facilities ensuring a visit is as relaxing as possible.
On one side of the hotel you have views of the lush nature and flowing Vuoksi river and on the other side you have easy access to the shopping and cultural areas of Imatra City.
Walk along the banks of the river from the hotel and enjoy Muinaissuomi nature trail, featuring natural wonders such as the Kruunupuisto potholes, or dress in wet suits and float down the river, whatever your day holds for you besure to finish it at the Linnasali Restaurant. The elegant restaurant will satisfy the hungriest of customers.
Holiday Club Saimaa, Rauha
Holiday Club Saimaa is a beautiful spa located on the shores of Lake Saimaa in South-Eastern Finland. Enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding area undertaking the various activities on offer or simply spend the day in the magnificent Cirque de Saimaa Spa facilities of the hotel. This little gem of a hotel has something on offer for all.
After a day of activities or relaxation in and around the hotel one can reside back to their room in one of the accommodation options: Castle Hotel, intimate Gant Hotel or family friendly and spacious Club hotel. These and holiday houses, villas and apartments open up many options for the traveler.
June - August
Daylight 12 - 19 hours
Temperature +15 - +30 degrees
Midnight sun brings with it wonderfully long sunlit days.
September - November
Temperature +5 - +15 degrees
Indian summer (autumn colors)
December - March
(snow guarantee from the middle of January)
Daylight 4 - 6 hours per day
Beautiful winter landscapes highlighted by the brightness of the snow
Temperature -5 - -30 degrees
April - May
Temperature +5 - +15 degrees
Nature (flora and fauna) waking up and starts to come green again
You can reach Lakeland from Helsinki by bus, train or aeroplane. There are flights (45 min - 1 hour in duration) to Lakeland airports from Helsinki (HEL) airport. Kuopio is the capital of Lakeland and it has an international airport (KUO). Other airports in the area are Joensuu (JOE), Savonlinna (SVL) and Lappeenranta (LPP).
Travelling by bus or train from Helsinki: 2,5 – 4 hours (depending on a destination).
Wild Nordic Finland also organises private transfers from Helsinki to the Lakeland area or from airports within Lakeland to different destinations.