Accommodation ideas

Hotels

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

Hotel & Spa Resort Järvisydän is located in Eastern Finland, by Lake Saimaa and within the same distance from the towns of Savonlinna and Varkaus.

Spahotel Casino, Savonlinna

The Spahotel Casino is located on the shores of the beautiful Lake Saimaa in the centre of the Savonlinna.

Lossiranta Lodge and Tavis Inn, Savonlinna

Lossiranta Lodge is  a small boutique hotel in Savonlinna, close to Olavinlinna Castle. Tavis Inn is surrounded by wonderful gardens and has a swimming pool situated opposite it.

HOTEL PUNKAHARJU

This boutique hotel boasts 11 unique and comfortable rooms, and in the summertime the hotel has 12 forest cabins for one to enjoy.

Farm hotel Tertinkartano, Mikkeli

Five cosy guest rooms are available for guests all year round in this quintessential manor milieu.

Breaks Sokos Hotel Koli, Lieksa

Break Sokos Hotel Koli is located in the picturesque Koli National Park, close to the peaks of Koli. You will feel relaxed simply by admiring the view.

Break Sokos Hotel Bomba, Nurmes

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.

Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel, Joensuu

Original Sokos Hotel Kimmel is the leading conference, banquet and event location in eastern Finland.

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.

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.

Spa Suites, Kuopio

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.

Lohimaa Lodge Hotel, Tervo

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.

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.

Scandic Imatran Valtionhotelli, Imatra

Located on the banks of the Vuoksi River and the Imatra Rapids. A grand castle-like building with dreamlike accommodation.

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. 

HOTEL GREENSTAR, JOENSUU

Hotel GreenStar is a popular hotel concept that's both affordable and environmentally friendly. 

Summer facts

June - August

Daylight 12 - 19 hours
Temperature +15 - +30 degrees
Midnight sun brings with it wonderfully long sunlit days.

Autumn facts

September - November

Temperature +5 - +15 degrees
Indian summer (autumn colors)

Winter facts

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

Spring facts

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.