Accommodation ideas

Villas and Cottages

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.

SaimaaHoliday Oravi, Oravi village

SaimaaHoliday Oravi lies literally in the heart of Saimaa, the largest lake area in Europe. The idyllic village Oravi is located between Linnansaari and Kolovesi National Parks.


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

Art & Design villas at Hotel Anttolanhovi, Mikkeli

The Art & Design Villas on the shores of Lake Saimaa allow you to enjoy the privacy and peace of the surrounding nature.


Vaarinkallio Villa located on the shore of Pielinen Lake offers a true relaxing getaway for those who wish to leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind them for a few days.

Holiday Cabin “Pielisenpeili”, Koli

Located on the shores of Pielisen Lake, this hi-tech, fully equipped and modern cottage accommodates 8 guests in four bedrooms.


Golden Resort has 10 luxury chalets, each with 4 ensuite bedrooms and 20 semi-detached chalets, Golden Resort is also located next to a lake and the new golf course of Tahko.

anna apartments, tahko

Luxurious, apartments cater for 6 - 12 persons. They enjoy 6 bedrooms, 3 balconies, a living room with a working fireplace a terrace overlooking Tahko ski resort.

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.