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5 days - Short escape to the tranquility of the Finnish Lakes
We have found you a perfect spot to experience the endless summer days in Finland. Stay in your own beautiful villa while experiencing all the services of a hotel. Enjoy delicious food made from wholesome local produce and indulge in relaxing and pampering treatments at the day spa. Laze around on your private verandah with a good book, explore the near-by forest trails, pick some berries or try your luck fishing.
Optional guided activities are also available including canoe trips, hiking or cycling tours, fishing trips or private tours to explore the sights around the lake district. And all this is only a 2.5 hour comfortable train ride away from the capital city of Helsinki.
- Day 1
- Helsinki-Anttola: Train ride to the heart of Finland’s Lake District
- Days 2 - 4
- Anttola: Enjoy your own summer haven
- Day 5
- Goodbye lakes, hello Helsinki!
- Start/End Place
- Helsinki, Scandinavia
- Countries Visited
- 5 Days
Day 1: Board your train in Helsinki for a 2.5 hour train ride to Mikkeli, located in the heart of the Finnish lake district. Inter City trains are very comfortable with restaurant services, special family compartments and playroom carriages on board. Upon arrival in Mikkeli, your private transfer takes you to the Wellness Village of Anttolanhovi, your base for the next 5 days.
Day 5: Private transfer to Mikkeli railway station for a train ride back to Helsinki.
- Extra class train tickets Helsinki-Mikkeli-Helsinki
- Private transfers from/to Mikkeli railway station
- 4 nights accommodation in The Hillside Villa
- Daily buffet-style breakfast
- Nordic + : 4 nights accommodation in The Lakeside Villa with private beach
- 1 cleaning including change of towels/sheets on day 3
- Free WiFi
- Free use of 2 bicycles
- Free use of a row boat (Lakeside Villa offers a private one)
- Free use of facilities including gym, sauna & swimming pool (separately specified times)
- Free use of some outdoor games
- 24-hour emergency service
- Taxes and service fees
International flights to/from Helsinki, arrival and departure airport transfers in Helsinki, meals other than specified, items of personal nature, beverages.
Day 1 - Helsinki-Anttola: Train ride to the heart of Finland’s Lake District
Board your train in Helsinki for a 2.5 hour train ride to Mikkeli, located in the heart of the Finnish lake district. Inter City trains are very comfortable with restaurant services, special family compartments and playroom carriages on board.
Upon arrival in Mikkeli, your private transfer takes you to the Wellness Village of Anttolanhovi, your base for the next 5 days. Anttolanhovi is located by the largest lake in Finland, Lake Saimaa, also home for one of the world's most endangered mammals, the Saimaa Ringed Seal.
Days 2 - 4 - Anttola: Enjoy your own summer haven
Your accommodation is in one of the beautifully designed villas. The Hillside Villas are located about 70 meters from the lake’s shore with views of the lake. The smaller of the Hillside Villas has 2 bedrooms and the larger, 3 bedrooms. As the villas are semi-detached, two of these can be combined giving you 5 bedrooms altogether, should you need more space. You also have your own private sauna, free use of 2 bicycles during your stay and free use of WiFi. You also share a row boat with the other villas and can use it free of charge during your stay.
The Lakeside Villas - with magnificent views of the lake - are located 25 metres from the lake and come with their own small ‘beach’, jetty and row boat. These villas have 3 bedrooms and offer a private sauna, free use of 2 bicycles during your stay and free use of WiFi .
To top it all, you can enjoy other services on-site, free of charge, including the gym, sports hall, swimming pools (with specific hours) and some outdoor games like beach volley ball and lawn games. If you run out of things to do, you can hire mountain bikes, fishing rods, SUP boards and tennis rackets, or book one of the optional guided activities.
Anttolanhovi is famous for its local food: meat comes from a private small butchery, fish from local fishermen, vegetables from nearby farms and the berries and mushrooms are picked from the forests near-by. Daily buffet style breakfast is included in your stay and is served at the main hotel restaurant. If you prefer to enjoy breakfast at your villa, a breakfast basket can be arranged for you (extra charge). Other meals can be enjoyed at the hotel or they can be delivered to your villa (extra charge). Ready-made picnic lunches can also be arranged by pre-order.
If you feel like cooking, there is a well-equipped kitchen in your villa. The closest supermarket is in the near-by village of Anttola, an easy 4-kilometre bicycle ride from Anttolanhovi. There is also a small local produce store on-site stocking fresh bread and pastries, jams, juice and cheese, to mention a few.
Day 5 - Goodbye lakes, hello Helsinki!
After your final lake side breakfast, private transfer to Mikkeli railway station for a train ride back to Helsinki.
Price per person
30 Sep 2019
30 Sep 2019
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