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Summer Finland – Lakes, Rivers & Saunas

  • Helsinki, Kuopio, Lake Saimaa, Lapeeranta, 7 days
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The Ultimate Holiday Desitination . Finlands Lakeland area is dotted with Crystal Clear lakes,and the great Out doors . Get up & close to nature in the Lakeland living in a Cottage , Enjoying the Sauna’s or Swimming, fishing, sailing & cycling .

For nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts, this summer venture into Finland’s innermost natural paradise of lakes, rivers and forests is a must for those who love the pure and clean waters of clear blue lakes, vibrant inner towns and cities full of diversity and character, and peaceful routes through forests, woods and cultivated farm lands full of colour, charm and beauty.

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A lakeshore cottage in the heart of lake land Finland makes a perfect base for exploring the country’s innermost natural landscapes of waterways and national parks - the perfect contrast to your first day spent in dynamic Helsinki.

A summer paradise

Half of Helsinki is surrounded by water – bays, inlets and islands. Watch the giant ferries glide into its ancient maritime port.

Spot endangered Saimaa ringed seals in the national parks of Kolovesi and Linnansaari.

Kuopio is a city of outstanding natural beauty, and also a paradise for sailing, wind-surfing, jet-skiing, and water-skiing.

Places covered 7 Days
  • Day 1 Arrive Helsinki – sightseeing then depart for Kuopio
  • Day 2 Kuopio at leisure – water activities, spa, festivals
  • Day 3-6 Cottage experience in Saimaa/ Lapeeranta region
  • Day 7 Depart for Kuopio & return to Helsinki for return flight
  • Days Details
  • 1 Arrive Helsinki – sightseeing then depart for Kuopio A few hours in Helsinki to enjoy the glorious Art Nouveau architecture in the city, or to wander down to the harbour - the heart of the city. See the beauty of this stunning Nordic city on an introductory sightseeing tour with live commentary, it’s a great way to get a taste of the city. The tour takes in the historical centre with Senate Square, the Presidential Palace, City Hall, the Parliament building, Finlandia Hall, and the Opera House. Depart for Kuopio, a 4 hour drive into the heart of the lakes - one third of Kuopio is water and a half is forest.
  • 2 Kuopio at leisure – water activities, spa, festivals At Kuopio, science and technology blends with the natural beauty of the local environment. Surrounded by Lake Kallavesi, much of Kuopio is island terrain. Try some Kalakukko, a Finnish fish pie, at the vibrant open market place. Visit the Pajaharju Farm, a farmhouse museum in a genuine savo (native to central Finland) based courtyard area. Puljo hill is a famous landmark, 150m high, with an observation tower on its peak offering magnificent views of over the lake land scenery. The waterways of Kuopio offer a myriad of water-based activities including swimming at Vainolanniemi Beach, and sailing, wind-surfing, jet-skiing and water-skiing at Lake Kallavesi. Enjoy a spa combined with a traditional Finnish evening at the Jatkankamppa Lumberjacks Lodge – an authentic lodge from the 1950s in a scenic lake setting with the world’s biggest smoke sauna. Two of Finland’s most dynamic festivals take place in Kuopio each year, the Kuopio Dance Festival in June and the International Wine Festival in July. The festivals take over the city with music and dance events by the harbour and wine tastings at venues throughout the city.
  • 3-6 Cottage experience in Saimaa/Lapeeranta region Take a four hour drive from Kuopio past lush forests, green open spaces, peaceful waterways and inland beauty, to the Saimaa and Lapeeranta regions. Or hop on a ferry – the SS Heinaves – from Kuopio to Savonlinna, passing through scenic waterways, canals and locks, and stopping along the way at Oravi, Kavio canal and Palokki. Book in to your idyllic wooden cottage by the lake and get ready to explore culture and history at nearby preserved medieval castles. Or simply relax amongst some of Finland’s most outstanding areas of natural beauty in the midst of the country’s largest lake system. Savonlinna is the perfect spot for enjoying cruises around the Castle Olavinlinna, and the Lake Saimaas archipelago is home to the protected Saimaa ringed seal. See if you can spot a white-backed woodpecker and a corncrake too. Or get active with trekking, hiking and cycling as well as fishing and kayaking, canoeing and diving. Lappeenranta is on the southern shores of Lake Saimaa. Here you can see Finland’s oldest Orthodox Church, as well as the largest sandcastle in Scandinavia, and numerous other museums, churches and cultural landmarks.
  • 7 Depart for Kuopio & return to Helsinki for return flight
€ 1,100 per person (Prices are in Euros and exclude international flights)
Price Per Person in Twin Sharing Accomodation
(Prices are in Euros and exclude international flights)

All rates mentioned are an approximate price per person on a twin-sharing basis, and are based on a minimum of 2-5 adults travelling together. Rates are subject to change based on the number of passengers and the time of year. (Flights, visas, travel insurance, lunches & dinners, personal expenses not included. There may be some itinerary activities not included also – please ask).

Inclusions :

Traditional ,Boutique or Heritage accommodation where possible or Quality accommodation (on a twin-sharing basis) in centrally located 4*Hotels .

-Meals – breakfast in all destinations

-Daily departures available during summer

-Guided sightseeing excursions as per the itinerary as applicable

-First arrival and last departure transfers

Most Holidays are based on Independent Travel . Holidays could be Customised to your requirements and you could choose to upgrade to an Exclusively Private option starting from 4 and above .Just let us know your budget & interests and we will be happy to tailormake the trip for you .

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Early Summer starting May is Pleasant and summer is from June to September when you can enjoy warm weather , Outdoor activities , & the Midnight sun . If you want to See the Northern Lights and enjoy Christmas in Finland, December is the right time . A wide range of winter activities can be enjoyed from January right through to March .

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Freedom Holidays is passionate about creating inspirational tailor-made travel to Europe and beyond. Our business is your pleasure and our expert and dedicated team is here to listen to your travel needs down to the ‘nth’ degree, leaving you ‘free’ to enjoy your holiday of a lifetime with no gimmicks, no hassle, and no stress. What makes us different? With 14 years experience of providing quality tailor-made customised holidays with an ‘off-the beaten-track’ themed approach, we take you to well-known destinations as well as far flung locations (or a mixture of both), leaving you safe in the knowledge that you will be looked after every step of the way.
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