PRICE TRAVEL: from 1.250 €Finland, EUROPE
X-plore offers the opportunity to those who seek comfort, luxury and adventure with the family enjoying comfortably a region worth knowing, the Lakes region. This will be a fantastic experience if you are in good physical shape! Accommodation will be in staffed lodges.
(1) 03/01-10/01, 2016 | (2) 18/06, 2016
(3) 25/06, 2016 | (3) 02/07, 2016
(4) 09/07, 2016 | (5) 16/07, 2016
(6) 23/07, 2016
A beautiful forest, the shores of Lake Saimaa and fresh air inspire everyone. The big lake Saimaa, which is the largest in the country with 4,400 square kilometers, is located along the border in a place where two cultures come together that have been in constant contact throughout the centuries, the Russian and the Finnish. One of the rare and endangered freshwater seals lives in this lake, the Saimaa ringed seal. Also, the Saimaa salmon is another endangered species in the same habitat
On this trip we explore the waters and forests in the area of Lagos. We started and ended the trip in a wooden design villa located at the foot of Lake Saaimo. The cottage has double rooms and features with a complete kit, including a sauna. On the premises near the hut we can find pool, restaurant, sauna and wellness center. The calm waters of Lake Saimaa invite you to swim, sail and discover the numerous islands covered with forests, harboring large rock formations and cliffs. A journey of adventure to know the authentic culture and nature through a special guide is great for those families seeking a degree of comfort while also being outdoors.
Anttolanhovi's history dates back to 1917 when two Russian dukes hid there during the Bolshevik Revolution. Although the Russian nobles could only save a small portion of their luxurious possessions, this detail was enough to attract the attention of the locals. Still, until 1920, it was a quiet place where the nobles enjoyed a golden age. Modern-day Anttolanhovi is built just one kilometer from the "hiding place" of the Russian dukes.
YA few meters away you can enjoy different activities like fishing, swimming, rowing, cycling, walking, running, and playing tennis. This natural heritage around Lake Saaima makes it one of the most beautiful regions of Finland.
Luxury wooden villa, double room.
Day 1 - Destination - Helsinki-Anttola Flight to Helsinki and arrival at Vantaa International Airport Train ride from the same airport to Mikkeli (2.5 hours). Arrive at night and private transfer to the cabins. Dinner at the restaurant. Accommodation in a villa or hotel. (C)
Day 2 - Anttola After breakfast explore the area on foot, looking for blueberries in the forest, etc. In the afternoon there is free time to enjoy the facilities. If you want to relax at night in a more traditional Finnish way there is nothing better than "smoke sauna" and playing in the beach. In the evening dinner in the restaurant. (D, C) Accommodation in a villa or hotel. (D, C)
Day 3 - Puumala - boat In the morning swim in lake Saaima before breakfast with the boldest. Eat a hearty breakfast before heading to Puumala. A couple of years ago this place was chosen as the most beautiful in the district of Lake Saimaa. After a city tour, embark on a steamboat to tour the system of canals, enjoying the spectacular views that Saimaa offers. Transfer to Anttola and have dinner. Accommodation in a villa or hotel. (D, C)
Day 4 - Day Bike Tour / Route in Row oat Take advantage of the many ways to travel around Anttola by venturing through the forest with bikes through a great variety of landscapes where you can also pic-nic. On the way back to the village rest and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in the pool or the more adventurous can sail on a row boat. In the evening dinner in the restaurant. Accommodation in a villa or hotel. (D, C)
Day 5 - Hiking Hike to the small lake Tuklampi, a place where you can have a picnic on a wood fire in a laavu (shed). Finns are fond of picnics in the woods and you will follow the tradition. In the afternoon you can do one of the many activities offered by the facilities or take a refreshing dip in the lake or get into the sauna. In the evening dinner in the restaurant. Accommodation in a villa or hotel. (D, L, C)
Day 6 - Visulahti is an amusement park located about 30 kilometers from Anttolanhovi. Visulahti stands out because of Dinosauria, the fun water park for all ages. Your kids will love this day! There is an inside play area specially designed for kids called Hyperdino and an area for adults with bungee jumping, paintball, quad biking and karting on a circuit. Take time to enjoy the wonderful rides! In the evening dinner in the restaurant. Accommodation in a villa or hotel. (D, C)
Day 7 - Day of Leisure Enjoy those amenities offered at the facility including the sauna, swimming pool, sports hall, and wellness center. In the evening you will have your last Finnish dinner. Accommodation in a villa or hotel. (D, C)
Day 8 - Departure Departure in the morning to Mikkeli by private transport to take the train to Helsinki. Transfer to the airport by train and depart in the afternoon. Optional extension of two days in Helsinki