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Hotel & Spa Resort Järvisydän

Finnish Lake Adventure Holiday

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Highlights

Unspoiled wilderness, outdoor activities, yoga and a spa heated by geothermal and solar energy create an authentic yet modern nature-inspired spa retreat. Sweat, swim and purify your soul in five different types of saunas and six pools. Breathe in the clean Nordic air and learn the secrets of Finland’s green forests and largest lake while you pause and appreciate daily life.

Outdoor Adventures

Operating in the Linnansaari National Park and the home waters of the Saimaa ringed seal, environmental friendliness is ever-present in the resort's daily activities. Finnish nature never sleeps and activities at Hotel & Spa Resort Järvisydän in the summer are designed around the endless days and white nights. Lake Saimaa offers water adventures such as a sightseeing tour to spot the endangered Saimaa ringed seal, a jetski safari around the nearby islands and standup paddleboarding while the nearby national park offers a wide variety of trails for e-fatbiking and hiking. 

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Experience

A centuries-old family-run resort, Hotel & Spa Resort Järvisydän operates in the Linnansaari National Park and the home waters of the Saimaa ringed seal. Experience unspoiled wilderness, yoga, e-fatbike rentals and a spa heated by geothermal and solar energy to create an authentic yet modern nature-inspired spa retreat.

  • Experience the beauty of Finland's largest lake on a guided cruise and observe the endangered Saimaa ringed seal in its home habitat 
  • Spend the day hiking a nearby national park and discover Finnish nature and wildlife
  • Explore the islands around Lake Saimaa on a guided jetski tour
  • Sweat, swim and purify your soul in five different types of saunas and six pools
  • Experience a variety of yoga including aerial yoga, yin yoga, hot yoga, Hatha yoga, Vinyasa yoga and SUP yoga
  • The staff can help arrange off-property activities including a visit to a nearby castle or an evening champagne cruise

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Itinerary

  • By bus (4.5 hours) 
  • By plane to Kuopio + car ride to Järvisydän (1.5 hours) 

Arrive at Hotel & Spa Resort Järvisydän for check-in. Enjoy accommodation in a Scenery Suite, the new Kota Hotel Suite or Suite room in the hotel.

*This program is a suggestion and the days and times of the activities can be changed according to the wishes of the guest

 

Ease into your first full day with a leisurely breakfast before spending time at the Lake Spa where you can experience six saunas, swimming pools and a salt room followed by a dip to cool off in the lake. End the day with a traditional Finnish dinner. 

*This program is a suggestion and the days and times of the activities can be changed according to the wishes of the guest

Grab a hearty Finnish breakfast before embarking on a Saimaa ringed seal sightseeing safari. The Saimaa ringed seal is an endangered sweetwater seal species with a population of about 400 that can only be found in the Lake Saimaa area. Explore the home waters of the ringed seal and enjoy snacks (served on board). The excursion also includes a visit to a local island with the promise of a spectacular view. Enjoy some free time after whether you're exploring more (equipment rental or yoga class) or rejuvenating at the Lake Spa before dinner.

*This program is a suggestion and the days and times of the activities can be changed according to the wishes of the guest

Grab a hearty breakfast because today is your active day. Choose from an e-fatbike ride, canoeing excursion or standup paddleboarding adventure. Alternatively, you can take a yoga class in the specially designed yoga loft. Enjoy some free time after whether you're exploring more (equipment rental or yoga class) or rejuvenating at the Lake Spa before dinner.

*This program is a suggestion and the days and times of the activities can be changed according to the wishes of the guest

Start your morning with a traditional Finnish breakfast before making the day your own. Choose from a self-guided excursion to Savonlinna (by public transportation or taxi) to visit the Olavinlinna Castle and town market square or get your adrenaline running on a jetski safari around the lake followed by free time at the Lake Spa. Enjoy a leisurely dinner and drinks at the barge bar. 

*This program is a suggestion and the days and times of the activities can be changed according to the wishes of the guest

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before embarking on the boat bus to Kaarnetsaari Island where you can hike and get to know Finnish wildlife and flora. Enjoy some free time after whether you're exploring more (equipment rental or yoga class) or rejuvenating at the Lake Spa before dinner.

*This program is a suggestion and the days and times of the activities can be changed according to the wishes of the guest

Enjoy your last traditional Finnish breakfast before you depart to Helsinki.

*This program is a suggestion and the days and times of the activities can be changed according to the wishes of the guest

Hotel & Spa Resort Järvisydän

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If you want an authentic taste of Finland, Hotel & Spa Resort Järvisydän is it—with the lake, nature, food and, of course, sauna.

Finnish Sauna World
Finnish Sauna World

The Lake Spa is built under forest terrain around natural rock that uses fresh lake water and centuries-old sunken logs to create a genuine and relaxing experience. Overlooking Lake Saimaa, the spa features five saunas—stone, hammam, steam, infrared, sunken log—and six swimming pools. By the lake, there’s a separate sauna facility consisting of three different types of saunas and an outdoor hot tub. 

Season's Activities
Season's Activities

Finnish nature never sleeps and activities at Järvisydän are designed around the region’s five seasons with winter divided into autumn-winter and spring-winter. The staff can help arrange guided hiking tours, cross-country skiing, long-distance skating and ice fishing excursions in the nearby national park. Equipment rentals are available for e-fatbikes, cross-country skis, snowshoes, skates and kick sleds. 

Culinary Delights
Culinary Delights

Step back in time and experience traditional Finnish dining where local culinary specialties are served on wood platters and sizzling iron pans. Add to the ambiance with candlelit tables near an open fireplace. Breakfast is included, lunch is served buffet-style and dinner is a three-course meal with meat, fish and vegetarian options. In the summer the restaurant opens onto a spacious terrace.

Accommodations

From scenery suites with views of the Northern Lights to private villas to a houseboat, there is accommodation for every taste. The resort’s main building houses guest rooms and suites. Scenery suites accommodate 2 or 4 persons and feature large scenic windows with amazing views of the starry sky or nightless night. The hillside and lakeside villas accommodate larger groups and are ideal for privacy. Each villa features a living room and a fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher. The lakeside villa features a private sauna and beach. Log villas are right in the middle of the action and are perfect for families. For guests who want added luxury, there are two houseboats equipped with a wood-heated sauna, fireplace, two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, a living room/kitchenette and three different patios. The latest addition to the resort is the Kota Hotel featuring three "bungalows" with glass-domed suites. Each Kota building consists of 7 rooms (6 double rooms and one family room) and a lounge that functions as a communal living room.

Features & Amenities

  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot tub
  • Yoga classes
  • Bar & lounge
  • Beach
  • Bike rental
  • Children's activities
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa
  • Sauna
  • Locker rooms
  • Swim-up bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Karaoke
  • Boating
  • Canoeing

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FAQ

  • Airfare
  • Transportation to and from Järvisydän
  • Excursion day in Savonlinna
  • Lunch (can be added for additional cost)
  • Drinks (except water) are not included
  • Weekly activity program with possible trips
  • Any extra yoga classes

Entrance to the spa (once a day) is included in all accommodation, except the villas and some special offers/packages. Tickets are available for the villa guests at ”additional services.”

Järvisydän recommends that you always book a table in advance, and book your dinner table latest on arrival.

All of Järvisydän's food is lactose-free and they take special diets into account as much as possible. Please inform the staff beforehand if food allergies or other special diets need to be taken into consideration.

You can catch the bus from Savonilnna or Varkaus and the closest bus stop is at about 3 kilometers away from Järvisydän. Arriving from Helsinki, the closest bus stop is Hiismäki, about 15 kilometers away from Järvisydän. Coming by train, the closest train stops are in Savonlinna and Varkaus.

Terms

Prices include bed linen, towels, final cleaning and breakfast. Hotel, Scenery Suites and House Boats also include the entrance to the Lake Spa. For the bookings of villas, the spa entrance is 27€/adult/day, 18,90€/retired and children 4-12 years, family ticket 59.90€/2 adults and all the own children under 14 yrs. E-commerce prices may vary depending on the availability of capacity and time. Separate campaigns might have a different booking condition which will be mentioned in the bid information. Prices may also differ, given from the sales office or at the reception.

  • Reservations can be made only by persons of full age (18 years).
  • Booking confirmation must be shown at the reception on arrival (printed or from a mobile device). The booking confirmation will be sent by email, from where you can see: Reference number, Ordered products and product description, total amount of the invoice, VAT and other data
  • Check-in is at 3 pm. If the room is prepared, it may be available earlier.
  • Järvisydän does not allow pets at the hotel, but pets are welcome to some of the villas and the Scenery Suites. There is an extra charge of 30€/pet/day or 50€/pet/longer stay.

Cancellation of Booking

Any cancellations must be made in writing by letter/e-mail specified by the lessor. The date on which SaimaaHoliday’s sales office receives the written notification will be regarded as the date of cancellation. In case of booking cancellation of villa or a cottage:

  • Not later than four (4) weeks prior to the start of the rental period, the client will receive the deposit with the deduction of 90€ as cancellation fees.
  • Less than four (4) weeks prior to the beginning of the rental period, the client has to pay the full price for the accommodation.

In case of booking cancellation of a hotel room, Scenery Suite, Kotasuite or HouseBoat:

  • Järvisydän individual clients have a right to cancel the booking without a cancellation fee, 7 days before the day of arrival.
  • The exception for the cancellation is celebration packages and other packages where payment and cancellation conditions are defined separately, sickness or Force majeure cases.
  • If the cancellation is made later than 7 days but more than 1 day before the day of arrival, a fee of 90€ will be charged.
  • In the cases of now show and when the cancellation is made later than 24 hours before arrival, the hotel has a right to charge the full amount of the reservation.

Activity Services

The client is obliged to comply with the instructions of the program service manual. If the client violates the instructions, he or she is liable in respect of damage caused to the full. Client’s responsibility to inform in advance of the diseases or other causes that may affect the execution of the program service. The Guide has the right to suspend the program service if the client endangers safety.

In case of booking cancellation of an Activity Service:

  • Järvisydän individual clients have a right to cancel the booking without a cancellation fee, before 4:00 p.m. of the previous day.
  • Booking and cancellation terms and conditions for groups will be agreed upon separately at the booking stage.
  • Saimaa Holiday: sales office will not compensate the client for expenses incurred by the cancellation.
  • Saimaa Holiday: sales office recommends passengers take out travel insurance, including cancellation insurance.