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Saimaa Local & Lifestyle


09.10 - 31.12



Information & bookings:

Tynkkylän Lomaniemi/Jukka Heikkonen


Additional information

Your host Jukka will be available all the time nearby as he lives only few minutes from the cottage. There is a main building in the area, where the meals are served for groups. Your personal chinese speaking host is available all your holiday through We Chat.


600€ for a 3 night stay in a cottage for 2-6 persons

Price inludes: Cottage rental with:

Linen & towels, Breakfast, Complimentary toiletries, Final cleaning

Extra services

All activities with extra charge according to customer wishes


* Getting to know the finnish lifestyle

* Possibility for many activities, like:

rowing & fishing, forest walk & tree planting

baking school, handicraft workshop

Active cottage holiday 3 nights

Tynkkylän Lomaniemi is a family-owned company offering cottage holidays with personal customer service in the middle of the clean and beautiful Finnish nature. All cottages are situated on the Lake Saimaa shoreline. Cottages are well equipped, like holiday houses by the lake. There are three bedrooms in each cottage and a living room, kitchen, two saunas and two bathrooms. You will enjoy a holiday like a Finn. You will be taken very well care for by the owner Jukka and his mother & father. Their family has organized holidays for 40 years already. You will be able to join different kinds of activities held by Jukka or his mother. There is a chance to attend fishing from the shore, rowing on the lake, forest walk and planting your own tree, baking school, dyeing yarns with natural materials, learn how to heat a wooden sauna, swim in the lake, participate in crafts workshop. There is plenty to do during your cottage holiday.

Suggestion for Holiday Programme (all the activities with additional cost):

Day one:

Arrival to Tynkkylän Lomaniemi. Enjoying a Welcome Drink & High Tea at the resort´s main building with a spectacular view to the Lake Saimaa. You will get to know your local hosts and you are able to hear about the local life and the programme for your cottage holiday.

You will get to know the cottage for your holiday, your host will be there to show how all the equipment in the cottage works and he will go through all the tips for a nice stay at the cottage. All the cottages are nearby the lake and forest and the main building of the resort is not long away. Your local host will advise about your personal chinese speaking contact, who is reached 24/7 by WeChat.

In the evening your host will go through with you how to heat the traditional finnish wooden sauna. You are able to learn new things about the local lifestyle and the meaning of the sauna for Finns. You can have some new experiences, enjoy the sauna and swim in the lake. We Finns go to sauna, then swimming, then back to sauna and so on for so long time it feels nice.

Day two:

You will be served the breakfast to the cottage or if you are travelling in a bigger group in the main building. At breakfast you can taste for example tasty finnish traditional carelian pies. After the breakfast your guide will take you for a forest walk & planting your own tree. You will learn from your guide about the forests, its plants, trees and the meaning to the finnish people. You are able to plant your tree with your name label on it and through the emails and photos sent by your guide, you can follow how the tree grows year by year.

Later in the evening you will be taught how to make a pie, so you can attend to a baking class, held by the lady of the house, your local host. After baking you will taste your self-made pie accompanied with coffee & tea.

Day three: 

After breakfast your guide will teach you how to row at the lake and you can experience the lake from the different angle and hear all the sounds of the nature and the water. You have a possibility to row to one of the beautiful islands and take a break there.

In the late afternoon you will attend a course for fishing in traditional finnish way from the pier of your cottage. If you catch a fish, it can be used in the evening, when your host will prepare everything ready for a fantastic Hot Pot - dinner. Your host will find the best local ingredients for your dinner and you can relax and enjoy the food with a great view.

Day four:

After a nice breakfast you will learn how to crochet your own key ring before going home. This handicraft workshop is a nice way to end the memorable holiday at Tynkkylän Lomaniemi. 

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