Are you looking for some balancing activities on your holiday? Try out sauna yoga in the traditional wooden heated sauna on Mattila yard or experience the Finnish smoke sauna and enjoy a summer night by lake Pielinen. Or do you wish to see the Finnish national landscape? Take a tour around the Koli hills and hear about the local legends. Check out our activities below!
We offer the following guided activities in English:
Guided Tour around Koli Hills
On this guided tour we will get a closer look at the highest hills of Koli; the feminine Akka, the masculine Ukko and the “evil” Paha-Koli. You will hear some old stories and legends related with Koli, learn about the national park and have the chance to see one of the most beautiful landscapes in Finland. Length of the tour: less than 1 km.
Duration 1 hour. 20€/ person
Smoke Sauna Evening
Koli Korvenkota, hidden in the forest just next to the cave Pirunkirkko, offers a chance to experience traditional Finnish smoke sauna. Spend a cozy evening by lake Pielinen, enjoying the warmth of the sauna and the refreshing water of the lake. After the sauna you can try out rowing on the Finnish tar boats, and relax in the Finnish wooden hut – grilling and enjoying coffee with other delicacies made on open fire.
Prices starting from (group size 4-12 people):
Smoke sauna + hut 150€/ evening
The price includes heating of the sauna and the hut + coffee/ tea
Extra services: Tasty dinner-in-the-hut by request from Kolin Keidas.
Sauna is traditionally considered to be a healing place in the Finnish culture. The warmth of the sauna relaxes the muscles, gives boost to the blood circulation and – most of all – calms down your mind. In sauna yoga we will do some yoga-based simple asanas and stretching together with breathing exercises and finally a relaxation. At the end of the session, a relaxing foot bath made from wild herbs that grow on Mattila yard.
Duration 1 hour. 20€/ person (incl. heating of the sauna).
Max. size of the group: 5 pers.
In the forest it is easy to tune in to the same tranquil wave length with nature. In forest yoga, we will do some breathing exercises together with easy yoga asanas and stretching, making use of the trees around us, too. We finish in a relaxation, listening to the sounds of nature.
Duration 1 hour. 20€/ person.
Shindo is a Japanese relaxation and stretching technique. Shindo affects the meridians by balancing them and relaxes the typical tension areas in the body, such as the neck, shoulders and legs. Shindo is a simple routine done without hurry, in the rhythm of deep conscious breathing.
Duration 1 hour. 20€ / person.