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Rent a private island

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Spend a Slowlife holiday or weekend on a private island middle of the purest Lake Saimaa.

We can accommodate groups of up to 20-30 people in the cottages of the forest village and in the main building.

If you are looking for deeper connection with Nature you can also sleep under the starry sky in a hammock or in a tent.

We are on the island of Lake Saimaa, about a 5-minute boat ride from the Imatra marina, 35 km from Lappeenranta.

Ask more and we will plan a unique nature luxury holiday on the island of Saimaa for you and your group.

Saimaa, Finnish Sauna and Dock cottage

This summer’s best stress reliever is Saimaa, the Finnish sauna and the dock. Finnish folklore is based on nature’s healing and restorative power, which essentially involves stopping, silence, and listening. For many people, nature, sauna, and dock are still places of calm and silence, helping us to slow down, recover and relax as a counterbalance to our busy everyday lives. The Finnish sauna tradition was added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List in December 2020. 

Sauna and tasting trip to Haapasaari

The Finnish sauna and Saimaa offer relaxation and recovery for the body and mind. Join us for a gentle sauna on the shore of Haapasaari and a refreshing dip in the refreshing Saimaa. The sauna’s purifying steam, pine trees in the bath water, a soothing foot bath, and herbal honey salt scrub offer a unique moment of recovery and regeneration. During the event, you will also learn about the health benefits of sauna and Finnish sauna culture. Finally, we will enjoy a refreshing sauna drink to support the well-being effects of the sauna and Saimaa. After the sauna, you can enjoy a tasty and easy snack in the bosom of nature, by the campfire, in the cozy home of Haapasaari. Self-roasted, savory, or sweet stuffed campfire sticks crown a simple batch of food. For dessert, authentic hot pot coffee is brewed over an open fire.


Metsäterapiakeskus responds to the challenge of The Outdoor Association of Finland and organises on the Finnish Nature Day on Saturday 26.8.2023 for the second time a low-threshold event where you can strengthen your own connection to nature.

The event is open to everyone who wants to enjoy the dark August evenings, the clean air of the pine forest and the bright starry sky. The day will include sauna, swimming, live music as well as relaxed and enjoyable socialising!

Sleep in your own tent, hammock, tenzil or alternatively in the forest huts of the eco-village. A boat service will be provided, but you can also arrive by your own canoe or boat.

Free-form programme:

Sat 26.8

  • 13:00-14:00 Arrival in Hapasaari.
  • 16:00 Barbecue hot ( your own food)
  • 18:00 Laude & Saimaa
  • 21:00 LEino-duo ( live music)
  • 22:00 Relaxing and being together

Su 27.8

  • 8.00 Laude & Saimaa
  • 9.00 Morning coffee and tea (included in the price, otherwise bring your own snacks)
  • 11.00 Return to Imatra Harbour

Price: 50€-65€ / person

Self-catering accommodation 50€ / person (incl. boat transport, sauna and Saimaa, programme, coffee/tea)

65€ /person ( incl.boat transport, accommodation in 2hh or 4hh cottages, sauna and Saimaa, programme, coffee/tea).

A limited number of cottages can be booked.

If you are staying in a hammock or tent, please bring all the necessary equipment. If you are staying in cabins, please bring your own bed linen or sleeping bag. The sauna is open to everyone, so please bring a swimsuit and towel. The forest village has a large hut where you can cook on an open fire. You can also cook your own food in the eco-village kitchen, using the oven and stove as needed, and store food in the fridge. There are also other fireplaces on the island, which are available if it is possible to make a fire at that time.

Drinking water is brought to the island for everyone. Any other beverages that you may wish to bring will be brought by you.

Registration and more information:  info@metsaterapiakeskus.fi or +358 50 3473668 Taru Astikain

+358 50 347 3668