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*Coming* The Best of North Savo Lakeland

Finland 7 Days 6 Nights

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7 Days & 6 Nights

10 People

Finland



Overview

Highlights
  • Celebrate the true spirit of Lakeland like a local, exploring the "hidden gems" of the North Savonian Lakeland.
  • Guided Citywalk in Kuopio exploring the main city attractions such as Puijo Peak and tower, Kuopio harbor, Museum, Market Hall, etc. 
  • Indulge in the ambrosial culinary traditions of Kuopio, awarded as the European Region of Gastronomy 2020-21, with a tasting session of the signature Savonian delicacies such as "Kalakukko", "Fried Muikku", etc. from quirky local eateries.
  • Guided walking tour in Iisalmi visiting major attractions such as "Kuappi" listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the World's smallest restaurant, former customs house turned harbor restaurant "Olutmestari", street art installations, etc.
  • Enjoy a leisurely cruise in Lake Kallavesi, the largest lake in North Savo laced by a labyrinthine mace of hundreds of islands, surrounding the city of Kuopio.
  • Visit the Alahovi berry farm located on the island of Vaajasalo, producing specialty berry liquors, with a guided tour and tasting session of the liquor made in the farm.
  • Visit Olvihall and the Panimomuseum in Iisalmi, showcasing the history of the oldest existing brewery in Finland, dating back to 1878 followed by a tasting of the Finnish specialty "long drink/lonkero" and tasty lunch of local ingredients at the Fazer restaurant.
  • Enjoy the genuine countryside hospitality with a Finnish “Mummo-Ukki” in a beautiful lake-side farm, and learn to smoke fish with the host, and enjoy a picnic of Finnish home-made delicacies in the lap of nature, followed by a traditional Finnish lake sauna session.
  • Pamper yourself with a luxury outdoor spa in Kuopio, enjoying the revered smoke sauna and an infinity pool overlooking the beautiful lake Kallavesi.
  • Experience the magnificence of the Tahko slopes, the southernmost full-fledged ski resort region in Finland, and a multi-course meal in the Tahko Panorama restaurant set in the high mountains offering stunning panoramic views of the Tahko region.
  • Enjoy a "Nature on the Plate" session, learning and picking edible wild herbs and preparing a wilderness-inspired meal in Koivumäki Kartano, a charming rustic manor house, set in the backdrop of breathtaking nature.
  • Explore the elegant and tranquil churches, with beautiful architecture highlighting the bygone past of the Scandinavian wooden church designs. 
  • Ride the ski lift chair rising dramatically amidst the wild and tumbling Ice age shaped-mountainscape of the Tahko ski slopes.
  • Visit a local strawberry farm to indulge in the classic Finnish summer past time of picking and eating fresh strawberries directly from the farm. 
Who is this for?
This itinerary is ideal for a slightly bigger group of travelers (10-20 persons), particularly older travelers looking for a highly experiential offbeat leisurely trip with mild-medium activity level, away from the crowd with genuine local experiences and the sublime Savonian food culture.




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*The listed accommodations are four-star rated boutique accommodations including a premium ski chalet with private sauna and well-equipped kitchen.
***The listed images should be used for standard reference purposes and the final accommodation will be confirmed only after confirming the number of travelers, duration, and availability of the villa.