Activities

Ride the esker

The best way to explore the Punkaharju esker is by cycling around the veritable network of mountain bike trails. Choose an easy trail for beginners or a more difficult one for advanced cyclists. With our high-quality mountain bikes (and helmets) you can enjoy speed, comfort and safety. If you prefer riding on smoother terrain, we can offer you a three-gear touring bike perfect for hitting the country roads.

 

Take a hike

Take a refreshing walk and observe the sights of the extraordinary Punkaharju esker. Do it the Finnish way: rent sticks for Nordic walking. Walk peacefully, purposefully, taking a break now and then to admire the surrounding nature. Relax and take a deep breath of the clean fresh air before continuing your trip. Feel refreshed. Feel invigorated. Feel fantastic.

 

Enjoy the clear waters of Lake Saimaa

Water activities begin from our hotel’s beach on the shores of Lake Saimaa. Make your way in a canoe, traditional rowing boat, or captain a bigger and faster motorboat. You can also rent an SUP (Stand-up Paddleboard) from us. From the lake, the beautiful national landscape opens up from a totally different perspective. You can also observe fish swimming in the water as visibility may be up to ten meters on a sunny day.

 

Do sauna yoga

Feel the stress of everyday life melt away. Sauna yoga is a comprehensive and relaxing exercise in a warm sauna of 50°C. Yoga movements release tension and soothe the mind. The yoga session lasts for half an hour, with six positions that strengthen and stretch your muscles, increasing mobility of the spine and hips. Sauna yoga also stimulates your metabolism, increases circulation and improves quality of sleep. No earlier experience in yoga is required to try it out.

 

Meet our personal trainer

Maximize the efficacy of your exercise with the help of our personal training service. Our professional trainer Tero will come up with an exercise programme especially suited to you, so you can get fit in the best possible way. Book your own moment with Tero and make sure you ask him to show you around our totally rockin’ outside exercise area.

 

Ice skating, cross-country ski trails, snowshoeing..

During the winter skiing holidays, Hotel Punkaharju is open daily. The Snowshoe Park is only a short distance away. Just steps away from the front door of the hotel you can find a variety of winter activities for the entire family:

  • 15 km of tour skating tracks
  • 31 km partially illuminated cross-country skiing trails
  • 8 sign-posted snowshoeing routes in the park
  • Snowboarding
  • Sledding directly from the hotel
  • Nordic walking and hiking along the esker
  • Winter swimming in Lake Saimaa
  • Skis, boots and poles, snowshoes, snowboards and Nordic walking sticks are available for rent

Learn to ski – Sign up for lessons with our trained sports instructor Tero Vänttinen.