True Finnish Combination: Forest and Sauna!
Visit a Finnish forest to pick mushrooms and enjoy culinary experiences based on Finnish wild mushrooms. Enjoy sauna, swim in the clear waters of the Saimaa lakeland and relax in an outdoor hot tub.
For several years we have organized “Mushroom Weekends” for our domestic guests. Now, for the very first time, we are happy to announce that we are launching the same concept, guided in English and in Italian, to our international Guests as Finnish Mushroom Experience. Available only on from Wednesday 17 to Friday 19 Aug 2022 and from Sunday 18 to Tuesday 20 Sep 2022.
Visit a Finnish forest to pick mushrooms and enjoy culinary experiences based on Finnish wild mushrooms. The mushroom experience is guided by top Finnish mushroom experts and by mushroom mentor and hotelier of Hotel Punkaharju, Saimi Hoyer. Dinner features visionary mushroom dishes by chef Mikko Lahtinen.
Finnish Sauna by Lake Saimaa
An introduction to Finnish sauna is also available. In two evenings, you can enjoy sauna, swim in the clear waters of the Saimaa lakeland and relax in an outdoor hot tub.
The Finnish Mushroom Experience includes:
- 2 days’ accommodation in selected room category ( 2 nights)
- 2 guided (English, Italian) mushroom picking excursions at Punkaharju (including transport if needed),
- 2 breakfasts
- 1 lunch
- 2 dinners (one three-course and one eight-course)
- 2 sauna sessions (separately for men and women)
Not suitable for the mobility-impaired.
Price: from EUR 490 per person, -50% for children under 12 in extra bed
For additional cost (EUR 20 per person) cleaning and drying of mushroom you have picked, to take with you
15.00 Arrival at Hotel Punkaharju, check-in
16.00 Opening remarks by the experts and mushroom drinks at the lounge
16.30 Brief excursion to the forest along the esker
17.30–18.30 Sauna and outdoor hot tub, women
18.30–19.30 Sauna and outdoor hot tub, men
20.00–22.00 Three-course dinner at Restaurant Punkaharju
11.00 Transport to mushroom picking at Punkaharju
14.00 Lunch and coffee
Afternoon: mushroom identification, assembly of mushroom exhibition and discussion with experts.
17.00–18.00 Sauna and outdoor hot tub, women
18.00–19.00 Sauna and outdoor hot tub, men
19.30-22.30 Eight-course mushroom dinner at Restaurant Punkaharju