18.-20.9.2022 Finnish Mushroom Experience

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. 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

Day 1

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

Day 2

08.00–10.30 Breakfast

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

Day 3

08.00–10.30 Breakfast

11.00 Check-out

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Reservations and inquiries:
+35815 511 311