Finnish mushroom experience 18th to 20th September 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.

Though the experience is easy it is not suitable for the mobility-impaired. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes (e.g. trainers or hiking boots).

The price includes: 2 guided mushroom picking excursions (in English and in Italian) at Punkaharju including transport, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners (one three-course and one eight-course), 2 days’ accommodation in selected room category, 2 sauna sessions (separately for men and women).

Additional Services: Cleaning and drying of mushroom you have picked, to take with you (EUR 20 per person)

Mushroom weekend presentation video with subtitles in English https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LumMSNuszFY&t=10s

The Sauna

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

Price from EUR 490 per person, -50% for children under 12 in extra bed.

Reservations and inquiries:
+35815 511 311

Mushroom cruise in Saimaa lakeland 16.9.2022

See the Saimaa lakeland and forests and sample Finnish mushrooms on a unique mushroom cruise where you may also catch a glimpse of the elusive Saimaa ringed seal. The Saimaa lakeland is the only place in the world where the Saimaa ringed seals live, and there are only about 400 of them.

During the day, half the time is spent on board and the other half exploring for mushrooms on islands. While sailing between islands, there is time to ask questions and talk to experts. The guides are Jarkko Korhonen, biologist and mushroom expert, and Saimi Hoyer, hotelier at Hotel Punkaharju and passionate mushroom gatherer.

The Price includes the Cruise, guide services (in Italian and English), morning coffee and mushroom lunch on board.

Though the cruise is easy, it is not suitable for the mobility-impaired. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes (e.g. trainers or hiking boots).

Preliminary programme:

09.30 Departure from Savonlinna passenger harbour (Satamapuistonkatu, 57130 Savonlinna, Savonlinna-Risteilyt Oy)

10.00 Morning coffee

Cruise through the islands south of Savonlinna (e.g. Kesamonsaari, Laukonsaari), disembarkation on the islands to search for mushrooms. Processing and studying the mushrooms found. Questions and discussions with experts.

13.00 Wonderful mushroom lunch

Cruise, further excursions to islands in Pihlajavesi lake. Processing and studying the mushrooms found. Questions and discussions with experts.

16.00 Arrival at Savonlinna passenger harbour

 

Cancellation policy:
2 days departure: no cancellation fees
1 day departure: The hotel reserves the right to charge 50% of the trip price as a cancellation fee

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Reservations and inquiries:
+35815 511 311

Mushroom cruise in Saimaa lakeland 26.8.2022

See the Saimaa lakeland and forests and sample Finnish mushrooms on a unique mushroom cruise where you may also catch a glimpse of the elusive Saimaa ringed seal. The Saimaa lakeland is the only place in the world where the Saimaa ringed seals live, and there are only about 400 of them.

During the day, half the time is spent on board and the other half exploring for mushrooms on islands. While sailing between islands, there is time to ask questions and talk to experts. The guides are Jarkko Korhonen, biologist and mushroom expert, and Saimi Hoyer, hotelier at Hotel Punkaharju and passionate mushroom gatherer.

The Price includes the Cruise, guide services (in Italian and English), morning coffee and mushroom lunch on board.

Though the cruise is easy, it is not suitable for the mobility-impaired. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes (e.g. trainers or hiking boots).

Preliminary programme:

09.30 Departure from Savonlinna passenger harbour (Satamapuistonkatu, 57130 Savonlinna, Savonlinna-Risteilyt Oy)

10.00 Morning coffee

Cruise through the islands south of Savonlinna (e.g. Kesamonsaari, Laukonsaari), disembarkation on the islands to search for mushrooms. Processing and studying the mushrooms found. Questions and discussions with experts.

13.00 Wonderful mushroom lunch

Cruise, further excursions to islands in Pihlajavesi lake. Processing and studying the mushrooms found. Questions and discussions with experts.

16.00 Arrival at Savonlinna passenger harbour

Cancellation policy:
2 days departure: no cancellation fees
1 day departure: The hotel reserves the right to charge 50% of the trip price as a cancellation fee

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Reservations and inquiries:
+35815 511 311

Finnish mushroom experience 17th to 19th August 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.

Though the experience is easy it is not suitable for the mobility-impaired. Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes (e.g. trainers or hiking boots).

The price includes: 2 guided mushroom picking excursions (in English and in Italian) at Punkaharju including transport, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners (one three-course and one eight-course), 2 days’ accommodation in selected room category, 2 sauna sessions (separately for men and women).

Additional Services: Cleaning and drying of mushroom you have picked, to take with you (EUR 20 per person)

Mushroom weekend presentation video with subtitles in English https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LumMSNuszFY&t=10s

The Sauna

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

Price from EUR 490 per person, -50% for children under 12 in extra bed.

Reservations and inquiries:
+35815 511 311