1. From Helsinki: Hike and Sauna in Sipoonkorpi National Park
Explore the beautiful Finnish wilderness on a hike with a local guide through the trails of Sipoonkorpi National Park. Immerse yourself in the taiga forest, spot native wildlife, stop for a barbecue lunch, and finish with a relaxing visit to a traditional Finnish smoke sauna. Meet your guide in Helsinki's town center and enjoy van transportation to Sipoonkorpi National Park. Start your guided hike along the forested trails, pausing along the way to learn about Finnish wildlife and nature. Take a break to savor a campfire barbecue lunch prepared by your guide. Continue with the nature hike, taking in the stunning lake and forest landscapes that make up the park. After your walk, which totals 6km, you'll reach the smoke sauna area. Relax in the Finnish sauna, which is heated to 80-100 degrees celsius. Water is thrown onto the rocks producing steam called löylö. Get an authentic wellness experience by alternating between sweating in the sauna and taking a refreshing dip in the nearby freshwater lake. After this thoroughly relaxing sauna and swimming experience, you'll be transferred back to the city.