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Finnish sauna, Lake Saimaa

There is nothing more Finnish than sauna

Many Finns think you can not grasp Finland or its culture without bathing in a sauna. By the Lake Saimaa it is possible to enjoy the atmosphere of a traditional Finnish sauna. In addition to a traditional sauna you can pamper yourself for example in an exciting smoke sauna. Enjoy also the refreshing Lake Saimaa by swimming in summer as well as in winter!

Almost all holiday homes have their own sauna and some also have their own hot tub outside, where you can relax between bouts of steam. Per capita, Finland has the highest number of saunas in the world.

Sauna tips for the beginners

1. Sauna is a place for physical and mental cleansing, and many suggest one should behave in a sauna as they would in church. That is not to say you shouldn´t relax – just kick back and take it easy.

2. Getting invited to a sauna is an honour. It is said that in Finland, more important decisions get made in saunas than in meetings.

3. Yes, Finns go to sauna in the nude even with strangers. In groups, women and men go to sauna separately, but families go together. Don´t worry, Finns will understand if you want to wear a swimsuit or a towel.

4. There are no rules for how often you should throw more water on the stove. Whenever you feel like another wave of steam, go for it.

5. The Finnish sauna tradition is not complete without the sauna whisk made of birch twigs, with which you can give your skin a refreshing work-over during a sauna.

6. Another big favourite is the scents sold in various shops, for putting into the sauna water basin. These will fill your sauna with aromas such as tar and birch.

7. You will be sweating heavily in a sauna, so be sure to drink plenty. Water is probably best for you, but beer and cider is what Finns enjoy the most.

8. The most important thing is to relax, socialise, have a couple of drinks and enjoy the blissful post-sauna feeling of having cleaned both your body and your mind.


SOURCE: visitfinland.com


Imatran Kylpylä Spa

Imatran Kylpylä Spa is located by Lake Saimaa at Imatra Leisure Centre. The hotel offers a diverse selection of services regardless whether your are travelling on your own, in a company of two, with a family or a group. There are 159 rooms, Taikametsä Spa, new holiday apartments, saunas, swimming pools, meeting rooms, tennis and squash courts, gym, restaurants and evening entertainment.

Go dancing!

In Restaurant Tähtitaivas there is ladies choice on tuesdays and star performers on thursdays. In the list of performers there are top Finnish pop- and rock entertainers.

A total of 159 hotel rooms, each of which has bathrobes for adults, hair dryer, telephone, tv and shower. All rooms are non-smoking.

Studio rooms: 50 double rooms with beds placed head-to-toe. No possibility for extra bed.

Standard rooms: 29 renovated, comfortable doublerooms, possibility for extra bed. Minibar.

Superior rooms: 80 modern and comfortable double rooms with a separate alcove for beds. Excellent for families. Minibar, air conditioning, balcony.

Holiday apartments: The 52 apartments are located in the immediate vicinity of the hotel. There are beds for 4-8 persons / apartment. The equipment includes a modern kitchen, drying cabinet for clothes, tv, sauna and fire place. Prices (min. 2 nights) include bed linen, breakfast at the Spa, access to Spa Taikametsä and final cleaning.

Sport Camp -hostel rooms: Rooms for 1 to 6 person. Common lounge (sofa, flat-screen TV), shared bathroom (toilet and shower), and equipment maintance room available. Most rooms have bunk beds. Prices include breakfast and visit Spa Taikametsä once during your stay.

Spa Taikametsä: The pool area can be filled with different sounds, colours and mist occasionally to make your experience special. Finnish saunas, steam saunas, Yorokobi hot pool, Bubbly bench, Water curtain, Canyon, childrens' pools, tunnel and outdoor pool, terrace and Pool Bar.

Buffet Restaurant Pistaasi, lunch- and socialising Restaurant Nordic Kitchen Kastanja, night Restaurant Tähtitaivas, lobby bar Helmi and Café Akseli G.

Other services:
Relaxing and treatments, cosmetician and hair dressing, gym, fitness, sports hall, cruises, holiday programme, shop, modern meeting facilities.

In the surroundings:
Grounds for outdoor activities; An illuminated jogging track (4.6 km), a first-snow skiing track, and a skiing track in winter. The nature trail in Lammassaari (3,5 km) includes lean-tos and campfire places and Metsämörri nature trail for children, Ukonlinna swimming place, beach and beach volley courts, the popular disc golf courses in Karhumäki (A1, 18 lanes), Guest harbour (a tank filling point and opportunities for septic tank emptying and boat maintenance). Ice hall, Imatra Spa Areena, indoor tennis court, Aviasport Areena etc.

Imatran Kylpylä Spa
Purjekuja 2
Tel. + 358 (0)20 7100 500


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