Finnish Cottage Life Taster

Our Finnish Cottage Life Taster offers you a possibility to spend your holiday like the happiest people in the world, the Finns. You will get to know the local customs and traditions of cottage life. In essence, you spend happy times in your preferred company in nature’s embrace, focusing fully on the present. Let the tranquil lake and green forests disconnect you from your busy life.

Duration: 6 hours (+ transportation)

People: 1-15

Price: Minimum €1390 for 1-4 persons, €180 per extra person thereafter, max 15 persons. Transportation not included (taxi Helsinki-Hawkhill-Helsinki costs a total of €180).

Availability: From Jan 10 to May 31, and Sept 1 to Dec 20, Mondays to Thursdays. Friday-Saturday price
by request.

Easy to combine with e.g. a holiday in the capital, this half-day programme includes all the essentials of the Finnish cottage life experience.

First, you will be welcomed at your cottage of the day. From there, our experienced guide will take you on a hike in the forest. During the hike, you will not only learn about the unique magic of the Finnish forest, but also experience its healing, balancing and energising effect first hand. When there is snow on the ground, we will use snowshoes on the hike. The hike includes an energising coffee break with fresh cinnamon buns.

After the hike, the cabin’s sauna will be ready and waiting for you. In addition, you get a chance to experience many other activities typical of today’s Finnish cottage life: swimming, rowing a rowboat, SUP boarding, darts, mölkky – and of course, relaxing and unwinding is not only permitted, but encouraged!

As the absolute highlight of the evening, you will enjoy a delicious three-course dinner, courtesy of our Chef. Inspired by the pure nature of the Finnish forests, the menu is rich with fresh, locally sourced products.

What’s included: Fully equipped private log villa with sauna by the lake, towels, organic shampoo and soap, all the activities equipment to borrow, coffee and cinnamon buns, a delicious three-course meal. (Alcoholic beverages are not included, but customers can bring their own drinks with them.)

Examples of what you can add to enrich to your experience:

  • Overnight stay: The day’s programme takes place at one of our luxurious cottages. If you want to experience the rejuvenating silence of our forest nights, you are certainly very welcomed to extend your evening into the next morning and have a good night’s rest.
  • DIY meal kit: For those looking for a more affordable option, or those interested in hands-on cooking, you can opt for Hawkhill’s DIY meal kit instead of the ready-made dinner. The meal kit contains a recipe and all the ingredients you need, to cook a delicious and authentically Finnish dinner for yourselves.