Annual Business and Technical Conference of the WHO European Healthy Cities Network and Network of European National Healthy Cities Networks 24.-26.6.2015

Hietasalo Island and Lumberjack´s Lodge

A day on Hietasalo Island and traditional Finnish Evening at Lumberjack´s Lodge
Saturday 27th June
Time:12.00-21.30

Explore the fascinating archipelago of Kuopio by vessel. The cruise will take you to the beautiful island of Hietasalo where the long beach and the pure nature attract people. The island is situated only 5 kilometres from the city centre but it offers a perfect getaway on a warm and sunny summer day.
The nature of the island is diverse and also a popular berry- and mushroom picking area of the locals. Tour with the guide will show you the surroundings of the island and its potential. The package offers a possibility to experience guided paddling around the calm waters of the island. Spend the day by participating in guided beach zumba, badminton or beach volley or try the traditional Finnish game “mölkky”. The coffee and a traditional bun made on campfire will crown the experience on a summery island.

The day continues by travelling on a vessel to Jätkänkämppä, Lumberjack´s Lodge where you can experience the traditional Finnish evening in lumberjacks’ style. Jätkänkämppä is an atmospheric log-built lodge with a long and interesting history. Enjoy the traditional Finnish dinner while listening to the live music. The traditional Finnish smoke sauna is the world’s largest and worth visiting for. It is open for the participants the whole evening. Bathing in the gentle heat of the smoke sauna combined with refreshing dips in the lake offers a total relaxation. Breath taking views and the calming nature makes this experience unique.

Additional information:
Price: 125,00 € / person
The package does not include accommodation so take it into account when making room reservations.
Reservations to the post tour 2 are done on the registration form. Packages should be paid in advance. You will receive an invoice before the conference.

Prepare with casual clothing, comfortable shoes and swim suit.
Duration of the package is 9 hours.
The package will be arranged with minimum of 20 participants.

Schedule:
12.00 Cruise from the Kuopio passenger Harbour to Hietasalo Island
13.30 Arrival to Hietasalo
13.30-15.00 Guided paddling, beach activities and coffee by the campfire        
15.00 Cruise to Jätkänkämppä Lumberjack´s Lodge 
16.00 Arrival at Jätkänkämppä Lumberjack´s Lodge
16.00-21.00 Smoke sauna is available
17.00 – 20.00 Traditional Finnish dinner
17.00-21.00 Live music
20.30-21.30 Non-stop transportation to the hotels