We booked the sauna, ice swimming, Lappish dinner, and northern lights on our 3rd day. Alex, the owner, picked us up on time and drove us to their private compound far from the buzz of the city.
I and my friends are the only tourists so it really felt personal and exclusive! Alex explained how to do the experience with the sauna and ice dipping. He instructed us to spend 15 to 20 minutes in the sauna then go outside the cabin to feel the cold then go back again. He told us to do this 3 times or when we feel we are ready, we should dip ourselves on the lake! Then go straight back to the sauna! We spent 2 hours in and out of the sauna then we finally had the courage to jump in the lake and boy it was freezing! But surprising very exciting and relaxing at the same time! After that, we went to meet Alex and his wife Tanya for dinner in a small cottage with an amazing interior and ambiance . The dinner was cooked by themselves! There were Salmon, potatoes, bread, fresh vegetables, biscuits and drinks! It was so delicious! A wonderful way to end the experience. They also shared stories and interesting facts about the wild animals, mushrooms, and berries in Finland. We really felt their passion for nature and for what they do. We even met their very cute dog Lumi!