The rowing trip with rowing champions

Would you like to try rowing with a group?  In the old times here, in South Karelia, people used to go to the church on Sundays with large rowing boats in which there were several rowers. Nowadays those kind of boats are being used mainly in some competitions.  The group called “Voiton Soutajat” has won several championships in competitions and it is our pleasure to offer you this experience with those champions! In all rowing trips there will be at least three rowers from the “Voiton Soutajat” -group.  With these champions you can have the most safe and fun experience of rowing.  At the same time you can enjoy the wonderful scenery of one of the biggest lakes in South Karelia, Kivijärvi.

The trip starts from the so called home port of “Voiton Soutajat”.  The place is called Kukaslahti and it is in Luumäki municipality, in southeastern Finland (about 40 km from Lappeenranta city).  The rowers of “Voiton Soutajat” will at first give a lesson in rowing.  The rowing trip takes an hour and after that we will offer you and your group a light and delicious lunch or have a coffee break by a campfire. 

Group size: min. 8, max 12 people (if you have a larger group, there is a possibility to have two trips)

Duration time: 3 hours

Available: from May to September, on Fridays and Saturdays only

Price: 70 € / person

Includes: teaching, the trip with champions, a coffee break or a light lunch by the campfire (including for example fish from the lake Kivijärvi, bread, salad. Ask for more alternatives).

Guiding in Finnish, English or in Italian

Notice: the participants must have they own clothing according to weather and also some kind of gloves.

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Meals by the campfire

Have a small snack or a multi-course campfire meal. We will make a delicious meal to and with you!  We will also tell you stories about Finnish traditions and mythology. (Note: transportation is not included)

We can also arrange a nature excursion according to your wishes.  See excursion options under the Nature Saimaa main menu.

Or do you want to walk on forest trails with your own group only, without the local guide? In that case, how would it sound if you didn’t have to carry fins or dishes with you, though, but everything was delivered to you to a lean-to ready to wait for you? When you arrived at the break, the campfire would already have a warming, atmospheric fire and the snacks or meals you wanted will be there ready and just waiting for the serving?. Here, too, we offer the opportunity.

In addition to the following  examples and dishes, ask about other possible meals by the campfire.

Examples (all examples include delivery of snacks to the campfire, lighting a fire,  and, if necessary, cooking and serving food):

Min. 2 persons

  1. Break by campfire, 30 € / person:

           Alternative options:

            Finnish sausages with mustard and other spices / side dishes, crêpes or pancakes made by campfire, coffee, tea, soft drinks


            Our own meat- or vegetable pie with warm vegetable consommé, crêpes or pancakes made by campfire, coffee, tea, soft drinks

2. Smoked lunch, 50 € / person:

           Fish (for example salmon) made by campfire

           Salad with herbs from nature OR potatoes made by campfire

           Self-made bread

           Drinks: coffee, tea, soft drinks (for example juice)

           Desert: pie made from local berries OR a pancake made by fire

3. Real Finnish experience, 100 € / person:

           Full meal for 3-4 courses

           Ingredients from nature combined with local specialities

Ask for more information and make a reservation!




Finnish evening

Welcome to enjoy a traditional Finnish meal. In addition to dining, we tell stories from old times and customs as well as traditions, and we play and sing Finnish folk songs for you and with you.  The meal can be made and served according to your wishes. You can request an offer according to your wishes.  The Finnish evening takes place in our co-operating companies, for example in Rautjärvi (Hugon Huvilat) or in Lappeenranta (Marjola).

Price: 350 €, including  the program,

ask for an offer of the meal

Available: all year round

Duration: 1½ – 2 hours

Group size: min 10 people, max 50 people

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Participating the Finnish village happenings

Do you want to get into the atmosphere of a traditional country market? Or have you been in Finnish dances or village events?

We take our guests to get to know Finnish culture and Finnish people. With us you can become a part of an authentic Finnish atmosphere and can find the roots and the secret of happiness. The duration of the excursion depends on the distances and the event. The price depends on for example ticket prices, the required guidance and transportation (distance), possible catering etc. We always make an offer for this activity according to event information and time, so ask for an offer if you are interested in, for example, village happenings or markets etc.

Suitable for all ages.


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