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Spend a houseboat holiday among the thousands of lakes and relax in Finnish silence
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With a Houseboat you can easily get to great fishing and wildlife watching spots or discover different Finnish villages, islands and towns along the lakes. You are the captain and you decide where and when you want to go – your home is always with you.
On a Houseboat you can sunbathe on the roof, make food in the kitchen and rest on soft beds of the Houseboat’s bedrooms. Experience the warm summer days, where you can enjoy silence and the only things you can hear are the soft sounds of waves lapping at the boat.
Lake Päijänne and Keitele have a lot to offer for those who want to enjoy pure nature – national parks, uninhabited islands and clear waters. Anchor your Houseboat close to nature and swim in refreshing waters, relax in the wood-heated sauna and watch the midnight sun hovering in the horizon.
Or, if you prefer a cultural getaway, set your course to explore the legendary architect Alvar Aalto’s production. Admire the striking architecture all the way from his earliest works through to the rewarded achievements in the latter stages of the most famous modernist of Finland.
A houseboat is a great way to spend your family holiday with children! Houseboat holiday is full of adventures, exploring the natural environment, and learning new skills.
For children, houseboat holiday is, above all, fun and exciting way to play near the water. For adults, houseboat offers a chance to relax, get more energy and enjoy the time together. Discover the breath-taking landscapes of the thousands of lakes as you and your family sail to the freedom and serenity of the Finnish nature!
Our Houseboats have a low hull, so it is easy to float close to the shore or over shallow passages. They are sturdy which provides a calm and safe motion. Houseboats are different from a motorboat and are easy to navigate.
You do not need special boating skills, we will instruct you on how to use the boat prior to departure. If a problem occurs while you are out on the water, we are always just a phone call away. Houseboats are equipped with a navigation system to make it easy to navigate the Finnish lakes.
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Reviews from our customers
"We spent a group of friends getting a nice summer weekend in the houseboat. Houseboat was Jyväskylä harbor a great location, it was nice to follow the upper deck harbor life. It was also great when you could have a sauna and swim from their own boat. Nightsauna and swimming was a very memorable when city lights can be seen in the background and yet you harbor in your boat and your own peace . The livingroom and bedroom areas were spacious."
"A luxury houseboat with all you want made a great family holiday. We enjoyed the changing sceenery in front of the large living room, the sauna on the boat and the great roof with the grill to relax afterwards. Dishwasher, Coffeemachine, TV and Wi-Fi, a huge shower, just everything you need was on board. We travelled with our three small children and mostly spent the nights at anchor in secluded coves. A really great experience. Completely different from our houseboat experiences in France or Germany."
"We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 nights on our houseboat. Krista was very good with communications prior to our arrival and very relaxed and helpful in getting us set up for our trip and suggesting possible places to visit. The houseboat was well set up - especially appreciated the wifi and onboard sauna which we made use of - although only one of us did the dip in the lake afterwards. There were many pretty spots to anchor up and arms of the lake to investigate. Having the ability to hire bikes to take on board was also great so that we could go exploring islands. All in all a very memorable. Krista was also very helpful with the end of trip activities, enabling us to get off to catch our train."
"Very nice, easy to take a trip through the lake. Easy to drive, well equipped and fun boat."
"We had a fantastic time on the boat. Krista was very helpful getting us going and helping with our itinerary to Saynatsalo and Muuratsalo. Where, how to dock. Best way to experience the landscape and, for architects, Aalto works. Sauna on the boat is perfect."
The staff were so nice, helpful and patient. The boat was immaculate and well stocked with equipment. We had the best time even though the weather was challenging for us novices. Our holiday will live long in our memory.
A fantastic journey. We enjoyed on the lake system. Beautiful islands to visit and small sweet towns. A truly calming and relaxing journey The houseboat was really spacious and very lovely. It had everything you need and was very comfortable. Best of all was the friendly and helpful service we received from the staff!
We spent one week for a three-generation family trip on the houseboat and the time was definitely too short! The boat was very comfortable, spacious and cosy, moving around was easy and relaxing, like you are never in a hurry with 24 hours of daylight! The weather was ok, even on the cooler days we could enjoy the sauna. The boat team was extremely friendly and helpful, when our toilet stopped to work they brought us an emergency toilet to a place nearby. We would go back with pleasure, but with more time!
We stayed at deluxe houseboat for two nights and it was a truly amazing experience! Beautiful scenery and lovely atmosphere all over. The boat was really easy to use and we got really good instruction lesson before taking off. We always felt safe and that we could always call for help if anything happened. Although I should've used more sunscreen, that is on me. Anyway, this is an excellent way to spend summer and an easy and cool way to enjoy Päijänne.
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