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Caravanning
on the Finnish Lakes

Helm trip through the pristine lakes of Finland.

Unforgettable experience, unbounded freedom, and an excursion to the Finnish lakes.

Houseboat holiday

Houseboat holiday

View photos of the interior of the houseboat
  • The current season of is from 1.05 to 15.11. (Susceptible to change depending on the weather).
  • We provide the opportunity of both a one-day (3-6 hours) and a multi-day trip (3 days to several weeks) upon request.
  • Within the lakes of Vesijarvi and Päijänne, in region of Lahti, the choice of your perfect getaway surroundings and landscape is in your hands. The cascade of lakes contains 1886 islands and a water surface area of ​​1000 square kilometers.
  • Where you steer the houseboat, with whom, and for how long, is for you to decide. Suggested routes are a recommendations for your course.
  • No license required according to the Finish Law. The captain must be at least 15 years of age.
  • Your vacation will take place in a pristine environment, where you can also swim and fish in one of Europe’s cleanest lakes. You can also enjoy sunbathing on the sandy beaches of the Päijänne national park — ideally in the warm month of July.
  • You can feel well-rested and rejuvenated:
    • Finland boasts tranquility like no other European country, and this peaceful environment is Finland’s hallmark.
    • Another trump card of Finnish tourism is the clean air. The air quality in Finland is the best in the world, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Botel.fi is both a luxury yacht and a comfortable home. It offers luxury apartments (​​24 square meters) and 4 bedrooms.
  • Meals can be ordered, but usually our guests prefer to cook for themselves on a modern gas grill or a stove. Your meal can be anything from freshly caught fish to products purchased at the supermarket.
  • Do you like spa procedures? Equipped with an authentic wood-heated Harvia sauna, and a hot jet-massage jacuzzi tub with lighting, Botel.fi has you covered.
  • Get closer to your loved ones! Every moment with the people you hold most dear is precious. What’s a better way to bond than to gaze at the sky in awe at the sunset together? Hold hands and let the feelings that unite you flow. A glass of wine and a succulent dinner on the deck are the finishing touch in immortalizing these magical moments — both in your memory, and on photo reel.
  • Enjoy an excellent fishing experience. Lakes Vesijarvi and Päijänne are home to 32 types of fish.
  • The unique paths and trails of the national park and the desert islands allow for an ideal “silent” hunt — after all, Finland is one of the most mushroom- and berry-rich places in the world.
  • Love adrenaline? We’ve got your back. We can organize whichever water sports your heart desires. Have you ever driven a specially powered, 330HP jet ski? You can try out fly boarding, SUP boarding, water skiing, kayaking, speed boating, or just cycling along the shore. (optional by prior reservation, with separate fees)

Routes and sightseeing points

Routes and sightseeing points

Routes for 3 days

“Two Lahti harbors”

Route: starting point — Fishing Point (Pike bay) — Lahti central harbor and Sibeliustalo — Niemi harbor and Moto museum — island Enonsaari — return to starting point
Route on the map

25 km
3 days

“Lahti and two islands”

Route: starting point — Fishing Point (Pike bay) — any Lahti harbor (central harbor and Sibeliustalo or Niemi harbor and Moto museum) — island Selkasaari — island Enonsaari — return to starting point
Route on the map

25 km
3 days

“Old lock and fishing day”

Route: starting point — Fishing Point (Pike bay) — Asikkala and Old lock — island Enonsaari — return to starting point
Route on the map

45 km
3 days

“Old lock and two islands”

Route: starting point — island Enonsaari — island Hannyssaari — Asikkala and Old lock — return to starting point
Route on the map

47 km
3 days

“Lake Vesijarvi Pearls”

Route: starting point — island Hannyssaari — Old Village Hollola beach and Medieval church — Asikkala and Old lock — return to starting point
Route on the map

61 km
3 days

Routes for 4 days

“Old lock, two islands and fishing”

Route: starting point — Fishing Point (Pike bay) — island Enonsaari — Asikkala and Old lock — island Hannyssaari — return to starting point
Route on the map

48 km
4 days

“Lake Vesijarvi Pearls and fishing”

Route: starting point — Fishing Point (Pike bay) — Asikkala — Old Village Hollola beach and Medieval church — island Hannyssaari — return to starting point
Route on the map

61 km
4 days

“Lahti and lake Vesijarvi Pearls”

Route: starting point — any Lahti harbor (central harbor and Sibeliustalo or Niemi harbor and Moto museum) — Asikkala and Old lock — Old Village Hollola beach and Medieval church — island Hannyssaari — return to starting point
Route on the map

73 km
4 days

“Finnish vineyard”

Route: starting point — Fishing Point (Pike bay) — Asikkala pier and restaurant and Old lock — pier Kalkkiтen and Private Winery — island Hannyssaari — return to starting point
Route on the map

80 km
4 days

“National park”

Route: starting point — Fishing Point (Pike bay) — Asikkala pier and restaurant and Old lock — island Kelvenne and National park Päijäne — island Hannyssaari — return to starting point
Route on the map

105 km
4 days

“National park and typical finnish town”

Route: starting point — island Hannyssaari — island Kelvenne and National park Päijäne — harbor Padasjoki — Asikkala pier and restaurant and Old lock — return to starting point
Route on the map

120 km
4 days

Routes for 7 days

“Weekly vacation on the lake Vesijarvi”

Route: starting point — Fishing Point (Pike bay) — any Lahti harbor (central harbor and Sibeliustalo or Niemi harbor and Moto museum) — island Enonsaari — Asikkala and Old lock — Old Village Hollola beach and Medieval church — island Hannyssaari — island Selkasaari — return to starting point
Route on the map

80 km
7 days

“National park and Medieval church”

Route: starting point — Fishing Point (Pike bay) — Asikkala and Old lock — island Kelvenne and National park Päijäne (in the presence of weather, the recommended stopping time is 2 nights) — Asikkala pier and restaurant and Old lock — Old Village Hollola beach and Medieval church — island Hannyssaari — return to starting point
Route on the map

120 km
7 days

“Finnish winery and Medieval church”

Route: starting point — any Lahti harbor (central harbor and Sibeliustalo or Niemi harbor and Moto museum) — Asikkala and Old lock — pier Kalkkisten and Private Winery — Asikkala pier and restaurant and Old lock — Old Village Hollola beach and Medieval church — island Hannyssaari — island Enonsaari — return to starting point
Route on the map

120 km
7 days

“National park, winery and Medieval church”

Route: starting point — Asikkala and Old lock — island Kelvenne and National park Päijäne (in the presence of weather, the recommended stopping time is 2 nights) — pier Kalkkisten and Private Winery — Asikkala pier and restaurant and Old lock — Old Village Hollola beach and Medieval church — island Hannyssaari — return to starting point
Route on the map

135 km
7 days

“Lahti, National park and Medieval church”

Route: starting point — any Lahti harbor (central harbor and Sibeliustalo or Niemi harbor and Moto museum) — Asikkala and Old lock — island Kelvenne and National park Päijäne (in the presence of weather, the recommended stopping time is 2 nights) — Asikkala pier and restaurant and Old lock — Old Village Hollola beach and Medieval church — island Hannyssaari — return to starting point
Route on the map

135 km
7 days

“National park, typical town and Medieval church”

Route: starting point — Fishing Point (Pike bay) — Asikkala and Old lock — island Kelvenne and National park Päijäne — harbor Padasjoki — Asikkala pier and restaurant and Old lock — Old Village Hollola beach and Medieval church — island Hannyssaari — return to starting point
Route on the map

150 km
7 days

Guest house rent on the lake. Lake Suite

Guest house rent on the lake. Lake Suite

View photos of the Lake Suite
  • Accommodation in Lake Suite is in apartment mode. Food and service services come at an additional cost.
  • The region where the services are provided: Lake Vesijärvi, Lahti Finland. Address: Paimelantie 396 17110 Kalliola. 15km from the city center, railway and Lahti bus station. 116 km from Helsinki Airport.
  • The area of ​​the apartments is 100 sq. m. Number of beds up to 8 people.
  • The apartments include:
    1. Two bedrooms.
    2. A fully equipped kitchen.
    3. Spacious dining area and lounge. All windows have a lake view.
    4. Glazed terrace with fully opening windows and lake views.
    5. Traditional Finnish wood-burning sauna and grill.
    6. A cozy gazebo in old-school style right on the lake.
    7. Traditional Finnish hot tube (comes with an extra fee).
    8. Own coastline and sandy beach.
    9. Own dock.
  • A comfortable and safe vacation with children. Not a deep and sandy beach. Bouncy castle for children. Free space around the house.
  • You can sleep and be well rested:
    • The silence that is so lacking in big cities is Finland’s new travel brand because it is one of the quietest European countries.
    • Another trump card of Finnish tourism is the clean air. The air quality in Finland is the best in the world, according to studies by the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Meals. We provide you with the opportunity to order food from any type of restaurant in Lahti or arrange homemade full board (preordered option). Usually, however, our guests prefer to cook for themselves in a modern kitchen equipped with the latest technology or a traditional Finnish wood-burning grill. This can be anything from freshly caught fish to products purchased at the supermarket.
  • We have excellent opportunities for fishing, with 32 types of fish in the lake.
  • Do you like SPA treatments? A traditional Finnish wood-burning sauna and a hot tub (at an additional cost) right on the shore of the lake await you.
  • Hiking and cycling, as well as the opportunity to enjoy the stunningly preserved Finnish nature and to pick berries or mushrooms in the forest.
  • The ability to engage in a variety of summer and water sports. (by prior negotiation, we will arrange the rental of a wide variety of equipment for water sports)