DAY 1 - WELCOME TO TORSTILA! Pick up from the bus station if needed. After the welcome drinks we will show you your accommodation, give the basic information for your stay and let you settle down. In the afternoon / evening, we will start the process of baking a traditional Finnish rye brad (it takes several days!). Also, you will get the chance to learn baking rice pies, or Carelian pies. Fish dinner with your hosts.
DAY 2 - ALL ABOUT ORGANIC FARMING Wake up call! Breakfast around 9 am. After an oat porridge breakfast we will take you on a tour to our farm. You will discover the old barn, hear stories from the past, learn about organic agriculture and see some of the farming machines, and even get the chance to try driving a tractor! Lunch at home: Fish soup
In the afternoon, we will jump on bikes (optionally car) to visit the neighbor’s organic farm, where we will have a tour to meet happy cows and sheep. On the way home, if you feel sporty, we will make a beautiful 7 km hike in the Kotkatharju recreational area and visit the ski jumping area, a curiosity of the town. Once back home, you will have time to relax, but before that we need to continue the process of making the rye bread! Private dinner in the ball room: Game meet & barley
DAY 3 - FORESTS & LAKE & SAUNA Wake up call at 9 am! After a traditional rye porridge breakfast we get equipped for a day outdoors. We’ll start from our doorstep and go discover the lakes and the forests. On the way you will learn about plants, about the forest management, wild life animals and history of the lake Valvatus. Lunch by the open fire.
When we get home, it’ll be time to finally put the rye bread in the oven. Then, you will have the chance to heat up your own sauna, and have a relaxing sauna experience in the very authentic way, bathing in the lake and washing with wood heated lake water. Preparation & dinner with the hosts: pike burgers
DAY 4 - GOOD BYE... Barley porridge breakfast and check out at 11. Before departure, you are free to take another dip in the river or a bike tour or walk in the neighborhood.
Optional activities for day 4 (not included in the package price) - Visit to the Karhulahti museum & lunch at Kartano Golf - Lunch and spa at Järvisydän resort - Visit to Wehmaa Tea House & lunch