Experience Frantsila in Finland
Visit the peaceful Cottage Arthur « Artturin Mökki » and the Authentic Finnish Sauna by the lake in Kylmälä, near the capital Helsinki.
Come and visit us in the heart of the spectacular Finnish nature and discover the wonderful Frantsila products in a unique and personalized way.
Visit the Wellbeing Center on Frantsila Organic Herb Farm in Hämeenkyrö, near the city of Tampere.
We organize both individual and group trips to the cradle of Frantsila. Soon you can discover here what experiences we propose. In the meantime, please contact us to learn more!
On the menu in Kylmälä: relaxing, time for yourself, singing of birds, sounds of the waves, moments of total silence, new sensations, and extreme experiences for those who seek them...
Discover Frantsila in Kylmälä
We offer you the opportunity to discover Frantsila products in peace surrounded by nature.
You can :
- choose products from the Frantsila Product Line in advance,and let us present them to you in a personalized way upon arrival.
- use the selection of sauna products available for free during your stay.
- decide to try one or several of our Frantsila Discovery Packs for a small fee and do your own treatments at the sauna or the cottage.
- Benefit from discounts on the full Frantsila Product Line and additional special offers available.
Cottage Arthur « Artturin Mökki » by the lake
Experience the Finnish way of relaxing, escaping from the noise and stress of the cities, hiding away in the lakeside cottage admiring the views and breathing in the pure scents of nature. Discover the true meaning of peace or enjoy quality time with friends and family.
The cottage is available for rent all year round
In the summer the sunsets are spectacular and you can take a sauna, swim in the lake, or let the boat slide in silence on the surface of the water. In the midsummer time (end of June and beginning of July) the midnight sun hardly sets at all, creating magical nights full of light. The temperature is pleasant; between +18°C and +25°C for the most of the time in this part of the country. Quite frequently there are periods of a few days where the temperature rises to more than +25°C but it is rare that it passes +30°C. Yes, there are mosquitoes in Finland but you have to know that Finns are well equipped: we have many solutions to enjoy summers in peace. Also, we are lucky to have very few mosquitoes in the south, thanks to the warmer temperatures compared to the northern parts of the country.
In the winter the silence is overwhelming and you can enjoy walks in nature, warm up in the cottage sauna and even have a barbecue in the snow. Take a sauna at the cottage and roll in the snow, or if you seek more extreme sensations; try the experience of making a dip in the icy lake by reserving the Lakeside Sauna.
Actually, it is not that cold in the winter in every part of this vast country. In southern Finland the winters are pretty mild with temperatures mostly between +1°C and -10°C. Freezing temperatures rarely go below -15°C and also the cold is different: it is a very dry cold. Air humidity rates are lower than in countries situated more south, and as a result the -10°C in e.g. central Europe feels colder than the -15°C in Finland. The snow is also different; it is not dripping with water but has a more powdery consistence that does not wet. Finland in the winter time is a paradise for children and for all who enjoy winter games: tobogganing in the snow, making snow castles and sculptures, downhill and cross country skiing, ice skating, walks in the snow and on the lake covered with ice. There is a skating rink located 1 km from the cottage, the closest downhill ski slope is at a 20 km distance, and the other mentioned activities can be enjoyed at the cottage.
Since Helsinki is only about a half hour drive away, you have access to all services of the capital and can easily combine the stay at the cottage with a city trip. And don’t forget that Finland is the home of Santa Claus.
Midseasons are lovely too,
in the springtime (late March through May) the days get longer and when the last snow melts away nature awakes very slowly, migrating birds return and small forest flowers start appearing everywhere. In the beginning of spring it still freezes in the night and the daytime temperature stays below +10°C. However, in the month of May we often enjoy summer temperatures.
During autumn (late August through October) the colors tend to be very vivid because the nights in the North are particularly cool. On sunny days the sky gets a deep blue color and the air is crystal clear. It is also the time for picking berries and mushrooms - it is said that they taste better when you have picked them yourself! Summer temperatures can continue through September even though the nights are cooler. It is not rare that it starts to freeze in the night towards the end of September but snow only arrives when it freezes in the daytime too and when days get shorter, oftentimes towards the end of October.
Discover Frantsila while staying at Cottage Arthur
You can place an order prior to your visit for a variety of products out of the entire Frantsila product selection, that you would wish to try and use during your stay. You will get a 10% discount and free delivery on your order. We will bring the products to the cottage and, if you so wish, make a personalized presentation about the use of each product. You can also place an order at any time during your stay and receive the same benefits and service, as long as the duration of your visit permits delivery on site.
Try our Frantsila Discovery DIY Packs and make your own facial treatment with the lovely Midsummer Rose cosmetics series, enjoy a refreshing footbath while contemplating the lake, or apply skin and hair care treatments when taking a sauna. You can order the Frantsila Discovery Packs in advance or inquire about their availability during your stay. You will receive detailed instructions about your selected treatments on site.
Frantsila Discovery Packs (price per person):
Reservation and advantages
When reserving your stay in the Cottage Arthur through the link below, or mentioning our website in your reservation, you will have Frantsila shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and a selection of three sauna aromas available in the cottage. The reservation is made on the website of our service provider Lomarengas, that will take care of the cottage reservation process.
Access the site of Lomarengas for detailed description of Cottage Arthur and to make your reservation
When staying in the Cottage Arthur you will also have the possibility to reserve the authentic Finnish lakeside sauna only a short walk away from the cottage for preferential prices by contacting us.Access the contact page
Authentic Finnish Lakeside Sauna
Finns are passionate about the summer sauna ritual, spending hours at the sauna enjoying the hot steam and dips in the lake. Alternating the warm sauna and cool lake creates a very specific feeling that is difficult to describe, it is a state of total relaxation of both body and mind - you will have to experience it to know why Finns have a separate word to describe this state of wellbeing. In the winter a dip in the icy lake is not for the light hearted, but it will certainly be an experience you'll remember for the rest of your life. You can read more about the Finnish sauna culture in our Publications section.
Lakeside Sauna Experience available all year round
Our authentic Finnish sauna was built in 1931 out of rustic pine logs, just a few meters off the lake shore. It is pretty much the same today and only outdated equipment has been replaced. Both the sauna and the warm water are heated up with firewood in the traditional way. The washing up happens in the sauna itself by mixing cold and hot water in basins. In the early days water was taken only directly from the lake but nowadays the water also comes out of a well. All saunas are different and have their own characteristics; this sauna is particularly roomy and gives out very pleasant soft heat. Depending on the temperature (between 60-110°C) you can enjoy either long relaxing moments or intense heat and steam.
Discover Frantsila during your Sauna Experience
You will have a selection of Frantsila Sauna products freely available in the sauna: Frantsila Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower gel, Organic Rich Body Lotion and a selection of seven Sauna Aromas.
You can also place an order prior to your visit for a variety of products out of the entire Frantsila product selection, that you would wish to try and use during your stay. You will get a 10% discount and free delivery on your order. You will receive the products upon arrival to the sauna, and if you so wish accompanied by a personalized presentation about the use of each product. You can also place an order at any time during or after your sauna experience and get a 10% discount on the entire Frantsila product line.
Try our Frantsila Discovery DIY Packs and make your own facial treatment with the lovely Midsummer Rose cosmetics series, enjoy a refreshing footbath while contemplating the lake, or apply different treatments when taking the sauna. Please order the Frantsila Discovery Packs in advance to make sure all participants are able to enjoy their selection. If you were unable to choose in andvance; you can also check for availability of the different packs upon arrival. You will receive detailed instructions about your selected treatments on site.
Frantsila Discovery Packs (price per person):
Authentic Finnish Lakeside Sauna details and prices
Reservation as of 100€ includes 4 persons, +25€/additional person,
duration max 3 hours.
The sauna fits 5-7 persons at a time, and a larger group can enjoy a sauna together by taking turns. The sauna is heated up when you arrive and a presentation about the facilities is given together with presentations of Frantsila products and Discovery Pack instructions. The sauna has a changing room and porch and there is more places to sit outside to enjoy the presence of the lake. You can bring a picnik, and there is a barbecue, plates, covers and cups available on site. Pure drinking water is included since it is important to drink plenty of water while taking a sauna, especially if you have opted for a Peat treatment. You also have access to a cosy grey cabin where you can change clothes, or enjoy peace by laying down for a while or even take a relaxing nap (3 persons).
A selection of Frantsila Sauna products included: Frantsila Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower gel, Organic Rich Body Cream and facial care products.
Additional services: Towels 5€ per person, Birch branches 10€ a piece (in the summer only). The duration of the sauna experience can be extended for a supplement.
You also have access to a cosy grey cabin where you can change clothes, or enjoy peace by laying down for a while or even take a relaxing nap (3 persons).
Winter Reservation as of 150€ includes 4 persons, +25€/additional person, duration max 2 hours.
The winter season is November through March in Southern Finland, and sometimes longer if negative temperatures continue and snow is present. The sauna experience is quite extreme in the winter since temperatures sometimes drop to -20°C and even colder. Coming out of the sauna and rolling in the snow or just standing in the snow and feeling the cold can be quite a thrill. If you have the courage and heart for it you could dip into the icy water through an opening made in the ice, and experience something quite extraordinary. Having a barbecue in the snow is fun as long as you dress up well, and if you decide to eat outside you'd better hurry since your meal cools downd very quickly. In the winter you have access to the same Frantsila services and Discovery packs as in the summer. The weather conditions limit the usage of the grey cabin and and sitting areas outside.
We recommend that the number of participants is limited to 7 persons in the winter so that everybody can stay inside at the same time.
We are quite certain that your winter sauna experience will be a memorable one!
Additional services: Towels 5€ per person, Ice dipping 50€. The duration of the sauna experience can be extended for a supplement.
Payment and cancellations
To confirm your booking for the Sauna Experience and Discovery packs we ask payment in advance either via Paypal or bank transfer. Cancellation is possible with a cancellation fee of 20€ until 4 weeks prior to the reservation date. Cancellation less than 4 weeks from the reservation date: 50% of the sauna experience price and 100% of the discovery packs is reimbursed. Cancellation less than 2 weeks from the reservation: there is no reimbursement for the sauna experience, 50% of the discovery packs is reimbursed. For not cancelling at all, no show, or cancellation on the reservation day, there is no reimbursement. Reservations canceled on behalf of the service provider entitles to reimbursement in full.
Please note that wheather condition...
...and Finnish nature can sometimes limit the possibilities to enjoy the lake area: e.g. thunder storms and formation of algae if the water temperature rises too much during hot summer periods. In the winter heavy snowfall can limit access to the premises and delay the starting time of the Sauna Experience. In southern Finland sometimes there is very little or no snow during some periods in the winter. Note also that the access to the sauna is downhill and is therefore not convenient for the disabled, or for people with a poor physical condition. Since hot temperatures are not recommended for people suffering from different illnesses or physical conditions we ask you to take necessary precautions. By making a reservation you accept to make the sauna experience at your own risk and judgment.
Combine your stay at Cottage Arthur and the Sauna Experience
When staying a week end or a week in the Cottage Arthur we offer the sauna experience for half of the reservation price: sauna reservation as of 50€ and the winter sauna reservation as of 75€, including 4 persons, +12,50€/additional person. You can check availability for both Cottage Arthur and the Sauna Experience by contacting us. To reserve both please proceed by reserving Cottage Arthur first and mention the booking dates when reserving the Sauna Experience for the discounted price.
During the Sauna Experience there is also a possibility to reserve the Cottage Arthur on site depending on availability, in case you decide to stay for the night (3+2 persons). For last minute reservations in Cottage Arthur discounted prices per night apply.
During your stay in Cottage Arthur or the Sauna Experience we offer a 10% discount on all Frantsila product orders. There are no delivery charges if delivery is possible when still at the cottage, and in that case you also receive a personalized presentation of each product ordered, if you so wish. You can also place an order prior to your visit for a variety of products out of the entire Frantsila product selection, that you would wish to try and use during your stay. For orders in advance you will benefit from the same 10% discount and free delivery on your order.
Don't forget to order your Frantsila Discovery Packs, and that you will have a selection of sauna products available for free use in the Sauna, and also in Cottage Arthur for the duration of your stay when combining the cottage and sauna reservations.
Access the site of Lomarengas to reserve Cottage Arthur
Please contact us for:
- availability inquiries for cottage and sauna combined
- Sauna Experience reservations
- Frantsila Discovery Pack reservations
- your product orders in advance
Access the contact page
Discover Frantsila during your Sauna Experience or stay at Cottage Arthur
Try our Frantsila Discovery DIY Packs (10-45€ per person) and make your own facial treatment with the lovely Midsummer Rose cosmetics series, enjoy a refreshing footbath while contemplating the lake, or apply different treatments when taking the sauna. Please order the Frantsila Discovery Packs in advance to make sure all participants are able to enjoy their selection. If you were unable to choose in andvance; you can also check for availability of the different packs upon arrival. You will receive detailed instructions about your selected treatments on site.
Frantsila Discovery Packs n°1, n°2 and n°3 are available in Cottage Arthur and all the 5 packs are available in the Sauna (price per person):
If you don't find the products of your interest in the Frantsila Discovery Packs, you can also place an order prior to your visit for a variety of products out of the entire Frantsila product selection, that you would wish to try and use during your Sauna Experience or your stay in Cottage Arthur. You will get a 10% discount and free delivery on your order and receive the products upon arrival, accompanied by a personalized presentation about the use of each product, if you so wish.
You can also place an order at any time during or after your Sauna Experience, or during your stay in Cottage Arthur and get a 10% discount on the entire Frantsila product line. Delivery is also for free if the duration of your stay in Cottage Arthur enables delivery at the cottage.
If you do not wish to use the opportunity to try the Frantsila Discovery Packs, or to order Frantsila products in advance or during your stay, you will still have the selection of Frantsila Sauna products freely available during your visit:
- In the Sauna you will find the Frantsila products: Shampoo, Conditioner, Shower gel, Organic Rich Body Lotion and a selection of seven Sauna Aromas.
- In the Cottage Arthur you will find a selection of three sauna aromas that will add to the wellbeing of your saunas at the cottage. And, if you reserve your stay at Cottage Arthur via the link on our site, or combine the Sauna Experience to your stay at the cottage you will also have the shampoo, conditioner and shower gel avalable for free during the full duration of your stay in Cottage Arthur.