Traditional Finnish Evenings

Come and enjoy real Finnish experiences in lumberjacks's style in 50's. Visit the "world's largest" smoke sauna, have a delicious traditional dinner with Kuopio specialities, enjoy live accordeon music and even dance.

Jätkänkämppä (jätkä = a lumberjack, kämppä = a lodge), an authentic lumberjack lodge from the 1950s, is the pride of Rauhalahti. It situates 600 metres from Spa Hotel Rauhalahti.  Lumberjack heritage is cherished at Jätkänkämppä by preserving photos and tools that depict those bygone times. Read more about Jätkänkämppä's history here.

This event is selected as a top wellness product in Finpro’s Visit Finland Finrelax growth programme. See the bulletin here.
In addition, Jätkänkämppä's smoke sauna was picked by Culture Trip as on of their Finland Local Favorites 2017. Read the article, 10 of the best saunas in Finland.

Traditional public Finnish evenings are organised Tuesdays around the year and 8.6.- 31.8.2017 also Thursdays. Jätkänkämppä is open normally at 16-22 (6.6.-31.8. at 16-23). and serves the dinner at 16-20. Accordion music.  If you want to reserve Jätkänkämppä and/or smoke sauna for private use, read more here.

How to arrive in Jätkänkämppä? Read more here.

Public Finnish Traditional evenings in Jätkänkämppä

Programme on Tuesdays 5.9.-19.12. (exl. not 5.12.2017 ) and 9.1.-29.5.2018
there will be tradional evening on Wednesday 27.12.2017

  • 16-22 Lumberjacks’ Lodge is open
  • 16-20 Traditional Finnish Dinner buffet is served (until 14.11. game menu, 21.-28.11. and 12.-19.12. Finnish Christmas menu)
  • 16-22 Smoke sauna is available - you can swim in the clean Kallavesi lake, in winter ice swimming
  • 17-21 Live accordion music

SUMMER: Programme on Tuesdays and Thursdays  5.6.-30.8.2018

 16-23  Lumberjacks’ Lodge is open
 16-20 Traditional Finnish Dinner buffet is served (robbers roast)
 16-22 Smoke sauna is available - you can swim in the clean Kallavesi lake, in winter ice swimming
 17-21 Live accordion music

 at 18 and 20 Lumberjack's live demonstration on water


  •  Traditional Dinner 23 € / adult, 11,50 e / child 4-14 yrs.
  •  Smoke sauna 14 € / adult, 7 € / child 4-14 yrs.
  •  Package rate smoke sauna + dinner buffet 35 € / adult and 17,50 € / child 4-14 yrs.  

Prices:  hotel guests 8 € / 4 €

  •  If you have a half-board package at the Spa Hotel and you want to have Jätkänkämppä's dinner buffet instead of the hotel buffet, you just pay extra 4 € / adult and 2 € / child 4-14 yrs.
  •  Jätkänkämppä is a restaurant with some café products and alcohol drinks