Traditional Finnish Evenings

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

"Traditional public Finnish evenings" are organised Tuesdays around the year and in summer also on Thursdays at Jätkänkämppä (jätkä = a lumberjack, kämppä = a lodge), which is an authentic lumberjack lodge from the 1950´s. The Jätkänkämppä is the pride of Rauhalahti and it is situated 600 metres from the Spa Hotel Rauhalahti. 

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.

Public Finnish Traditional evenings in Jätkänkämppä

SUMMER 2019: Programme on Tuesdays and Thursdays 4.6.-29.8. (not Thu 20.6.*)

16-22  Lumberjacks’ Lodge is open
16-21 Smoke sauna is available - you can swim in the clean Kallavesi lake
16.30-21 Traditional Finnish Dinner buffet is served (settings at 16.30 and 19.00), look here Traditional summer buffet, menus (4.6.-29.8.2019)
17-21 Live accordion music
at 18.30 and 20.30 Lumberjack's live demonstration on water

*) Finnish evening is not arranged on Thu 20.6. Midsummer celebration on Fri 21.6. with smoke sauna, dinner buffet, Midsummer Fire etc.


  •  Traditional Dinner 23 € / adult, 11,50 € / child 4-14 yrs. Look the menu here: Traditional summer buffet, menus (4.6.-29.8.2019)
  •  Smoke sauna 14 € / adult, 7 € / child 4-14 yrs., for hotel guests 8 € / adult, 4 € / child 4-14 yrs
  •  Package rate: smoke sauna + dinner 35 € / adult and 17,50 € / child 4-14 yrs.
  •  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.

Additional information:

  • Jätkänkämppä is a restaurant with some café products and alcohol drinks
  • Lumberjack heritage is cherished at Jätkänkämppä by preserving photos and tools that depict those bygone times. Read more about Jätkänkämppä's history here.
  • How to arrive in Jätkänkämppä? Read more here.
  • If you want to reserve Jätkänkämppä and/or smoke sauna for private use, read more here.

 Smoke sauna evenings in summer Fridays

Smoke sauna is available also on Fridays at 18-21 between 28.6.-9.8.
Prices:  Smoke sauna visit 14 € / adult, 7 € / child 4-14 yrs., for hotel guests 8 € / adult, 4 € / child 4-14 yrs
Jätkänkämppä is only for private occations. Sauna terrace bar is open for drinks.


Lumberjack's demonstrain in summer time 4.6.-29.8.2019 every Tuesday and Thursday at 18.30 and 20.30.