Winter sauna experience on an eco-raft in Lake Saimaa Ristiina (Activities, beaches and ice swimming)


In winter, Uhkua's rafts are a good base camp for groups of people going ice-fishing or winter hiking/snowshoeing. SNOWSHOE RENTAL IN INCLUDED WHEN BOOKING THE SAUNA. The nature of Lake Saimaa invites you to go out, and what better way to end a day of outdoor activities than with a relaxing sauna. We will give you tips on good snowshoeing areas and nearby nature spots. If you want to go ice fishing you don't have to go far. A few steps from the raft and you're hooking perch!

In winter, the floating accommodation raft and the sauna raft are connected to each other near lake shore, making it easy to get to the rafts. The small cabin on the accommodation raft is heated as a changing room. A wood stove keeps the space warm and you can use the stove also to make a pot of coffee if you like. And of course there's also 'a hole in the ice' on the raft where you can dip yourself during sauna if you dare. The sauna fits 4 to 5 people. There is a composting toilet in the raft. We have towels to rent 4 €/ towel if you don't have your own. Washing liquids are provided.

Sauna rental 200 € / day

We also supply food to the sauna, sauna drinks you can bring with you.

We Finns like to eat sausages when it's sauna time, so you can order 'sauna sausage' from Putkisalo Manor lamb meat with home made mustard if you want something little to snack. Alternatively, we can prepare a light seasonal meal, which is served in our old loghouse near. For example, lake fish soup and homemade sourdough bread. Ask more about foods and pricing when booking.

Book your sauna day by sending an email to or calling + 358 40 744 7631.