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Iloranta is a friendly farm tourism resort in the Finnish countryside. It offers peaceful - clean nature, various nature activities, well-being services, and delicious traditional homemade food made from local produce.

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Holiday guests

Iloranta is the oldest full-board offering tourist resort in the countryside, where the guests return year after year. Iloranta ambiance is worth experiencing! We provide historical premises and cheerful service for both work and freetime. The atmosphere and stories of Iloranta will sweep you away whether it is a meeting, training, or some other event.

At Iloranta, you can stay comfortably in the cabins embraced by pines, hazel bushes, and lindens, taking in the gorgeous scenery of the beach hill and Iso-Roinevesi lake, or in Omenatarha´s high-quality rooms where you can enjoy nature sitting at your own terrace or balcony.

For holiday guests, we also offer programs based on nature and the history of the house, together with exercise and well-being theme weekends. Of the programs based on nature, the fascinating fishing and crabbing trips on Iloranta´s own raft are the most popular.

Sauna is Finnish culture of its most traditional kind. At Iloranta you can bathe both in a traditional wood-heated sauna and an old smoke sauna. The smoke sauna is the king of saunas - it is definitely worth experiencing! No smoke in the sauna at the time of bathing though! Taking a sauna is at its best when you can dive into the refreshing lake straight from the warm sauna. The clean, clear water of Iso-Roinevesi lake and the amazing natural, white-sanded beach make the enjoyment of the sauna complete.

Although the instructed activities are mainly organized during holiday seasons, they can be carried out all year round and tailored according to your wishes, especially for your group.

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Companies

Our Iloranta offers full board holidays, conference/education services for businesses, camp schools, and programs based on nature and the history of the house, together with exercise and well-being theme weekends. At Iloranta, you can stay comfortably in the cabins embraced by pines, hazel bushes, and lindens, taking in the gorgeous scenery of the beach hill and Iso-Roinevesi lake, or in Omenatarha´s high-quality rooms where you can enjoy nature sitting at your own terrace or balcony.

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Camp schools

True learning is based on personal experiences. Knowledge is important but even more important is to experience things and realize them through feelings. In our camp schools we want to offer authentic experiences from the countryside as well as participate in developing rustic environmental education. Nowadays many people living in cities and towns have no contact to the countryside and this is where camp schools in the country become more important than ever. Just feeding and cuddling farm animals or grabbing fish and crayfish in your hand are great experiences which are told over and over again at home.

Iloranta is a ”Learning in the countryside”-audited camp school destination from as early as 1980. Today Iloranta is managed by Samu Lescelius, a fourth-generation entrepreneur and a professional in physical education. He has worked in the field of physical training and wellbeing for 13 years both in hands-on and managerial duties. The former managers, Leena and Mikko Haavisto, are both teachers and give their support in running the business.

Camp school in the winter…

… is sled sliding hills, kick sleding, curling on natural ice, playing icehockey in slippers, baking, fishing trips and expeirences in the forest. It can also be downhll skiing, winter swimming, taking a smoke sauna bath or go snowshoe walking. It builds mutual experiences and new provisions for schoolwork.

Monday

Snowshoeing trip and picnic in the forest or on the beachhill (depending on snow conditions). Alternatively a guided trip in the forest.

Taking a sauna and winter swimming.

Tuesday

Fishing trip on the ice with ice-fishing, net fishing and trap fishing or even ”Made in Iloranta” (”Made” meaning burbot i.e. icefishing burbot.)

"Forest bath"

Taking a smoke sauna and winter swimming

Pancake party

Wednesday

”A soft, woolen moment” – tease out and spin lambswool

The story of ice i.e. curling on natural ice, ice hockey in slippers, kick-sleding and Finnish sleigh carousselling on ice

Taking a sauna and winter swimming

Private evening or disco for the class

Thursday

Baking rye bread

Winter games, sliding downhill, snow footbal

Lunch and time to go home

Information

We at Iloranta have kick-sleds, touring skates, a Finnish sleigh carousel, natural-ice curling, gorgeous sled sliding hills and, weather providing, great skiing tracks. Iloranta has a track machinde of its own which we use to keep the tracks in perfect condition. It is also possible to arrange a skiing trip including a picnic on the ice of lake Roine. We also plow a skating rink on the ice. Here you can try ice hockey in slippers or regular ice hockey as well as regular skating.

Ask for an offer and lets plan an unforgettable camp school especially for your class!

Samu Lescelius
email: samu@iloranta.fi
tel. +358 40 513 1139

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Travellers

We want to offer our guests overall well being from dawn till dusk in a genuine country milieu. Gorgeous nature, the peace and tranquillity of the countryside as well as the healing impact of the forest are found here. The farmstead is situated in the authentic Finnish countryside in the middle of fields and forests on the banks of the lake Iso-Roine (Big Roine). Swimming and taking a sauna, home made organic food, activities for each and everyone regardless of what shape you are in. All this builds up to a comfort holiday in addition to exquisite experiences from Finland.

Not only can the travellers take care of their own well-being during their vacation, but they also have a chance to get acquainted with the traditional Finnish life-style and taste pure, genuine flavors in the midst of nature.

Iloranta is open all year round and the programs is specified according to the season

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Wellness facilities

The multi-function room of Iloranta, Omenakellari, is perfect for yoga, pilates, feldenkreis, taiji, and relaxation when outdoor exercise is not possible. The well-equipped gym gives you a chance to exercise on your own, whenever you feel like it. Häme nature offers its best for Nordic walkers, hikers, cyclists, and those going for walks around the forest. Also minigolf and birdieball golf are relaxed, nice sports. In winter, kick sledding, skiing, natural ice curling, snow shoe walking, or ice fishing, on silent snow and the ice of the lake, are memorable moments. Boating, paddling, and a raft cruise, or hydro running, open up the lake scenery in a whole new way.

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