2 Reviews

Star Travel Rating


Review type



Date of travel

September, 2015

Product name

Product country

Product city

Travelled with


Reasons for trip

We decided to have a rest in Imatra, east Finland. We wanted to see lake Saimaa and the dam of Imatra. We stopped at Imatra Spa hotel, which was situated on the very coast of the lake Saimaa, at the last stop of public bus. We enjoied the buffee breakfast, also spa with the cliff waterfall, Yorokobi hot pool, outdoor pool, massaging showers, therapy pool and two saunas. Sometimes we happened to hear even thunder, see lightning with small rain in pools.

The town Imatra was very green with many parks, good shops,good public transport, helpful people.

Unfortunately we were there too late, at the beginning of September.
Imatra rapids are blocked by a dam, but during the summer there are daily shows, when dam is opened. The last show took plane in August 23rd.

It was also too late to catch a visa-free cruise to Vyborg,Russia, where you could admire the city’s sights in addition to the stunning views of Saimaa.

Local cruises that take a few hours are a great way to enjoy a summer day on Saimaa lake, the largest lake in Finland, the fourth largest natural freshwater lake in Europe. There are 3507 islands counted in the lake. Unfortunately we missed the last local cruise to lake also going to Imatra too late.

What we did not miss were black bilberries and red bilberries (lingonberries) in the nearest forest to the cottage where we lived. We also used to walk witk walking sticks and without them in forest, on an island Lambasaari connected with coast and walking in town.


Join the club

Become a member to receive exclusive benefits

Our community is the heart of Silver Travel Advisor, we love nothing more than sharing ideas, inspiration, hints and tips between us.

Come feel the love on a Princess cruise. You’ll enjoy the MedallionClass experience others simply can’t, and it’s exclusively for everyone. Visit incredible destinations and be involved in the best experiences around each one of them.

Experience more with Princess and connect effortlessly with the world around you, spend time away with loved ones, take a moment for yourself, and fall in love with your holiday of a lifetime, every time.

With over 20 years of experience, Wendy Wu Tours has mastered the art of creating exceptional, fully inclusive tours which showcase the very best of each destination.

Each tour is led by a world-class guide, who will highlight the very best of their homeland, and includes authentic cultural experiences so you are not just seeing the sights, but truly immersing yourself in local life.

Say hello to ease at sea. Ambassador’s purpose is simple: they want to inspire every guest to experience authentic cruising, effortlessly and sustainably. Passionate about protecting our oceans and destinations, their ships comply with the highest industry emission standards and there is no single-use plastic on board.

On your voyage, you will receive the warmest of welcomes from the Ambassador community as you sail upon the friendliest ships afloat.

This is a global co-operative co-owned by local partners using real local experts and guides, which supports local communities, environments and wildlife. It offers travellers quirky places to stay, activity holidays and learning experiences. Not In The Guidebooks gets travellers off the beaten track into local culture with day experiences and longer, immersive adventures.

From wild wellness breaks in Wales to painting in Portugal, sustainable adventures in Mauritius to food safaris in Brazil, this is immersive, exciting travel.

Seabourn’s five intimate ships carry guests to the heart of great cities, exclusive yacht harbours and secluded coves around the world, while two new purpose-built expedition ships will combine exhilarating adventures in remote destinations with the sophisticated amenities of the world’s finest resorts at sea.

From the luxury of all suite accommodations to complimentary fine wines and spirits, and a no tipping policy, Seabourn exemplifies the definition of travelling well.