In 1939, Carl Ebb founded ski slopes in the Kalpalinna area, which became the second in Finland after Kijanlinna. It was here that Finland’s first ski lift and snow cannons appeared. In 1964, Eino and Osmo Kalpala founded the ski resort of Kalpalinna, and the slopes of Kiyanlinna were annexed to the resort.
Today Kalpalinna is one of the largest ski resorts in Finland with beautiful nature and developed tourist infrastructure. There are 13 slopes of varying difficulty and 18 ski lifts.
Let’s get acquainted with the best hotels of this resort.
Hotel Emilia is a comfortable, privately run hotel located in the heart of Hjameenlinna. The hotel offers 41 cosy rooms and a spacious suite on the top floor with a private balcony and sauna. Each room has its own thermostat and free Wi-Fi. Buffet breakfast is included in the price.
On the second floor of the hotel there is a modern sauna that can accommodate up to 8 people. The sauna has a balcony and a spacious seating area. In the sauna, if necessary, you can order delicious dishes and drinks from the restaurant menu. The conference hall is equipped with a stationary video projector, at the same time it can accommodate up to 20 people.
Mikhail, Irkutsk “We have been here for a week, and I can recommend this place to everyone! The hotel is very authentic, the owners are attentive and take care of every detail. The sauna is great and the food was delicious. For dinner we had salmon cooked on fire and some more lovely dishes.”
Vanajanlinna is a full-service hotel with award-winning venues for conferences, events and banquets. In the main building and in the rooms located on the territory of the hotel, there are a total of about 200 beds. Guests can stay in an elegant room in the main building, a modern suite or one of the Vanajanlinnavillas, which are ideal for large groups or families. Breakfast is included in the room rate and is served in the main restaurant Linna.
Vanayan-Linna is home to one of the best golf courses in Finland, Linna Golf. The club’s services include a large number of options for players of all skill levels, from beginner to professional. Vanajalinna also has a day spa and saunas to help guests relax to the fullest. Vanajanlinna is a five-star conference room, banquet hall and a place of power for vacationers.
Konstantin, Samara: The estate is fantastic. The garden by the lake is beautiful and relaxing. Just behind the hotel there is a small coffee shop. Here you can swim in the lake, but even if you do not swim, there are two benches on the platform, ideal for reading a book or just admiring the landscape of the lake. The restaurant is located at the golf club, a short walk away. The food is good and you can eat on the terrace looking at the golf course. Hhameenlinna is a 10-minute drive away. Well worth a visit. Along the way, you can admire the green golf courses surrounding the hotel.
The hotel is located in the heart of Hjameenlinna, along the Reska pedestrian street, a short walk from the bus station. Near the hotel there are shopping centers, restaurants and attractions of the city. The hotel is in a good location to explore both the lively cultural life of the city and the beautiful natural landscape of Aulanco. The area’s most popular attraction, Hhame Castle, is just a short walk away.
The cosy and versatile hotel offers comfortable rooms and good service. At the end of the day, guests can relax in the sauna or swimming pool, or enjoy delicacies at the local restaurant.
It offers free Wi-Fi, a sauna, a swimming pool and a convenience store. Bicycles can be rented at reception.
Nikolai, St. Petersburg: “Stayed in a room where there is a small living room, which is very nice after a day of skiing, just relax in the room, drinks, etc. The restaurant was very good. A wide variety of food for breakfast. Great place and the view from the restaurant is very beautiful.”
The hotel offers guests the opportunity to relax by Lake Vanayavesi, go cycling or stroll along the beach route with fantastic views, as well as go canoeing to enjoy the beautiful nature. The winter view of the lake is breathtaking. In summer, you can feel the refreshing gusts of wind from the lake, standing on the spacious terrace of the hotel.
The hotel’s unique restaurant is called Le Blason. The dishes are prepared by high-class chefs with local ingredients of high quality. The restaurant’s signature dish is delicacies served on long boards for the sharing of everyone sitting at the table.
Marina, St. Petersburg “The hotel is located in a beautiful corner of untouched nature. For winter recreation on the territory there is a ski track. 3 km away there are ski slopes (rental), there is also a slide for children (sledges can be taken at the reception of cottages. With children a great rest”
Kieloranta Hotel is 6 km from Hame Castle and 3.9 km from Lahti Harbour. All 16 rooms in this apartment are equipped with high-speed internet and spacious bathrooms with everything you need. A continental breakfast is included in the room rate.
A great place to relax in the picturesque scenery on the shores of Lake Vanaiavesi. Guests can fully relax in the spa while enjoying the beautiful view of the lake. In addition to various types of swimming pools and relaxing saunas, the SPA has a bar with refreshing drinks and light snacks.
Cozy rooms in classic design will satisfy the needs of any guest. Some rooms have a balcony with stunning views of the lake or park. For large groups there are spacious rooms, as well as the possibility of combining several rooms with the help of a connecting door.
Rooms on the 7th floor are decorated with Vallila textiles in the style of the 1930s. All rooms have a separate bedroom, living room, two bathrooms, as well as a balcony overlooking Lake Vanayavesi or the nearby golf course.
The infrastructure is represented by a gym, a café-restaurant Karlberg, a VIP-sauna with a separate room, a bowling alley Six-alley glow and Aulanko Areena. The arena offers a variety of events, the best concerts, and also serves as a place for training at certain times.
The hotel also has a spacious restaurant, a comfortable lobby bar, conference rooms and event rooms for up to 800 people, its own nightclub, a romantic summer café and a large outdoor parking for guests. Next to the hotel there is a golf course, a riding school and an excellent outdoor training ground.
The centre of Hümeenlinna is about five kilometres away, and the train station can be reached by local bus, which stops right in front of the hotel.
Matin ja Maijan Majatalo is set in Hhameenlinna, 2 km from Aulanco and 52 km from Vantaa. A small cozy cottage offers accommodation in one of six rooms of different capacity. Some rooms have a balcony. It offers free bikes for sightseeing or exploring the stunning Finnish nature, free Wi-Fi and a spacious shared lounge. The price includes an à la carte breakfast. Guests can also relax in the lounge bar serving refreshing drinks. Cafe Laurell Pizzeria is about 800 metres away. Free private parking is available on site.
Maria, Moscow: “The best northern hotel we have ever visited! Top-notch service, amazing views and memories!”
Solbacka Iittala is located in Hämeenlinna, close to a picturesque lake. It offers a terrace, free Wi-Fi and parking. Rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a shower or a private bathroom. There is also a shared traditional Finnish sauna. Meals in the guest house are not provided, but in walking distance there are many restaurants and cafes for every taste.
Comfortable 1-4-bed rooms are equipped with a private bathroom. Several self-catering studios are equipped. One-room apartments are suitable for long-term temporary residence.
There are two kitchens in the common areas, with the possibility of storing food and cooking. The guest house has a license to sell alcoholic beverages in the cozy lobby bar and terrace.
It offers ample free parking and Wi-Fi access. During opening hours, guests have access to the gym, swimming pool and sauna. A hiking trail begins right from the front door, leading to the picturesque Kiipula mountain range.
Marika, Moscow: The hotel is not bad. Clean, spacious rooms with bathroom and toilet. Price-appropriate amenities. We had a fully equipped shared kitchen at our disposal. Free parking is available right outside the hotel. Breakfast is not included in the price, you have to pay separately, but approximately corresponds to the price level. It makes more sense to cook breakfast yourself.
The hotel is located in the building of the former student dormitory. Each section accommodates 2-3 rooms with a capacity of up to three guests. The bathroom is shared in the section. The shared kitchenette includes tea/coffee making facilities, a microwave, a toaster and a rice cooker. There is also a common living room with soft sofas, fireplaces and a TV. Guests have free access to the sauna. Despite the fact that the hostel has many common areas, the hosts have created a magical atmosphere in which small inconveniences are invisible.
Near the hostel there are two full-size golf courses, a circuit, beautiful lakes, hiking trails, military, art and prison museums, the Jean Sibelius Museum and, of course, the Hhame Castle. Accommodation in SleepinnFinland Hostel will appeal to lonely travelers who are hungry for adventure and new acquaintances.
Sergey, Moscow “I liked EVERYTHING! Everything is great!!!!! Nature, food, cleanliness, comfort, parking! I liked everything!!!! An extraordinarily picturesque place! I wish I could get there in the winter, at the height of the ski season!!!! On the way A little lost, so the owners are so helpful that I threw off the address, and geographical coordinates and approximate landmarks on the highway! Everything is super!!!!!”