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Friday the 22nd of June till Sunday the 24th of...

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March 1, 2018

Friday the 22nd of June till Sunday the 24th of June in 2018

Our sister organisation in Finland ‘Rail Hope Finland’ the pleasure to invite you to join our traditional Midsummer weekend in guest house Rautiala in Vesilahti village.

The location is an ancient settlement and there has been also medieval archaeological findings from Iron Age. The house of former assistant vicarage (chaplain) of the region is located by the beautiful Pyhäjärvi lake which gives also possibilities to enjoy refreshing swimming and traditional wood fired sauna near by the lake all located in nice country side environment. Naturally, as Finns do… there is a traditional bonfire in the bright night when the sun does practically not set at all. Often Finns do grill some sausages on the “Kokko” as the bonfire is called. Or do you want to take a rowing boat and do a small trip on to the lake?

Getting there

For those travelling by plane, we recommend flying to either Helsinki or Tampere. The train journey to the nearest stations of Vesilahti village are Toijala or Tampere and it takes about 2 hours from Helsinki or Turku. From Tampere/Pirkkala airport you can take a bus to Tampere city center. Questions for other travel options (by boat to Turku or to Helsinki for example from Stockholm) or more info concerning the trip to Vesilahti and back, can be directed at Tuulia Passila ( ). We will organize the journey from Toijala or Tampere railway station to Rautiala.

Our Rautiala has a long history and since 1960’s it has been a place for recreation and devotion to our members and other railroad employees.

Accommodation in Rautiala provides

– delicious traditional Finnish cuisine by Tiina Kranssi Oy

– modest double or family rooms

– traditional Finnish sauna by the lake Pyhäjärvi

– good hiking opportunities on the countryside even up to famous Laukko medieval manor house via the road of “Klaus Kurki”

Price from Friday afternoon 22.6. – Sunday afternoon 24.6.2018

  • 170 € per person in double or family room

  • 95€ for children under 12 years

Included in the price are:  full board on Saturday, half board on Friday (dinner) and Sunday (lunch) and sauna on Saturday evening as well as coffee and snack breaks every day.

Because of the accommodation capacity we are able to board only 20 international guests so please confirm your participation soonest or at latest on the 31st of March.

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See You in Rautiala!

Tuulia Passila

On behalf of RailHope Suomi

+358 50 5759 288