Solhem Retreat is a small family run centre on the shores of The Baltic Sea in Finland’s eastern archipelago. It lies just an hour’s drive from Helsinki Airport/City and is set in a peaceful location on the edge of the conservation village of Horslök, on the island of Sarfsalo.
It is ideal for those looking to escape to the wilds of this beautiful Nordic country. It’s remote and beautiful setting in Southern Finland is conducive to yoga, photography, creative drawing, painting, boating, walking, golfing or just relaxing in one of our two self catering cottages.
We provide superior residential experience holidays, assuring the very best of personal attention to people whose expectations are high.
Inspirational activities are provided by tutored professionals, enabling participants to develop their individual creativity in a place of peace and tranquility, away from the distractions and stresses of everyday life.
We welcome beginners and those with previous experience or those who just want to relax in a calm and stunning location. All meals, washing-up and cleaning are provided, enabling participants to focus entirely on their chosen activity or visit, whilst enjoying excellent locally sourced food in simple and comfortable surroundings. Participating and non-participating places are available with full service for both so partners/friends are warmly welcomed.
For non-course guests, we offer a selection of pastimes such as cycling, walking (forest tracks or lanes), boating, swimming, gardening, fishing and a nearby golf course for golfers.
Accommodated in a comfortable log house, or separate guest cottage, participants can enjoy the stunning scenery of the Porvoo Archipelago but also step into surrounding forests and country lanes and breathe in the clean and exhilarating Finnish air. Foraging for mushrooms and berries can be undertaken at appropriate times of the year.
Solhem Retreat provides an ideal place to reconnect with self and creativity. The hosts Liz, a British national and her husband Tom, a Finn, will take care of you during your stay.