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.


I had the pleasure of attending Aura’s yoga retreat at Solhem in Horslök. A weekend tailored for our group – yoga for body and mind, vegetarian food to nourish our bodies. Nature to bring balance our busy lives. I was blown away by the beauty of the Baltic Sea, the Sarvisalo area, the Horslök village and the wildlife – migrating birds busy preparing for the summer, the deer, the melting ice. Solhem Retreat provided us with a setting and atmosphere that felt just right. Full board, yet it felt like home, although probably from a storybook. Every room was beautifully decorated, and the drawing room, with windows almost the size of the walls, was room full of light!   I really appreciated how smoothly everything ran, wishes regarding the sauna and meal schedule were appreciated. We, yoga retreat attendees also got to choose a special yoga exercise for the last session. Aura wanted to address any questions or concerns anyone might have.

Liz & Tom, Solhem is a gem! Aura, yoga with you is a bliss.
Maria  Kellokumpu – April 2019

Solhem is an amazing place to stay: by the sea in the middle of lovely nature. Everything inside the house and in the garden is beautiful, relaxing and chosen with excellent taste. Liz is an amazing hostess and a talented cook. I took part in Aura’s yoga retreat. I have taken yoga classes from her last 10 years and enjoyed every time. At Solhem the whole experience was super. Thanks to all, also to Tom who heated the sauna every night. What a pleasure!

Mari Blomqvist – April 2019