How's this for an esoteric getaway? A stay at an "arctic spa" in Finland.
Weekend and weeklong packages are available from Helsinki that include round-trip airfare to the spa city, accommodations, some meals and use of the spa's beauty, stress reduction and fitness programs.
Three-day/two-night packages start at $218 a person, double occupancy. Eight-day/seven-night getaways start at $600 a person, double occupancy.
One spa is in Kuusamo, a small town in the arctic wilderness just south of Finnish Lapland.
For more information, contact the Finnish Tourist Board, 655 Third Ave., New York, N.Y. 10017, (212) 949-2333, or Finnair, (800) 950-5000.