Visit to Hakoapaja



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A visit to Hakoapaja introduces you to the fascinating and unique work of folk artist and primitive-log builder Mr Esa Heiskanen, his lifestyle, work and exhibition.

The work process of Mr Heiskanen involves collecting ancient logs from the bottom of nearby lakes, drying the logs through and then creating art work and buildings with them.
According to surveys, the oldest logs were over 4000 years old.

During your visit you will hear stories told by Esa’s wife Mari and see different exhibitions of his work. Coffee, pancakes and fried vendace are also available on a beautiful terrace.

Guaranteed departures

Daily on request all year round

Please note, starting time might be subject to change, we will confirm the time to you by e-mail


45€ per person 

Minimum of 15 persons paying a full price

Meeting point

Hakoapajantie 50, Rantasalmi (400 meters from Hotel & Spa resort Järvisydän)

Meeting time

Please be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the start

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