Accommodation ideas

Guest Houses

Finnish Lakeland offers an array of accommodation depending on your type of holiday, your travel companions and your personal preferences. To stay at a villa or cottage on a lakeshore or close to a lake is a very traditional Finnish way of holidaying.

Lakeland has a lot of opportunities for you to relax in a peaceful lakeside cottage in the middle of nowhere or indulge in resort like accomodation with all services and activities in the vicinity.
The choice is yours!

Laitalan Lomat, valtimo

A popular place for different type of events and camps due to its idyllic surroundings. Laitalan Lomat offers homemade, delicious food from Karelian region. Enjoy the true countryside experience!

Rowan Tree, Nurmes

This guesthouse is situated in the Eastern part of Finland called North Karelia. The traditional log house used to be a village school but has now been lovingly renovated for its new purpose, welcoming guests.

Koli Oasis, Koli National park

Koli Oasis is a cozy Bed & Breakfast in the middle of Koli National Park. It is located on Mattila farm, one of the oldest farms in Koli.

Herranniemi, Lieksa, Vuonislahti

Enjoy traditional and rustic atmosphere in the landscape of Finnish Lakeland. Delicious, traditional food, cosy accommodation and friendly service.

Puukarin Pysäkki, Valtimo

The family company of Puukarin Pysäkki offers authentic experiences to guests, providing the real Karelian atmosphere as well as organic and pure ingredients.

Summer facts

June - August

Daylight 12 - 19 hours
Temperature +15 - +30 degrees
Midnight sun brings with it wonderfully long sunlit days.

Autumn facts

September - November

Temperature +5 - +15 degrees
Indian summer (autumn colors)

Winter facts

December - March

(snow guarantee from the middle of January)
Daylight 4 - 6 hours per day
Beautiful winter landscapes highlighted by the brightness of the snow
Temperature -5 - -30 degrees

Spring facts

April - May

Temperature +5 - +15 degrees
Nature (flora and fauna) waking up and starts to come green again

You can reach Lakeland from Helsinki by bus, train or aeroplane. There are flights (45 min - 1 hour in duration) to Lakeland airports from Helsinki (HEL) airport. Kuopio is the capital of Lakeland and it has an international airport (KUO). Other airports in the area are Joensuu (JOE), Savonlinna (SVL) and Lappeenranta (LPP).

Travelling by bus or train from Helsinki: 2,5 – 4 hours (depending on a destination).

Wild Nordic Finland also organises private transfers from Helsinki to the Lakeland area or from airports within Lakeland to different destinations.