Our family owns a number of wilderness cabins which are used, in season, as either refreshment stops or overnight points for clients on winter husky safaris.
At other times of the year, one or more may be available for weekly rent or for booking for an overnight stay as part of a hiking or kayaking journey.
Our Traditional Farm 'Kota' (a circular building with a central fireplace, around which clients sleep on reindeer-skin covered benches) is often used by clients on the night before their multiday safari starts as well as on the first night of our 3- and 5-day safaris. Hence, during the busy winter season, we unfortunately can't very often offer it as an accommodation option to individual travellers.
Outside of our main season, however, it is possible to stay in this cabin and get a true glimpse of life on a working husky farm.
Please note that since the kota is situated in the middle of the farm of 150+ dogs, a guide will also stay there overnight with you (and I am sure that a couple of dogs would love to join you too!) and for this reason we have a base cost of €50 which applies irrespective of the number of people in the group).
NB: This fixed base cost includes a guided tour of the farm and, if you wish, the option to get involved in the morning souping / watering of the dogs. Check-in is after 4pm and check-out time before 10.30am (unless you are doing some farm-based activities that morning, in which case, it is whenever you are ready).
There is also an additional per person charge of €20 which covers the use of the sleeping bags (and liners), pillows and reindeer skins which you will lie on, and a full Finnish breakfast.
In other words, the night in the kota (including breakfast) will cost:
1 person: €50 + €20 = €70 per person
2 people: €25 + €20 = €45 per person
3 people: €18 + €20 = €38 per person
4 people: €12 + €20 = €32 per person
5 people: €10 + €20 = €30 per person
6 people: €8 + €20 = €28 per person
NB: If there are children or married couples within the group, then there are two sections of benches which we can combine to make it possible for 8 people + the guide to sleep there. However, normally there is bench space only for 6.
If you wish, you may also purchase a traditional Lappish evening meal of reindeer, mash, lyngenberries, gerkhins and a desert like squeaky cheese, cooked on the open central fireplace (€20 per person) and potentially also have the chance to request to join in the evening feed of the dogs on the farm.
We have two small cabins side by side on an ox-bow of the Palojöki river. The smaller cabin is used primarily by guides in winter, and the larger one by overnight client groups. The small cabin sleeps 3 people and the larger cabin, 8. There is also a wilderness sauna, a wilderness toilet and a log shed. These cabins are located approximately mid-way between Leppajärvi and Palojoensu and therefore provide a great overnight location for paddlers.
€500 per week
This cabin is owned by Pasi's parents. It sleeps 2 people in comfort but there are bed spaces for four. In the main building, there is one main room which functions as living and sleeping space as well as a changing room for the sauna and the wood-burning sauna itself (which can accommodate up to 8 people). A separate logshed, wilderness toilet and outdoor laavu complete the property. This is a really great place for a small family in the summer because the shallow beach is perfect for small children to swim at and the cabin itself is easily accessible by boat or foot.
€500 per week
The main cabin sleeps 4 - 6 people in two rooms. An adjacent building has bunkbed accommodation for a further 4 people and the sauna, which is again a separate building, has an additional single bed. Hence, altogether a group of 9 - 11 people can sleep here. This is a perfect place for fishing.
Available for weekly rent in the summer months. (Also available in winter but those staying will have to cover the costs of the necessary snow-work to make it accessible.)
€500 per week
This (beautiful old Nammalakuru cabin and storage building) is situated literally in the middle of no-where (an off-trail walk of c. 5km in summer located between Kultima and Kuttanen) on a bend of the Tarvantojoki River, so you will need to be able to navigate relatively well to find it. The cabin sleeps 12-16 people and is a great location for fishing or berry picking or simply being in nature far from other people.
Please contact us for more information.