Your hidden treasure in Southern Lapland

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Metsä Kolo is a small private and ecological resort in Southern Lapland, located only one and a half hours from Rovaniemi. The resort consists of typical Finnish log cabins and the main house at a lake in the middle of a private wilderness. All three log cabins are equipped with state-of-the-art beds and high-quality textiles from natural materials. Our core values are sustainability, locality as well as ecological and easy-going lifestyle. All activities can be enjoyed on the frozen lake and in the private forests around the resort.

Enjoy the spirit of a Finnish forest, the peace of Lapland and the bounty of pure nature. The rush of everyday life is left behind by water and fire as well as by wrapping oneself up in flax linen in the luxury bed.

We do everything from the bottom of our heart, believing in sustainable development, tolerance and authenticity. We will be very pleased to welcome you as our guest to Metsä Kolo in Ranua to enjoy and renew your energy.

Accommodation options

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Log cabins

alk. 100 € / vrk

Perinteinen, ekologisesti sisustettu mökki Saarijärven rannalla. Luonnonmateriaaleista valmistetut kotimaiset luksusvuoteet, suomenlampaanvillaiset peitot ja tyynyt sekä pellavaiset lakanat ja saunatekstiilit.
Ulkohuussi ja kantovesi, suomalaisen mökkielämän kulmakivet.

Meillä saavat aikuisetkin pelleillä.

Rooms

alk. 95 € / vrk

Ekologisesti sisustettu rintamamiestalon vinttikamari, näkymät järvelle ja metsään. Katsele revontulia suoraan kotimaisesta luonnonmateriaalein valmistetusta luksusvuoteesta, suomenlampaanvillaisen peiton lämmöstä ja ihoasi hellivien pellavaisten lakanoiden välistä. 

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Tentsile tree tent

250 € / vrk

Puuteltta veden äärellä, kolmen henkilön yöpymiseen. Teltan läpinäkyvä ja tiheä hyönteisverkko päästää raikkaan ilman sisään mutta suojaa tuulelta. Sadekangas saatavilla. Unohda  maan kosteus ja epätasaisuudet, nauti luonnolliset unet taivasalla.

Lake Paasonjärvi

Arctic X-treme

alk. 75 € / vrk

Haluatko kokeilla rajojasi ja nukkua talvipakkasilla kuusen alla pienessä kolossa, revontulia tai kuutamoa ihaillen? Tai yöttömässä yössä rantatörmällä kirkasvetisen Hietajärven äärellä?  Telttailla suon reunalla? Mikä sinua kiinnostaa?

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Arctic wild camp

alk. 38 € / vrk

Arktinen WildCamp, individualistien telttaparatiisi. Soveltuu arktisessa luonnossa leireilystä kiinnostuneille, myös puutteellisin erätaidoin, sillä apua ja neuvoja on tarjolla ja välineitäkin vuokrattavissa. Keskitason / vaativan tason majoitusvaihtoehto. 

Unforgettable experiences

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Net fishing with a local fisherman

65 € / 3 hours

A great opportunity to join a fisherman to catch common whitefish, pike or vendace with a net.  

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Visit to Susimaa wolfdog farm

Have a very unique experience by a Finnish-Austrian family living with their wolfdogs and other animals such as chickens, quails, rabbits, goats and sheep, far from neighbours.

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Canoe at Lake Simojärvi

from 95 € / 4 hours

Simojärvi (14 km from Metsä Kolo), which is larger than Saarijärvi, is extremely suitable for water excursions.  

We want to share our best tips on the surrounding nature and the most interesting attractions in the nearby area.

Guest reviews of Metsä Kolo

Anne Impiö, Ranua
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What a holiday resort we found in Ranua. There was such a good atmosphere in this place that I said that there must be some good genies moving around on these lands. I'll have to get back there soon!
Taava Rimpiläinen, Espoo
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Thank you to Lapin Metsäläinen! The best dreams in linen sheets. Sauna and swimming in a clean lake, as well as picking cloudberries in the swamp were the best experiences of the summer. A piece of my heart remains in Ranua's swamp. I'll get back there.
Pauliina Mursu, Oulu
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Last December I visited Metsä Kolo with my boyfriend. Our accommodation there was a log cabin, it was wonderful to relax in the middle of the forest, far away from the towns. The place was really quiet and surrounded by nature. The owners are really nice and we felt welcome. We ate dinner by the campfire and also went to sauna, which was nice in the spacious sauna building. Our cottage was suitably sized and clean. We had a great time there. I recommend Metsä Kolo to anyone who wants to stay in the middle of the forest in a peaceful environment.
Eva af Heurlin, Berchtesgaden, Germany
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We spent a couple of days in October 2020 at lovely Metsäkolo. The weather was a bit rough, but it did not disturb our well-being. The original finish sauna was a pleasure and a dip in the cold water of Lake Saarijärvi was refreshing. Nice to be able to take part in the joint work of carrying firewood to the sauna and heating the sauna oven. It was nice to sleep in the comfortable beds and the bedding was wonderfully comfortable as were the towels etc - everything is very organic! Alexandra drove us around and showed us the surroundings, the forests, the lakes, the island and told us interestingly about all the possibilities for recreation and stay so close to nature. You can enjoy the silence, without stress or be active and enjoy different nature experiences, all that is good for both body and soul. The cranberries were picked because we were unlucky with drizzle all day but the reindeer stew was a taste experience and the lingonberry jam was homemade and of course from our own lingonberries. We enjoyed and had a good time and would love to recommend Alexandra's lovely Metsäkolo!
Hanna LaurenEspoo
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You have a wonderful place there! A magnificent headland, an open lake and a bog lake of your own. We would have enjoyed it all even for a longer time 🙂 The beds and bedding were worthy of every praise. I immediately bought the duvets for our family (when ordering them I mentioned where I had familiarised myself with the products). The sauna and the lake are exactly what the Finnish soul needs. The best thing was the pre-heated sauna at the end of the hiking day. I would absolutely like to get back there 🙂 And I would actually like to even try living there in the north!
Aksu Rautiofrom southern Finland
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Metsä Kolo was wonderfully located in a quiet place in the middle of nature, which is why I first doubted that the cottage could not even be found in the middle of the forest like this. Well, the cottage was, however, found with a wonderfully quiet reception. Sauna was considerably good. <3. Sauna oli kunnioitettavan hyvä.
Flo Schneckenleitner - Auszeit mit Ehefrau, ohne Kinder
Flo Schneckenleitner - Auszeit mit Ehefrau, ohne KinderSalzburg, Österreich
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Wir Waren begeistert! Metsä Kolo ist ein ort der mit mit Liebe zum Detail neu gestaltet wurde. For the Member States, Regionalities and Qualifications, the person concerned will be able to meet the requirements. Das gefällt und mach den Platz besonders. Die Besitzerin Alexandra spricht perfectly Deutsch, Englisch and Finnisch, ist unaufdringlich and trotzdem immer thisichbar wenn man sie ride. Alexandra is interested in a series of initiatives and initiatives that are of interest. For this purpose, the planes are used and the planes are also used for the construction of the kraft plaza, which can be used as a whiteboard. These are the same as in Finland, or in Finland. Lapland, Seine Menschen, Kultur, Kulularik und vor allem die atemberaubende Natur fernab des Massentourismus erleben wollen. The heating system is free, for example, a sauna, a sauna and a shower. For the purposes of this Regulation, the provisions of this Regulation shall apply to the manufacture of foodstuffs.
TuomasRovaniemi
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Great lakeside sauna and tasteful decoration. Very peaceful location. Perfect site for a base camp to explore the surrounding Wilderness. Only an hour by car from Rovaniemi. Winter should be great too!
Lisa
LisaDeutschland - eine Woche, Familie mit 2 Kindern
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Winterzauber, Erholung und Outdoor-Spaß //Die Unterkunft ist sehr gemütlich und hübsch dekoriert! Sie liegt sehr ruhig und mitten in der Natur! Wir Eltern hatten ein Bett mit direktem Seeblick und die Kinder haben gemeinsam auf der großen Schlafcouch geschlafen. Die Sauna war für uns ein besonderes Highlight und immer ein toller Abschluss für den Tag. Für die Kinder waren Schlittenfahren und Lagerfeuer machen die Lieblingsbeschäftigungen! Am letzten Abend haben traumhafte Nordlichter dem ganzen die Krone aufgesetzt! Wir konnten sie bequem direkt vor der Haustür auf dem zugefrorenen See beobachten (besonders praktisch als die Kinder müde wurden und wir einfach nochmal rausgehen konnten als sie im Bett waren).Folgende Ausflüge haben wir in der Woche gemacht (beste zuerst), Alexandra war eine sehr große Hilfe und konnte uns tolle Guides empfehlen: - Besuch einer Rentierfarm - Grill- und Schlittenausflug mit Alexandra und ihrer Familie - Fahrt mit einem Rentierschlitten - Zoo in Ranua - Weihnachtsdorf in RovaniemiAlexandra ist eine tolle Gastgeberin, die Kommunikation vor und während des Aufenthalts war hervorragend! Vielen Dank für die schöne Zeit!
Karin W. - 9 Nächte mit Familie, 3 Teenies
Karin W. - 9 Nächte mit Familie, 3 TeeniesLungau, Austria
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Wir haben unseren Urlaub in Metsa Kolo sehr genossen. Zurück zum Ursprung - in einer nett eingerichteten Hütte direkt am See in einer idyllischen Gegend kann man sich richtig erholen und zur Ruhe kommen. Alexandra ist eine sehr herzliche Gastgeberin. Sie hat uns mit typisch finnischen leckeren Köstlichkeiten verwöhnt. Ein Highlight war auch das Lagerfeuer in der Kota mit Glögi und finnischen Keksen. Da wir frischen Schnee hatten stand einer Ausfahrt mit den Elektro snow scooter nichts im Wege. Sehr lustig und empfehlenswert.Saunieren, wie es in Finnland üblich ist, kam natürlich auch nicht zu kurz 🙂 Alexandra hat uns sehr viele schöne Eindrücke von Lappland ermöglicht. Vielen lieben Dank!
Franz G. - 1 Woche mit Familie: Fischen, essen, saunieren und genießen!
Franz G. - 1 Woche mit Familie: Fischen, essen, saunieren und genießen!Golling, Österreich
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Ankunft mit dem Flieger in Rovaniemi. Schon bei der Fahrt zur Unterkunft sahen wir die ersten Rentiere am Straßenrand. Die Hütte war für unsere Ansprüche mehr als ausreichend. Als beruflicher Hotelbettenschläfer war ich vor allem über die sehr guten Betten und die super Bettwäsche höchst erfreut. Besondere Freude machte mir natürlich der Holzofen. Einheizen und das Knistern des Feuers hat Mann nicht alle Tage. Wir verbrachten mit den Kindern die meiste Zeit bedingt durch das ausgezeichnete Wetter und den nicht vorhandenen Mücken im Freien. Bootfahren, Kanufahren, Standup paddeln, saunieren und abkühlen im See und natürlich Fischen und Beeren pflücken ließ die Zeit im Nu vergehen. Für das leibliche Wohl war durch die frischen Zutaten ausreichend gesorgt. Schwarzbeerkuchen, Buchteln mit frischer Blaubeer- und Moltebeermarmelade, frische Räucherfische, frisches Sauerteigbrot und vieles mehr konnten wir in geselliger Runde beim Lagerfeuer genießen.Wir kommen wieder!
Gunārs Treikals with girlfiriend & dog named Luna, Christmas 2021
Gunārs Treikals with girlfiriend & dog named Luna, Christmas 2021Lithuania
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location is really good. you can get groceries in Ranua and forest around the place is perfect for outdoor activities. it's located more or less in between Rovaniemi and Riisitunturi national park. Alexandra was extremely helpful, she gave us a tour of place, told us how to be a Finnish sauna masters and gave really good hints about things around. place itself is very nice. clean, cozy and bed is also very comfortable and warm. bed is by the window, so you can just lay there and watch the lake, if you want to. all in all a quality place. we fell in love with the north and would love to come to see how it is in the summer time.
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We prefer high-quality and ecological domestic alternatives in our materials

Finnish design beds

We want to pamper our guests with luxurious nighttime sleep, so we have chosen Hilja beds by the Finnish family business MATRI. The beds have been handmade in their own factory using 100% natural materials. MATRI also has material safety at heart, which is why all of their products use only environmentally friendly, certified materials produced in Europe. This ensures an exceptionally clean, breathable and safe sleeping environment.

Horsehair futons

We want to pamper our guests with soothing sleep. The futon mattress gives the body proper support so that the muscles do not have to tense while sleeping. The perfectly breathable mattress is made only of pure natural materials. With horsehair, a very durable and airy layer can be created in the futon, which brings a little surface softness together with the layers of organic cotton and wool. The futons are handmade in Pori by the same family business where the ecological blankets and pillows we have chosen also come from.

Duvets and pillows

We want to pamper our guests with natural Finnish products. Duvets and pillows of Finnsheep wool are an ecological choice, as they biodegrade in soil. Wool is inherently fireproof so it does not require the addition of fire protection chemicals and is also otherwise a chemical-free product. The bedding does not make you sweat even in hot weather as it efficiently evaporates the moisture it absorbs and stays comfortably warm in the cold and damp. Our impressive bedding is handmade in Finland by the company called Porin Villa ja Peite, using surplus raw materials produced nearby.

Duvet covers and pillowcases

We want to pamper our guests with soft linen sheets. Jesus linen sheets are made to last, experience and see a lot, even for generations. The material of linen is beautiful, durable and environmentally friendly natural fiber. Linen is heavy, smooth and stiffer. Breathable linen retains its coolness when hot and warms even in cooler places.
The comfort and softness of the fabric only increase with washing. Finlayson wanted to make the most durable sheets in the world, for which they took the model of the Turin shroud that has survived to this day.

Towels

We want to pamper our guests with the best towels. The weaving at Lapuan Kankurit, the manufacturer of our towels, is of Nordic design, inspired by Finland's pure and rugged nature. The fourth generation family business weaves responsibly, while respecting the environment. Only natural raw materials such as linen and wool are used. High-quality textiles last for decades when properly cared for.