I grew up feeling close to nature in the heart of Helsinki, by the sea, rocks and forests. The language immersion I experienced as a teenager on a cattle ranch in the Austrian Alps swept me off my feet. After my matriculation examination I said goodbye to Finland and started my adult life in Salzburg with my dog.
More than 20 years passed, I integrated well into Austria and adopted its culture of customs. I worked as an event organiser and tour operator, conceptualising major events for my corporate clients in castles and luxury mansions. Champagne bubbled and budgets were flexible. Although I enjoyed and learned tremendously during these years, I completed two professional entrepreneurship degrees and internship licenses. I set up my own travel agency and popped off to Dublin, Ireland, to practice English and entrepreneurship.
I longed for a cottage of my own more and more while crowds of people and the rat race haunted me. It was time for new challenges. I decided to visit my dear grandfather's forest investments in Lapland. A year later, I packed up our van and jumped into the unknown, driving through Europe with my three-year-old son. We moved to the village of Saariharju in Ranua, to live there in the depths of our very own forest. Life in Lapland developed rapidly and in Midsummer in 2020 we moved to our new home by the lake.
Metsä Kolo project combines my knowledge of nature, my life experience from the Alps and continuous learning. I do everything wholeheartedly and responsibly. I believe in sustainable development, tolerance and authenticity. I prefer natural materials, domestic craftsmanship, quality and long life cycle, reuse, recycling and local food. A city dweller born and bred, life by the water, the eight seasons, silence, forest ownership and pure food from nature raise me as a human being on a daily basis.
Come to Metsä Kolo and enjoy a leisurely life, relax or pursue your hobbies, alone or together.
Founder and owner of Metsä Kolo
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. Our core values are sustainability, locality as well as ecological and easy-going lifestyle.
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 on a luxury bed.
alk. 105 € / vrk
Saarijärven kuvankauniilla rannalla sijaitsee kaksi perinteistä hirsimökkiä, joissa vietät leppoisaa lomaa järvimaiseman äärellä ja nukut makoisia unia ihanissa vuoteissamme. Tämä on suomalaista lomailua parhaimmillaan!
alk. 95 € / vrk
Päätalon vinttihuoneissa sukellat aikamatkalle suomalaiseen lapsuuteen. Turvallinen, kiireetön ja lämmin tunnelma kietoo sinut syleilyyn. Näin lähelle paikallista elämäntapaa et muualla pääse!
250 € / vrk
Nukuttuasi yön puuteltassa kiire ei enää kuulu sanavarastoosi. Vapauden tunne on sanoinkuvaamaton, kun leijut ilmassa torkkuen, ja kuunnellen metsän ääniä. Tämä jokaisen Lappiin matkaavan on saatava kokea!
alk. 75 € / vrk
Onko mitään suomalaisempaa kuin nukkua yö kirkasvetisen järven rannalla kesäyön auringossa? Tai telttailla syksyn kirpeinä pakkasöinä lämpimässä untuvamakuupussissa oman rakkaan kanssa, ja juoda aamukahvit nuotion ääressä?
alk. 38 € / vrk
Oletko kiinnostunut jostain erityisestä? Jos vastasit kyllä, taiomme sinulle ja seurueellesi ikimuistoisen erämaaleirin, jossa on mahdollista saada ensiluokkainen illallinen ja muuta metsäistä ohjelmaa. Vain mielikuvitus on rajana.
This trip can be fishing trip or a boating trip with a picnic.
Innostavan ilontäyteisessä koulutuksessa paneudumme metsien hyvinvointia tukeviin vaikutuksiin, metsäkellinnän menetelmiin ja ohjaustapoihin.
Longing for natural recreation? Set off on a canoeing excursion in Southern Lapland and take your friends with you to an arctic wilderness adventure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.