Safe and ecological accommodation for traveller who appreciate adventure

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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


Log cabins

from 90 € / night

A traditional cottage at Lake Saarijärvi.
Outdoor toilet, fireplace and water to be fetched from the well or lake - the cornerstones of the Finnish summer cottage life.



from 65 € / night

Attic rooms in the main house, with a view of lake and forest. Watch the Northern Lights straight from your bed from the warmth of flax linen.


Tentsile tree tent

180 € / night

Tree tent by water, for three persons. The transparent mosquito net is fine enough to protect from the wind but lets the fresh air inside. Forget the dampness and the unevenness of the earth's surface, enjoy natural sleep in the open.



Arctic X-treme

45 € / night

Would you like to try your limits and sleep outside in the cold under a spruce tree in a small hole, admiring the Northern Lights or the arctic moonlight? Or under the midnight sun on the banks of Lake Hietajärvi with clear water? Camping by a swamp? Tell us what interests you in particular.

Unforgettable experiences

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Canoe at Lake Saarijärvi

from 35 € / 4 hours

Canoeing starting in front of your cottage.  

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Excursion to Lake Simojärvi

75 € / 4 hours

This trip can be a fishing trip or a boating trip with a picnic.  

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Canoe at Lake Simojärvi

from 65 € / 4 hours

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


June 2021

Nature bursts into bloomThe seasons in Lapland are all worth experiencing in themselves, I am rich as I got the opportunity to settle down in the middle of nature. June was very hot this year, I wouldn't have believed the hot spells would continue for so long. After the beautiful and snowy winter the skin can breathe - I enjoy feeling water, wind and sun on my body. Therefore, the best place in the mornings is Metsä Kolo's swimming platform, over a cup of coffee, listening to the hum of the wind. You feel lust for yoga on the platform. This was one of my dreams when planning to move to a lakeside place in Finland. The cat is purring around my legs. My slow waking up ritual is crowned by a dip in the lake. The soul and mind rest in the summer mornings and evenings, and at lunch and always.

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Simojärvi-Soppana - an undiscovered gem

Bored with the crowd in recreation areas and their congested parking lots? We have a destination here in Southern Lapland that is still an undiscovered gem. The the uniquely magnificent hiking area of Simojärvi (63.7 sq m) and Soppana (11 sq m) in the terrains of Ranua and Posio is a natural destination that you have already been dreaming of in the crowds of well-known hiking places and been wondering whether any such places even exist today. Simojärvi (length 40km,

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About Metsä Kolo in the media

Over the past year, various media have written about us. Read more about how Alexandra ended up buying a farm in Saariharju, Ranua, and founding Metsä Kolo. From the purchase of the forest to a local tourism entrepreneur. Alexandra Paulomo and her family moved from Salzburg, Austria to south of Lapland in hope of silence and wonderful nature. Now they have the forest ready

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eLyly - Feel the Forest

You’ve certainly experienced how moving around in nature and sensing the forest makes you happy. Now you can conquer Finland's winter, snowy nature silently and emission-free, in an environmentally friendly way, respecting nature and cherishing natural values! We have an excellent opportunity for that, book a new eLyly from us, which is the world's first (Harri Koskinen) top design

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Kirsi @ Metsä Kolo

I am Kirsi Timonen from Pudasjärvi, Ranua's neighbouring municipality. I have university education in the science of translation and have made my main career in expert positions at Nokia in Oulu. After getting a family of my own, I really began to dream of moving to the countryside. After the birth of my youngest child, the dream came true. Our original idea was to return to my and my spouse's home district in Pudasjärvi, but life took us a few kilometers from the border of Pudasjärvi, to the village of Kelankylä in Ranua.Years passed and the children grew up

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

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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 SchneckenleitnerSalzburg, 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.
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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!
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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.


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.