This blog page gives you new insights into what is happening in our life in the arctic and delicate nature of Southern Lapland in Ranua.

Mit Zug und Bus nach Lappland

Endlich war es soweit – per Zug, Bus, Carsharing, Taxi etc. machte ich mich auf dem Heimweg ab Österreich! Nach vier Tagen war ich urglücklich am Ziel, Dankbar und viele Erfahrungen und Begegnungen reicher. Los ging´s mit dem Postbus ab Tamsweg nach Salzburg. Gemütliches Kaffeetrinken mit einer lieben Freundin –

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Radtour ans Eismeer

Vor einem Jahr hatte ich eine Idée; ich wollte ans Meer und – eine Abenteuer. Da ich den Radsport liebe wusste ich auch das WIE. Das WAS wurde eindeutig das Eismeer inklusive Königskrabben. Zelt, Gaskocher, Schlafsack und eine absolute Unabhängigkeit. Jawohl. Eine Woche vor Abfahrt Ende Juni 2021 wurde das

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Wann ist die beste Zeit nach Finnland zu reisen?

Oft werde ich gefragt wann ist der beste Zeitpunkt Finnland zu besuchen? Januar Zugegeben: es gibt wenig Licht in Winter. Aber, am 1.1. scheint die Sonne bereits über den Horizont in Metsä Kolo.   Februar   März   April   Juni   Juli   August Die Finnen die Spinnen –

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Sustainable Travel Finland award has been granted to Metsä Kolo

Kestävän matkailun edelläkävijäyritys Metsä Kololle myönnettiin joulukuussa 2021 Sustainable Travel Finland-tunnus. Tunnuksen voi saada, kun täyttää Visit Finlandin luoman kestävän kehityksen kriteeristön, joka huomioi niin yrityksen ekologisen, sosiaalisen, taloudellisen kuin kulttuurisen kestävyyden. Yritystoiminnan punainen lanka oli alusta asti ihmisten, luonnon ja oman maakunnan hyvinvointi, jonka eteen on pitkään tehty monipuolista

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Biostays partnership

Travel has traditionally been an industry with negative effects on the environment, but we want to change that together with other eco-friendly hotel/property/experience providers. We want to save the planet while our guests are exploring it. As a partner of Biostays,  the eco-travel booking website, we have committed to several actions in order to protect

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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

Tympiikö tungos retkeilyalueilla ja niiden ruuhkaisilla parkkipaikoilla? Meillä on tarjolla täällä Etelä-Lapissa kohde, joka on vielä löytämätön helmi! Simojärven (63,7 km²) ja Soppanan 11 (km²) ainutlaatuisen upea retkeilyalue Ranuan ja Posion maastossa on luontokohde, jollaisesta olet jo tunnettujen retkipaikkojen väentungoksessa ehtinyt haaveillakin ja miettinyt, onko sellaisia enää olemassakaan. Simojärvi (pituus 40 km,

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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 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.