About Metsä Kolo in the media

Over the past year, various media outlets have written about us. Read more about how Alexandra ended up buying an estate in Saariharju, Ranua, and founding Metsä Kolo. Most of the articles are in Finnish, one in German. Short English introductions available below.

In Metsä Kolo, you can get close to nature - from purchasing a family forest to a local tourism entrepreneur. Alexandra Paulomo and her family moved from Salzburg in Austria to Saariharju, Ranua, in search of silence and wonderful nature. Now they have an accommodation company with 22 beds in the middle of the forest.

Read the article in Lapin Keino here.

When skiing in Syöte National Park, you can experience the silence of midwinter - and this is exactly what a Central European tourist now wants, knows the tourism entrepreneur who has returned from Austria to her homeland. The tourism entrepreneur from Austria / Ranua skied to explore Syöte National Park and told which factors attract tourists to Finland.

Read the article in Iijokiseutu here.

Alexandra Paulomo, who has moved from Austria to Ranua, is waiting tourists from Central Europe to the forest of Saariharju.

Read the article by Business Ranua here.

 Metsä Kolo is also of interest in Austria.

Read the article in Salzburger Nachrichten here.

Metsä Kolo is a perfect hideaway for people looking for local and simple life with locals. This small private, sustainable and ecological resort in Southern Lapland, is located only one and a half hours from Rovaniemi.

Read the advertisement by Visit Rovaniemi here.

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.