A week Stay in an Eco-Cottage by the lake

Aug 12, 2019 4:27:48 PM

Relax in an Eco-Cottage by the lake

Relax in nature and experience silence in an idyllic Finnish country village, 50 minutes away from the center of Oulu. The noise of the world will be left behind and nature’s own show will begin, when you step to the large terrace of the Villa Wuotanka cottage. From early spring to late autumn there is a splendid opportunity to follow wild plants or animal life straight from the Villa. This includes many bird species, fish, big insects (dragonflies, butterflies or water insects). From May to late July the midnight sun is worth experiencing. In winter time the pure white silence makes an effort. From a hot tub under the open sky you can view Northern Lights and the Northern Starry Sky.


The villa has a modern fully equipped kitchen and also there is a possibility to cook with a wood heated stove oven or open fire. Water from the tap comes from the nearby groundwater spring.

Villa Wuotanka

Optional activities

  • Paddling and rowing packages on the river or on the lake from some hours to several days.
  • Fishing programs in summer and in winter.
  • Sightseeing day tour to the spring creek, the rapid Kalliuskoski and to Finland's highest nature waterfall Hepoköngäs. Only in Oulu region in Finland it is possible to see so many ground water sources and creeks on a one day tour.
  • Well-being programs with wild plants and ingredients.
  • Traditional Finnish sauna day: expert services regarding traditional Finnish sauna culture and rituals, ancient healing spells or wedding rituals.
  • Wild nature ingredients picking and preserving days: mushrooms, berries, plants or three ingredients can process by many ways f.ex. store, dry, cook 1.6.-30.10.
  • Culture Programs: Home museum visit; reindeer herding farm visit; crafting workshops, f. ex. mobile decoration of straw (himmeli), key chain of
    wood or reindeer bone.

Villa Wuotanka

Dedicated to the environment

The company has engaged in highly ecological activities and way of life since its beginning in 1992. In the neighborhood there is several lakes and highly protected free-flowing River Kiiminkijoki. Different kind of nature-based activities are available which allow the visitor be in contact with the traditional and modern Finnish way of life. Both owners are teachers, so the company organizes educational programs too.

Product information: A week Stay in an Eco-Cottage by the lake

  • Season: all year
  • Languages: English, German, Swedish
  • Founded in: 1992
  • Service: Free use of rowing-boat and bike, in the winter time kick-sleds, snow-shoes or cross-country skis
  • Optional Services: Half or full board, fishing permits, canoe and kayak rental with equipment, transport or guidance, boat rental to other lakes. Summer cafe-restaurant/-kiosk, camping sites and info 1.6.- 30.8., traditional saunas for individual use

Contact: Vuoton Joutsen

Anja Henttunen
Puolangantie 2415, 91300 Ylikiiminki
Tel. +358 (0) 40 0183035

Destination: Rokua

Experience Finland’s stunning natural landscape at its best in the world’s northernmost UNESCO Global Geopark. Shaped by the Ice Age, the spectacular scenery of Rokua Geopark opens up endless opportunities to explore and enjoy.
Rokua Geopark comprises three different landscape areas: the Oulujoki River Valley, Lake Oulujärvi and the Rokua Eskers and Dune area. Together they form an unbroken area covering over 1,300 m2. 

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