OFF THE BEATEN TRACK IN FINNISH LAPLAND – ONCE IN A LIFETIME WINTER WONDERLAND AND HIKING EXPERIENCE – CHANCE TO SEE THE AURORA BOREALIS AND REINDEER FROM YOUR OWN PORCH
Our newly built log cabin is situated in Salla, north-eastern Finland within the PAN Village Oulanka. If you are looking for a calm and peaceful holiday, admire beautiful untouched nature and want to experience the true Finnish Lapland without the fear of bumping into large tourist crowds, this is the place for you! Although way off the beaten track, you can still access the place with relative ease and have all mod cons and services available. There are lots of activities on offer nearby such as husky safaris, reindeer sleigh tours, snowshoe walking, downhill and cross country skiing during winter and fantastic hiking options during summer seasons. Some of the most famous Finnish hiking trails run in close proximity to our cabin. White-water rafting, climbing, canoe trips and fishing are other summer time activities for which the nearby environment is perfect. There is also a reindeer park in the neighbor where you can feed the reindeer around the year. Usually wild reindeer also end up walking around close to the cabin so keep your camera within reach at all times! Salla is a perfect spot to witness the Northern Lights, also known as Aurora Borealis. Also, in August and September, the changing of the leaves sets the countryside ablaze with its gorgeous red, brown and golden colors which is therefore perhaps the best time for hiking. Fellow travelers have shared their experiences of PAN Village Oulanka at Tripadvisor where you can check what they have to say about the place.
The cabin is located 3 km from the downhill slopes at Sallatunturi, 13km from Salla village with its grocery and liquor stores, 100km from the nearest airport at Kuusamo and 910km from the capital Helsinki. The easiest way to arrive is to fly to either Kuusamo (KAO) or Rovaniemi (RVN) and rent a car. Flybe/Finnair, SAS and Norwegian operate regular flights. Ebookers usually offer really good value for money vehicle deals.
The cabin area is 104m2 (1120 sq ft) and contains 3 bedrooms with 2 single beds each (sleeps 6). The spacious open plan, living room and dining area combined with a beautiful fireplace and floor heating offers you real comfort. The cabin is equipped with two large bathrooms and two toilets. You also have your own sauna! Furthermore, you have an own washing machine and tumble dryer plus an airing cupboard to dry your wet gear. Amenities include a HD quality flat screen television with satellite receiver, a DVD player and free wireless internet. The spacious open-plan kitchen is fitted with all modern appliances, such as a large fridge, ceramic cooking field, oven-microwave-combination, coffee maker, water kettle, toaster, dishwasher and tableware for 10 people.
WE had a great time in the cabin ! We haven t met Ulf but he always answered our questions very quickly and cook care of us from a distace ! the CAbin is very nice, very confortable, you will find everything you need and it is well located if you want to try a husky ride or a render ride !
Great experience !
We couldn´t meet personally but all the recommendations and guides that Ulf gave me were very useful. Also, the house was really comfortable and the experience being in the middle of nowhere was amazing. I highly recommend it.
We had an absolut great stay in Ulfs log cabin. Everything went very well, was perfectly organised and very clean. The kitchen is perfectly equipped with everything and the atmosphere in the cabin is just great and as well cosy. Thanks a lot again for the great stay and for sure we will come back.
Die Hütte ist wundervoll. Genau wie auf den Bildern zu erkennen ist, sind es tolle, modern und trotzdem sehr gemütlich gestaltete Räume. Es ist sehr sauber und ordentlich. Die Lage ist verkehrsgünstig, man war innerhalb weniger Minuten zu Fuß im Rentierpark, an einem See, oder an den Langlaufloipen. Salla war in ca. 15 min mit dem Auto zu erreichen. Dort konnte man sehr gut einkaufen. Der Kontakt zu Ulf war super. Er antwortete innerhalb weniger Stunden und gab einen hilfreichen Tipps. Da wir mitten in der Nacht ankamen, was kein Problem war, denn man durfte jederzeit einchecken, haben wir uns besonders, über die bereitgestellten Getränke und das Essen gefreut. Ich würde diese Hütte jederzeit weiterempfehlen und immer wieder buchen. Vielen Dank an Ulf für die tolle Unterstützung!
We cannot speak highly enough of our experience at Ulf's cabin in Salla. Before we arrived, Ulf provided us with plenty of advice regarding local activities - husky, snowmobile and reindeer tours - and even went as far as to make inquiries on our behalf. His communication prior to our arrival was excellent, and his directions for getting to the cabin comprehensive.
The cabin itself seemed to be very new, and was extremely well equipped, clean and in an excellent condition. It was warm, had a good kitchen and two separate bathrooms, which would be good for a larger group. It is located next to (within walking distance of) the Salla Reindeer Park, and a 3 minute drive from a skifield, and other activities.
We thought it was extremely good value, and will have no hesitation in recommending a stay in the cabin to friends. Many thanks again, Ulf!
We visited Ulf's cabin the first week of December 2013, and it was truly wonderful!
Everything you need is there; a nice and cozy living room, with WIFI, TV, DVD and a fireplace where you can grill some sausages. The kitchen has everything you need (we stayed in and cooked dinner every evening). 3 comfortable bedrooms, a washing machine and dryer, a sauna and the best shower ever
In the time we visited Salla, it was sometimes -26 degrees, and everything was covered in snow. Winterwonderland! So beautiful. We even got to see the Northern Light just outside the cabin.
The reindeer park is a short walk from the cabin. We went on a Husky safari, which I can recommend! Pure Lapland. About 3 kilometers from the cabin you will find the ski slots, some restaurants and snow scooter hire. About 13 kilometers you will find good supermarkets (and the Alko liqueur store) at Salla. We rented a car, which made traveling around much easier.
The communication with Ulf was very good, he replied fast and was very helpful.
After a day in the snow it was a warm and comfortable place to come back to. We enjoyed it very much, definitely hoping to come back one day. Thank you Ulf.
This is an amazing cabin. It is exactly as you see in the pictures and more. The place is clean, super equipped and comfortable. This property is new.
After a long day out in the cold, it is a wonderful place to come home to. Everything is new and of good quality. We we're on a long road trip and it was perfect to have a washer and dryer for our laundry. We got back on the road after our 4 nights stay here with suitcases filled with clean clothes :)
Communication prior, during and after the stay was flawless. Ulf put in the effort to have everything we needed in place. There is absolutely nothing to complaint about.
The location is super near main road, next to reindeer park, at least 3 lakes behind and forest to explore. My friends and I didn't want to leave!
Thank you so much for everything Ulf! I will definitely come back!
We spent 4 nights at Ulf's cabin this summer.
The photos are representative of the cabin which was excellent in every way: very well equipped, clean , comfortable, modern and spacious and easily contained our five member family.
The location is excellent - the cabin is located in a quiet area (without being too isolated) and there is a lot to do in the surroundings, including hiking paths and a reindeer park within walking distance of the cabin.
We did not meet Ulf but communication with him was fast and reliable and he made sure everything worked smoothly.
A great place to come home to after a day full of activities.
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