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Finland cottage rentals for summer holidays or Christmas. Low cost self-catering cabins for rent

Welcome to Finland - a country with lot of lakes, forests, space and air. Country where the silence, leisure time and privacy, freedom and the ability to dream is appreciated. To Finland, where the most popular form of holidays is an escape from the stresses of city life, spending weekends and summer vacations in a rental cottage or cabin near lake or sea. Summer holiday in a comfortable cottage near the lake is the best way to understand the Finnish way of life, to relax, to get energy from nature and positive thoughts.

Cabin rentals Finland

Countryside cottage or cabin is a very important element of Finnish life and recreation. Holidays in Finland is impossible to imagine without a log cottage in the quiet place, away from the neighbours, in touch with the nature, where you can fall asleep with the sound of rustling trees and wake up in the morning with the help of singing birds outside the window of your cosy log rental cottage.

Modern and fully equipped cottages, cheap cabins or luxury villas for rent can be found throughout Finland from South to Lapland. Traditions lovers can rent cheap small cottages and summer houses far away from civilization, with a minimum set of facilities and equipment.

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Sauna in cottage Finland

Sauna in the cottage is an integral part of the Finnish way of life

Finnish sauna is the place not only for cleaning the body, but mostly the place for cleaning the mind and washing away all worries. Sauna in your rental cottage is the place where you can let all the problems go away, give each cell of the body freedom and just listen to yourself. If you want to understand Finnish way of thinking be sure to include a visit to Finnish sauna during your holidays.

Cottage with sauna for rent in finland

Do not afraid that Finnish sauna has to be very hot and dry! Adjust the temperature and humidity in the sauna in accordance with your own feelings. Throw some water on the stones of sauna stove every 1-2 minutes and dip in the lake after the sauna.

You can go to sauna for just 10-15 minutes in the morning after jogging, or for 3-4 hours in the evening with friends and family, making a real event from sauna visit: with swimming in the lake, grilling and barbecue outdoors. Unhurried rhythm of sauna adjusts to conversations, tasting of good teas and excellent relaxation.

Remember the basic rule in the sauna - everything must be in accordance with your comfortable feeling: duration and number of times spent in the steam room, dipping in a lake or just chilling shower, temperature and humidity in the sauna.

Sauna in rental cabin

There is one Finnish word saunanjälkeinen (meaning "after the sauna"). This word indicates a special relaxed feeling of the body and mind after a sauna, and avoiding to make anything too active. This amazing feeling of being physically and mentally clean is something special you want to enjoy and keep it in peace as long as you can.

Cheap rental cottage with good wood-heated sauna
Cottage with wood sauna
Fireplace in cabin
Fireplace in the cottage

Cabin fireplace is also very important element in the cottage. Having holidays in Finland in summer house is all about 3 basic elements - air, water and fire. No wonder cottages in Finland are built in the middle of nature and fresh air away from the cities, on the shore of pure lakes, and "the taming of fire" in the fireplace is an essential addition to the harmony.

Cabin fireplace

Making a fire as a process is also a Finnish way of pleasure. First to choose the driest logs in woodshed, then prepare very thin wood chips and put them into the fireplace, after that set fire with a match, watch as the fire comes and then puts some more logs unhurriedly. After that you can take a cup of hot coffee and sit in front of the fireplace. Feeling the heat coming from the fire, the glare on the walls, being away from civilization will give you a sense of returning to the roots.

Cabin fireplace
Cottage summer terrace
Breakfast on the cottage terrace

There is no doubt that after a sauna and a charming evening near fireplace, you had a wonderful night dream. And you want to start a new day with a breakfast on the terrace of your holiday cottage with a great lake view.

We advise you to make a Finnish style breakfast with local delicates. For example, Leipäjuusto (bread cheese or Lappish cheese) with cloud berry jam - it can be purchased at any food-store in Finland. Fresh coffee, sandwiches with local rye bread, Karelian pasties and scrambled eggs. A great addition to your breakfast can be fresh wild berries, which can be collected next to the cottage.

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Explore the nature around

After breakfast its time to take the kids and go for a walk in the woods to explore the nature next to the holiday home. Perhaps forest dwellers will be curious and come to meet you. It is very easy to meet a squirrel, a hare, a black grouse or partridge in the forest. Perhaps even the Moomin Trolls come out to have a look in your basket with mushrooms.

Everyman right - is a basic rule for nature holidays Finland. It means that you can walk freely in the forest, pick up berries, mushrooms, some herbs and fresh air as the gifts of the forest. Together with the freedom comes the responsibility to respect nature, other people, and property.

Finnish nature
Finnish Salmon soup
Finnish salmon soup

After outdoor activities it comes time to prepare a meal. Finnish salmon soup is one of the easiest and one of the greatest flavour. Cooking recipe is very simple.
You will need:
1) Tbsp of Butter (or othe oil)
2) 1 onion, chopped
3) 4-5 potatoes
4) 1,5 litres of fish stock (or just water, then the soup will be not too rish)
5) 500 gr fresh trout or salmon fillets, cubed
6) 100-200 ml of cream or milk
7) Dill
8) Other spices: salt, peper, bay leafs

Cut the potatoes into cubes. In a saucepan, simmer the chopped onions in the butter over medium heat. Add peeled potatoes and then water to cover the potatoes. Turn up the heat, bring to a boil and cook the potatoes until they are soft. Add the cubed salmon or trout to the pot and cook it about 5 minutes. Add the fish stock and cream, along with salt and pepper and other spices to taste. Cook for 5-10 minutes. Take off the heat and stir in the fresh dill. Serve salmone soup with rye bread and butter. Bon Appetite!

Finnish salmon soup
Fishing in Finland

Fishing in Finland

All lakes in Finland are very rich with fish. Regardless of whether you have been fishing before or not, its very easy to try while having holidays in rental cottage. Some tips for fishermen beginners:
- An important factors for a successful fishing are the time of day and weather. If there is a nice evening, not rainy and smooth lake water without strong waves, approximately between 19 and 21pm just before sunset feel free to take a boat, oars and fishing gear, and try to find best fishing place nearby.
- More likely your first fish will be a pike. In order to catch a pike, you should slowly row the boat along the coast, near the sedge or grass, throwing spinning toward the thicket, as pike hiding there.
- Do not forget to buy a fishing permit, or ask the owner of you cottage to arrange it for you in advance.

Rental cottage with good fishing possibilities
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Barbecue and grilling
Grilling near the cottage

Summer in Finland - its time for grilling! Everything that can be cooked on the grill will be cooked on an open fire only, not on the kitchen plate. It is possible to make a grill with fish, meat, sausages, vegetables, and even pancakes on special pans for grilling. You can find a selection of products in local food stores that can be cooked on a campfire. They are easily identified by the package.


Finnish summer holiday - it is long warm evenings on the terrace of the summer cottage, with a glass of wine or a cup of tea, with family and friends, amazing sunsets and sounds of nature. The traditional summer holiday in a rental cottage or small cabin - ideal vacation, active and relaxed at the same time, an abstraction from frantic pace of modern life, great opportunity just to dream and spend time with family.

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Rental cabins in Finland: lakeside cottages for rent, holiday homes, luxury accommodation. Holidays ideas, Lapland winter holidays.

Finland is a popular holiday destination all year round. It has unique Arctic landscapes in the North - Lapland, thousands of lakes and islands in the South, unspoiled forests in between over all country. Winter holidays in Finland popular for it's downhill and cross country skiing, snow shoeing, snowmobile safaris, husky and reindeer sledding, Northern Lights and Santa Village. Summer holidays allows to experience a wide range of outdoor activities and Midnight Sun, relaxation in rental lakeside cabins. Finnish sauna is an all seasons experience.



Fishing in Finland

Finland provides a great opportunities for fishing. Main fish species here are perch, pike, grayling, salmon, pikeperch, whitefish, arctic char, trout and burbot. Fishing in Finland possible all year round: in the light of the Midnight Sun in summer or ice-fishing in winter. You can easily go fishing by yourself. If you use a rod and line you can fishing for free. But if you use other fishing equipment you will need to arrange a fishing permit. It is easy to rent cottage or villa in Finland with private shore and go fishing any time you like.

Ski Holidays in Lapland. Cheap ski cabins for rent [+]

Lapland is one of the popular destinations for ski holidays. There is plenty of snow in Finland, and April-May is the best time for ski holidays in Finland. Finland is also the best destination to try cross-country skiing where the terrain and ski-tracks are ideal. The slopes are kept in excellent condition throughout the season. In Lapland and northern Finland, the season begins in early November and lasts until May, while in central Finland it begins at December and lasts until April. Many countryside cabins and cottages have skiing tracks in walking distance and it is very easy to enjoy winter skiing in Finland. Or you can rent ski apartment or ski cottage near downhill skiing resort and make real ski holidays with all services nearby.

Lakeside holidays in Finland. Cottages for rent.

If you look at the map you will see how many lakes are there in Finland. There are so many lakes that sometimes is seems that this country has more water than land. We offer you the wide selection of lakeside rental cottages and cabins to rent in Finland. Holidays at lakeside cottage is the perfect opportunity to explore this land of lakes and islands during the summer holidays. You can find here cosy log cabins, lakeside cottages in silence, luxury villas, many other accommodation options. They are all of a high standard and well equipped, with saunas and fireplaces, and served by friendly hosts.

Husky safari and reindeer safari in Finland

Experience the true nature of Lapland during a reindeer or husky sleigh ride. When you visit a reindeer farm you can get to know the local people and their livestock listen to stories about reindeer herding in Finnish Lapland. Set off on your safari through the forest and enjoy the wonders of the Finnish wilderness. It's great fun and a truly exhilarating experience. Don't worry about the cold; the safari operators will provide you with thermal suits and footwear.

Hiking, trekking

Finland has the huge networks of marked hiking trails in national parks, hiking areas, nature reserves with facilities such as campfire sites and huts, viewing points and informational boards. Finland's several national parks are well worth visiting. They are designated as hiking areas. Detailed maps are available, as well as guides who can tell you where to find areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Snowmobile safari

Enjoy the speed of snowmobile as you ride through the snow covered sleeping forests and across the frozen lakes. Snowmobiles are not just a good fun: it is a real way to find out more about Lapland and its nature. You can meet reindeers during your snowmobile trip, or see the Northern Lights over the dark sky. The safari organizer provides the full complement of gear and instructions to ensure your safety.

Bicycle trips and routs

Finland is ideally suited for cycling tours and independent cycling holidays. The roads are mostly pretty flat, with some gently rolling hills. The scenery is varied, with lakes and forests, peaceful farmland and small villages. However be prepared to see plenty of trees, lakes and long roads! Up in Lapland beyond the Arctic Circle in mid summer there is no darkness at night and your trip can be longer and more exciting. Our advice is to explore Turku Archipelago Route. Rather than a road, it is perhaps best described as a network, made up of many sections of roads linked by free ferry crossings. You can rent cottage by sea near Turku or on one of the island and make everyday short bike trips.


Winter is also a good fishing season in Finland. The smallest lakes freeze usually in late November and the bigger lakes in December. The ice-fishing season lasts 4–5 months ending in April. The early season and the late season are the best periods. The biggest perch are usually caught in late February and in March. In April a lot of ice-fishing competitions are held over all Finland and many locals take part in it. Keep in mind, that many holiday villas and cabins for rent have access to the lake and you can go ice-fishing just from your holiday home and all your family can see you from the window.

Canoe trips, water routs

The abundance of waterways and water routes in Finland is unique. You can choose a short, relaxing canoe or kayak trip lasting a few hours, or go on a canoe trip lasting days or even weeks. Routes are varied, mainly sheltered and suitable for both canoeing and kayaking.

Yukigassen. Snowballing championship

Yukigassen is a snowball fighting-competition from Japan. Today there are annual tournaments in Kemijarvi. The sport of Snowball Battle takes place on a specially marked field (or court) with rules and referees.

Birdwatching and "photo-hunting"

You can find many species of birds in Finland that are very rare elsewhere in Europe. There are many bird watching tours available, with guides who will take you to the best places for taking photographs. In Finland you can find a lot of marked place for bird-watching, which are located in beautiful places.

Northern Lights / Aurora Borealis in Finnish Lapland [+]

On cloudless sky in Lapland you can see the Northern Lights, the Aurora Borealis. You see them best in the dark, away from the lights of houses and hotels. You have the best chances to see the Northern Lights if you choose accommodation far away from towns and skiing centres. Seeing the northern lights is a jaw-dropping and mystical moment. October, February and March are the best months for auroral observations. We can give you some guidance how to predict the Northern Lights appearance.

City Breaks

Finnish cities are built on a human scale. They are compact and versatile, and that makes them ideal for a city break. Helsinki, Turku and Tampere are big enough to offer all the attractions of a lively metropolis, but they are small enough to explore on foot, or even by borrowing a city bicycle.

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Visit to Santa village in Rovaniemi

Christmas with real Santa - the real present to you and your children! It always feels like Christmas here, in the home of Santa Claus. His Arctic Circle Village near Rovaniemi is full of visitors at all the year, but especially during the Christmas season. The journey to meet Santa Claus follows a one hundred-metre long Sensational Experience Corridor, with Santa’s secrets as displayed as fairytale-like elements. Rent a cosy log cabin or a luxury ski villa and spend the Christmas holidays in Finland.

Suomi-Holiday Oy is reservation system for rental cottages all over Finland

We are located in Finnish Lapland and can provide more information about this area. We do not provide a package tour for you. We offer and book only log cabins and rental cottages in Finland and Lapland for independent travellers. If you need any help in choosing a cottage for rent from our database, please let us know your preferences and we will be happy to recommend suitable holiday accommodation in any area of Finland for you.

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