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Getting around Finland couldn't be easier, when you don’t need to waste your precious time planning where to stay the night. The Finnish Hostel Association's nationwide network of locations provides affordable, comfortable and social hostels all along your way – from the beautiful seaside around our lively capital Helsinki all the way up to peaceful Lapland. Our network offers diverse hostels that focus on design, activities, cities or culture – whatever your heart desires. Check them out on www.hostellit.fi and experience Finland well rested!

Finnish National Parks – Self-Drive

This self-drive itinerary includes easy driving on traffic-free roads while travelling through the sparsely populated taiga forests of Northeastern Finland. Five national parks are easily accessible from the route, perfect for hiking, canoeing, and fishing. Near the Russian border, you can participate on bear or wolverine watching tours, giving you a unique chance to see and photograph these animals safely.

Choice of Verified Local Homes

Let us know your needs and wishes and we will suggest you the most suitable hosts. Alternatively you are welcome to list your favourite host(s) among those shown on our website. If you need any further advice on anything, feel free to ask and we will do our best to help you.

Hilton Helsinki Strand

Stay at Hilton Helsinki Strand and enjoy the sea breeze. We're located on the waterfront and just a few minutes' walk from the Helsinki city center. Relax in our top floor sauna and pool, or work in one of our 9 meeting rooms for up to 280 people. Flavor is at the heart of our restaurant BRO where you can enjoy lunch, stay for dinner or have a perfect Sunday brunch. We believe that the best design in the world comes from nature, and this is strongly reflected in our interiors and food, as well as drinks at our esteemed cocktail bar.

Makasiini Cabin

Makasiini is our only cabin which is in use during the whole year. The ground floor has a double bed and a bathroom. The upstairs room has three single beds, a table and chairs. The kitchen facilities are located in Saunatupa, next to Makasiini cabin. You can choose breakfast to be included in your package. We also provide sauna and meeting services. The nearby attractions include Helvetinjärvi national park and Siikaneva wetland in Ruovesi. The national parks Seitseminen and Isojärvi are not that far away either. We also recommend you visit Serlachius Museums in Mänttä-Vilppula.

Accommodation in Luosto Cabins

Luosto Cabins provide a range of choices from smaller private log cabins to bigger lodge-type log cabins for larger groups, and even luxury ski-in/ski-out Villas. We have 8 traditional log cabins suitable for groups of up to 8 persons; luxury cabin Tallero with 4 bedrooms, sauna and Jacuzzi; 4 ski-in/ski-out apartments for up to 10 persons; FlyingReindeer log cabin for up to 26 people with 2 professional kitchens, 3 saunas, 3 lounges with fireplaces, 13 bedrooms with private facilities in each room; high quality log cabin Plakkari for 18 persons with separate sauna and jacuzzi.

Accommodation and Activities in Holiday Club Katinkulta

The Holiday Club Katinkulta is a very versatile holiday resort located by the lake Nuasjärvi and surrounded by beautiful golf courses. Katinkulta offers accommodation in both hotel rooms and fully equipped holiday houses. Katinkulta has got a wide range of activities, such as golf, tennis, gym, badminton and bowling and it also has got an indoor pool area with several pools, jacuzzis and saunas. Three restaurants are also open year-round to serve customers with local and international food. In the wintertime ski tracks start right at our main building and ski slopes are only 3km's away.

Cottages & Camping

Our camping area is located right at the doorstep of the Urho Kekkonen National Park, situated in dry woodlands. The area is ideal for tents and motorhomes, and has shared toilets and a kitchen for our guests to use. We also rent small one-bedroom Gold Prospector's log-cottages and bigger four-person apartments with fireplace. Bed linen and towels are included in the price.

Villa Kuusirinne B

Villa Kuusirinne is a newly built (December 2013) semidetached house situated in Vuosseli at the Ruka Holiday Resort. The two spacious 100 m² chalets each have beds for 8 people, and two extra beds if needed. Their best feature is their location right next to the ski slopes and hiking trails. The distance to Ruka's ski slopes is 300 m, and cross-country ski tracks are found only 50 m from the doorsteps. A snowmobile route is also easily accessible from the yard. The rent includes final cleaning, bed linen, and bath and hand towels.

Soukaisten Rustholli

Soukaisten Rustholli offers peaceful accommodation in an old-fashioned Finnish way. The farm's old main building has three cosy, rustic rooms with luxurious beds, an always ready sauna and a traditional, modernly equipped farm house kitchen. We can accommadate 5 guests, or up to 6–9 with extra beds. Breakfast supplies are available, so you can make breakfast or cook meals yourself. You can enjoy Finnish nature and the countryside, admire the cows at the farm or see the sheep nearby, and yet stay close to Old Rauma, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and the seaside.

Forenom Aparthotel Lahti City

When traveling to the ski capital of Finland, the best place to stay at is the apartment hotel in the heart of Lahti. The hotel consists of high-quality rooms with mini-kitchens, so you can choose what to have for dinner or breakfast. The key code locking system grants visitors the freedom to come and go effortlessly. Free and fast Wi-Fi is included in the services and parking space can be purchased in the same building.

Highlights of Lapland

The most complete Lapland experience mixed with Arctic relaxation. Hotel and Cabin Village Jeris offers Lappish highlights and easy access to the winter wilderness. We are situated at the beautiful shores of Lake Jeris, surrounded by magical winter forests, and next to the Pallas National Park. Huskies, reindeer, snowmobiles, snowshoes, cross-country skis and lunches around open campfires, in teepees and at the ice restaurant are all part of the Experience. And you still have time to relax in our Arctic Spa.

Hotel Oscar

Hotel Oscar, located in the centre of Varkaus, has a great restaurant, comfortable rooms and diligent service. After a long day, you can relax at the hotel sauna and gym.

Scandic Tampere Station

A modern and trendy city hotel right in the centre of Tampere, next to the Railway Station and the shopping streets. The hotel has a relaxed restaurant, a comfortable summer terrace and excellent meeting facilities.

Hotel GLO Art

GLO Hotel Art is an exclusive, charming lifestyle hotel built around a century-old Art Nouveau castle in the centre of Helsinki.

Cottage Holiday in Aurantola

The cottages are situated in a grove of birch trees by the lake, 500 m from the main building. They share a child-friendly beach about 100 m from the cottages. The cottage is 25 m² and has a small sleeping loft with a mattress, blankets and pillows, a sauna, shower, toilet, fridge, microwave oven, cooker, coffee maker, kettle, dishes, fire place and TV. Each cottage has use of a rowing boat. The cottages also share a barbecue shelter. Breakfast and bed linen on request for extra charge. The cottages are suitable for both couples and families.

Furnished Apartments in Tampere

Kotimaailma Tampere has apartments located in the city center of Tampere within walking distance (max. 1 km) of the main street Hämeenkatu. The apartments are fully equipped. Each apartment features: - furniture - flat-screen TV - microwave oven - toaster - coffee machine - hair dryer - dish washer - ironing equipment - towels (both large and small) - bed linen - cookware, dishes - washing machine