Cosy log cabin on an island in Ivalojoki river. In our cabin you will find all the peace and quiet you could possibly long for. This authentic wilderness cabin intentionally does not have electricity or running water. It allows you to focus on all the wonders of Lapland: enjoy the northern lights from the sauna, go ice fishing, discover the forest on snowshoes or spot a moose on the nearby swamps.
Perfect for those looking for an adventurous stay, please read the full description before booking.
The cabin is easily heated with a woodstove. There is a double bed and a comfortable foldable bed. You need to bring your own sleeping bag or bed sheets, mattresses, pillows and blankets are provided. The kitchen has all utensils and a double gas cooker. A large sturdy table serves your dining, playing, crafts or writing needs. A large cupboard is available for storing your clothes.
The sauna serves also as bathroom, it is quickly heated with a woodstove and simultaneously warms water for washing yourself afterwards. The water is easily collected from a hole in the ice, 10 meters away.
In a closeby outhouse is a comfortable dry toilet.
Please note that the cabin is situated on an island. There is no road all the way to the cabin, the last 1.8 km you need to walk on the ice (1 meter thick). See more info under 'The neighbourhood>Getting around' below.
Different equipment is available for your use:
- ice drill and hand pump
- 2 pairs of snow shoes
- many pairs of forest skis
- large pulk sledge
- ice fishing gear
- map of the area
- snow shovels
- various board games
Vuorovaikutus vieraiden kanssa
We live more than 1000 km from the cabin and will most likely not meet you. We are available 24/7 over the phone though if you need assistance.
In winter some snow mobiles and an occasional skier pass in the distance over the river a couple of times a day.
Muita huomioonotettavia seikkoja
The cabin is heated only with fire. If you are not well familiar with making fire you should not come here. Also you have to be able to climb the ladder to the roof to clear the chimney of snow. The toilet cannot be heated, you will learn to be very quick. There is enough firewood available, it is not ok to cut or damage any tree.
No running water
To obtain water in winter you need to drill a hole in the ice and pump water up with a hand pump (both provided). You will find some of the best water in the world and it is immediately drinkable without boiling. The same water is used for washing using buckets and washing cups in the sauna.
Even though you can see solar panels on the pictures, they are currently not operational. There are candles and oil lamps for light. It is possible to charge batteries in all the shops and restaurants in Ivalo.
Unless you have mobile internet, there is no wired or wireless connection. There is however a radio to not feel you're the last people on earth.
Good phone signal
There is a good signal for calling and mobile internet everywhere on the island.
No cleaning service
Guests need to clean up after themselves. Cleaning utensils are available. Trash needs to be left at the waste container by the nearest road. The guests before you cleaned for you, please leave the cabin as you found it. No one will come clean before the next guests arrive.
You need to bring your own towels and bed linen or sleeping bags. Mattresses and blankets are provided.
- No shoes inside please
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I am a 28 years old street artist from Kumpula, Helsinki. I love goats, broccoli and hiking. My second home is in Ivalo, Lapland where together with my boyfriend I'm trying to get a permaculture garden to flourish. While travelling I prefer trains, buses and hitchhiking. I don't want to concentrate solely on my destination, there is so much to see along the road as well!