Summer has been again amazing beautiful and with few mosquitos. It feels like paradise to spend a peaceful evening after sauna by the lake and follow the birds flying and swimming. In the end of July is the time for start picking berries: first we get cloudberries, then comes blueberries, mushrooms and finally also lingonberries.
Welcome to Visatupa - a pleasant country holiday place at a modern dairy cattle farm. Visatupa is a 20 years old family enterprise located in the very middle of Finnish Lapland, 83 km north from Rovaniemi and 52 km south from Sodankylä close to the road E75. Visatupa has been a member of the International Youth Hostel Federation (IYHF) since the beginning. Visatupa is also a member of Country Holidays.
Visatupa has accommodation in four separate buildings in the curtilage. There are 11 cosy and clean rooms in 2 buildings, each for 2-5 people. These houses have showers and toilets in shared facilities. Visatupa also has accommodation in 4 well equipped apartments. They each have their own kitchenette, toilet, shower and electrical sauna. Visatupa has beds for 55 persons. Every house has self-service cooking. Tasty and plentiful meals are served in the buffet table in the main building.
In the evening you can relax in the sauna by the lake and in summer go swimming to the beautiful Saarijärvi-lake. In winter a hole through the ice is open, so that you can dip in the cold water instead of rolling in the snow. After sauna you can spend a memorable time by the camp fire in a log shelter. This shelter is big enough for 30-40 persons.
In winter you can find cross-country ski tracks in the surroundings. Visatupa has cross-country skiing equipment for 4-5 persons. Alternatively you can borrow snowshoes or learn to drive a snowmobile. Roads are kept in perfect condition even in the worst snow season. Visatupa has heating plugs for 4 cars or caravans.