Dock and Lake Päijänne

Experience the beauty of Finnish nature

Nature in Finland, especially in Nukula, touches you. The lake can be felt in many different ways in addition to swimming; it is also a source of food. The surrounding hills and protected area of Haukkavuori is 100 meters above the water level of Päijänne and 200 meters above sea level hosting a wild forest and mixed animal population. The trees in Haukkavuori are approximately 400 years old. Walking the many meandering trails is a magnificent experience, with each step creating an enchanting journey. Your challenge at Nukula is to make every moment matter – embrace the unknown, do not be afraid!

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Garden of Nukula

We care about our environment

The values of Nukula are joy, respect for one another and Nature, truthfulness, presence in the now, a strong sense for ethics, and sustainability. We have dry toilets that do not consume water, we emphasize recycling, and respect the history and hospitality of our old buildings. We enjoy the Silence, we celebrate the energy of the forest, and we embrace the lack of human generated noise in Nukula.

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Nukula is great place for business too

Nukula is the ideal venue for one‐to‐one business meetings, HR workshops, presentations and think tank sessions that facilitate sustainable, long term relationships. Nestled in the seclusion of Lake Päijänne, the natural environment allows for the maximum level of interaction, capable of addressing the most delicate of matters, observing Chatham House Rule, or to engage in fun team building exercises. Nukula provides the perfect blend of business facilities and outdoor adventure for your next corporate retreat.

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Our values

We respect everything which is alive and with many eyes lifeless too. Nature, from the smallest creature and a rock’s tiny fragment to the globe and the wide universe, is target of our permanent respect.

A squirrel lives a squirrel’s life. It wouldn’t cook a porridge for its “children” although in some fairy tale can be told so. We should live here a life of human beings and we shouldn’t try to be anyone else who we really are. On our net pages we want to give you a real picture of ourselves and of our company too. We don’t manipulate out photos and we tell things in that way, what they really are by us. We are true!

The joy, including many wonderful things as happiness, good food, everyday bread, creativity, fanny plays (games), and snowball fight, keeps our life and our attitude towards the people we meet. The joy includes misfortunes too, but they are only opportunities to learn and develop ourselves. In their own way they bring joy too.

The attendance means to us awaking in the moment; follow a cat and take a look, how it keeps an eye on a mousehole; the cat lives right now in that moment and can notice a mouse immediately when it appears. The attendance does not mean involve ourselves deeply in our thoughts. It means to be here and now and the possibility to observe our environment as such.

The ecological responsibility or sustainability comes true the most strongly by us. In every room we have dry toilets, and we classify, reuse or recycle all waste. In addition, we treasure the culture and that is why we renovate old buildings by respecting our forefathers’ culture. Our stories are based on the history of our place and our farm. We will get for example berries and fruits from our garden and from our wild forest, vegetables from our field, mushrooms from the forest, and fish from Lake Päijänne. This is the best economical sustainability.

Thank you for the trust! The way you face people and offer yourself and Nukula to serve the wellbeing of your guests is remarkable. It is more valuable than the societal appreciation.”

Kati (from Finland), 2015

Thanks again for the pleasant, fabulous evening at Nukula!”

Anne (from Finland), 2015

“We still talk about the dry toilet. It was a bit of surprise at the begining since we are use to the normal flushing toilet, but it’s very clean and comfortable! Actually in terms of the smell, I think it’s even beter than our toilet here! We are very amazed by it.”

Kaori (from Netherlands), 2017

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