Group of people in winter at Nukula

You might know Finland for its peaceful nature, unique and happy people, and exotic seasonal weather. But did you know that Finland has 8 seasons? Have you ever wondered how Finns live in the countryside, celebrate holidays and what their homes actually look like? Need a well-deserved break and space for your thoughts?

Alluring Nukula is the ideal fit for travellers visiting Central Finland and wanting to experience typical Finnish countryside lifestyle in a peaceful natural environment with fresh air – away from traffic noise and city lights.

Nature in Finland, especially in Nukula, touches you. During your stay in Nukula, you can enjoy the traditional Finnish lifestyle, relax your mind, do a variety of indoor and outdoor activities and eat delicious, healthy homemade food. All in a place, which will make you feel like home.

In winter or summer, rain or sunshine, you can participate in the daily Finnish routines, enjoy various seasonal activities and celebrate Finnish holidays with us. Clear your mind and challenge yourself with tasks such as kicksledding, forest walking, ice fishing, planting, harvesting, snow clearing, forest work, homemade cooking, warming up the Finnish sauna, picking berries and herbs, observing birds, tending sheep, playing outdoor games, walking in the forest and swimming in the lake.

We invite you to be present in the moment and hear your own mind in the rich silence. In Nukula, you can observe as the lake and forest change according to Mother Nature’s gentle touch, as well as admire the wonders of the sky as the weather changes. During your stay with us, you will also learn more about sustainability and the eight seasons in Finland by hearing our stories and tales about Finns and the Finnish nature.
We welcome you to Nukula – Our home is open for you to live like a local!

Additional information:

Food: The package includes full board. The food consists largely of local, organic and natural ingredients. Daily menu varies depending on the season. Typical menu includes lots of fresh vegetables, herbs, fruits and berries. Fish is also served when available. Finnish breakfast consists of porridge, bread and toppings. Coffee and tea available with every meal. No alcohol served by the house. Changes possible.

Location: Nukula Guesthouse, Jyväskylä reguon in Western Lakeland, by Lake Päijänne

Duration: Three days (two nights) for instance from Friday to Sunday or from Monday to Wednesday

Group size: 210

Accommodation type: Double rooms in Winter Proof Luxury Granary or Old Cottage with own ecological dry toilets. One extra bed available per room.

What’s included: The service includes accommodation in double rooms (bedding and towels included), full board and activities.

Availability: All year round*
*Holidays: Christmas, New Year, Easter, and Midsummer have their own corresponding packages.

Guided/self guided: Guided

Price (net price): 270 € per person in shared twin or double room

Supplements: Additional days are available upon request. Transportation available upon request. Single room supplement 26 €/night/person.

Accessibility yes/no: No

How to get to Nukula:
You can arrive by train, bus or airplane to Jyväskylä. Nukula is located 30 mins drive (30 km) from Jyväskylä. You can take a taxi or we can also arrange a transportation upon request. We can also arrange transportation for bigger groups from Helsinki-Vantaa airport.

Booking: or info(a)

Rose Sauna

Get to experience moisturizing and softening effects of rose petals in a sauna. Give your skin a healthy glow! Rose treatment is the leader in anti-aging treatments due to natural healing properties of rose. Regardless of age, Rose Sauna is a perfect treatment for both men and women. So woman, the eternal bride of your life, take care and pamper yourself and please take your groom with you!

Our national epic poetry, The Kalevala, has this saying, “Water is the oldest medicine” and “Sauna is a poor man’s pharmacy”.

Sauna has been the holy place for Finns, turning to this ritual on Midsummer Eve, and other turning points of life. Our ancestors have been born in the sauna, and they have been washed in the sauna of hereafter, for their last trip.

Finns have always been looking not only for purification, but also wellbeing and health from the sauna.

Sauna session continues with a special sauna dinner, which is prepared from ecological products.

The day’s program

  • Arrival to Nukula in the afternoon
  • Checking in, a welcoming coffee or tea and discussions about the sauna
  • Everybody will get the Rose Sauna Treatment, which includes a whole body cleansing, peeling and a foot treatment
  • All the products used are organic, Finnish products which use roses as an ingredient
  • While bathing, healthy juices will be served
  • After the Rose Sauna, there will be a couple of hours’ time for resting
  • Afterwards the dinner will be served
  • A good night’s sleep is to be expected
  • Breakfast
  • Transportation to Jyväskylä

Location: Lakeland, by Lake Päijänne

Theme: Wellbeing & Food

Duration: 1 day, 1 night

Price: 196 € per person

Package: One night’s accommodation in a double room (single supplement +32 € per person), breakfast, welcome coffee/tea, dinner, The Rose Sauna Treatment in the sauna, transfers (Jyväskylä–Nukula–Jyväskylä)

Supplements: Guided Nature Trail Tour

Availability: All year round, from May to the end of September (1.5.–30.9.) we use the Traditional  Finnish sauna by Lake Päijänne and the Fairy Sauna, Haltiasauna during other periods

Pax: min 2, max 8

Booking: or info(a)

Haukkavuori and Lake Päijänne

Unhurried pace of being in the moment

1. Let the silence guide you through your holidays at Lake Päijänne in central Finland
2. Experience wonders of the lush forests, culinary indulgencies and purifying steams of a traditional sauna
3. Enjoy authentic Finnish nature with perfect silence, and reach your inner peace too
4. Explore the surrounding Nature by night time excursion

Join us on a nature trail. Fill your soul with thoughts, feelings, songs and colours. Let the silence guide you through the mysteries and wonders of the lush forests to the culinary indulgencies and purifying steams of a traditional sauna by Lake Päijänne, Finland’s second biggest lake.

The first proper estate founded in the Haukanmaa district was called Piililä in 1842. The farm was a big one, owning thousands of hectares’ worth of land consisting of fields but mostly rocky forests and the shore line of Lake Päijänne. These days Nukula owns the property and the estate is significantly smaller even though still surrounded by the wild forests and Lake Päijänne, a cradle of silence. The forests harbor a range of wildlife, including the moose, rabbits, foxes as well as lynxes and bears. Many birds, such as ravens or swans in addition to smaller ones have made their home in the area. Only the birds singing, wind blowing and the waves of lake Päijänne crashing ashore will break the audible silence of Nukula.

Day 1
• arrival to Nukula around noon
• welcoming coffee and tea
• familiarizing to the surroundings of Nukula, guided excursion to local nature which is including: observing, relaxing, meditating
• tasks to do: to collect different thoughts from the nature, colours, sounds, songs…
• packed lunch
• after the excursion, we will have an exhibit what was our “catch” and discussion about silence
• sauna (period of 15th of May until 20th of September) traditional sauna by Lake Päijänne. Other times at Haltia (Fairy) sauna
• dinner

Day 2
• morning swim at Lake Päijänne (period of 15th of May until 20th of September)
• breakfast
• guided excursion of silence in the nature. The client can choose the destination from several options. Aim to find the way to your inner peace
• lunch
• free time for listening the silence, relaxing, meditating, walking outside of Nukula’s surroundings
• sauna with sauna treatment; peat or rose treatment
• dinner
• night excursion

Day 3
• morning swim at Lake Päijänne (period of 15th of May until 20th of September)
• breakfast
• departure from Nukula
At Nukula you can hear the silence!
Location: Lakeland, by Lake Päijänne
Theme: Wellbeing & Outdoors

Duration: 2 day, 2 night (Additional days are possible to arrange upon prior reservations, price 148,50 € per person / day)

Price: 638 € per person

What’s included: Two night accommodation in double room (single supplement +32 € per person), Meals: 2x breakfast, 1x lunch, 2x dinner, Saunas: 2x sauna, one sauna
treatment (peat or rose treatment), 2x guided Nature walk, transfers (Jyväskylä-Nukula-Jyväskylä)

Supplements: Extra sauna treatment, rowing boat 15.5. – 20.9., more guided Nature walks

Availability: Year-round, the Traditional Sauna by Lake Päijänne 1.5. – 30.9. and at another time Haltia (Fairy) sauna

Pax: min 1, max 10

Booking: or info(a)

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Warm up the Sauna like a Finn!

When in spring Lake Päijänne has left the ice and the winter behind and the water’s temperature is a little bit over plus four degrees, this period of the Nature calls you to clean yourself in the Traditional Finnish sauna by the lake. Experience abundant physical, mental and spiritual wellness during your sauna-tour.

You will learn to tie the whisk and heat up the authentic traditional Finnish sauna.

Some steps:

  1. Tie the whisk.
  2. Carry fire wood to the sauna.
  3. Light the fire in the sauna stove.
  4. Pump lake water into the sauna.
  5. Undress for sauna.
  6. Take a sauna bath and swim
  7. Cool and admire the lake view.

Join us on a Nature’s herb garden, forest. In silence, the trees will beacon you, sway to the rhythm of your deepest thoughts. When collecting branches to be your company in the sauna enjoy and feel Nature’s and the forest’s healing impacts.

Bundle your whisk. To get an authentic, deep experience in our Traditional Finnish sauna, light the fire and heat up the sauna. Allow the steam to envelope you, relax you or stay close to the lake scenery and mediate on the sauna bench. Cleanse yourself with your own whisk. Take a dip once in while into the cool water of Lake Päijänne, to let the cold-hot treatment pamper you. As a clean and reborn human being, now listen, stay quiet because as you close the sauna door, the gnomes are peering behind the trees waiting their invitation.


  • Arrival to Nukula before noon
  • Welcoming lunch and discussion about sauna, history, mythology
  • Guided excursion into nature to collect trees’ and branches for sauna
  • Tieing the whisk
  • Heating up the sauna, afternoon coffee brake
  • Sauna bath
  • Dinner
  • Overnight
  • Morning swim at Lake Päijänne
  • Breakfast
  • Departure from Nukula

Location:  Lakeland, by Lake Päijänne

Theme:  Wellbeing, Sauna

Duration:  1 day, 1 night (Additional days are possible to arrange upon prior reservations, price 148,50 € per person / day)

Price:  196,00 € per person

What’s included: One night accommodation in double room (single supplement +32 € per person), Meals:1x breakfast, 1x lunch, 1x dinner, 1x afternoon coffee, sauna, 1x guided Nature walk to pick up branches, guided heating up the sauna, transfers (Jyväskylä-Nukula-Jyväskylä)

Supplements: Rowing boat

Availability: 1.6. – 30.9., except when there is heavy rain or thunder

Pax: min 1, max 8

Booking: or info(a)

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How to get to Nukula:

  • by plane Helsinki – Jyväskylä approx. 1 h, and a 1 h ride from the airport
  • by train Helsinki – Jyväskylä 3 h, and 40 mins ride from Jyväskylä Travel Center
  • by bus Helsinki – Jyväskylä 3,5 h, and 40 mins ride from Jyväskylä Travel Center
  • by car Helsinki Nukula approx. 2½ h
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