Cottages for Every Taste: Ideas for a Holiday in Finland

Cottage life in Finland can be totally different depending on the location. We listed some stunning cottages and villas that offer unforgettable experiences for your holiday in Finland.

Holiday on an Island – Enjoy the Fresh Air of the Sea

Finland is often said to be the Land of a Thousand Lakes, but there are plenty of islands, too! Renting a cottage in one of the 180,000 islands gives a good chance to get away from everyday life.


We recommend: Beautiful and modern Villa Aura is located on a little island called Östra Tallholm in Parainen, Turku Archipelago. The villa was built in 2011 and has room up to 10 people. The villa has 3 bedrooms, and a small loft room with a wide bed and a smaller bed for one person. The house was designed to be environmentally friendly without sacrificing comfort.

-> Check out the other cottages in Turku Archipelago

Looking for a Great Place to See the Northern Lights?

If you want to see the northern lights during your holiday in Finland, renting a cottage in Lapland gives a good chance to admire this magnificent natural phenomenon. The northern you go, the better the probability to see the Aurora Borealis gets. If you are very lucky, you may even get a chance to admire the northern lights when lying on a sofa in your cottage!

We recommend: Stylish and spacious apartment by a lake, located in a traditional Lappish village. Due to the location and large windows facing north, this apartment is an ideal place to see the northern lights. The house, built in 2015, has a living room/kitchen, three bedrooms, sauna, bathroom, dressing room and a toilet.

-> Check out all the cottages in Lapland like in Ylläs, Saariselkä or Ruka.

Cabin in the Woods – Ideal Place for Hiking, Fishing and Hunting

This is a cabin a typical Finn would probably choose for his or her summer holiday. Situated far away from urban centers, a cabin in the woods offers a great chance to relax in beautiful natural surroundings.

We recommend: Lokkero is a traditional log cabin located on the shore of Saimaa, the largest lake in Finland. The cabin is an ideal choice for everyone who enjoys fishing and spending time in peaceful, natural surroundings. The large terraces have stunning views to the lake all year round.

-> Find a cottage in Mikkeli, like Lokkero or check all cabins in Saimaa area.

Winter Holiday in a Ski Resort – Put on Your Skies and Hit the Slopes

Do you want to try skiing or are you into other winter activities? Good news! On Gofinland’s site you will find many great cottages, apartments and chalets for your upcoming winter holiday in Finland.

We recommend: Luxurious Levi ‘n’ Sky is a new, 5-star ski chalet in Levi Ski Resort in Finnish Lapland. Located on top of a 360-meter-high fell, the villa offers majestic outlook to a beautiful scenery. You can enjoy the views from the large wall-size windows or at the outdoor patio. When the weather gets too cold for your taste, warm up the premium jacuzzi, look up and see the dancing Northern Lights!

-> Check out all the cottages in Levi

Accommodation Near the Metropolitan Area – Find a Cottage for your Holiday in Helsinki

Yes, it’s really possible to rent a cottage in the Helsinki metropolitan area, too. The nature surrounds the cities everywhere in Finland and Helsinki is not an exception. How would you feel to spend a holiday in a beautiful cottage close to Helsinki?

We recommend: Villa Lora, located on Magsholmen island in Helsinki archipelago, was built in 1909-1910. The island has a total of 15 villas, most of them built in the late 19th century by Swedish-speaking bourgeois families. These villas, as well as Villa Lora, were originally built for living, but nowadays most of them are used as leisure homes.

-> Check out all the cottages near Helsinki

Written by Gofinland Media Team
Gofinland helps you to find a perfect cottage & activities for your holiday in Finland.