Autumn Day in Wäinölä 25.9.2022



Autumnal equinox 25.9. is the day when the Sun moves from the northern hemisphere to the southern hemisphere. After the autumnal equinox, the night becomes longer than the day in the North. Matti-day in September 21.9. was believed that the bear goes into hibernation "From Matti the bear lays down and from Matti it rises".

In Wäinölä, these two autumn events are celebrated in the same party on Sunday, September 25. At the beginning of the program, we enjoy herbal tea with cookies and dive into the harvest theme by the campfire. We sing together in the forest and move then to the atmospheric Wäinölä log cabin, where we dive into bear mythology and celebrate the Bear. After the program, there is the option of a meal for an additional fee.



  • Ulla is an artist, singer and violinist, traditional folk musician as well as a folk dance and nature connection instructor. Ulla's work combines folklore, music and forest mythology.


  • Gabriela is an ecological artist, dance artist, singer, body therapist as well as a carrier of ancestral traditions and an expert in rites of passage. Gabriela's work is based on the principles of ecosomatics and the art of expression.


  • Magdalena, performing under the name Vaskilintu, is a vocalist and ritual musician. Shee is inspired by the healing therapeutic aspects of ceremonial music and embodied holistic sound work.


15:00 Herbal drink at Wäinölä campfire and program in the forest, weather permitting

16:00 The program continues inside Wäinölä

17:00 The program ends and the optional meal begins (book in advance)

For food: Wild mushroom pie and autumn salad, also gluten-free


Wäinölä is accessible, the campfire site and the cabin can be reached by wheelchair, and there is an accessible dry toilet next to it.


Nuuksio Wäinölä is a unique event space in the middle of the forest, next to the Nuuksio National Park. In Wäinölä, Finnish traditions are honored, it got its name from the home village of Väinämöinen, the great hero of the Kalevala, and was built in the Iron Age style from hand-carved logs. The large fireplace brings atmosphere and warmth, 40 people can fit on the benches covered with blankets and rugs.


The year round celebrations are celebrated in Wäinölä on Sundays from 15:00 to 17:00. The cycle of the year revives and renews old traditions and enlivens them through the means of art. Read more about on our website

You are warmly welcome!

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further information: Tervetuloa
Suitability: all ages
Difficulty: easy
Qualifications: for all
Insurances: liability insurance
Address: Paratiisintie 115, 03300, Otalampi
Languages: Finnish English

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Paratiisintie 115
03300 Otalampi
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