Metsäkartano in a nutshell
Come and join a Traditional Finnish Christmas holiday in the deep shades of the forest in Metsäkartano Youth and Nature Centre, where the air is as clean as it can get and where you really can hear the sound of silence. Metsäkartano is a snow-proof place during the Christmas time.
Herzlich Willkommen in Metsäkartano, Rautavaara Finland.
Metsäkartano in cooperation with
The Green Key and Social Enterprise
We have got Green Key certificate for our sustainable and responsible actions and services. It means that we have committed to raise environmental awareness among our staff and our visitors.
In practise that means for example
Heating of our buildings is 100% bioenergy, we use local wood chips.
We use only electricity from renewable sources.
We sort, recycle and compost our garbage.
We restrain usage of water and chemicals
Metsäkartano operates according to environmental ethics on principle of sustainable development. In the near vicinity there are extensive Natura 2000 and other ecological areas open to visitors either on their own or with a guide. Metsäkartano has Green Key award for its services and it is also a social enterprise.
Metsäkartano Camp School Package, Winter Program. Metsäkartano is one of the nine national Youth Centres in Finland, located in the Finnish Lakeland area, only 1,5 hours from Kuopio.
Metsäkartano Camp School Package, Summer Program. Metsäkartano is one of the nine national Youth Centres in Finland, located in the Finnish Lakeland area, only 1,5 hours from Kuopio.
Cosy and quality accommodation, tasty local delicacies, friendly service and an assortment of outdoor and indoor activities guarantee unforgettable experiences for you and your family. Small wonders of nature are present right from your doorstep.
Here you can find opening hours of Metsäkartano, check-in and check-out times and other general information.
Read a blog post written by Laura, our volunteer from Martinique. International volunteer work allows you to experience many kind of cultural and climate differences!
Metsäkartano has strong green values, and sustainable actions are visible in everyday life.
Metsäkartano is renting equipment for summer and winter activities. Rent a canoe, a bike, a rowing boat, snow shoes, sliding snow shoes or a kick sled.