Peaceful nature experiences at Metsäkartano

Metsäkartano is a Wilderness Resort in Rautavaara, in the Lakeland area of Finland. The pure and quiet Finnish nature surrounds you at Metsäkartano. You can safely explore the peaceful forests and silent lakes, breath clean air and really hear the silence. The spirit of Metsäkartano warmly welcomes you to enjoy and take a rest.

Small wonders of nature are present right at your doorstep. You can hike on the surrounding trails, canoe at the beautiful lake or walk with snow shoes on shimmering snow or ice cover. Or you can make a trip to the nearest National Park Tiilikkajärvi. After an overdose of fresh air and some outdoor exercise, you can take a relaxing sauna bath and enjoy our hearty local delicacies.

Whether it is just one night in a wilderness hotel room, a week in a holiday appartment or a cottage or a stay at the camping site, you are warmly welcome to stay with us at Metsäkartano Youth Centre!

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Nature at your doorstep

Metsäkartano is located in the middle of peaceful Finnish nature. Forest is all around, and hiking trails start right behind the corner. The nature here is magical in every season.

In the winter, Metsäkartano premises are a snow guaranteed. White sparkly snow, beautiful ice in the trees, and stars at the dark sky, bring you to the real winter wonderland. You can try winter activities like snow shoeing and ice fishing. After the active day in the nature, it is nice to sit at fire place enjoying hot drinks.

Summertime you can explore the nature with an easy access at our beautiful, serene sand beach, in our silent forests and peaceful lake. Lake Ylä-Keyritty is protected from motor boats, so you really can hear the silence. Light summer nights help you to forget the time, as you are canoeing in the sunset. And don´t forget to pick up some berries!

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Nature activities

In Metsäkartano you can do several nature activities in all seasons. Our staff will kindly give you the best advice about the trails, campfire places and recommend other activities.

You can rent equipment for exploring the surroundings. In the summer our most popular activity is canoeing and rowing, but you can also rent a bike or just walk on the hiking trails. How about experiencing the winter forest with snow shoes?

In our front yard you can find a playground for children, and a disc golf course in the nearby forest. There´s many geocatches in the area waiting for you to find them. We have forest parkour area, pumptrack and a long, child-friendly sandy beach. In the winter we have skiing tracks.

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Trails and paths near Metsäkartano

Metsäkartano is a very functional basecamp for exploring national parks and other hiking areas nearby. In addition to Metsäkartano's own hiking paths, you can find magical Pumpulikirkko, a natural stone formation made by melting waters of ice age.

Metsäkartano is located in between three beautiful national parks. Only 30 km away, you can find Tiilikkajärvi National park. Within 1,5 hours drive, there´s also Hiidenportti National park, and Koli National park with maybe the most famous national scenery from Finland.

Tiilikkajärvi National Park
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