Start planning your vacation in Finland in this log cabin by clear water lake Suuri-Valkea alias Valkea Mantyjarvi on the Northern side of Patvinsuo National Park. The authentic log cabin has 2 bunk beds, wood stove heating, a gas stove, a gas-powered refrigerator, a site for an open fire, a rowing boat and life jackets, and a water well. In the wintertime the well is frozen, so you can bring water or take water from the lake. There is a good beach for swimming, suitable for families with children as well.
Features of the Cabin include electric lighting with solar panel, heating with a wood-heated stove, no fireplace, no waterpipe (water must be carried from the lake or well), drinking water from a water spring, no shower, wood-heated sauna, outhouse, liquid gas hob (no oven), campfire, not electrified cottage, single cottage, rowboat, wilderness cottage, with the beach.
The wood cabin is 50 km to the ski track, 25 m to the nearest lake/river/sea, Helsinki 500 km, shopping (35km), snowmobile route (20km), bus stop (40km), neighbors (400m), and restaurant (40km). Facilities in wilderness cabins are often more modest than in holiday cottages. The wood cabin is not preheated before the customer’s arrival.
The stock of fish in Suuri Valkea includes pike, perch, roach, burbot, and even whitefish. The fisheries management fee is required if you are 18-64 years of age and will be fishing with lures or traps or crayfishing. When fishing with multiple rods, traps, and cray fishing on state-owned waters, you will always require both the fisheries management fee and a separate fishing permit from Metsahallitus. Angling with 1 rod and ice fishing is free of charge. The cabin can be reached by car during summer and winter.
Helsinki is Finland’s capital and was founded in the 16th century but the city you see today took shape in the 1800s. This was when the Russians laid out Helsinki along similar lines to St. Petersburg, with its broad streets and neoclassical mansion Suomenlinna. You can board the ferry from Kauppatori and in a few minutes you’ll be in one of the most amazing man-made places in Scandinavia, if not the world, and that is Suomenlinna, a giant maritime fortress spread across seven islands. It was put up by the Swedes in the mid-1800s to defend their eastern territories, but Helsinki was overrun by the Russians at the start of the 19th century. It’s no exaggeration to say that almost nothing has changed at Suomenlinna since then. Amid the star-shaped walls and gun positions is a small baroque settlement that is still home to 1000 people.
Seurasaari Island is another place to visit, taking up a whole island a few kilometers north of the city center is an open-air museum that has put together a collection of typical Finnish buildings from around the country. The museum is open all summer and this is when trained guides are decked in traditional garb and can tell you about life and work in rural Finland over the last 400 years.
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