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Travel to Lapland

Come and discover authentic Lapland, far from mass tourism for an unforgettable experience and stay.

For over 15 years we have been offering best travel tours in Lapland for nature lovers who are looking for immersive trips and extraordinary tailor-made holidays including accommodation, meals and activities.

We are located beyond the Arctic Circle, 1 hour away from Rovaniemi airport in a magical place 7 km south from the town of Kemijärvi.

Our accommodation is an old school renovated and transformed into a cozy nest that can accommodate up to 10 people or also proposed as bedrooms.

It’s a magical and warm place that your hosts will make you love. We speak several languages including French, English and Finnish and will be able to organize your stay and your activities according to your wishes.

Come discover Lapland through this place steeped in history where we welcome you with joy and good humor draped in white.

Come and listen to the snow fall!

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Breathtaking landscapes

Accommodation in Lapland for 10 people

Our Accommodation

Old wooden school, renovated, can accommodate 10 people in 3 large bedrooms and a gymnasium converted into a dormitory, a favorite place for children and teenagers.

You will thus have a private living space of 300 m2 for your well-being.

You can book the entire mansion or indivual bedrooms with services.

Organization of your trip in Lapland including typical Lapland activities

Organize your Lapland Tour

We are here to help you organize your stay, fulfill your desire for discovery by choosing your activities and answer all your practical questions for this journey to the far north.

We know how to adapt to your budget by offering you a tailor-made trip.

Discovery of Finnish Lapland


Kemijärvi is one of the northernmost towns in Finland, located north of the Arctic Circle.

Come and discover this feeric place, a little paradise on earth where time seems to have stood still.

A unique experience of a lifetime.

Authentic Lapland accommodation for 10 to 12 people.

Your trip to Lapland

Come and discover the magic of Lapland, far from the beaten track of mass tourism.

Imagine yourself in a breathtaking winter landscape, where nature stretches as far as the eye can see, immaculate and unspoilt.

We invite you to an authentic stay. Share priceless moments with local communities.

Take a break from your noisy and tiring daily life and come discover this Sami people who are closer to us than we imagine.

Whether you want to adventure on a dog sled through snowy forests, let yourself be enchanted by the song of the Northern Lights or simply warm up around a fire under a starry sky, your trip to Lapland offers you an escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern world.

We have redeveloped the Halosenranta school to welcome you there, designing it as a place of exchange and discovery of a unique and original region, a true symbiosis between man and his medium. Here there are no factories, hotels full of tourists, pollution, noise. Come and listen to the snow fall.

A trip to Lapland with excellent value for money

Excellent value

We offer excellent value for money and will work with you to find the best options for your travel budget.

Our accommodation is worth a very good price for a complete family

Ideal for families

Large accommodation for one or two families with children or a whole group of friends

Welcoming hosts who know how to make you feel at home.


Small, family-run structure, your host will know how to put you at ease, make friends to share good times.

A wide range of activities for an authentic stay in Finnish Lapland

Many activities

Dog sledding, reindeer rides, Northern Lights, snowmobiling, a huge range of activities available.

An enchanting place on a 2-hectare private estate

Finnish Lapland

We are in a preserved area of Lapland, close to the lakes in a private domain of 5 acres.

Your hosts  will cook good dishes for you with local products


Your hosts are gourmets and will cook good dishes for you with excellent fresh local products.

When are you coming ? Consult the available stays and book online
suitable accommodation for a trip to Lapland for a family or a group of friends

Perfect for couples, families or friends

Large accommodation to accommodate a family or a group of friends (300m2, 3 bedrooms + a dormitory room which is also a fully equipped independent loft)

Enjoy large common areas, a team kitchen, sauna, exteriors with a Lappish hut, and parking.

Friendliness and traditions

After your excursions, find yourself in a cocoon of conviviality to taste typical dishes in the warmth.

Attentive hosts who will guide you throughout your lapland troip and help you discover local traditions.

A friendly stay in Lapland
Many activities with a guide in French

The experience of your life

Alone with our advice or with your hots-guide (French, English), leave with lasting memories of your trip to Lapland after activities in the far north.

We will be able to advise you on how to organize your stay according to your tastes and desires for discovery.

Northern lights above our accommodation

Destination: Finnish Lapland

Set off on a magical quest for the Northern Lights, experience the excitement of a dog sled ride, explore the splendour of Finland's winter panoramas by snowmobile, and dive into exploring Lapland on an extraordinary adventure.

Whether it's a visit to official Santa's home or an adventure to the far north, these few nights spent on your own or on a full-board basis will be among your favourite memories.

How about a dog-sleigh ride ?


Finnish Lapland is a true winter paradise, allowing you to organize a multi-activity trip full of adventure and wonder. In the heart of these vast snowy expanses, you can enjoy unique experiences, such as dog sledding, snowmobiling, horseback riding or reindeer sledding.

If you prefer tranquility, snowshoe hikes allow you to explore the wild nature of the region while discovering the serenity of Lapland. Snowboard enthusiasts will also enjoy cross-country skiing, with its kilometers of well-maintained trails that take you through snow-covered coniferous forests.

travelers also come to enjoy Lapland in summer, a magical place for hikers, visiting national parks like Pyhä, Salla or Oulanka, mountain biking, paddle boarding, horseback riding, swimming or fishing on the lakes; the possibilities are endless.

Below are some classic examples and check out our stays and our activities page.

We will help you plan your stay by choosing activities according to your tastes and your budget to best prepare your trip. It is also always possible to decide on site but at the risk of no longer having availability.

Sleigh ride pulled by dogs

A magical winter dog sled adventure awaits you!

Hunting for the Northern Lights
Northern Lights

Go hunting for the Northern Lights and let yourself be enchanted by the celestial spectacle of Finland.

Glide through the snowy landscapes of Lapland aboard a sleigh pulled by reindeer and become Santa Claus in his sleigh yourself.

A sleigh ride pulled by reindeer

Explore the wilds of Lapland in complete tranquility on snowshoe hikes, a winter adventure with the soothing pace of Finland's Arctic world

Snowshoe hikes in the wide open spaces of snow-covered forests of Lapland
visit to Santa's village in Finland

The official Santa Claus Village is one of the favorite tourist activities that no one wants to miss when leaving for Christmas; aimed at the youngest.

Cross-country skiing, Nordic skiing and alpine skiing in the Lapland mountains

Enjoy the pleasures of cross-country skiing with your family on trails in magical nature and hurtle down the snowy slopes on alpine skis in the magnificent landscape of Lapland.

Questions & Answers to prepare for your trip to the Arctic Circle

Questions & Answers about my trip to Lapland

Many of you ask us questions about your future trip to Lapland: what is the best season? is it dark 24 hours a day ? Will I see the Northern Lights ? What to put in my suitcase ? How do I dress so as not to suffer from the cold ?

We have therefore made a guide for your trip to Lapland which answers most of the questions that travelers ask before booking a stay in the polar circle.

You can also contact us to organize your stay and we will answer all your unanswered questions.

Our accommodation is located near Kemijärvi. Click here to see our location on Google Maps.

A reindeer in its natural environment in Lapland
Dog sledding in a forest in Finnish Lapland
A typical Lapland landscape with snow enveloping the vegetation
The porch of the former Halosenranta school, renovated and converted into private tourist accommodation
Fabulous northern lights from the Lapland sky with an aurora borealis
Superb Lapland scenery
Sunrise over a Lappish forest
Rafting the rapids of a Lapland river
Real Lappish Kota on our property
We offer budget holidays for families
Snowmobile ride in the Lapland forest
You can travel to Lapland with children

Some testimonials from our customers

Here is an extract from the reviews left by our customers on the site or on the platforms.

Pierre and Marja were adorable. We really enjoyed our stay in Halosenranta, especially when we found our Christmas tree in the forest! Both hosts were very easy to contact and assured us we had everything we needed. What a nice place. (Australia)


What an amazing accommodation, it was totally perfect for our family of 6 children.

The house felt like home and the children loved the gymnasium where the boys slept. The rooms were spacious and comfortable.

The kitchen was after a trip to the supermarket. The grounds were huge and so beautiful. The outdoor sauna and kota were really fun.

As for Marja and Pierre, they are the most incredible and loving wonderful people. They were so kind and helpful. They helped with husky and reindeer walks and car rentals and trains/buses. Real human angels who made our vacation even more special. I will always love cooking sausages with Pierre over a wood fire. They cooked us a delicious meal for New Year's Eve and welcomed us like family. Thank you so much. You touched our hearts xx. (London)


Marja and Pierre have a very special place! We loved our stay over Christmas and Marja and Pierre did everything to ensure we had a fabulous stay. Santa, Christmas feast, sauna, sausages and fire, Lego for the kids, answering countless questions before we arrived and once there. Nothing was too much trouble. The house was large, clean and warm. A lot of space. Close to town but remote so you need to travel for Huskies, skiing, etc. (1 to 1.5 hours).

We highly recommend, we much prefer this experience to busy, touristy, commercial areas. Thank you!


This place is a gem! A wonderful place to relax in Lapland. The old school is a unique and very Finnish experience. The space is clean, well equipped and large in size. Our children loved staying in the old gymnasium, ideal for playing and sleeping. We were able to create our own cross-country ski trail around the yard and woods. Very special historic sauna. Drive to Pyhä for those wanting a ski day trip.


We had a wonderful New Year's week nestled in this beautiful house on the outskirts of the town of Kemijärvi. Everything about the house was perfect and our hosts made us feel right at home. The ambiance, the hospitality, an excellent tour guide not to mention the chef's talented cuisine. The location of the house was ideal, quiet but only a short drive to ski resorts/national parks etc. We highly recommend and will certainly come back again.


We stayed with 2 families of 9 in total including 5 children from 4 to 8 years old.Dad and Maria picked us up at the station and went to Santa's village as we wanted.

I arrived at the accommodation and received a daily welcome with traditional handmade Lapland dishes. There are free children for free. It was Christmas, and we had a valuable experience to take a tree in the woods and decorate it with a real tree that we brought home. We went into the sauna and made sausages and marshmallows while everyone was surrounded by firewood. Unfortunately we didn't We couldn't see the northern lights at the time of our stay, but they showed us the northern lights videos from the room. I felt a lot of love and love for nature, beautiful rooms and hospitality of you two, and I had a great time. When they returned to Helsinki, they wanted to go back to Pape. It became a lifelong memory. I really want to see Pape and Maria again one day.


We had a great time spending this New Year's holiday at Pierre's.

Pepé contacted us all day during our long journey from Russia to Lapland. When we arrived, he welcomed us with a delicious mushroom soup.

Every day he surprised us with another delicious food, homemade bread, salmon, etc. Our noisy kids were super happy when Pier offered to drive his snowmobile!

Amazing atmosphere, great people and unforgettable vacation. Thank you so much ! ! !


You will find Pierre (Pope) and Maria the most welcoming hosts kind and most welcoming. They do more than you would expect to make you feel comfortable and at home and are especially kind to young bones.


very nice, provided delicious dinner and sauna, very warm and friendly

Pierre's house (converted from the school) is huge and clean. All the rooms are superb with comfortable beds. Completed house with sufficient toilets and bathrooms. Pierre helped us book some activities like huskies sledding, ice fishing, snowmobiles with a reasonable price. We also rented snowshoes and walked behind the forest. Of course we tried the best sauna right outside the house. Pierre is also a good cook. We highly recommend Maison Pierre to everyone. Pierre's house is located in Kemijärvi, about 85 km from Rovaniemi. We took an intercity train from Helsinki to Kemijärvi, Pierre organized the pickup at Kemijärvi station. Train station just a few km from his house.

Chee Ken

One word to describe the host: awesome. Pierre was always helpful, from arrival, during the stay and until the last minutes of departure. He helped us with advice on where to go and what to do and provided us with everything we needed. I had good dining experiences and good sauna and kota experiences. It was a good stay for families with young children, no problem with the noise they make and the mess. Pierre and his wife made our 5 day stay most enjoyable and it was one of the best Airbnb experiences I have had so far. We had our own transportation, the place is a bit far from the city center, but that's what makes the place quiet and peaceful. Great for single tourists to complete families, you will feel the good atmosphere and support from the host.


It's a very good stay. Papa Louise is very nice. The house is far from the city center, but it is a much more traditional Finnish environment and Pape Louise is always ready to provide transportation. I would say this is the best Airbnb experience I've had.


Papé and Maria are excellent hosts. They not only open the doors of their house, but also their lives, their experiences... They make you feel at home and are very attentive to everything you might need. A wonderful experience. Everything: big and small (4 adults and 3 children) we felt very good at Pierre's place. We stayed 3 nights and it was an excellent cultural meeting and exchange. We recommend 100%. We repeat it with our eyes closed.


Louis is a generous man who has a passion for serving all its travelers! He showed us lots of amazing places and also made fantastic home cooked meals! We used the cottage in the courtyard to barbecue on our own, and at no extra cost. To be honest, this place is lovely and quiet. Many beautiful memories stayed there!


My friends and I spent almost a week in Kemijärvi in this cozy old school, converted into an apartment. The place itself was satisfactory and our host, Papé, tried to do everything for us. He suggested several interesting programs, and he was lucky enough to offer discounted prices for some activities. Also, he came snowshoeing with us around the house and showed a nice place to hike. In the evening we had the chance to feel how real the wooden sauna is, and after that we made makkara around the fireplace. Last night he prepared typical Finnish food for us, which contained for example reindeer, salmon. Overall, we were happy with the accommodation and service Papé provided us!


My friends and I really enjoyed our 3 night stay in Kemijarvi. The house is clean and comfortable. Thanks to Papé, Païve and Marja, they are the most friendly, welcoming and helpful hosts ever. They find all kinds of ways to make our stay comfortable. They are always ready to help whenever we need it. Plus, they're also very interesting people. We had a great stay, listening to their stories and laughing, like family. On the last day they prepared traditional Finnish dishes for us: reindeer meat, smoked salmon and lemon meringue. The dishes were delicious and we had a great night there.

Papé is also a very professional and passionate tourist guide. He gave us suggestions and advice on activities to do. He also drove us to do activities like snowmobiling, dog sledding, reindeer feeding, etc. We don't need to worry much about the itinerary because he has plans for us.

Jan Va

I must say that I had an unforgettable vacation with my friends here because I met two angels - the owner, Mr. Pierre, and his wife. They treated us with care and prepared delicious local food for us, I still remember the taste of reindeer and cupcakes until now. I think Pierre is not only an owner to us, but also a professional guide and a lovely friend. He led us to visit the whole town of Kemijarvi and Santa village; we were all shocked by the splendid snowy landscape. His wife is a lovely lady who loves artists and she prepared a wooden sauna and mulled red wine for us, which is an enthusiastic experience. Certainly, the spacious, warm and exquisite house cannot be ignored. There is a tent in front of the house where we had dinner together. To sum up, it's an amazing place. If you go there, you will get a fantastic souvenir. If you have free time, we will come back, thank you Pierre and Maiya~ we miss you.


Excellent welcome, very friendly host. Extremely pleasant setting, both practical because it is only an hour from Rovaniemi, and exotic because of the location of the house in the heart of Finnish Lapland. An experience highly recommended by the ten travelers who were received.


Charmed by this place by our hosts as well as the actors of the tourism (the husky breeder, a strong guy, and this Sami farmer who breeds reins) all welcomed us with kindness. A true shaman who could have done better but the essential was there. Meal with our host Pierre - Louis, Maria, Sirka was very friendly and a superb atmosphere then wood-fired sauna or perfect electric sauna. A big thank you to Pierre, Maria for, among other things, this bath in the frozen lake and to Sirka for his pastries that delighted young and old alike.


Group trip, wonderful stay, welcomed by our host who gave us a great program that knew how to adapt. an outstanding cook... a big thank you to Pierre and big kisses to Sirca. The Swiss Sweet team


This year, our friends and we decided to celebrate the New Year in Lapland. We were very lucky to spend 4 unforgettable days in Louis-Pierr's house. From the first moment, this house felt like home to us.

The house is large and at the same time full of warmth and comfort. Our group of 8 people was comfortably located there. The house is very clean, has everything you need. Magnificent interior, there are many interesting and authentic objects.

Very peaceful place with beautiful nature around.

The location is excellent. 10 minutes from the town of Kemijarvi by car, 40 minutes from the village of Santa Clause, 1 hour from Rovaniemi, 1 hour from Puha resort (skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiles).

The owner of the house Louis - Pierr is a very welcoming, cheerful and interesting person. He is easy to reach and always willing to help. It is a pleasure to communicate with him. Louis-Pierr is also a wonderful cook. On the day we arrived, he prepared a delicious mushroom soup for us, and on the day we left, an excellent chocolate dessert. We all decided it was a fabulous winter vacation. We hope to return to this accommodation.

Merci Louis - Pierr!



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