Visatupa - Hostel and apartments in the Middle of Lapland


Welcome to Visatupa - a unique country holiday place at a modern dairy cattle farm. Location next to a beautiful lake in the middle of countryside and forest gives you a good opportunity to enjoy a peaceful break during your travel.

Visatupa is a 40 years old family enterprise located in the very middle of Finnish Lapland, 80 km north from Rovaniemi and 50 km south from Sodankylä close to the road E75. It takes less than 1 hour to reach Santa Claus Village or Rovaniemi airport, and Rovaniemi city is just 10 minutes further.

Visatupa has beds for a total of 50 people.

Warmly welcome!

Middle of nature

Lakeside sauna

Cosy apartments

Dorm beds

Traditional Lappish meals

Peace & Quiet


Beautiful lake

The farm lies on the beautiful Saarijärvi lake. In the summer, you can swim in it, or take a boat and go fishing. In the winter a hole through the ice is open, so after sauna you can dip in the cold water instead of rolling in the snow. It's also a perfect spot to observe northern lights.

Northern lights - Aurora Borealis

You can see northern lights just when you step outside of the house. Lack of street lights give you a good possibility to see this wonderful nature phenomena between September and March. Best place to watch them is on the lake where are no trees blocking the view to the northern sky.

Gifts of nature

Surrounding nature gives us berries, mushrooms, fishes, elk and reindeer meat. Our farm offer vegetables, herbs, beef meat and milk & cream.
From these ingredients we prepare our delicious and plentiful meals, which are served in the buffet table in the main building.

akari hostel review

"One of the most beautiful and cozy places in the world! The host is super nice and you can spend a relaxing time in Lapland."


Google review

Rauhallinen ja kelkkailuystävällinen sijainti. Hyvä hinta/laatusuhde. Reittejä ja kelkkauria vähän joka ilmansuuntiin.


Facebook Review

"The best hostel in Lapland! You can relax here. The owner is friendly and helpful. The sauna by the lake with a swimming hole is unique. We've been here for the fifth time and we'll definitely come back."


Google review

Suosittelen ❤️ Yrittäjäperheellä arvot kohillaan ja sydän mukana siinä mitä tekevät. Toivottavasti nähdään pian uudelleen ?


Facebook Review
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"This hostel was voted best in Finland in 2012 and it keeps being a heaven. Owners' Family are super friendly and lots of activities for free in this farm"

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Tripadvisor review

"Extremely friendly people, delicious food, clean and comfortable rooms. We enjoyed the wonderful nature of Lapland in quiet and peaceful surroundings. Saw northern lights as well. Great lakeside sauna!"


Facebook review

"Amazing place, very kind people, comfortable room and good price! Definitely I will come back. And very sweet cat."


Facebook review

5.0/5 on tripadvisor
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4.8/5 on Google
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4.9/5 on facebook
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