We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
“Amazing and unique place!”
other travellers have booked this property
Main cabin entrance on an early winter afternoon during the Polar Night
Bookings for this home are first-come, first served. Lock in your dates before they are gone
Main cabin entrance on an early winter afternoon during the Polar Night
Main cabin under Northern lights Main cabin lounging and dining area
Check Availability
Request to Book
Make Enquiry
Excellent
26 reviews
Main cabin entrance on an early winter afternoon during the Polar Night
Main cabin under Northern lights
Main cabin lounging and dining area
Meals are prepared for you in the main cabin kitchen
Dinner is set
Cozy beds with supporting bottom mattress, wool-filled futon top mattress, bed linen 100% linen
One bedroom has bunk beds for 4 persons
Second bedroom with 2 beds. Towels and robes are included.
Sauna cabin under Northern lights
Sauna cabin
Traditional Finnish sauna
Sauna lounging room
Barbecue hut
Flamed salmon being prepared in barbecue hut
Your hosts, Heikki and Anna and husky girl Duffe
Piesjoki river in early June
Autumn colours in September
Reindeer live in the Paistunturi wilderness and can be spotted often on hikes all year round.
Reindeer on nearby fell
Main cabin
Early afternoon during polar night, end of December.
Northern lights are common sighting, clear skies provided!
Reindeer seen during an October hike
Off-track skiing lets you explore and create your own path! Gear and guidance provided.
Siberian t i t
March is full of light
Lapland light is always changing, re-creating the atmosphere every day
This property is not available for these dates.
Don't give up! Enquire about other rentals just like this one that are available -
Show all rentals available
Overview
Cabin -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Karigasniemi, Lapland

Reviews from our community

Excellent - based on 26 reviews
Write a Review

Reviews from our community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
English first
French first
Any
English first
YuvalBar
Tel Aviv
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
“Amazing and unique place!”
Reviewed 12 March 2017 for a stay in February 2017

Spent 4 days with our kids in "into the wild" with Heikki and Anna . enjoyed every minute.
This was certainly a unique experience . the place is so remote,getting to the cabin takes about an hour ride with a snowmobile from Karigasaniemi village . This area is the true Lapland...
no neighbors at all and no distractions...
The place suits people who seek serenity , pure nature and peace of mind while having the opportunity to combine some physical activities according to ones wishes.
Heikki took care of all we needed and took us around snowshoeing,cross country, ice fishing, building a snow cave, we watched the free reindeers herding in the area, spotted wild animals foot prints and had a wonderful sauna at the end of everyday.
Anna is a wonderful and charming woman.she prepared such delicious meals. we tasted most of the local famous lapish dishes cooked by her and Heikki.
We also had some interesting discussions with Anna and Heikki and heard and learned more about Finland and the area we visited.
The cabin is wonderfully designed and is warm and cosy and has all the facilities one needs.
The place is amazing.
It will suit a family or a group of close friends.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
12 Mar 2017
Dear Yuval,
Thank you for your kind words. It was wonderful to spend time with you in the nature as well as enjoying conversations. Warmly welcome back, Heikki and Anna
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ElaineA23...
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“It was the best experience I've ever had! My stay here was simply magical.”
Reviewed 12 March 2017 for a stay in February 2017
1
person found this review helpful

I've never felt as peaceful as I have when I was in the wilderness. My stay in this cabin is one of the most memorable experiences I've ever had so far. The place is in the middle of nowhere. It was winter so the whole place sparkles at night when the moon is out. It's magical.

We stayed here for 3 nights and 2 out of the 3 nights, we were super lucky to witness the majestic display of the northern lights. You can see it right next to the cabin! We didn't even need to chase it! All we needed to do was wait for the darkness of the night to takeover and for the clouds to clear and we were able to see it. The northern lights are amazing! It looked like thin, neon green, transparent satin dancing across the pitch black sky. It was so beautiful, truly magical.

During the day, we did skiing, snow shoeing, and sledding. My favorite part of the day were the meals. Anna and Heikki prepared all our amazing meals. Everything was delicious! Oh I also love our baths because the sauna is soooo relaxing!

They have a dog named Duffe. She's the most adorable part siberian husky, part alaskan husky in the world! She played with us and she's always with us during our day activities. I miss her dearly.

Heikki and Anna lives a very sustainable life in the wilderness. They hunt and fish for their food. They use solar and wind energy to power the cabin. During my stay in their lovely cabin, I've decided that it was the same life I want to live in maybe 5-10 years. And that's my new life goal. They inspired me. This trip truly changed my life. I actually took photos and videos of the whole place because I liked the design of the whole cabin. It was very cozy and homey.

Oh I miss this place. I'll definitely comeback maybe around spring so I can try to go hunting with Heikki or hiking and berry picking with Anna. Hope to see you three soon! :)

Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
12 Mar 2017
Dear Elaine,
Thank you for your sweet words. It's wonderful to hear about the inspiration you received during your stay. All the best on your journey towards your dreams and welcome back! Anna & Heikki
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Stephanie...
1 review
“A once in a life time experience you will want to do more than once!”
Reviewed 9 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

The cabins at Into the Wild is really situated in the wild. We were well away from any towns and experienced Lapland authentically. We were treated with warmth and our every need was catered for. Anna prepared three fresh and beautiful meals for us every day and Heikki taught us to toboggan, cross-country ski and walk on snow shoes. Our hosts made the most of every day light hour and we always felt welcome and pampered. The sauna and dressing room are exquisite and we loved running from the snow into the hot sauna where we could relax in the heat and steam. Duffa (the huskey) made us feel right at home and our hosts played in the snow with us, building snow forts, making snow lanterns and having snow fights. The Northern Lights were everything we hoped and the landscape and countryside was simply mind-blowing. We could not have had a better time.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
9 Jan 2017
Dear Stephanie, thank you for your kind words and building a snowman to watch over our lodge, still there :o)! Welcome back! Anna & Heikki
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hampshire
Reviewed 2 January 2017 for a stay in December 2016

Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Management Response
3 Jan 2017
Dear Ruth,

Thank you for your kind words! We enjoyed the time you were here - exploring the nature and having great discussions with you made the Christmas special for us too.
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC nor of its partners.
Sandra S
Switzerland
Level 1 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Memorable vacation at "Into the Wild"”
Reviewed 2 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We spent 5 memorable days at "Into the Wild" in September 2016 and enjoyed the beautiful landscape and especially the company of two warm hearted hosts, Heikki&Anna and their lovely Husky Dufe. If you really want to get away from the normal routine and the hectic times you should spend some time with them in the wilderness. The cabin "Into the Wild" is 1,5 hours away from the next village only reachable by ATV or walking. Therefore getting there was already a lot of fun. We loved the fact of having only nature around us. Our stay left nothing to be desired. They prepared delicious meals for us and we could just live in the days. Anna cooked gluten free for me and I really felt like being in heaven because I could eat everything without paying attention. We were exploring the surrounding on daily walking trips with them and while taking a break Heikki did a campfire and we could watch the reindeers walk nearby, drank freshly cooked coffee and ate grilled sausages. In the evening we relaxed in the finish sauna which is right next to the cabin.
Anna&Heikki made every day to an adventure. Thank you for these special days.

How easy was it to book the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Liked best: We enjoyed the whole stay
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
2 Oct 2016
Thank you for your kind words! It was wonderfull to share warm September days with you. Welcome again, Heikki&Anna
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kristian...
1 review
“Wilderness hike with great service before and after”
Reviewed 28 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Confirming Jukka's review below. 4-day hike in one of the most remote corners of Europe, made accessible by Heikki's high-quality service. Pick-up at airport, drop-off at head of trail, sauna & dinner at the end and transport back to airport. Heikki even diplomatically put up with our not-so-sophisticated lip & singing during the final banquet; extra points for that.

Overall condition of the property Bedding & mattresses
Kitchen & utensils Bathroom cleanliness
Other facilities & amenities Service
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
28 Sep 2016
Thanks Kristian! I enjoyed every moment of your visit. Warmly welcome back, Heikki
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
JukkaHimm...
Brussels, Belgium
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Superb hiking trip with extraordinary finale at the lodge”
Reviewed 27 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Heikki designed our gorup of nine a wonderful 4 day hike in the national park, with an excellent dinner and sauna at the end. The place is unique and extraoridnary, a luxury lodge literally in the middle of nowhere.
Even the trip with ATV back to the closest road was an uniques experience!

How easy was it to book the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
Bathroom cleanliness Other facilities & amenities
Service
Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
27 Sep 2016
Thanks Jukka! It was nice to have you and the whole group here. Enjoyed all stories and especially the singing. Warmly welcome back, Heikki
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Enter dates for more accurate prices
2 guests
Adults2
Children0
Apply
Do you own a holiday rental? List it here.
Extra income
Earn money by renting out your home. With no up-front fees and no contract, you keep more for yourself.
Easy to manage
Confirm bookings in one click and track everything from enquiry to check-out – even while you're on the go.
Trusted by travellers
With millions of reviews and protected online payments, TripAdvisor helps travellers book your home with confidence.
Set up your free listing