The first guests came to Iloranta in the summer of 1937 when the film “Niskavuoren naiset” (The Women of Niskavuoren) was filmed in the village. The first Finnish film that was also shown in America and addressed the generational conflicts of the time. The film people were accommodated in the houses of the village without further ado. Since then, guests have kept coming in the summer, primarily from the region or school classes.
Since 2015, guests from abroad have also been coming, and Samu Lescelius is now the fourth generation to take care of them. The surrounding forests, the large lake, the many outdoor activities, the tranquility and the minimal light pollution make this place very special. Delicious food and regular sauna sessions - typical for Finland - ensure immediate relaxation. There are even four different saunas here. And right after the sauna, the lake invites you to cool down - in winter there is even an ice hole for the brave.
The cottages are the old farmhouses that have been rebuilt as sustainably as possible. Inside and out, they are primarily made of wood and furnished in a simple Scandinavian style. In the main building there is a very informal restaurant with fresh breakfast or delicious grilled fish in the evening. In the bright summer nights you would like to stay outside forever and enjoy the untouched nature around the campfire. An adventure holiday for young and old is guaranteed here.
FoodMost of the food on offer is organic. Apples, vegetables, berries and mushrooms are grown and picked locally. The fish are caught directly in the lake. Here you will find healthy, traditional and tasty full board. The specialties are homemade bread, homemade cheese and crayfish.
The employees Fahri, Kati and Lilli have been working in Iloranta for over 20 years. The staff is trained annually. As a large company in the region, Iloranta is heavily involved in many infrastructure projects and social projects for children and pensioners.
EnvironmentReducing energy consumption, recycling, separating waste and using water wisely are part of everyday life in Finland. Attention is paid to nature here, as most Finns also live in the middle of nature or from it.
(Sustainable Travel Finland)
(Ecological and Agricultural Tourism)
It takes about 2 hours to drive from Helsinki to Iloranta (143 km). From Tampere it takes about 1 hour (76 km) and from Turku it takes about 2.5 hours to Iloranta (197 km). The exact address can be found on the website.
The nearest cities are Lahti and Hämeenlinna. From Helsinki you can take a train or bus to Hämeenlinna and from there take a bus to Hauho. From there a pick-up can be organized to Iloranta (8 km).
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