Malax, Ostrobothnia, Finland

Live on a lonely island and feel like an explorer - that's possible on Majorsgrund, one of the most beautiful private islands in Finland. Guests can expect beautiful nature, breathtaking sunsets, northern lights and unique tranquility.

Majorsgrund is located off the coast of western Finland, about 600 kilometers south of the Arctic Circle - midnight sun included. With a length of around 250 meters and a width of around 120 meters, the island is perfect for exploring on foot.

Majorsgrund offers up to 16 guests an unforgettable adventure in the happiest country in the world. The island was first mentioned in 1912 and was a state lottery win in 1930. Since then there have been three owners. The hosts Timo and Jannis Pohl rent two recently renovated houses on Majorsgrund - but always exclusively. The log house "Aurinko", which was built in 1991, accommodates up to 10 guests on 90 square meters and two floors. Log cabin "Meri" was built in 1953 and has 60 square meters of space for up to 6 guests. The furnishings in the houses are typically Scandinavian. A fireplace and lots of light that streams into the rooms make the accommodation a cozy hideaway.

Timo had the idea of buying an island when he was a child. He found Majorsgrund through a Hamburg island broker. After an inspection and confirmation of purchase with a handshake, he finally bought it. Timo and Jannis' long-term idea was to create a self-sufficient place - also to convince guests to pay more attention to the environment.

Rooms + Rates

per night
entire housefrom399 €


ArchitectureThe log houses are made of wood. A stock of over 350 trees was used for this. The Biolan toilets and also the water treatment systems come from Finnish companies.

FoodThe island is typically offered as self-catering island/accommodation. A shopping service is available on request. A deli in Malax also sells locally sourced fish and meat. Food waste (fruit and vegetables) are disposed of in the compost. Garbage is separated and properly disposed of by the island manager after departure. Guests also receive a homemade island jam upon arrival (all ingredients are island sourced).

The island administrators are practically the neighbors and live in Malax. On request, they can use the island free of charge in the off-season.

EnvironmentThe electricity generation of the property comes exclusively from solar panels and wind turbines. Drinking water is obtained by two chemical-free seawater treatment plants. There are Biolan dry toilets, waste separation and professional disposal and only biodegradable soaps and detergents (e.g. from Everdrop). The firewood comes from our own forest and up to 50 seedlings are planted every year. The property is also part of the STF program for sustainable tourism in Finland. An island book (available on site in German and English) describes, among other things, the philosophy of the accommodation. There are also hourglasses, which indicate the water consumption per minute (e.g. when showering).

Well-BeingThe island has its own sauna house with sauna and relaxation room. There is also a designated yoga space. Various therapies could also be organized upon request. Apart from that, you can swim, fish, stand-up paddle, forest bathe, hike or paint on Majorsgrund - everything that contributes to mental and physical well-being. North of the island is also the UNESCO World Heritage Kvarken Archipelago and the provincial capital Vaasa is only about 20 kilometers away.


  • Robinson Crusoe feeling on one of the most beautiful private islands in Finland
  • Located off the spectacular coast of western Finland - one of the sunniest regions in Finland
  • Enjoy peace and untouched nature
  • With a length of around 250 meters and a width of around 120 meters, the island is perfect for exploring on foot
  • The UNESCO World Heritage Kvarken Archipelago begins within sight
  • Perfect for fishing, swimming, rowing, doing yoga or just enjoying the silence and nature

Private island2 housesOwn cooking facilitiesChildren welcomeWi-Fino disabled accessno PoolPets allowed


  • Two log cabins on private island for up to 14 people (+ 2 children)
  • Log house "Aurinko" with 10 beds, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and terrace
  • Log cabin "Meri" with 6 beds, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom and loggia
  • 30 m2 sauna house with relaxation room and outdoor shower
  • Reggae Beach Bar with refrigerator and music system right on the island's sandy beach
  • SUP boards, kayaks, fishing gear and a 4hp boat are available for guests to use
  • Boat transfer to and from the island included in the rental price
  • Pets on request
  • Exclusive bookings only


Zwar haben die Geschwister schon im Kindesalter erzählt, sich mal später eine eigene Insel kaufen zu wollen, doch nie gedacht, dass dies auch wirklich passieren würde. Erst recht nicht in Finnland. Sie kannten das Land, in dem laut aktuellem World Happiness Report die glücklichsten Menschen leben, von früheren Skiaufenthalten in Lappland. Es stand jedoch nicht wirklich auf dem Wunschzettel für eine Ferienimmobilie. Doch Timo hatte sich in das Eiland bereits auf den Fotos verliebt und als es dann für die beiden vor dem Kauf zum Probeübernachten nach Majorsgrund ging, war es endgültig um sie geschehen. Sie waren von Westfinnland fasziniert, dem Bottnischen Meerbusen, in dem die Privatinsel liegt und der zur sonnenreichsten Region des Landes gehört und auch von der nahe gelegenen Stadt Vaasa. Die Stadt ist bekannt für das Kvarken-Archipel, das als einziges finnisches Naturerbe auf der von der UNESCO geführten Welterbe-Liste steht., February 2023

Wer skandinavisches Flair spüren möchte, versucht es am besten mit Majorsgrund vor der Küste Westfinnlands. Die Webseite verspricht echtes Robinson-Crusoe-Feeling. Bis zu zehn Gäste finden auf der 240 Meter langen und 110 Meter breiten Insel Platz, die sich somit leicht zu Fuß erkunden lässt. Zusätzlicher Pluspunkt: Das UNESCO-Welterbe Kvarken-Archipel liegt quasi vor der Haustür. Ist einem das Inselchen doch zu einsam oder das Selbstversorger-Dasein zu umständlich, bietet sich eine Stippvisite in die Stadt Vaasa an, die sich ganz in der Nähe befindet., February 2023
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Rooms + Rates

per night
entire housefrom399 €

Location + Directions

By car

From Vaasa it takes about 30 minutes by car to the pier where you will be picked up and taken to the island (33 km). An airport transfer can also be organized on request (approx. 160 euros for 8 people). From Tampere it takes about 3.5 hours to drive to Vaasa (240 km), from Helsinki it is about 5 hours by car (423 km). Further information on how to get here can be found on the website.

With public transport

There are several daily train connections from Helsinki to Vaasa. Depending on the connection, the travel time is approx. 4 hours. From the train station in Vaasa it is then approx. 25 minutes by car/rental car/taxi. There is also the possibility to take the ferry to Vaasa.