“We didn't really know what to expect from this vacation. It turn out to be our most unforgettable. We got a new house in the heart of the lakes land of Finland. A lake was nearby the house and we couldn't believe that it's all private with a Sauna nearby. The kids could stay in the lake for the whole vacation. We actually started and finished almost every day by swimming, sailing or fishing in the lake. Besides, we visited the nearby city of Jyvaskyla and traveled to other attractions in Tampere and in the surrounding area. Beasides. We got many good idea's from the great family that helped us a lot to find places that we couldn't reach other-way. We of course, got back our house exactly as we left it, up to the tiny details. The pictures we took in this vacation caused many of our friends to ask for details about the place and Finland. We definitely recommend it for anyone who seek a different nature vacation than traveling to the well known touristic places.”
FR: Johanna's reviewsFR: As a host FR: (3)
“We had a great time in Finland. Super friendly people. Big thanks and hugs to Liisa and Roger! It was fantastic.”
“This was a really relaxing holiday and just what we needed. We live near a busy city so coming to a quiet lakeside location with a boat we could use and nice nearby walks was perfect. Johanna's family live right next to her parent's house and it is her parent's house which is on the water but despite walking through their garden to the lake we were made to feel incredibly welcome. We were invited to a BBQ and able to use their sauna etc and Johanna's mum even took us out in the car for a lovely lakeside walk. They made our holiday even more special and we felt that we made some lovely friends from this exchange too. If like me, you get bitten by insects, do put on the repellent. We were lucky enough to go during a beautiful spell of hot sunny weather but you do need to watch for the mosquitoes and horse flies especially on the lake. I really recommend this lovely family to exchange with and all the delights that lakeside living in Finland has to offer! ”
Where is it?
Our house is in a very peaceful location, but not in the middle of nowhere. The village is 1,5 km from our house where you can find all the essentials.
You can leave straight from the home for lovely walks in the forest, horse riding, canoeing, mountain biking trails, fishing and frisbee golf. In wintertime you can go skiing, ice skating and sledging. In the area there are a lot of lakes. http://uurainen.fi/fi/208/Uurainen+in+English
1km. from our house there is a beautiful old vicarage where you can go horse riding, canoeing and in the summer there is a coffee shop. They have a facebook page: Marjoniementila oy if you would like to see photos.
The town of Jyväskylä is 30 min. drive. There you can do lots of shopping, climbing adventure park between the trees, downhill biking, downhill skying in winter, swimming pools, boat trips, dining... For more information you can go to http://www.laajis.fi/en/kesa/
www.jyvaskylanseutu.fi/travel and www.centralfinland.net
In other nearby towns Saarijärvi and Laukka there's also a park for children with all kind off fun activities and petting zoo. Other activities like rafting, bowling, golf, swimming,... all about 30 min. drive.
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