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Romantic Winter Cabin with Sauna in Päijänne Tavastia (Finland)

Relax in comfort in a log cabin in southern Finland for an active winter getaway

  • Self-guided
  • Easy
  • From £830/cabin/week
  • Year-round, 4 or more days
  • Adults, Families


  • Cosy cabin for couple or small family
  • Ideal base for self-guided winter activities
  • Tranquil landscape of lakes and forest
  • Wood-burning stove
  • Wood-fired sauna
  • Just two hours from Helsinki

Description »

This cosy, recently-restored cabin with sauna and own terrace is your base for days spent playing in the snow. Fully-equipped with wood burning stove, Cabin Ebba has everything you need for your winter holiday. The cabin sleeps two persons in a double/twin room with a sofa bed for additional adult or child.

Winter activities from the cabin

Be as active as you wish, or just relax and enjoy the special atmosphere of wintertime. Photo: TET.

Winter trails are found on your doorstep and lead the way to explore the area in any way you choose, with cross country skis, skates and snowshoes available to hire as optional extras. If you are a beginner, a cross country skiing lesson is available before you head out on the trail to practise your new-found skills.

Prepared tracks over the frozen lake offer the opportunity to try the unique freedom of skating on natural ice, or you may wish to have a go at ice fishing! The cabin lies approx. 800m from the lake.

The cabin sleeps two adults in one bedroom with additional sofa bed sleeping up to one adult or two children (side by side).

Taking a winter swim

Prepared trails for cross country skiing start right from the cabin. Photo: TET.

There is also a wood-fired sauna - a very Finnish experience and the perfect to relax after a day of winter outdoor activities as the sun goes down.

The Romantic Winter Cabin with Sauna in Päijänne Tavastia is ideal for those looking for an active winter getaway with cosy accommodation.

For stays between late April and late October, the cabin also has an outdoor hot-tub, though please note this cannot be used during the winter season when temperatures are below zero.

Itinerary »


Check-in is from 16.00 on arrival day.


Please check-out latest 11.00 on departure day


Dates 2018-2020

The cabin is available for booking year round.

Season for winter activities typically mid-December to March, summer activities season May to September.

Rental periods are 8 days Saturday-Saturday for the following periods: 22.12.2018-12.01.2019, 15.06-17.08.2019 and 28.12.2019-11.01.2020.

Other durations are possible outside of these dates (min. stay 3 nights), please contact us for prices.

Check-in is from 16.00 on arrival day, please check-out latest 11.00 on departure day.


Prices 2018-2020

The cabin is available for booking year round. Season for winter activities typically mid-December to March, summer activities season May to September.

For stays spanning two price periods, the higher period price applies.

NB: Please note that bedding and towels must be added for all prices below.

Standard Prices (per cabin/week)    
03.03-16.06.2018 GBP 830 EUR 863
16.06-08.09.2018 GBP 847 EUR 880
08.09-22.12.2018 GBP 830 EUR 863
22.12.2018-12.01.2019 GBP 926 EUR 963
12.01-15.06.2019 GBP 830 EUR 863
15.06-29.06.2019 GBP 926 EUR 963
29.06-17.08.2019 GBP 847 EUR 880
17.08-28.12.2019 GBP 830 EUR 863
28.12.2019-11.01.2020 GBP 926 EUR 963
11.01-30.05.2020 GBP 830 EUR 863
Bedding and towels/person/stay GBP 20 EUR 20
Optional Extras (see description below)    
Transfer if arriving by public transport Pay locally - see below  
Cross country ski equipment/person/day GBP 25 EUR 25
Cross country ski equipment/person/week GBP 77 EUR 80
Cross country ski lesson (90 mins, first person if 1-3 persons) GBP 67 EUR 69
Cross country ski lesson (90 mins, 2nd or 3rd person) GBP 30 EUR 31
Cross country ski lesson (90 mins, per person if 4-6 persons) GBP 34 EUR 35
Ice skates/person/day GBP 5 EUR 5
Ice skates/person/week GBP 25 EUR 25
Kicksled/day GBP 10 EUR 10
Kicksled/week GBP 49 EUR 50
Snowshoes/person/day GBP 10 EUR 10
Snowshoes/person/week GBP 49 EUR 50
Ice fishing equipment/set/day GBP 10 EUR 10
Ice fishing equipment/set/week GBP 25 EUR 25
Professional photographer Arrange locally
  • Transfers: For guests travelling by public transport, taxi transfers are required (payable locally), either from Sysmä, price around €10/group (max. 4 persons) or transfer is also possible from Hartola at a cost of around €50/group (max. 4 persons).
  • Cross country ski equipment: Skis, boots and poles - classic or skating skis available. Please provide height, weight and shoe size when booking.
  • Professional photographer: It is possible to arrange for a professional photo session with a local photographer during your stay to create high-quality images to commemorate your trip and focusing on a theme of your choosing. This is arranged and booked locally.

What's Included »



  • Sleeps 2 persons in twin/double bedroom + sofa bed for additional adult or child(ren). The cabin is most suitable for up to 2 adults + 1 child, but up to 2 children can be accommodated sleeping side by side on sofa bed (note space will be limited in this case). Cot is available on request.
  • Fully-equipped kitchen for self-catering, including basic cookware, tableware, coffee machine, electric kettle, microwave, electric oven, combined fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
  • Wood-burning stove and electric radiators.
  • Firewood included.
  • Wood heated sauna.
  • Free wi-fi.
  • TV.
  • End cleaning of the cabin is included on departure.
  • NB: There is a terrace with seating area and grill which also has a hot tub, however the hot tub cannot be used during wintertime.


  • Cross country ski trails from 6 to 11 km are available from your doorstep.

Not Included

  • Travel: We do not arrange flights or domestic travel, but are happy to advise on suitable connections and assist you with any aspect of planning your journey. See under "Getting There" for general travel information.
  • Food: The cabins are fully-equipped for self-catering. The nearest shop is 4km away, 10 mins by car. NB: Please note if you choose not to have a car during your stay that you may wish to purchase all provisions for your stay before leaving Sysmä. There are no facilities where the cabins are located. It is 4km from the cabins to the nearest stores, so if you wish to replenish supplies during your stay, it is possible to walk to the stores. Alternatively, you may wish to walk in one directly and return by taxi with your shopping.

Good To Know »


Health requirements/experience:

Suitable for adults and children of all ages. You should be in general good health and enjoy the outdoors.

What makes this "Easy"?

As a self-catering cabin experience, there is great flexibility to make your stay as relaxing or active as you wish, but any activities are optional. Level of challenge of activities will vary.

NB: Perception of difficulty is very subjective. What is hard to one person may be easy for another and vice versa, depending on factors including level of fitness, age and previous experience. Weather conditions/temperatures can also dramatically affect the actual level of challenge encountered.

Equipment/clothes needed:

For information on any equipment and/or clothing included as standard for this experience, please see under "What's Included".

A detailed recommended packing list for personal items to bring will be sent with your booking documentation.

NB: We advise you not to buy equipment or clothes for your trip or to incur other non-refundable expenses such as flights until you have received confirmation of your booking from us in writing. Note of course that the most appropriate clothing to use as well as the level of challenge experienced during any outdoor activity may vary significantly depending on factors such as the time of year and the particular weather/temperature conditions during your trip.

Preparing for your trip:

For further reading, we also have a number of general information articles to get you ready for your trip, covering a wide variety of topics from what to do on a city break before/after your tour, advice on packing, eyewear for winter and considerations for female travellers.


The cottage can accommodate 2-3 persons in twin/double room + sofa bed for additional adult or child.

Eco Info

Located on an organic farm. Your local hosts use organic products on their fields and production is checked every year to meet the standards for organic farming.

This provider has a written environmental policy.

Getting There »

Detailed information on travel options to this experience will be provided in response to your enquiry. We are happy to advise on suitable connections and assist you with any aspect of planning your journey.

Please ensure that you make a booking with us first and wait for confirmation that your spaces are reserved before making any travel arrangements.

By Air:

Fly to Helsinki for train (1 hour) or bus (1 hour 15 mins) from Helsinki airport to Lahti + bus to Sysmä (1 hour 15 mins), from where transfer is available as an optional extra.

Without Flying:

Train from UK to Stockholm (Sweden) for ferry to Helsinki and onward travel to Sysmä.

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