Traditional Finnish Midsummer Experience

Celebrate summer solstice with us

Enjoy traditional Finnish Midsummer celebration, experience the centle heat of smoke sauna, refreshing swim in the forest pond and an authentic Finnish dinner cooked on open fire.

We help you to make a lovely flower crown for yourself

Finnish Midsummer is full of verdancy, magic and sunlight

At Kettukallio Experience farm we celebrate traditional Finnish Midsummer with a smoke sauna, refreshing swim, bonfire and tasty grilled food. You will hear stories about Finnish Midsummer traditions and magic. We help you to make a flower crown for yourself to enable "swim like Tove Jansson" (author of Moomin books) in a forest pond if wanted.

After having a relaxing sauna, it´s time to barbecue. Finland is a haven of clean and pure air, water and food and the long summer days have enhanced the aromas of vegetables and berries. We´ll enjoy a very traditional Midsummer dinner cooked on open fire and served outside. Sausages are made by local producer.

Finns have celebrated Midsummer with a bonfire (kokko) for decades. You are able to be part of this old tradition and have some tasting dessert at the same time. We´ll admire the incredible Midsummer sunlight: sun is never really going down but changing colour from bright sunlight into warm, reddish-yellow light.

Bonfire, kokko, has a long history in Finland

Fall in love with Finnish Midsummer

We have had few Japanese media persons visiting us and we would like to give you chance to get familiar on our sight trough Japanese camera lens.

- 99 pages long article of Finland Midsummer 2019
- Video "Summer Solstice" (long version, about 10 minutes)
- Video "Summer Solstice" (short version, about 3 minutes)

It´s okay to fall in love with Finnish Midsummer!

Dinner time: fresh salad and vegetables and sausages from local producer

Finnish Midsummer is full of verdancy and bird singing

Excursion facts

Duration: 6 hours or with transportations from Helsinki 8-9 hours.

Location: Distance from Helsinki ~70 km, from the centre of Lohja 15 km.

Address: Joenpellontie 145, 08480 Lohja

Group Size: for groups (min 8. - max.16) and it has to be booked 2 weeks earlier

Availability: From June 14th to June 30th

Guided: Guidance languages Finnish and English

Price: 1190€/ 8 persons, extras 90€/ person, Transportation 480€

What´s included:

- All foods:

  • starters (a gravlax snack and a spruce tip drink)

  • traditional Finnish Midsummer dinner (locally produced sausages, local vegetables and potato salad) with non-alcoholic drinks

  • dessert (coffee or tea cooked on fire and pancakes with berries and ice cream)

- Making flower crowns

- Having a smoke sauna and a hot tub, towels, soaps and shampoos

- Midsummer bonfire

Please note: Participants are advised to wear comfortable and warm clothing and good shoes. You need also a swimming suite.

Optional extras: Transportation and accommodation in the hotel Casthaus Lohja

How to get there: Kettukallion Elämystila is located 74km from Helsinki and the ride takes 1,5h. Not very good public transportation to this destination.