Villa Vasa is a new, magnificent very high quality villa with its own sauna, its own hot tube (extra charge) and a high level of equipment. Villa Vasa is located right next to Reindeer Farm Porohaka (same owners), so you can easily combine a reindeer farm visit with excursions. If you want to relax in the middle of nature by the lake and admire the nature and the amount of light from the magnificent high window, this place is for you. You can get here by car or taxi.

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The story of Villa Vasa

When we were planning to build Villa Vasa, we had many ideas for future guests. Before construction, we had opened our reindeer farm to tourists a couple of years ago. We wanted that when our reindeer farm guests come here to the middle of nature, they could be at peace and participate in the reindeer farm programs, enjoy nature, enjoy good company and be as much as possible with nature.

Did you know that the Finnish word “vasa” means a newborn or a reindeer less than a year old? We wanted our accommodation to be a natural part of Reindeer Farm Reindeer.

That is why we built Villa Vasa. Villa Vasa is built in a particularly scenic location by the lake. The building has large windows so you can enjoy the magnificent lake and forest view as much as possible. If you are lucky you can see Auroras dancing in the sky. The nearest inhabited house is our reindeer farm located 400 meters away. So you have a lot of privacy and peace. When you come here you will find that the area is very sparsely populated and a wilderness area.

In Villa Vasa’s material choices, we wanted to make only high-quality choices so that the reindeer farm’s programs and accommodation were both of high quality. We wanted Villa Vasa to have all the amenities and equipment to make it easy for anyone to come here and find all the necessary equipment.

We wanted the spaces large and spacious to make it comfortable for families or other groups to enjoy the company, the scenery and the fireplace. We wanted a large patio area to bring more space. And large windows so you can watch the sunrise and sunset. In mid-winter, of course, that is not possible because the sun does not rise at all. But even then, the reflection of light is great. Even then it is not dark.

We wanted high-quality interior materials and individual furniture as an appreciation for our guests. On the wall of the living room are ox horns (a male reindeer) that are over 80 years old and belonged to Jukka’s grandfather.

From the windows of the sauna inside Villa Vasa, you can admire the lake landscape and think about whether you dare to visit rolling in snow like Finnish people use to do.

Villa Vasa’s main building material is certified and responsibly felled Finnish wood. The building is very energy efficient and warm over the year. The windows are triple glazed. The form of heating is an energy-efficient water-air heat pump. The building has automatic central heating. The lighting is implemented with LED technology.

Firewood is from our own forest. There are recycling bins for waste. The premises have mechanical ventilation with heat recovery. Therefore, the indoor air is fresh and yet energy efficient. Even in temperatures – 30-40 C it is always warm inside and in the Finnish way you can walk inside the houses with your socks or barefoot.  Villa Vasa has underfloor heating and the floor is pleasantly warm. The fireplace is built to create an atmosphere and not so much for heating.

The water at Villa Vasa comes from a natural spring located on the farm’s land. The water is absolutely potable and the quality of the water is checked regularly.

Bed linen is naturally included in the accommodation. Villa Vasa has one bathroom / toilet and another separate toilet.

Downstairs are two bedrooms. Upstairs there is an attic area with two single beds and a sofa bed. A children’s travel cot is also available free of charge.

About one kilometer away is a shed (covered fireplace) built for our guests (covered fireplace), which is for private use only. There are firewood, sausage sticks and other supplies. You can walk along the path to the shed both in summer and winter enjoying the peace of nature. There is no extra charge for using the shed and firewood.

There is a free sledge for downhill skiing. You can use ice fishing equipments for free, but you can also buy a guided fishing program if you wish. You also have access to traditional Finnish propellers (kicking sledges). You can book a guided private snowmobile, ice fishing or reindeer tour by contacting Katja by email. It is a good idea to book activities immediately after booking to make sure the program is available at the time you want.

Villa Vasa has a full kitchen with cooking utensils, so you can be sure to prepare breakfast or other dishes. Tableware is for 10 people. Please note that the nearest grocery store (small, very limited selection) is about 20 km away in Meltaus. There is another larger grocery store 35 km away. There is no public transport in the area. We recommend to buy all things in the center of Rovaniemi.

The owners of Villa Vasa always welcome all guests and guide you to get started. Even during your stay, support is close by if needed.

Amenities provided by the property

Scenic views

  • View of the lake and forest


  • Hair dryer
  • Detergents
  • Shampoo
  • Body soap
  • Bidet
  • Warm water

Bedroom and utility room

  • Washing machine
  • Essentials
  • Towels, sheets, soap and toilet paper
  • Clothes hangers
  • Linen
  • Cotton linen
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Iron
  • Clothes rack
  • Mosquito net
  • Wardrobe: closet and wardrobe


  • HDTV
  • Suitable for organizing events


  • Cot
  • Rear covers

Heating and cooling

  • Central air conditioning
  • Fireplace: wood
  • Central heating

Home security

  • Smoke detector
  • Carbon monoxide warning
  • Extinguisher
  • First aid kit

Internet and office

  • WiFi (free)

Kitchen and dining

  • Kitchen
  • A space where guests can prepare their own meals
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • The main cooking utensils
  • Pans and pots, oil, salt and pepper
  • Crockery and cutlery
  • Bowls, chopsticks, plates, cups, etc.
  • Freezer
  • Dishwasher
  • Induction cooker made of stainless steel
  • Stainless steel oven
  • Kettle
  • Coffee maker
  • Wine glasses
  • Toaster
  • Oven plate
  • Blender
  • Barbecue equipment
  • Barbecue, charcoal, bamboo / metal skewers, etc.
  • Dining table

Location features

  • Private beach access – beach area
  • Guests can enjoy the nearby beach
  • Access to the lake
  • Guests have access to the lake via a path or pier
  • Private entrance
  • Separate entrance from the street or separate entrance to the building
  • Private terrace or balcony
  • Hearth
  • Barbecue

Parking and common facilities

  • Free parking on site – 10 places
  • Private sauna

Pets are not allowed. Smoking is not allowed.


  • The center of Rovaniemi – 57 km – 45 min
  • Levi – 105 km, 1 h 30 min

Where is it located?

  • Villa Vasa’s address: Suopajärventie 684, Rovaniemi
  • Even in winter, the road is plowed and you can reach the yard by car. There are car heating plugs in the yard, which are free to use. Preheating the car ensures that the car operates in the cold.

Written by our guest:

We had a lovely stay at Villa Vasa during winter time. We arrived in winter wonderland and got a warm welcome from our host. Katja is very friendly and helpful. The villa is just magnificent and has a gorgeous view! Great to enjoy some peace and quiet. If you get the chance, do book a visit to the reindeer farm. We had a wonderful experience!
March 2022
Katja est une super hôte très serviable et disponible. Nous avons eu de supers échanges pour mieux comprendre le fonctionnement de la Vie en Finlande. Nous sommes ravis.
February 2022
Katja is such a lovely person and we had an an amazing weekend! The house is very beautiful and you have everything you need. If there is anything missing we could just text Katja and she will do anything that‘s possible. We loved the location next to the lake and we enjoyed the snowy walks in the woods. All in all I can really recommend anyone to stay in this beautiful house!
January 2022
This air bnb experience was one of the most memorable ones for us. We loved every thing about the home, it’s located next to a lake with great views of the vast Lapland wilderness and is in a dark enough area that you can see the Northern lights right from the front porch. Katja made our stay an especially memorable one with the warmth and hospitality she showed to us. I definitely recommend this place if you want to explore Lapland.
Yash Raj
January 2022
Villa Vasa is amazing. Not only the house decor was perfect, but also the host. It is very well equipped. We cooked both nights and enjoyed the House very much! Don’t miss out on the Reindeer experience that Katja and Jukka offer!! Totally worth it!! It’s waking distance so it’s even better!! The sauna was incredible. We enjoyed the Finnish experience with going out to the snow and back in the sauna a couple of times. Would be super happy to come back 😻!!
March 2022
Our stay at Villa Vasa in march was absolutely perfect. Villa Vasa is located in a beautiful landscape in pure nature. The lake, the forest and the calmness are magical. And most of all Katja is the perfect host. She was friendly, open and authentic. We had the best time at porohaka reindeer farm and we loved visiting the reindeers, feeding them and got to know a lot about them. Katja cooked a delicious meal and the best blueberry cake. Our children (age 4 and 6) also enjoyed everything so much. We will certainly come back next year and we will definitely stay longer this time.
March 2022
Die Villa Vasa ist einfach traumhaft, für 6 Erwachsene reichlich Platz und mit allem ausgestattet was das Herz begehrt. Die Lage ist herrlich, direkt am See im Wald. Wenn man richtig entspannen möchte ist das der ideale Ort. Katja und Yukka sind äußerst zuvorkommende Gastgeber und sehr um die Gäste bemüht. Wir werden auf jeden Fall wieder kommen und können es gar nicht erwarten.
March 2022
Toda la experiencia de la Laponia junta en Villa Vasa y con Katja y los renos! La casa es una maravilla, el ambiente, las vistas, el sauna y el jacuzzi. Todas las comodidades de lujo y comodidad que puedas desear y más! Mi familia y yo quedamos encantados con toda la experiencia en Rovaniemi.
March 2022
the House is amazing! we did not want to leave! the House is really lovely, equipped perfectly, the beds are very comfortable and the View over the Lake is amazing! Katja and her husband are very Kind and prepared! we Loved the Details Like for example the Planned staff for a Hike to a fireplace, the fireplace in the House itself, the kicksleds and the possibility to get snowshoes! the Sauna was the highlight for us! even a hottube you could rent for a day! there you are in the middle of Nature, very Calm and perfect to relax and get away from the Stress of the City!the Reindeer Farm is 10 min Walking and very familiar! so sweet animals! in total it was unforgetable perfect!
December 2021
We were so Lucky to began our trip in Lapland with katja and the Villa Vasa. We spent a wonderful time in the house, very well equipped, so peaceful. The experience with your reindeers Katya was unique and we thank you so much for this moment. We hope to come back again in your beautiful place, the best of all our trip. Kind regards and a very merry Christmas. Marjorie, Guillaume, Emalia & Eglantine
December 2021
I travel the world a lot and use this app and platform almost exclusively. This place is probably in my top two places i have ever stayed in - between the location and the top notch amenities - this will be one of the best you will ever stay in as well ! The hosts thought of everything - the finishes are superb and you are on a lake to make things even better . It’s out of town from Rovanemi but not too far and close to other experiences as well ! Can not say enough about this place and it’s hosts !!
December 2021
The villa is set in a picturesque Finish countryside landscape and is located right on the lake. The interior is warm and Scandinavian. Katja always goes an extra mile to ensure your stay at the villa is memorable and effortless. As a result, I highly recommend this villa to all travellers.
December 2021