Experience authentic Finnish life by visiting a real Finnish home

Feeling like a Finn?

Be like a Finn!


Have you always wanted to visit a Finnish family in their private home? Now it’s possible! Experience Finnish everyday life with Your Local Host and learn about Finland: its nature, the intriguing Nordic culture and the food. You are welcomed to come and visit your host’s home in Laukaa! The family’s home is located in a beautiful neighbourhood close to the city of Jyväskylä, in the heart of Finnish Lakeland.

During your visit, you will get to learn more about the Finnish way of life while spending time with your host. Come and enjoy the purest air in the world, explore the Finnish forests or simply play games in the garden. According to the season, you will get to experience a variety of typical Finnish activities.

When spring comes, it’s time for sowing seeds; come to join your host in planting peas, for example. In summertime, when the Finnish nature is at its most beautiful peak, our clean lakes will invite you for a swim. When summer turns to autumn, it’s time to gather the natural ingredients from the nature, as soon as the mushrooms and berries are ripe enough for picking.

Let the Finnish nature conquer your heart!

Do it yourself

During your visit, you and your host will prepare a pure and tasty Finnish meal that you can all enjoy together. Eating smoked fish with a nice garnish is a very tasty way to familiarize yourself with original Finnish cuisine. Pies baked from blueberries you and your host have been picking are delicious! Or you can also challenge yourself and learn how to make perfect Finnish cinnamonbunn or crepes.

Come and enjoy the local life in Finnish Lakeland!

Detailed information

Duration: 3-4h

Meeting point: Harbor of Laukaa (instructions available at our base)

Gear needed: Outdoor clothing and proper shoes for the walk

Language: English

Please notify: The visit will be modified according the season. Other meals, transfers and activities available when requested. Ask for an offer!

Booking: Pre-booking

Availability: May-September

Location: Laukaa, Central Finland

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Would you like to visit a real Finnish home during your houseboat holiday? If yes, please contact us and we would love to tell you more!

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