Kokkolampi is a small cabin in the wilderness, located on a quiet spot on the shores of Kokkolampi Pond. The beach has a rowingboat and is in good shape. The small building houses a room with two sofa beds that can be converted into a bed and a kitchen area. The cabin is equipped with a fireplace, a kitchen sink (no water running), solar panel lighting and a small refrigerator (which also uses solar electricity). The spring is a short distance away and guests can either bring their own water or fetch it from there. The cabin also has a lakeside Sauna in a separate building. There is a room with two beds and a dressing area. The sauna stove is wood-heated, and the water has to be brought from the pond.
The Kokkolampi cabin has a solar-powered electric light, a wood-heated heater, no waterpipe, drinking water from a spring or lake, no shower, a wood heated sauna, an outhouse, a liquid gas stove (no oven), a campfire, a not-electrified cottage (without electricity), a single cottage (without electricity), a rowboat and a wilderness cottage with a beach.
The cabin is located in Finland, just 17 km from Suomu. Kemijarvi is 57 km away, Posio is 60 km, Ruka is 70 km and Kuusamo, 95 km. In the area, there are large hunting areas and good berry-picking grounds. You can pick berries even in the wood cabin yard. With line and hook, you can fish in the pond. State-owned hunting areas include the Salla Collective Forest hunting grounds (Sallan Yhteismetsa), Vilma Savina 12km, Posio 12, km, Kemijarvi 25, km. The client is responsible for bringing their own bed linen and towels, and cleaning the cabin himself (this service cannot be purchased as an extra). During the summer, you can reach the cabin by car.
The cabin is situated in a beautiful area of Finland, above the Arctic Circle. The area contains 396 lakes, ponds and is located near the well-known fells Pyhatunturi in the north and Suomutunturi on the south. Around 1580, Paavali Olinpoika Hahlonen arrived from Niskakyla to settle the region. This part of Eastern Lapland has many ski resorts such as Suomu and Luosto. Lake Kemijarvi has a stunning landscape with surrounding hills covered in forest. It is also home to many fish species, including pikeperch and trout. This is the northernmost Finnish lake with a native population of zander.
The region is known for its wood carvings. A wonderful collection can be found in the Puustelli Art Centre. More can be found in the town centre of Kemijarvi. Kemijarvi also has the Ethnographic Musuem, the Church and an old clock tower that dates back to 1774. Piiskapetaja is located in the inner courtyard of Virastotalo. It’s the last remaining flogging spot in Northern Finland.
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