Located north of the Polar Circle, Visatupa is a working dairy farm right next to an unspoilt lake. The proprietors offer a warm welcome and look after their guests well. Visitors can also learn about farm work and the process of milk production., In Visatupa you will be accommodated in tidy and cosy rooms for 2, 3 or 4 people, or in apartments for 4-6 people. The rooms are in two separate buildings, both of which have shared toilet and shower facilities, and a kitchen. The apartments have their own kitchenette, fridge, shower, toilet and a sauna. The hostel has a large and comfortable lounge that is also suitable for meetings and training sessions or even a dance. Hostel was chosen the Hostel of Year 2012 in Finland.

Half and full board are also available in the hostel. We offer delicious Lappish food that is served on a plentiful buffet table. Our family-run hostel has been acknowledged for its good food and friendly service.

What better way to enjoy an evening than by relaxing in a waterside sauna and taking a dip in a lake, in summer from a pier and in winter through a hole in the ice. You can also spend your evenings in a Lappish hut, making pancakes or cooking sausages over a cosy fire. In winter, there are cross-country ski tracks in the surroundings. The hostel can provide skiing equipment and snowshoes even for a small group. Alternatively our guests can go on a snowmobile or kicksled ride, or ice-fishing. Luosto ski resort is just 44 kilometres (27.5 miles) from the hostel.

In summer, you can get to know the Lappish nature on a bike, or go fishing or rowing on two rivers nearby. In autumn, you have the opportunity to pick berries and admire the beautiful autumn leaf colour.

What travellers think

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  • Nature-lovers
  • Relaxing
  • Unique atmosphere
  • Sports & Activities

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It was not easy to find the place, I think that without GPS we would be around even today. It was a little more to ga from the city than expected and the 4 kilometers in (on) the dard snow was frightening. The services worked the sauna was great, it is a pity that FIFI did not work in the small houses, only in the large one. We were happy there.


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Thu 16 Apr 2015

The road to this farmhouse was snowy clean; not any trace of some car or foothsteps. Even not of a rendeer or a moose.. Nowbody was to be found there at one oçlock in the night, besides a lot of cows in the barn. So, I took my Phone and got the owner. A nice talk about driving in the north and quickly exchance of papers I got a most exclusive, beautifull house with room and bed quite in the wildness of finnish Lappland. Always remember Hostel Visatupa.


Avatar for Simon


Tue 10 Feb 2015

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grossartige Natur, viele Möglichkeiten für sportliche Aktivitäten, Sauna

Avatar for Monika


Thu 08 Jan 2015