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Sodankylä / Raudanjoki - Hostel Visatupa

Seipäjärventie 409, Raudanjoki, 99510, Finland

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Overall Rating 99%

From 4 Reviews

Hostel rating (4)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 100%
Location 100%
Security 100%
Service 96%
Comfort 96%
Green rating 96%

Hostel Visatupa is on an active dairy farm in the middle of Finnish Lapland and only an hour away from Santa Claus Village and Rovaniemi.

  • Dorm
    From $28.18
  • Private
    From $45.09
10 or more people?
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Raudanjoki Hostel

Hostel Raudanjoki

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

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.

Prices

Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • TV room

Accessibility

  • Suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Wifi
  • WIFI Charges - Free

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Car Parking at Hostel
  • Car Parking at Hostel Type - Free
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Conference Facilities
  • Currency Exchange
  • Cycle Rental
  • Cycle Storage
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Luggage Room
  • Luggage Room Availability - Available during hostel reception times
  • Smoking Area
  • Sports Equipment Storage
  • Sports Equipment Storage Type - Skis
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. +358-16-634 133

visatupa@visatupa.fi

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Santa Claus Village (More than 10km)
  • Rovaniemi (More than 10km)
  • Pyhä-Luosto Ski resort and National Park (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Wunderbare Unterkunft, wir wurden liebevoll umsorgt und sensationell bekocht. Wir hatten Sauna am See, Lagerfeuer mit Crepes backen und vieles mehr. Immer gab es leckere Milch von den eigenen Kühen. Und abends warem manchmal Rentiere in der Hofeinfahrt.

97%

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Annika,

Tue 09 Jul 2019

Jugendherberge auf dem Land, sehr freundlicher Betreiber. Sauna am See.

97%

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Elmar,

Wed 26 Jun 2019

Very nice and very welcoming people. Great for travellers without a car. There's a pick up service! Thanks very much!

100%

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Rahel,

Wed 05 Jun 2019

Janne is such a great host taking care so well of his guests and make sure that everybody feels to be part of his lovely family. Although the hostel is far from anywhere, there is plenty of interesting things to do. From Rovaniemi it’s less than an hour bus ride and Janne happily provides lifts to and from the nearest bus stop.

100%

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Stefan,

Wed 03 Apr 2019

Vey beautiful place, lovely host, awesome place to walk and sky. If you are lucky and can see Northern lights (not was my case:) ), it is the perfect place to be in an absolutely peaceful place. Go to Visatupa!

100%

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Maria,

Mon 09 Apr 2018

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (At or next to the hostel)
  • Ski area (At or next to the hostel)
  • Wooded Area (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
75km to Rovaniemi Airport
Bus
Busses Rovaniemi-Sodankylä and Rovaniemi-Luosto stop in RAUDANJOKI bus stop (4 km from hostel). Free pick-up service from Raudanjoki bus stop.
Ferry/Boat
-
Underground/Metro
-
Alternate Transport
Free pick-up service from/to bus stop in Raudanjoki
Car
Parking is available at the hostel
Rail
85km to Rovaniemi train station
Sports & activities

Sports & activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Ski / Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Walking / Hiking

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