The pride and joy of Hovilompolo is the big Smoke Sauna, where 20 persons can go at the same time. The tender darkness of this sauna provides guaranteed relaxation. Near the sauna’s balcony you can also take a bath in Hulju, which is Hovilompolo’s own “human boiler”. The bath is for max 8 persons. There is also a cosy octagonal Kotasauna for 10 persons. Both the Smoke Sauna and Kotasauna are traditional saunas without shower. Washing water comes from the buckets.
There is also a Lappish kota hut for 30 persons right beside the saunas. Relax by the fire before or after sauna and get to know how the locals make the traditional Tornionjoki whitefish grilled on a stick. Kota is also a great place to enjoy the local appetizers. And if you rather sit outside by the fire, the Lappish decked fire place, laavu, is a good place for that.
Prices: Smokesauna 400 €, Kotasauna 250 €, Hulju 220 €, All saunas and hulju 700 €
Enjoy the atmosphere of the traditional country mansion and the local delicacies.
The cozy dining room, Pirtti as we call it, has 30 seats. Esko, the owner of the mansion and your host will make sure that the food is good and the quests both enjoy and relax.
Whether you are looking for a place for lunch or dinner, Pirtti is the right place. Eat like locals and enjoy Esko’s specialty, the whitefish grilled on a stick or smoked whitefish. For appetizers Esko has baked traditional flat bread and put some cold smoked reindeer or salmon on top of it. This is local food as its best!
Pirtti is a good choice for family gatherings, business events and meetings.
• Cheesy reindeer soup, local thin bread • Smoked Whitefish from Kukkolankoski, potatoes, herb sauce, seasonal vegetables • Coffee Tea • Price 34 € / person
We are happy to offer versatile services for meetings and events. The meetings, or part of the meeting, can be held in the Pirtti of the main building, in Kota by the fire place or even outside. The Smoke Sauna and Kotasauna offer a good pause or an ending to the meetings. Or why not do it like Finns and have the meeting in sauna! Dinner, lunch or snacks can be served either in Kota or Pirtti.
Together with the local service providers we can also tailor made the right program and activities for your needs. During the summer time we can also provide you outdoor events up to 100 – 200 persons including all the services. Please ask for an offer.
Huvilompolo cabin situates in Karunki, about 24 km to North from the Tornio city center, on a beautiful place on the riverbank of Tornionjoki .
The cabin is well equipped with 2 bedrooms, shower, toilette, open kitchen and fireplace. In addition, there is a terrace, 2-floor summer house called Aitta, sauna, playhouse for children and octagonal Lappish kota hut.
Huvilompolo is a perfect place for fishermen since it is situated between two wild rapids, Kukkolankoski and Matkakoski. The catch might include salmon, whitefish, pike and perch. The whole family can join the fishing by rowing boat or from the riverbank. The ice fishing possibilities are also great during the winter time.
On a winter time you can ski on a lighted cross country skiing trails nearby You can also go skiing on the river ice or put your snowshoes on and go for a forest hike. There is also a 20km hiking trail from Karunki to Kantojärvi with several lean-ones with fire place and nice bird watching tower by the marshland.