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Glamping & Unique Places to Stay

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Would you like to leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life for a while to connect with nature and yourself but still keep the comfort of modern life? Then welcome to the world of glamorous camping = glamping, and unique places to stay in Espoo, just a 30-minute drive from Helsinki Airport. In this article, you will find 5 special accommodations that couldn't be any closer to wonderful Finnish nature but will still keep you surrounded by modern life's comfort, joy, and fun.

Haltia Lake Lodge 

The glamping nest paradise and the most sustainable boutique hotel in Europe (2022) – that is Haltia Lake Lodge. This place is all about nature, local ingredients, sustainability, and good living. You can enjoy one of their 6 glamping nests with a toilet and comfortable beds or stay in one of their hotel rooms. Both accommodation options are available all year round, and you will be exposed to beautiful Finnish nature and plenty of unique activities offered in both cases.

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Tentsile Tree Tent Experience by Finland Naturally

It is a perfect spending-the-night-out experience for any adventure enthusiast and a unique way of camping. These Tentsile tree tents, located on the border of Nuuksio National Park and Finnish Nature Centre Haltia, will take you a step closer to connecting with local nature and may even help you find your inner Finn. On top of the 'floating' tents between the trees, you will enjoy a 'nature on a plate' breakfast and entry to the Finnish nature exhibitions (including the artificial northern lights) in the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia. The Tentsile tree tent accommodation is available between June and September, and the hot shower and indoor toilets are included.

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Nolla Cabins at Tvijälp island

Have you ever dreamt of staying on the island by yourself and still having the comfort of your own bed? In Espoo, you can! The Tviljälp island, located just about 20 minutes boat ride from Espoo's Keilaniemi area, is a perfect getaway destination for anybody wanting to leave the hectic city life. You can choose from 7 A-frame Nolla Cabins that will help you to slow down, reconnect with nature and relax. The accommodation is available from spring to autumn and offers the ultimate island experience with no services, personnel, or running water (remember to bring your snack and drinking water with you) in exchange for staying in the nature and calm, and plenty of activities to try.

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Folkhälsan Solvalla Floating Igloo

In the heart of Nuuksio National Lake and a long, slim Pitkäjärvi lake, you can enjoy the perfect getaway. Solvalla Floating Igloo is available all year round for anybody seeking relaxation and some of the most amazing views of Finnish nature – during the bright midnight sun nights in summer or the sky full of stars during a long Finnish winter. The igloo offers its guests the comfort of a double bed, its own compost wc, a food storage system, and even a small kitchenette. To enjoy the entire holiday experience, you can visit just a few steps away located Finnish Nature Centre Haltia or embrace outdoor activities by renting sports equipment (Sup boards, kayaks, canoes, rowing boats in summer, and snowshoes in winter) from Folkhälsan Solvalla Sports Institute

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Glass igloo floating on the shore of the lake with green forest right next to it
Photo: Folkhälsan Solvalla Sports Institute

Igluhuts in Reindeer Park

Have you ever woken up while reindeer were knocking on your window? Finland's southernmost reindeer park offers such an experience when you choose to stay in their Igluhuts. On top of the tiny igluhut with its own bathroom and the possibility to stay all year round, you also get to feed reindeers their favorite snack from the igluhut window or have a private visit to meet the reindeer with local guide!

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