Wäinölä is a unique event venue in the middle of the forest, in the armpit of Nuuksio National Park. In Wäinölä, Finnish traditions are honored, it is named after the home village of Väinämöinen, the great hero of the Kalevala, and built in the spirit of the Iron Age.
Wäinölä is an unique location in the middle of the forest, in the armpit of Nuuksio National Park. Wäinölä is the best place to learn about Finnish traditions, folklore and the Kalevala, the Finnish national epic.
The village of the Kalevala is also called Wäinölä, after the name of Väinämöinen, the greatest hero of the Kalevala.
In Wäinölä, Finnish traditions and craftsmanship are honored, logs are hand-carved, hinges and iron parts are forged by a blacksmith. A big fireplace brings atmosphere and warmth and serves in cooking.
Wäinölä is built according to the iron age, the era of Vikings.The benches are covered with fells and traditional rugs, there is place for 45 diners at four long tables. For a group of 20 people the tables are combined into one large banquet table.
DELICIOUS WILD FOOD
We will organiz from breakfast to a four-course dinner. We offer game, moose, dear and reindeer and fish from Finland.We serve organic and local food, e.g. mushrooms and wild herbs from the nearby forest.
For a dinner enjoy a three-course-menu of Ahti, Tapio or Mielikki, for lunch have a tasty soup or a delicious pie and for dessert e.g. pancakes or bilberry pie.
You are allowed to bring your own alcohol drinks with.
COZY BY THE FIRE
Wäinölä is located on a top of a hill with a lake view. At the campfire sites of Wäinölä’s courtyard you can sit by the fire and enjoy coffee or herbal drink. The two campfire places can accommodate up to 100 people.
In the vicinity of Wäinölä is our beach villa Villa Paratiisi, which accommodates 14 people.
Organize important events in Wäinölä, such as traditional weddings, birthdays in Viking style or a retreat of well-being.
Dive into the past of our ancestors and take part in ancient Kalevala feast. Wrap a ribbon around your waist and set the mood for Finnish traditional music, storytelling and good food.
The program last 3 hours and includes a three-course meal and a program with musicians. Send email and book the program for your family, friends and colleques.
Wäinölä’s traditional wedding is based on old Finnish traditions.
Traditional music is played on accordion, violin, kantele and harmonica. The wedding meal is made from local ingredients. We can organize a ready-made wedding package with flowers, a cake and musicians.
LIKE THE VIKINGS
In Wäinölä, you can also organize Viking-themed parties: birthdays, bachelor parties and adventures for kids..
You can dress up like a viking with helmets, costumes, shields and swords.
RETRITES AND COURSES
Wäinölä is ideal for retreats and courses. Without tables and benches, there is room for 10-12 people for a yoga retreat.
Accommodation of a retreat can be in Villa Paradise, next to Wäinölä.
Villa Paratiisi is an atmospheric villa by the lake, suitable for 20 people and 14 people to stay over night.