The Essentials of (Summer) Cottage Life

The cottage is an institution in Finland. In the holiday seasons, Finns flock to the countryside for quietness and relaxation at cosy hideouts. Just think about it, how often do you fall asleep to the sound of silence?

Often situated by water or fells, cabins and cottages are an essential element in Finnish life that provide a physical and mental getaway from the daily grind. Forgetting the everyday worries is inevitable in retreats amid the country’s greatest resource: its rugged natural beauty.

Nowadays, luxurious cottages are located over the country and are very popular way to spend a holiday. However, many people prefer a smaller cabin that offers minimal amenities, or a more traditional approach which is generally common.  There is a reason why on average every fifth household in Finland has some kind of a cottage – scroll down to find out more.


The summer isn’t endless in Finland, but there are almost endless summer days. On a fine summer day, Finns have an overwhelming urge to go outside and get out of town.