Nordic wilderness lodge

Rovaniemi, Finland, Europe


Nestled within 300 hectares of private forest in Lapland, Octola offers a unique blend of privacy, luxury and environmental responsibility, making it an attractive destination for families and groups of friends, seeking conscious and immersive wilderness experience. Amazing opportunities for active adventure lovers of all ages include snowmobile safari, husky dog sledging, skiing, tobogganing and snow-shoeing. For dreamers there is a glass-roof cabin, perfect for watching the Northern Lights. Santa Claus lives just around the corner.

Rooms: 10

Opening year: 2018

Last renovation: 2022


  • Reducing waste by composting organic waste, recycling all possible materials, and using biodegradable cleaning products.
  • Also introduced new policies that prioritize local and organic ingredients and limit the use of disposable products
  • Utilizing geothermal and wind energy to power its operations. Additionally, they have their own water source from a natural spring. This environmentally-friendly approach helps reduce carbon footprint while ensuring a reliable source of energy and water.

Community interactions:

  • 95% of employees are local, which not only supports the growth and development of the community but also ensures that they are utilizing local talent and resources
  • Support traditional activities provided by locals that contribute to the economy, like traditional lappish and indigenous Sámi culture. Offer guests opportunities for cultural shows and interactions with Indigenous Sámi people and reindeer herders in the region
  • Supporting handmade products and handicrafts. By choosing handmade and locally made products, aim to encourage sustainable practices and celebrate the talents of local artisans

Certifications: Visit Finland program

Management: local owner, local management