WHAT: A relaxing weekend at a traditional Finnish lakeside cottage, located deep within a nature reserve
WHEN: Friday 8.11. - Sunday 10.11.2019
WHERE: Kintulammi Nature Reserve
MEETING POINT: Tampere University centre campus main building
FOR WHOM: ESN FINT members only
HOW MUCH: 35€/person

Unfortunately this event has now been sold out, and we can take no more participants!


Would you like to spend a fun weekend in a lovely traditional Finnish cottage? Year after year this has been one of our most popular trips, and now you have a chance to experience it as well!

Come with ESN FINT to a rustic cottage in the Kintulammi nature reserve and enjoy an autumn weekend in the midst of untouched nature. Listen to the crackle of a fireplace in a cosy cottage, wander around ancient old-growth forests and warm up in a sauna after swimming in the nearby lake.

The cottage weekend is traditionally Finnish, some might even call it a "survival weekend": There is electricity and central heating in the main cottage, but no running water, flush toilets or outdoor lighting. In order to make it through the weekend, everyone is asked to help with cooking, chopping wood, carrying supplies and so on.

The trip is physically active and includes a 5km walk to the cottage and back. During the weekend there’s also a chance to go on a hike among the old-growth forests of the reserve, where some trees are over 400 years old! And with luck, perhaps you’ll even spot a rare Capercaillie or a Siberian flying squirrel!

Food for the whole weekend is included. All you need to bring is a bed sheet + duvet cover or a sleeping bag, as the cottage beds already have mattresses, blankets and pillows.

Mökkiviikonloppu awaits! Bear in mind that due to the size of the cottage there’s very limited space for this trip! You can sign up for yourself and one friend, but you must have their FINT ESNcard with you!

08/11/2019 to 10/11/2019
Kintulammi Nature Reserve
Meeting Point: 
Tampere University
Kalevantie 4
33100 Tampere
  • ESN FINT Members only