Overnight in a haybarn takes you back to times when Finland got it's indepencendy, hundred years ago. At that time there was no machinery used in farming, it was just the farmer's family who did all the work with help of the loyal Finnhorse (suomenhevonen). Most important work in summer was to collect and dry hay for horses and life stock for winter. Families spent weeks in the fields, first cutting the hay, then letting in dry in typical poles, and then finally collecting the hay to specially built storages.
Storages were built from axe-carved logs, and they were especially designed for this purpose. Logs were piled up in a loose style to guarantee proper air ventilation at the barn in order to preserve the dry hay as tasteful as possible. As some of the fields were located several kilometers from the farms, it often happened that part of the family spent the nights at the hay barns to avoid slow travelling back and forth in the evenings and mornings. It was just some members of the family who went home to take care of the cows. One spent the night tucked in comfortable in fluffy piles of hay with blankets, meals and coffee were cooked over an open campfire - just like old time's glamping!
Now travellers can experience the same at The Silent People in Suomussalmi, northern part of Wild Taiga. Experience the fresh air, sounds of nature and the scent of hay while digging in your own hole in the soft hay matress. Hay barn can accommodate 10 persons at the time and what you need to bring yourself is sleeping bag (or blankets). In the morning there's available for breakfast proper coffee and pancakes cooked over an open campfire.
What's best - no noisy neighbours! As the location of the hay barn is by the famous The Silent People - art attraction, consisting of hundreds of hay heads, so we can guarantee that these guys won't disturb your night sleep!
If you wish , you can also bring some of your own clothes for the hay heads. There's the official day of changing winter clothings to summer ones in June 9th - you are welcome to come and join the event and dress the hay heads to your own clothes!
Price for overnight in the hay barn: Free of charge!
Supplements (prior reservation).
breakfast 6,90 Euros / person
dinner 14,90 Euros /person
morning sauna at the Mobile Sauna 250 Euros/group
Inquirys and reservations: Kainuun Kuutamokeikat Tel: +358 (0)50 362 0609 E-mail: email@example.com