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Pajaharjun Muatila

Location and atmosphere

Pajaharju Farm is located in the middle of verdant Savo countryside in Leppävirta, on the island of Soisalo. The farm has been inhabited since the 16th century, and even the current buildings are very old. The Farm Museum contains some 2000 objects from days gone by. The farm is also home to an indigenous cow, 40 Finnish sheep and native hens. The fields grow crops such as cereals, hay and potatoes. In the vicinity of the farm there is 2.5 ha of valuable pasture and woodland meadows.


The farm offers self-catering accommodation in four wooden cabins, sleeping 4 each. The cabins of Karjakko and Raatniemi are equipped with a toilet and shower, those of Kalasauna and Kanala are more basic. A boat, a sauna and a fish trap are at the visitors' disposal. There is also a beautiful old smoke sauna (€ 20), and camping is possible for 1 to 3 tents.

Surroundings and activities

For pre-booked groups, tours of the Farm Museum can be organized, as well as courses in, for example, traditional bark craft. Pajaharju belongs to a group of tourist attractions in Leppävirta. For groups, other attractions include an agricultural motoring museum and meals at a fruit farm. For children and teenagers fishing, digging for worms and getting to know animals is possible on the farm. The nearest lake is 0.5 km from the farm, and there are also nature trails close by. Also a hut and a campfire site is available, and bikes and boats are for hire.

General information

Opening times accommodationyear roundOpening times campsite01-06 t/m 31-08ReservationNecessary during whole year

Languages spoken

Finnish, English

Selfcatering housingunit

Number of persons16Number of holiday units4Please bring your own bed linenPlease bring your own sleeping bagPlease bring your own towelsPrice smallest unit per week€ 160 per unitPrice largest unit per week€ 300 per unit

Farm camping

Caravan/campers not allowedTotal number of pitches3Number of tent pitches3Only dry toilet/compost toiletPrice tent per night€ 10




Bicycles for rent

Sauna/Turkish bath

Participation in daily farm-activities possible

Facilities and activities in the surroundings (< 15 km)

Marked trails


Small live stock for children


Special target groups

Pets allowed if agreed upon

Landscape characteristics

Farm production

A full-time farm

Organic or biodynamic farm

Pastural agriculture, Horticulture, Arable farming, Stock breeding

Route description

Nearest city50 km S of KuopioNearest village17 km NE of Leppävirta