The atmosphere in the Laavu room is cosy and warm.

Laavu – the Lean-To

Campfire atmosphere for two

23 m² | max. 2 persons

The atmosphere of the Laavu room is warm, like around a campfire. You can bask in the glow of the electric fireplace, placed between the raised sleeping area and the living area, while resting in an armchair or relaxing in bed. The sloped ceiling element makes the sleeping area particularly cosy, a bit like a lean-to.

The Laavu room provides comfortable accommodation for two.

Room facilities

  • Electric fireplace
  • Sleeping area with a king-size double bed and high-quality bed linen
  • Kitchen/living area with a tray table and armchairs
  • The kitchen features the following: refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, microwave oven, toaster, electric kettle, nespresso machine
  • High-quality Miele appliances
  • High-quality Finnish design tableware
  • Toilet/bathroom with a rain shower
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • High-quality Rituals bathroom amenities
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit box
  • 44″–55″ flat-screen TV
  • Air conditioning
  • Breakfast supplies are included in the room rate
The Laavu room is the perfect choice for a romantic holiday.

What does “laavu” mean?

In the old times, travel and forest work often required staying overnight in the middle of the forest. When it started getting darker, or fatigue started wearing you down, you built a sloping shelter called “laavu”, a lean-to, from sticks and branches. A campfire or a “rakovalkea” gap fire was lit in front of the lean-to for keeping one warm and the predators at bay. It was a good place to fall asleep, surrounded by the forest, while watching the sparks float in the darkening sky.

You can also enjoy this atmosphere at modern-day lean-tos that are built along hiking trails. There are nearly one hundred such lean-tos in Rovaniemi. You can admire the river landscape from a lean-to right next to the city centre, or you can enjoy the forest in the wilderness far way from the hustle and bustle of the city. In fact, roasting sausages at a lean-to is a popular pastime activity among many citizens of Rovaniemi, regardless of age.

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