Metsäkartano – Our story

Stunning retreat in Finland’s Lakeland


Metsäkartano is a stunning retreat situated in Finland’s Lakeland region, the perfect setting for a fabulous holiday. You will enjoy many exciting outdoor experiences among vast forests, tranquil lakes and rivers which weave in and out of the lush countryside. Children will love the chance to discover many surprises of the great outdoors as they embark on fun activities.

Metsäkartano is part of a national network of 10 youth centres specialized in youth work. Their function is to develop the methods used in the field of youth work, to act as centres for furthering the skills of the youth, and enable young people’s traveling domestically and abroad.

Purpose of Metsäkartano Youth and Wilderness Centre is to promote:

  • international youth co-operation
  • non-formal education
  • environmental education

Metsäkartano operates according to environmental ethics on principle of sustainable development. In the near vicinity there are extensive Natura 2000 and other ecological areas open to visitors either on their own or with a guide. Metsäkartano has EU’s Eco-label for its accommodation services.