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Wilderness Adventure Lodge

Well rested for a day of adventure ahead

The site of the village school for more than 100 years, the lodge now welcomes travellers to Northern Finland to stop in and share a traditional Finnish meal with locals, have a relaxing sauna and enjoy a peaceful night’s sleep.


Unique accommodations in the countryside of Kuusamo

Adventure Apes Lodge is located in the small village of Vasaraperä surrounded by lakes, forests and fields in the beautiful countryside and a 30-minute drive to the town of Kuusamo and Ruka Ski Center.

We offer cosy accommodations in traditional Finnish style for individuals and groups. The lodge also serves as the home base for Adventure Apes tours.


Community-oriented living

We want guests to feel like part of the local community. With shared dining, recreation spaces and activities open to both travellers and locals, staying at the lodge means you are part of a vibrant community.

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Homemade food. Local ingredients.

Our kitchen serves traditional Finnish foods. Whenever possible, we source or ingredients from local farmers such as jam, potatoes, milk, eggs, meats and fish.


Perfect home base for adventure

Set in the countryside at the border of Lapland, the lodge is perfectly situated as a home base for adventures in Northern Finland. All guests are welcome, wether you decide to take a tour with Adventure Apes or any other local operator.



Our lodge was renovated with accessibility in mind, including accessible common areas and one fully accessible double room. We welcome travellers with physical disabilities or other special requirements. Just let us know what you might need.



Adventure Apes is recognized by Visit Finland and Green Start as a sustainable tour operator. See our sustainability pledge.


Piece of village History

The site of the Lodge has been a village school for over 100 years. The school buildings were built in 1960’s and were full renovated in 2018.


Rooms at Adventure Apes Lodge

Once a public primary school for the village, the guesthouse has been newly renovated to provide clean and cosy, standard-level accommodations for 29 people. Each room has a private bath, either ensuite or in the corridor. The two double rooms offer a bit more privacy for couples while the shared rooms are perfect for those traveling alone in Finland, groups of friends, or those just looking to meet new people.

Bedlinen, towels and breakfast are included with all rooms.

Six Rooms

Room 1: Private room with bunkbeds and ensuite (wheelchair accessible - Sleeps 4)

A ground-floor private room with countryside views. The ensuite bathroom is wheelchair accessible and includes a toilet with grab rails, roll in shower with two shower heads, lowered sink.

  • Ensuite bathroom (wheelchair accessible)

  • Bunk beds - Sleep 4

Room 2: Private room with bunkbeds (sleeps 4)

One of our mid-size rooms with lovely views of the countryside.

  • Private bathroom located in the corridor

  • Bunk beds - Sleep 4

Room 3: Private triple room

Double room perfect for those travelling solo, friends or couples.

  • Private bathroom located in the corridor

  • One twin bed, one bunk bed

Room 4: Private room with bunkbeds and ensuite (sleeps 6)

First of two rooms of this type. This a great find for larger groups (smaller groups are welcome as well!)

  • Ensuite bathroom with shower

  • Bunk beds - Sleep 6

Room 5: Private room with bunkbeds and ensuite (sleeps 6)

Second of two rooms of this type. This a great find for larger groups (smaller groups are welcome as well!)

  • Ensuite bathroom with shower

  • Bunk beds - Sleep 6

Room 6: Suite with private entrance and kitchenette (Sleeps 4-6)

This is the perfect find for families or groups of friends travelling together. While breakfast is included, this room offers more options for those interested in self-catered holidays.

  • Ensuite bathroom with shower

  • Bunk beds - Sleep 4

  • Futon - Sleep 2

  • Private entrance

  • Kitchenette

Shared Community Spaces

Sports hall

The original sports hall of the village school is open to guests to Adventure Apes Lodge for indoor sports such as volleyball, basketball, floorball, badminton, yoga, relaxation and stretching. The sports hall is also used by the people from the village such as our regular reservations for games of volleyball and grandma yoga so be sure to check the schedule on the door for availability.

General use available free of charge for guests of Adventure Apes Lodge. Please contact us in advance to arrange any formal events. For more information, visit the Sports Hall page.

Multi-purpose room

The dining room converts to a teaching or meeting space with WiFi, built-in projector and 4m screen perfect for movies, seminars and presentations. There are also plenty of board games on hand!

Open for general use by guests. Please contacts us in advance for fees and availability to reserve the room for any formal meetings, classes or events.


Our sauna is rich in history as it played a central role in the social functions at Vasaraperä school. During the lodge renovation, we maintained as much of the original school house sauna as possible while modernising the shower and changing rooms.

  • Traditional wood heated sauna

  • Sauna accommodates up to 10 people

  • Two showers and large changing area with benches and hooks for clothing

Free for guests of the lodge, ask for times and availability during your stay.

Traditional Lappish Kota (BBQ hut)

Traditional Lappish teepee for campfires, storytelling and outdoor cooking. Add on to your stay a complete dining experience in the kota! Find out more >>

  • Firewood included

  • Tea kettle, soup pot, and fish roasting equipment available

  • Food for grilling available (availability may be limited, ask for details)

There is a fee for use of the kota based on equipment and food supplied.


Visit the lodge

Rovaniementie 227e
93800 Kuusamo, Finland

It is easy to get to the lodge by public bus service either from Kuusamo or Rovaniemi. However, the timetable is limited so please check the schedule well in advance if you are planning to travel by bus. (See the bus timetable here from Kuusamo or Rovaniemi to “Vasaraperä” as your destination. The bus stop is right in front of the Lodge.)

We also offer airport transfers. Please contact us in advance of your journey for more details.

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