• Your perfect vacation retreat in Ruka
    Your perfect vacation retreat in Ruka
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  • Your perfect vacation retreat in Ruka
    Your perfect vacation retreat in Ruka
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  • Your perfect vacation retreat in Ruka
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Villa Joutsenrinne
– Your perfect vacation retreat in Ruka, Finnish Lapland

Planning a holiday stay in Kuusamo/Ruka? How about a well appointed cabin in a private location by a lake, but still close to all of Ruka’s famed recreational activities?

Then Villa Joutsenrinne (Villa Swan Hill) is the right choice – one to which you can bring even a large group in total comfort. Easily reached and providing easy access to all that makes Lapland holidays fun – in summer and winter alike. The villa accommodates up to right people.

Equipped to the highest standards with stylish furnishings throughout 

Villa Joutsenrinne is a light and airy modern log cabin, facing south over Lake Viipus. The living area is a generous 135 m2, on two levels. The lover level (90 m2) features a large open solution kitchen-dining-living area – perfect for large numbers – two bedrooms and an atmospheric sauna department that includes double shower units and a separate toilet. The latest audio-visual equipment helps set the mood, but can equally be used to present budgets and corporate strategies.

Upstairs you will find amazingly spacious and practical sleeping quarters for all your family and guests. The photos tell the story.

Nor have the youngest visitors been neglected. The villa comes complete with baby cot, feeding chair and even a proper potty. Older children will enjoy the Wii game console.

For winter fun, the storeroom holds ice fishing equipment, pull sleds, and snow shoes. There is direct access to publicly maintained cross-country ski tracks from the lakeshore, and the downhill slopes are Ruka are nearby.

360 degree aerial panorama on the Lake Viipusjärvi: https://on360.fi/viipusjarvi/



Villa Joutsenrinne

  • Two bedrooms on the ground floor (double and a twin beds respectively)
  • Open plan living-dining-kitchen space equipped with audio-visual entertainment centre and projection screen.
  • Loft sleeping quarters upstairs for six people.
  • Electrically heated sauna with adjacent shower room (double showers). Two toilets.
  • Gas fired barbeque grill on the main terrace facing the lake (summer use only), along with benches and dining table. Sun chairs on the small terrace.
  • Outside power outlet for car warmers.
  • Outside storage space with lock.

Equipped to the highest standards with stylish furnishings throughout 

  • The modern open plan kitchen features dishwasher, fridge-freezer, microwave oven, ceramic cooking hub, coffeemaker/electric kettle, toaster and full complement of kitchenware.
  • Further interior features: Heat-storing wood-burning fireplace, electric ventilation, two TVs, projection screen, Wii game console, drying cabinet for clothes, washing machine, vacuum clearer, iron, cleaning equipment and, for the smaller guests, a feeding chair, a cot and a potty.
  • Exterior barbeque pit for pleasant evenings gatherings
  • The lockable external storage space contains equipment for winter fun: sleds, two Stigas, two pairs of snowshoes and ice fishing tackle.
  • Summer equipment includes fishing nets (fishing permit included in the rent), fishing rods, rowboat with life vests, firewood, fish smoking box and outdoor wok.

Other matters to consider

  • Pets allowed only by prior arrangement
  • Distance to Lake Viipusjärvi, where maintained ski tracks run in the winter, 80 m
  • Facilities for downhill skiing, snowmobiling, fishing and trekking are all close by
  • Nearby recreational activities: Cross-country skiing 100 m, golf 15 km, downhill ski centre 4 km
  • Nearest store 4 km
  • Snowmobile rentals 300 m, fishing, berry picking, terrain bicycling, nature trekking


Close to everything, but in a private setting of enchanting calm

Planning a holiday stay in Kuusamo/Ruka? How about a well appointed cabin in a private location by a lake, but still close to all of Ruka’s famed recreational activities?

Sights and recreational activities in Ruka and Kuusamo

Location map for Villa Joutsenrinne

Book your best ever holiday stay!

Stay at Villa Joutsenrinne for as little as 170 €/night. Minimum stay 3 nights. Please make your reservation at least three days before intended arrival. Bed sheets, along with hand and bath towels will be all at the villa. End of stay cleaning service per separate arrangement.

Reservations and enquiries

You can ask for more information and reservations from Tel. +358405528880 or info(at)joutsenrinne.fi or

Additional services

Bed sheets + towels 20 €/set, including beds made 25 €/set

End of stay cleaning 150 €

Reserving and Renting Villa Joutsenrinne
– Terms and Conditions


On agreeing a reservation with us by email or telephone, you will receive an invoice by email, which provides the full address, driving directions, as well as account information for payment by bank transfer.

The rental conditions become binding for both sides once the guest has confirmed the reservation by depositing the reservation fee. The reservation fee is 300 €, to be paid within one week after making the reservation. The balance of the rent is due at least one month before the agreed date of arrival. For reservations made within 30 days of the arrival date, the full rent amount is due on reservation.

Payments are by bank transfer against the invoice we send. We regret we cannot accept credit or debit card payments.

We reserve the right to cancel reservations in case the payment terms are not fulfilled.


 All cancellations must be sent by email to: info@joutsenrinne.fi.

 You may cancel your reservation at your own discretion. The following conditions apply:

  1. When a reservation is cancelled more than 30 days before the agreed date of arrival, a refund of 50% is paid.
  2. No refunds for cancellations made later than 30 days before agreed date of arrival.

Should the person that made the reservation, or an immediate family member, become seriously ill, suffer a major accident or die, the reservation may be cancelled for a 75% refund, unless the stay at the villa has already commenced. Such cases of illness or injury must be documented by a medical authority.


In the case of force majeure, such as fires, natural disasters or other calamitous acts of God, we reserve the right to cancel confirmed reservations, which will be fully refunded. Should the force majeure happen during a stay at the Villa, the refund will cover the days remaining in the agreed stay.


The Villa is at our guests’ disposal from 6 pm on the date of arrival until 12 noon of the final day of the stay.

The maximum number of guests allowed is 10. The Villa is strictly non-smoking. Pets are allowed by prior arrangement only.

Open fires are not allowed around the Villa, except in the barbeque pit.

You will find further helpful notes both in the Villa itself on arrival, and in the reservation confirmation sent to you.


Guests must inform us of any damage done by any in their party to the Villa and its contents, and are financially liable for the cost of repairing or replacing damaged items. 

As Owners, we are not liable for damage to guests’ property due to unforeseeable exterior factors, or causes beyond our control, such as power cuts and severe weather conditions.

Contact information

Jukka and Kaisa Kantola
+358 40 552 8880 (Jukka)
+358 50 464 1904 (Kaisa)