Lemminkäinen – Villa for rent in Tohmajärvi

In a unique atmosphere within the hand-carved log walls, Lemminkäinen has the space to comfortably accommodate up to 8 people.

You can enjoy traditional Finnish sauna both indoors and in the sauna cabin right by the lake. For cooking there is a fully-equipped kitchen, a grill and a barbeque hut. Water enthusiasts can set out to the lake on a rowing boat or a canoe.

Availability & prices

The rental price varies depending on the time and duration of your stay. Check availability and price in the booking calendar below.


Lemminkäinen is a two-storey villa that has been built from hand-carved round logs and recently refurbished from floor to ceiling to modern style.

• sauna department
• living room
• fully-equipped kitchen
• sofabed that converts to a 160 cm wide double bed

• spacious master bedroom with a double bed and a baby travel bed
• sleeping space with beds for four
• balcony

The underfloor heating keeps the villa nice and warm, and the fireplace adds to the cozy feeling. The villa is also equipped with an air source heat pump that can be used for heating or cooling the villa, depending on the weather.

Yard and beach

• shallow sandy beach
• barbecue hut
• lakeside sauna and pier
• free use of 2 rowing boats and a canoe
• outdoor games
• sandbox

The beach at Lemminkäinen is a nice and shallow sandy beach facing South. You can take it easy and have a bath in your own lakeside sauna or make your meal in the barbecue hut if you fancy. Or if you are a outdoor game enthusiast, there’s equipment such as croquet or darts for you too!

Another, bigger sauna will be available for rent later on after renovation. The spacious sauna is a perfect option for bigger group get-togethers and happenings.

Location & surroundings

Lemminkäinen is situated in the town of Tohmajärvi, in the region of North Karelia, Finland. It stands right by the lake Suuri-Onkamo. The distance from Joensuu, the biggest city in North Karelia, is approx. half an hour.

The lake by the villa Lemminkäinen: Suuri-Onkamo

Suuri-Onkamo is approx. 12 kilometres long and 5 kilometres wide, while the deepest point is approx. 15 metres. An uninhabited island called Haapasaari is situated in front of Lemminkäinen, protecting the beach from the powerful waves from the vast open lake.

It is possible to launch your own boat from the boat launching ramp next to the villa. The free use of two rowing boats and life jackets is also included in your rent, so why not hop aboard, enjoy the beauty of the lake and try to catch some fish!

Suuri-Onkamo is a very clean lake and rich in many kinds of fish. The most common catch is pike or perch. Try to beat the record: the biggest catch by a visitor from the previous years has been a huge pike of 12.2 kilos!

Distances to nearby cities
Tohmajärvi 19 km
Joensuu 45 km
Kitee 30 km
Sortavala 100 km
St. Petersburg 375 km
Petrozavodsk 300 km
Getting around & things to do
Kitee train station 23 km
Joensuu airport 55 km
Niirala border crossing point 35 km
Taxi station in Onkamo 6 km
Main road ‘6’ 4 km
Koli National Park and ski resort 110 km
Kitee Zoo and Holiday Centre Pajarinhovi 36 km
Mustavaara ski resort 55 km
Kontiolahti biathlon stadium 55 km

The name of the villa refers to the national epic of Finland, Kalevala, while the story of the villa begun in 1984 as a holiday resort was built in Kirtsinniemi, by the lake Suuri-Onkamo. The whole place was refurbished from floor to ceiling in 2018 – and is ready for your relaxing holiday.