Architecture and the tranquillity of nature - Finland from south to north!

Alvar Aalto's Sunila and Ivalo Northern Lapland, as a complete package or individually.

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Relax in our flats designed by Alvar Aalto in Sunila or in the magnificent nature of Lapland in Ivalo.

Get to know our accommodation

The Sunila forest estate on the Baltic Sea is a masterpiece designed by architect Alvar Aalto. Now you have the opportunity to get to know the estate and the architecture from the inside and also to live in the atmosphere of Alvar and Aino Aalto.

Ivalo - near and far. Spend your holiday on a private estate in the middle of the forest and yet close to civilisation. Stay independently in a rustic guest house or book a comfortable room. You can reach Ivalo by car, plane or public transport (train/bus connection).

Accommodation in Sunila

Idyllic surroundings

You can experience living in the functional buildings designed by Aalto for yourself. The spirit of Alvar and Aino Aalto is still evident today in the fusion of timeless aesthetics, the embedding of the buildings in nature and their functionality. A study visit or simply a holiday - anything is possible.

Customer feedback


We value all feedback as it helps us to improve our service and provide memorable accommodation experiences.

    A lovely and idyllic apartment, beautifully restored. We slept very well in the fresh bedroom. The furniture and furnishings exude the spirit of Aalto. It was great to get to know the famous terrace house in this way.

    Thank you for an absolutely wonderful place to stay. We enjoyed ourselves very much. During our visit, Sunila was wonderfully covered in an ever increasing snowy mantle. We spent the evening at the Sunila Pirtti for a birthday party. The Pirtti was an absolutely wonderful place.

    Great music collection! And a beautiful B&O audio tower! Kotka and Sunila was a surprise for us. Interesting river estuary. And the beach was top, the cherry on the cake. We will return sometime.

    The spirit and peace of Sunila brought a meditative moment to our holiday. Planning beyond the time of the Aalto couple always works. Kotka is a pleasant surprise in Finland. Thank you Kotka, Sunila and Aino of Päivölä! You were good to us.

    Interested in the whole area of Sunila. It was a pleasure to enjoy the accommodation and the decor. By the way, we also explored the area. It's worth visiting the beach and the manager's flat!

    The flat was nice, with high quality beds and bed linen. Everything worked really well. I recommend it.

    A flat in stunning Sunila with beautiful architecture by Alvar Aalto. Functional, beautiful and harmonious. Beautiful surroundings for hiking and beach nearby. It's a good idea to visit Kotka Merikeskus Wellamo, parks and the archipelago!

    I would book it again, things worked out and it's a quiet place to stay.

    Beautiful flat! The host gave great instructions for everything, and the handwritten welcome letter on the flat table was a nice addition with recommendations.

    A beautifully furnished flat in a house designed by Alvar Aalto. Quiet location.

Get to know Ivalo accommodation


Accommodation in Ivalo - surrounded by the peace and beauty of nature.

Spend your holiday on a private estate in a wooded area, yet close to everything. Stay in your own log cabin or book a comfortable guest room. You can reach us by car, plane, train or bus.

About us

We are Anne and Pirmin, a Finnish-Swiss couple. Since 2010 we have been welcoming friends and visitors to Ivalo, Northern Lapland. Now we have extended our hospitality to Southern Finland, to the Sunila residential area designed by Alvar Aalto, where our carefully renovated apartments are located. Our tour offers a unique combination of Finnish natural beauty and architectural classics, inviting guests to experience both the uniqueness of Northern Finland and the charm of Southern Finland.

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Lappian majoittajat Anne ja Pirimin