Experience the Crater Lake at Rahkaranta
Enjoy Finland’s stunning forests and unique countryside on the shores of Lake Lappajärvi, the largest crater lake in Europe.
Rahkaranta, available for rent, is a traditional two-storey Ostrobothnian house with a fully equipped kitchen and ‘tupa’ (a type of living room with a fireplace), and a beautiful terrace. The house has three bedrooms, plus an extra living room upstairs. Rahkaranta can house up to 12 guests.
Rahkaranta is located on scenic Kärnä island, Lake Lappajärvi, amongst atmospheric pine woodlands. A traditional Finnish sauna with a shower is located on the shore, providing stunning views of the vast crater lake. Cool off by dipping into the lake either from a conveniently located pier or directly from the shore, or just relax in the hot tub. Other facilities on the property include a barbecue grill and an authentic outhouse.
Prices: 950 € per week, 500 € per weekend; includes the use of the sauna and the hot tub. Heating of the sauna and the hot tub: 200 €.
Local delicacies from the Crater Lake
Pictures of Rahkaranta
Entertainment and activities in the Crater Lake region
Outdoors activities incl. canoeing, archery, hiking, wellness services.
Lantelan ratsastustalli www.lantelanratsastustalli.net
7 km / 10 min
10,5 km / 15 min
18-hole golf course on the Lappajärvi lake shore.
Atelier Tapio Autio www.ateljeeautio.net
29 km / 29 min
Local artist Tapio Autio’s atelier, incl. statue park, stone church and an overlook tower.
59 km / 52 min
Amusement park, events, go-karting and other activities.
Ähtäri Zoo www.ahtarizoo.fi
104 km / 1,5 h
Bears, wolves, other Finnish wildlife, and panda bears.
Kyläkauppa Keskinen www.tuuri.fi
91 km / 1,15 h
Finland’s largest department store.