We love to celebrate at Salolampi —no matter what the time of year. Regardless of the calendar day, villagers get a chance to celebrate Finnish holidays and enjoy several festive occasions each summer.
A ritual that occurs a handful of times each summer, villagers and staff spend the day at the beach. There is plenty of time for swimming in the lake after relaxing in the sauna or exchanging stories while roasting makkara (sausage) and tikkuleipä (cinnamon bread) over a campfire.
As a villager, you’ll get to experience the classic summer holiday Juhannus, Finnish Midsummer. Everyone dresses up and enjoys a top-notch meal prepared by the kitchen. The evening ends with a dance where new and old Finnish songs are played while villagers get to show off their moves.
Here at Salolampi we celebrate Christmas—even in July! In the evening, villagers participate in our very own kurssijuhla, a traditional Christmas party done in schools. We decorate, sing songs and even dance around the Christmas tree!