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Finnish Language Village

From floor hockey (sähly), to warm cardamom bread (pulla), language learning and quiet reflection by the lake sauna, you’ll enjoy every moment at Salolampi.

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Finnish Language Village


No matter your skill level, you will learn from experienced teachers who create curriculum tailored to fit your skill level. Discover more about learning the language at Salolampi!


Need-based scholarships are available for Finnish summer youth immersion sessions through the Passport Fund. Scholarships are also available for all ages are through the Salolampi Foundation.

Authentic Cuisine

Villagers get a taste of true Finnish cuisine with each freshly prepared meal. Explore new foods such as pulla, karjalanpiirakka or traditional strawberry cake.

Sports and Activities

At Salolampi, villagers are introduced to activities like pesapallo or mölkky. One can also try their hand at various crafting projects like loom-weaving.


Music is an important part of Finnish culture and villagers get to experience a wide variety of new and old favorites.


From Joulu to Juhannus, villagers get a taste of Finnish holidays and festivals no matter what time of year it is.


Day Camps

Family Weeks & Weekends

Spend quality vacation time relaxing and laughing in another language with your family. Attend a Finnish Family Fun Weekend or Family Week or try our NEW Nordic Family Week!

Check out Our Upcoming Events for Adults!

Virtual Programs

Why Learn Finnish?

What do Angry Birds, Nokia phones, Santa Claus and saunas have in common? They all originate from the great country of Finland! As Finnish companies become more global and the education system creates conversation, the reasons to learn Finnish continue to grow. Read more great reasons to learn Finnish!

Meet the Dean

The dean is the on-site director of the Language Village. Amy Iida Tervola Hultberg has been a villager and staff member at Salolampi since 1991. She has served and works closely with the Salolampi Foundation, Finlandia Foundation National and the Minnesota Finnish American Historical Society. Click here to learn more about Iida and Salolampi’s staff.


Want to get a head-start on learning Finnish or need a refresher? Check out this resource to improve your language skills!