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  2. Etelä-Suomen lääni
  3. Förby
  4. Villa Solhaga

Villa Solhaga

Location and atmosphere

Villa Solhaga offers a welcoming setting for various courses on the Island of Pettu in the southwest part of Turku Archipelago. In Solhaga, ecologically sound solutions are looked for, regarding such issues as water and energy use and choice of building materials. In the small ecological garden grow speciality root crops, such as Jerusalem artichokes, sea kale and herbs. In the summertime, sheep do their share of parkland maintenance. The Centre is surrounded by the small-scale Pettu Arboretum with old trees and shrubs, and one of the neighbouring farms is organic.


Full board is available in an old Art Nouveau style stone villa, in which most of the cosy rooms feature a tiled stove. A traditional sauna, a meeting room and sports/yoga facilities in a separate building are in shared use, as well as a tree-house for the children. In addition to full board there are also camping facilities in the summer, including a big tent with a stove. All visitors are expected to have full-board, also people bringing their own tent. In Solhaga good food is a priority. Their specialities include sour bread baked in an old-fashioned oven, pies, oven-cooked porridges, soya dishes, their own herbal teas, their own vegetables preserved by lactic fermentation, fish dishes and produce collected in the wild. Organic products from the neighbouring farm are also used.

Surroundings and activities

The facilities in Solhaga are also rented out to course leaders. The guests can take part in such work as caring for trees or helping out in the garden. A rowing boat and a canoe are for hire. You can also cycle around Pettu and other small islands.

General information

Opening times accommodation01-04 t/m 01-11ReservationNecessary during whole year

Languages spoken

Finnish, Swedish, English


Number of persons15-20Number of rooms9Price double room per night€ 118 per roomFull board included

Nature camping

Accommodation for rent (such as a cabin, tent, yurt, gypsy wagon, trailer or caravan) etc.1Total number of pitches15Number of tent pitches10-15prices per person€ 37Tent rental price per week€ 294





Sauna/Turkish bath

Facilities for playing outside



Special target groups

Pets allowed if agreed upon

Landscape characteristics

Farm production

A full-time farm

Working according to IFOAM-principles


Route description

Nearest city50 km SW of SaloNearest village13 km S of Förby