Pajaharju Farm is located in the middle of verdant Savo countryside in Leppävirta, on the island of Soisalo. The farm has been inhabited since the 16th century, and even the current buildings are very old. The Farm Museum contains some 2000 objects from days gone by. The farm is also home to an indigenous cow, 40 Finnish sheep and native hens. The fields grow crops such as cereals, hay and potatoes. In the vicinity of the farm there is 2.5 ha of valuable pasture and woodland meadows.
The farm offers self-catering accommodation in four wooden cabins, sleeping 4 each. The cabins of Karjakko and Raatniemi are equipped with a toilet and shower, those of Kalasauna and Kanala are more basic. A boat, a sauna and a fish trap are at the visitors' disposal. There is also a beautiful old smoke sauna (€ 20), and camping is possible for 1 to 3 tents.
For pre-booked groups, tours of the Farm Museum can be organized, as well as courses in, for example, traditional bark craft. Pajaharju belongs to a group of tourist attractions in Leppävirta. For groups, other attractions include an agricultural motoring museum and meals at a fruit farm. For children and teenagers fishing, digging for worms and getting to know animals is possible on the farm. The nearest lake is 0.5 km from the farm, and there are also nature trails close by. Also a hut and a campfire site is available, and bikes and boats are for hire.
Bicycles for rent
Participation in daily farm-activities possible
Facilities and activities in the surroundings (< 15 km)
Small live stock for children
Special target groups
Pets allowed if agreed upon
A full-time farm
Organic or biodynamic farmPastural agriculture, Horticulture, Arable farming, Stock breeding