Welcome to the Arctic Retreat of silence
Sustainability. Silence. Pure nature. Wilderness. Auroras. Eight seasons.
Totovaara is an unique sustainable destination where you will get to experience eight seasons of pure arctic nature. Totovaara has a long history from 1950’s when it was a base for hard working loggers. Since the time for loggers camp Totovaara has been a base for bigger and smaller groups of travelers whose holiday is based on experiences from nature and sustainable lifestyle. Arctic nature inspires artists and opens new possibilities for concentrating in silent yoga. If wishing to visit the trails of the Ylläs-Pallas national park – tracks starts from our backyard. You can hike, drive with a mountain/fat bike, snowshoe or ski on the routes around the national park based on your own plan – with free. Why wouldn’t you also pick blueberries or cloudberries to make some pie or jam.
BE PART OF STORY TALE FROM ARCTIC
Totovaara’s sauna is the source for legends and mythical stories told from generations to the next. Can there be any better way to relax than laying in sauna with the sound of fire from “kiuas” (fireplace). ‘Vasta’ – a traditional birch whisk brings the fresh taste of summer to the steam with the relaxing influence of menthol. Sustainability is based on the clean water taken from a stream from the mountain. Totovaara is heated on firewood provided by surrounding forests. Firestones are unique made from “vuolukivi” which stores the heat for hours. Cooking the food can happen in a gas- or a wood oven. Solar panels with batteries provide interior light with the additional natural light from candles during the darkest time from December to February. Ecological dry toilets result in recyclable waste to fertilize the trees, bushes and arctic flowers.