Respecting folk traditions


Loihtua's traditional inn is located in an idyllic courtyard in Könkä, Kittilä, close to Levi's services, but far enough away from the tourist crowds. The traditional Lappish courtyard offers magical experiences, natural tranquillity and an ideal setting for retreats.

A hut steeped in folklore and mysticism, a soothing yoga space for tallin people, and a beach sauna with a chimney are all part of the exotic story of the North under the Northern Lights. 

You arrive as a guest and leave as a friend.

"The traditional guest rooms of the Old Fat House, the vibrant theme rooms based on the Baltic folklore of the Ellin Inn and the Aurora apartment are an exceptional accommodation package. 

Here, every room has a story."

10 guest rooms for 1-4 persons and apartments for 4-5 persons. Shared toilet and shower facilities.

Wellness retreats, adventure dinners, folklore festivals and all Levi's services are within a 10-minute drive.

Guests have access to their own kitchen or can choose between breakfast or half-board. Dinner events are held at Restaurant Ell, the Koda and the Forest Restaurant.

A garden sauna, a beach sauna, a lot and a massage garden.

Levi is just a 10-minute drive away and Kittilä Airport is 25 minutes away.


"The roots of Loihtua are deeply rooted in the Eastern Finnish, Finno-Ugric and Finnish folklore, drawing from there vitality for today's witchcraft.

 Traditions are not meant to take us backwards, but to light our way into the future. 

Knowing your own and local roots is intrinsic to human beings and opens up a huge understanding of why we are the way we are. 

Each of us has packed different spices from the world and from our own lives. We encourage and guide people to explore their roots and to respectfully integrate what they have learned along the way. 

We see each story as individual and therefore believe that the inner voice of each person is the only true and authentic narrator."



Mirva Puusjärvi, Hostess of the North and Kristian Vehniäinen, Poetry Coat


Experiences are made to be found and life is made to be enjoyed. Below you'll find the best tips on what the region has to offer, from dining to shopping.


Restaurant Elli offers a holistic and unique dining experience by combining dining, programme service and the folk traditions that run through the restaurant as a common thread.

At Elli you can experience live music, entertainment and enjoy a range of flavours created with recipes from our own top chefs.


Loihtua offers experiences for all the senses and here you can surrender to the current without having to do anything. Loihtua's traditional festivals, retreats and surrounding nature provide everything you need for well-being and relaxation.


The Loihtua sauna is located in Levi's best spot for stargazing, full moons, sunsets and northern lights, on the private shore of Lake Munajärvi, where the skyline is ever-changing. 

In this magical Kaidjanniemi you can also stop at our family farm.


In Loihtua you can discover a wide range of traditional celebrations. Kekri is a traditional Finnish celebration of breakthrough, remembrance and thanksgiving, where tables are laden with forest produce and saffron flows. 



You can feel and see the power of the forest and nature. It gives energy and calms the mind. It creates a wonderful setting for a party you won't forget.


On the shores of Lake Munajärvi rests the family's sacred stone and next to it an atmospheric lakeside sauna, where you will be transported in time and space.


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