Villa Lanca

Our location in middle of the sami culture and arctic world makes us a special place to visit and experience. We always try to teach something for the volunteers to have anew skill with them where ever they go.

We are a couple that runs business with many sectors. Little guest house, Aurora cabins, we have a husky farm, we have horses, in winter all kinds of activities. I'd describe us creative but business orientated. Our staff is a great mixture people and professionals from all over the world. We speak english together. Life is not only work but we think our work is much fun and it is a pleasure to be able to do it..


Reviews

4.0
9 reviews9

Staff & Host

4.0

Hours & Tasks

4.0

Hostel

4.0

Learning & Fun

4.0

Argentina

5

My first experience as Worldpackers. Fantastic! Not only the natural environment, the northern lights, the Sami, everything in Inari has something magical and wonderful. The experience of all this was thanks to Satu de Villa Lanca. The warm welcome from Satu, the concern to comply with all your exchange proposals, free days, excursions, lodging, abundant and healthy food. Everything excellent Obviously, as in all labor exchanges, there are rules to be followed, but they are not so difficult! The experience is worth it! Thank you Satu, I hope to see you again one day. Gracias Worldpackers!

Mar/03/2019

Brazil

4

The farm is amazing!
There is somethings that need to be fixed with the next volunteers before they go to there.
When I arrived there Satu was not there to receive me, and no one explain the things right, for exemple that doesn’t have electricity at the farm (for me doesn’t matter, cause was a different experience, but for some people I think this could make a lot of difference).
Ronja is an amazing person, as Aleksi and Veikka.
We always got the food that we asked (we did a list every week), so that was a very good point.
There is some weird rules..
But was a unforgettable time!

Feb/14/2019

Romania

4

Even there were some problems of organization and communication as a group, I had a wonderful experience as an individual, having the change to be close to nature and animals. Lapland is amazing. Tip: in high-season (December-January) there is a lot of work, but being active you won’t feel he cold anymore 😉

Jan/22/2019

Spain

2

All finland knows about the naughty Villa Lanca (Satu and Erki) reputation. Killing puppies when there are too many, not electicity and water in the farm, not organisation, and if you ask "too many things" you are a child that has to be pushed, not an independent adult. Beautiful village, hikings, supermarket, museum, cultural centre and Pub! Volunteers are "just volunteers" she said to the workers. Storage room to sleep not the one in the photo, cheap food. Lies behind the back all the time.
A big shit, even known outside Finland. Bad treat to animals, workers and volunteers. Short list...

Nov/03/2018

United States

3

I was a farm volunteer. Very secluded. Duties can vary daily. Pick up dog poop, feed dogs, build fires, clean horse poo, fix fences, put together sleds, put harnesses on dogs, help customers etc.. Pros: dog sledding, snow mobile, auras, ice fishing and saunas. Employees are awesome. Satu and Erkee are knowledgeable. Mind blowing scenary. Cons: once season ended experience changed for me. They changed accomodations, kitchen was 100 meters away outside walk negative temp. Getting to town and doing laundry. Monitor own hours. Tips: go in season. Use company clothes, shoes. Have fun!

Apr/12/2018


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