Boat & Bikes

Many of you have inquiried for a boat to rent during your stay at Lillan. Now you can!

At the end of the Strandvägen, in the beginning of Gropshagsvägen, you’ll find this sweet little boat to go explore the nearby archipelago. Ask for keys preferably before you start your stay at Lillan ☀️

These excellent bikes can be found by Ruukin Sauna. They belong to Carfield chain so you can rent the bikes from one station and leave them to another. Handy, don’t you think? Also available in children sizes!

Wonderful way to explore Kimito Islands. Did you know you can take a bike to a ferry here for free?

And as you have a bike renting time, don’t miss Ruukin sauna, it’s wonderful food, sauna or ice cream that is so delicious words are not enough ❤ Or taste the great coffees Kyösti serves you. My favourite is Latte Macchiato, how about yours?

Ps. If you want to take your toddlers to a bike ride, you can! Just contact Ville Laitinen / NaturEffect and he’ll rent you this convertible 🙂 Or book directly from here.

No Car Needed (nor Wings)

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Did you know you can easily reach Lillan also by bus from Helsinki or Turku? The new timetables for bus routes have been published.

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Timetable Helsinki – Dalsbruk – Helsinki
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Timetable Turku – Dalsbruk- Turku

*update: even more bus lines for all keen and lovely Lillaneers available!

The bus stop is approximately 300 meters from Lillan. So, actually, you don’t need a car to visit Lillan!

And if you are not that keen to travel by bus, you can always come here by boat ❤

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Warmly welcome to Lillan – any way you prefer! ❤

Life Wisdom

Open your petals/wings/mind for the opportunities.

You don’t need to stand in a row to be beautiful.

It’s okay to bloom also in secret places.

Bloom and fruits await.

Enjoy contrasts.

Life wisdom by Lillan garden ❤

World’s Best Air

According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), the air quality in Finland is the best in the world.

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That is something one can totally relate on. Easy to breathe. Easy to fill your lungs with. Easy to enjoy.

Altogether the WHO compiled fine particulate measurement data from its database of more than 4 000 cities in 108 countries.

You can read the whole article from here.

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And Lillan has got some special feedback of its fresh air, as well. Old log ceilings, wooden structure, stones at its feet. Nothing artificial. The house at its purest.

Welcome to enjoy Finland and Lillan. The nest of fresh air ❤

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Ahoy Summer!

Oh boy, are we ready for summer ❤ The garden has started its amazing bloom again.

The wood is all piled up and drying to be packed in the wood shed at the end of the summer.

Let them now dry well there in the sun next to the shed ❤ (There was quite a lot work to get them there but it did feel good to see it done!)

Only few preparations left to do and then I can officially announce the summer period to have begun. So, ahoy summer, welcome!

Almost Summer

Today you could already sense the summer feeling ❤ Yes, a bit chilly but still.

The way the sun glimmered on the sea and the gulls shrieked was just so summery.

After the long, dark and cold winter it’s more than welcomed feeling.

Yep, so be it. And just how wonderful that is!

Winter View

Ever-changing. Always something new. I’ve seen this view at least a billion times and it never ceases to amaze me. It seizes my heart and soul. It captures something deep in me.

Even now, when thin mist creeps from the Archipelago sea and the view is very non-colourful, there is something amazing in it. The pulse of life is there, waiting for spring. Now not hibernating but facing the winter, snow, wind and ice. Knowing and accepting it.

How can I not but to love and admire such?

Winter, Finally

Finally. The temperature has been variously on minus degrees and the sea starts to get ice.

Finally. The winter wonderland❤️

Amazing Winter Sunset

Sun was already setting when I was on my way to Lillan. Decided to take a detour since the view look promising. It was definitely worth it.

When I made my way to Lillan, the sunset was there at this very familiar place also stunning.

Even Lillan itself was painted by sunset.

And the interior, then. Did not want to put the lights on since the colours coming outside were just amazing.

All these pics are with #nofilter. Just as it was.

Took even a short video from the shore. I hope you’ll come soon to see yourself these wonderful views!

Blue and White Finland

Lillan has stood on its place when Finland was part of Sweden. And part of Russia. It has stood there when Finland became independent 100 years ago.

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The Finnish flag song says about colors: blue as the sky, white as snow.

So many things in Finnish nature has those two colors.

The colors from Lillan shore.

The sky by the evening after the snow has come.

Lillan congratulates the firm ground it has stood for 300 years. Congratulations, 100-years-old Finland! ❤️