Our hostel-camping-restaurant family business is located in the middle of wilderness, in the far North of Finnish Lapland. Our place Giellajohka (Kielajoki, Kiela -river) is surrounded by wilderness. People travelling here seek opportunities to hike, fish, explore the nature and quietness. In winter the place is perfect for viewing the Northern Lights. Public transportation here is limited (1 or 2 buses per day). The nearest shopping opportunity is in Karigasniemi village, about 37 km away.
During busy seasons we need help with daily tasks such as cleaning, laundry, cooking, sauna heating, woodwork, painting, assisting customers when needed (perhaps doing simple activities with them) and general maintenance. We often need a helping hand in different kinds of projects. To all tasks we always offer guiding and help.
For workers we offer modest accommodation from the house we are living in here. The house is located in the area. We can offer you a personal or a shared room with other workers, depending on the situation and the workers wishes. We provide meals, ingredients and possibility to cook on your own.
Our family includes the mom Anita, her two children Anni (25) and Jouni (28), two dogs and three cats. We often have friends helping around here and we offer a cozy, relaxed atmosphere even during busy seasons.
We are looking for honest, positive and outgoing persons that enjoy the nature and survive in harsh conditions.
Come and join us!
Cooking / shopping
Help in the house
Helping with Tourists
Cleaning of Guesthouse, laundry (bedsheets, towels etc.), occasional help with cooking in the restaurant, sauna heating, woodwork (seasonal), painting, assisting customers and possibly doing activities with them (in winter time; skiing, snowshoe walking, assisting guide in ice fishing etc.) We often need a helping hand in different kinds of projects and daily general maintenance stuff.
Own or shared room (agreed beforehand) in our house located in the area. The house is old and modest. It has electricity and currently we are building a water system, kitchen and bathroom in to the house (these are currently in a separate building). In the worsts winter frosts (-20 to -40) the old house gets a bit chilly, but the rooms each have own radiators and are always warm to sleep in.
fishing greyling, trout and pike, hiking nearby the strict reserved forest , Muotkatunturi area and last but not least swimming in the lake, Perhaps, you can pick berries and mushrooms from our courtyard.
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
More than two
Travellers get to experience the life the in the far North. In winter time the weather conditions might be extreme, so we expect travellers with adventurous minds! You will be in the middle of wilderness with ideal conditions for hiking, fishing, berry and mushroom picking and exploring the nature. In the job you will meet different kinds of people from around the world and have unique experiences that differ between all four seasons.
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week