Our story

Restorated with love

The first written mention of Saariniemi estate is from 1862, when forest ranger Esaias Pekkala settled there and had two log buildings, a sauna and a granary, built on the site in 1860´s.

The main building was built in 1904, with the others following suit in the early 1900's. The estate was a traditional farm with cattle and grain. The adjacent Vanttausjärvi was a natural source for fish, as it still is today.

Saariniemi estate is a rarity in Lapland, as it has survived no less than four wars fought in Northern Finland: The Civil War, the Winter War, the Continuation War and the Lapland War. The estate has seen the times under Russian rule, Finland becoming independent and prospering into the modern state it is today.

The new owners, Merja-Leena and Jari Paksuniemi with family, decided to save the estate from demolition and renovated the old buildings to a condition they deserved. This challenging work was notified and they received several prizes; in 2020 and 2021.

Hurrikas price in 2020

Honor plate in 2021

We love how we live and live how we love