The room is right beside the garage that is used as a storage space these days, cars are parked outside in the yard and near the main house.Writer's studio seen from the main house front steps. Modern conveniences right next to your room.
"Writer's Studio" -peaceful room near lake Inari
Hosted by Sari
Sari is the host.
2 guests
1 bed
2 baths
2 guests
1 bed
2 baths
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A peaceful room at the edge of wilderness but close to the modern conveniencies of the main house at Marjarinne, near Ivalo village.

A simple heated room with beautiful views through a glass door and small window. You'll share the toilets and showers of the main house (the bathroom symbol refers to these). The kitchen in the main house is available for cooking. There is also a lakeside sauna for bathing.

The space

What Marjarinne offers:
-A unique experience on the edge of wilderness, with modern conveniences right at hand (the main house is the beautiful home of an artist and her daughter, with walls decorated by art inspired by the northern nature)
-silence and tranquility of nature
-a neighbor- and tourist-free zone (no tourists here -except for you and possibly a few other guests! Our closest neighbor is on the other side of the hill: a young reindeer herder and his saami fiancée)

What Marjarinne doesn't offer:
-shopping (except for art)

Marjarinne is an excellent place for example for photographers (no light pollution in the winter) or other peaceful and creative work (writing, painting etc.). The norhern sky is well visible from our upper balcony or the yard. In the summer the sun travels along the horizon above Lake Inari and casts a wonderful light on the hills and waters.

There are good hiking grounds around also and the shore of the lake Inari only at a 500 meters distance. The river Ivalo is also very close as well as the small Lake Martinjärvi where you can find our lake side sauna. There is a spring at the other side of this lake where you can go and taste wonderful arctic spring water.

Guest access

If there are no guests in the sauna-suite the upstairs shower is available for you. Otherwise, you'll use the bathroom&shower downstairs.

The kitchen is in shared use as mentioned and we hope you clean after yourself and leave everything the way you found it.

As we try to respect the surrounding nature in our daily life, we have a compost in use during the warmer seasons and we hope you'll take this into account in your cooking&use of kitchen (which basically means just putting the organic waste into the correct bin).

The lake side sauna is also in shared use, but if there are occasions when you would like to have the place all for yourself, we can discuss this in detail. In general, any evening the sauna is in use it is our presumption that anyone staying or living at Marjarinne can use it (in turns of course, so everyone has their own privacy for bathing, 1hr for bathing/group). In the summer the sauna is warmed up almost every night. If you want to have the sauna for your private use or have some more extra time, this is possible for an extra fee or, alternatively, you can gather the firewood from the nature yourself and prepare the sauna yourself.

Other things to note

There might be a few other people staying at Marjarinne.

Our two dogs are quite friendly and let us know if there are reindeer walking close by. They are good company on walks around Marjarinne.

There is a Wifi available if you need internet access. The WiFi of the main house reaches to the Writer's Studio (The WiFi-key is on a paper on the studio table or in the guest-folder in the main house.)


Sleeping arrangements
Common spaces
1 double bed

House Rules
Not suitable for pets
No parties or events
Not safe or suitable for infants (Under 2 years)
Check in time is 12PM (noon) - 10PM
Check out by 12PM (noon)

Smoking allowed outside. We have a puppy, so please make sure you use an ashtray or smthg similar.

Toilet paper and handsoap available. Towels and bed sheets 10€.
Doing laundry (downstairs bathroom) 10€.

Possibility to cook food by a bonfire at the bonfire place near the mainhouse.

You are free to spend time also in the dining room area in the main house. The WiFi reaches to your room but does not work well all the time (if it doesn't seem to work, try using it in the main house).

How to use the common/shared spaces in the main house:
Leave everything you find in the shared spaces (kitchen and living room and dining area) as you found it. This means keeping most of your things in your room. There is usually room for your food in the kitchen cupboard and the fridge. A few books or things here and there is ok, but please respect our home and other people who also have the right to use the sofas and tables etc. in the shared spaces.

I'm away a lot and my mother, who is in charge of the AirBnB during these times, lives up on the hill in her artist's studio with her dogs and there might be a few other people staying at Marjarinne. Please take this into consideration and treat others as you'd like to be treated yourself.

We hope you have traveler's insurance to guarantee you a safe and enjoyable trip.

Please respect and follow our ecological living principles in honor of arctic nature, which means (especially in wintertime!):

-use the firewood reasonably (the fireplaces store the heat!)
-close the front doors behind you
-use hot water reasonably
-turn out the lights when not needed
-use the sauna max 1 time/day (extra use possible for extra fee)

In the summer, also remember to:
-put bio-waste in bio-bin

You must also acknowledge
Pet(s) live on property - Currently there are two dogs, Rollo the Tibetan terrier who will be happy to guide you on walks around the hills and Manta the Finnish Lapphund
Some spaces are shared - The big modern kitchen in the main house will be in shared use with the hostess and other guests, there is room in the fridge for your food.


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Deniz User Profile
October 2017
Marja is a very kind host and makes you feel like home the minute you arrive. We very much enjoyed the finnish sauna at the private lake. The forrest around the house is very beautiful and we explored it with Marja's dog Rollo who was the perfect guide:). We recommend this place to everybody who enjoys nature and the Lapland way of living!

Andreas User Profile
September 2017
Beautiful place and totally quiet. Marja was very friendly and hospitable. Our stay was great and we would recommend it everyone! Thanks a lot!

Fernando User Profile
August 2017
Amazing place!! we really enjoyed our stay, we could relax really nicely at the fireplace with a beautiful view of the nearby lake. Sari was really nice to us and we had a good time talking to the other guests.

Thea User Profile
July 2017
We stayed in Marjarinne for 1 week. It is a magnificant place full of silence and peace. The writers Studio is cosy and gives you the privacy one needs. The main house is very beautiful and has a good equipped kitchen. Most of all we are going to miss the lakesite Sauna, there is nothing better than going to the Sauna and dip into the private little lake after a long day of hiking. Sari and her mother are warm, friendly, helpfull and quiet people. I highly recomend that place to anyone who wants to discover inari- Region or who is just in need for a bit of silence.

Christoph User Profile
July 2017
The Writers Studio is a great location for everyone who looks for a quiet place out in beautiful surroundings. Sari is a very friendly and helpful host. I recommend this to every traveller who wants to experience northern finland at it's best.

Clarisse User Profile
July 2017
The host canceled this reservation 40 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

Christel User Profile
July 2017
That is a perfect place in the middle of nature. Really quiet and relaxing aera. Unfortunally we stayed only one night but it is a good place for a long journey I recommand this place

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My love for nature and wild places has brought me here by the lake Inari, at Marjarinne, where I live with my artist mother and our two friendly shepherd dogs. We wish to share the magic of this place with others: stars, northern lights and moon in the winter, the light of the ni…
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