All roads lead to LaplandHow did everything got started?
My first trip to Lapland took part when I was three months old and we had a vacation in Ylläs with my parents. Something may have happened in my head because after that, almost all of my travels were targeted to Lapland. My grandfather and my father were also very eager to travel to Lapland so I think that may have affected too. My dad has also several rental villas in Lapland. Common fishing trips and holiday trips with my family and friends finally led me to the point where I decided to pack my goods and move up to the north. I started studying there and finally, I ended up working in Kittilä. There were some changes in my personal life in 2016, so I decided to move closer to my family in Southern Finland. Even though I no longer live in Lapland, the saying “A man can leave Lapland behind, but Lapland never leaves a man”, is true in my case.
Before moving to Southern Finland, I wanted to make sure that I have a place in Lapland to where I can always return. I decided to build my own villa in Ylläs. It was named as Safiiri. When I built Safiiri in the autumn of 2015, I thought this is a villa for my own use. In October 2015, we had just been able to put the frame in place. The villa did not have any windows yet, but it started to look like a villa. We were late for the schedule, the first snow was coming and the roof wasn’t even installed. I was clearing the yard area when a man walked past the villa with his two children. The little boy said to his dad, “Dad, I want to have a nice villa like that on there!”. The girl continued: “So do I, can we rent that one?”
In the middle of all the rush, I realized that this villa has to be brought to other people consciousness as well. Now Safiiri and other carefully selected villas are available for you as well. Our customer service operates in four languages: Customer service in German is handled by my sister Heini who is also a German teacher. My spouse Linda, is in charge of our contacts in French. Linda has both French and Finnish citizenship and I, Jonne Vuorinen, run the business.
Our goal is to provide memorable holidays in high-quality villas at the heart of incredible Lapland nature. You can rent only the villa or make your vacation even more unforgettable, for example by experimenting reindeer or husky sledding, a warm bath in a hot tub under the clear sky or do snowshoeing. The choice is yours! Hope you are enjoying it.
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