Majorsgrund

Finland | Europe: Atlantic

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A real-life Robinson Crusoe retreat in the Land of the Midnight Sun

Ever wondered what it would be like to escape to an island and live like Robinson Crusoe? Majorsgrund is your chance to make that dream a reality. The picturesque private island is located in one of Finland’s most exciting destinations and offers both an up-and-coming city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site right on your doorstep. Up to ten guests at a time can take part in your island adventure. So, what are waiting for? It’s time to have some fun in the Land of the Midnight Sun!

Location

Majorsgrund is located just off the coast of Western Finland. The UNESCO World Heritage Kvarken Archipelago can be found right on your doorstep and the up-and-coming city of Vaasa is also conveniently close by, offering unparalleled ease of access from most major European cities. With as many as eight connections per day between Vaasa International Airport and a whole host of European transport hubs, you’re only ever 4-6 hours away.

Rates

Prices vary between EUR 215 – 333- per day, depending on the length of stay.

The boat shuttle from the pier to the island and back is included in the rental price. If desired, there is also an Airport Shuttle available to the pier at a cost of EUR 200 for a return trip.

A refundable safety deposit is also payable. Contact Vladi Island Travel for further details.

Accommodation

Guests will enjoy a great night’s sleep within Majorsgrund’s recently renovated, wooden cabin (90 sq m living space). Offering space for up to ten guests via a double bedroom on the ground floor, a six-(single)bed space on the first floor and two sofa-beds in the living area, the island is a great choice for family, friends or even corporate team-building activities. Bedding and towels can be provided for an extra price – alternatively, you can go full “Robinson” and bring your own supplies with them. Prefer to travel with a four-legged friend? No problem – your dog can move freely on the island and there is also a doghouse next to the main house..

The island is a completely eco-friendly, self-sufficient retreat. All electricity is sourced by either solar or wind energy. Water is provided by means of the island’s own chemical-free treatment plant and is capable of producing upto 80 liters per hour.

Dining

Majorsgrund is primarily a self-catering retreat. The island’s cosy kitchen comes with a four-ring gas cooker, an oven and fridge-freezer and a huge gas barbecue can be found on the veranda – ideal for enjoying an outdoor Mittsommar feast.

Catering can be organized on request, as can a shopping delivery service (bookable for stays of seven nights or more).

Activities

Set your watch to “island time” and reconnect to the important things in life: friends, family and the great outdoors. The region around Majorsgrund is one of Finland’s sunniest destinations, offering over 2,100 hours of sunshine per year. And how better to celebrate that than to explore everything this fascinating place has to offer.

Majorsgrund comes with a full complement of water sports equipment, including SUPs, kayaks, and fishing gear, as well as a 4 HP boat to explore the surrounding area.

The fun continues on the island itself. From finding your inner balance on the yoga matts or testing your outer balance on the island’s slackline, from archery to artistry, swimming to snoozing in front of the campfire – this incredible island offers something for everyone – and that’s before we get to the all-important business of Scandinavian sauna culture.

No Finnish island would be complete without a sauna house, and no Finnish sauna would be complete without jumping into a cool lake or sea. And take our word for it - it doesn’t get any cooler than jumping in from your own personal private island Robinson retreat.

How to Get There

Guests should fly into Vaasa International Airport – easily accessible from most European transport hubs. From Vaasa, it’s just a 20-minute drive to Öjna, where a boat will be waiting to bring you to your island escape.

Best Time to Travel

Majorsgrund is available to rent from mid-May to mid-October, Finland’s peak season, where an average of 10-20 hours of sunshine is all but guaranteed. Enjoy the changing colours of spring and autumn or make the most of the long, summer days, where water temperatures can creep as high as 26°C!

The 15th and 25th June – Finnish Mittsommer – forms an extra-special time to travel. As well as the many festivities taking place in the region, it’s also the best time to find out just why Finland enjoys the nickname “Land of the Midnight Sun.”

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