SHEEP ISLAND BY THE BAY OF BOTHNIA
Experience a unique combination of Lapland, the sea and sheep. Paavonletto Island is a wonderful cultural landscape and a bird paradise where you can get a sea-scented release from the pressures and hustle and bustle of everyday life. You live in a small cottage in the middle of a sheep pasture. You feel how the sea lives. It breathes deep into the silence of a summer night and darkens as the wind rises. It sparkles in the sun, inviting you to for boat trip to the archipelago.
WHAT & WHERE?
Paavonletto is an island in the Bay of Bothnia about 800 meters from the mainland. There are only a few similar nationally valuable landscape management areas in Finland. The nearest train station in Kemi is 30km (by car 25min). Airports in Kemi (35 min) and Oulu (65 min). Nearest bus stop 6 km. With your own car you can reach the nearest beach or sheep farm.
WHEN & TO WHOM?
Available for the period 20.6.-2.10.2022
Suitable for all shepherds from young to old! You can bring your dog with you, but it must be kept on a leash. A shepherd's holiday in the Bay of Bothnia is perfect for stress-free breakaway, detachment from everyday life and exploring bird and plant research!
Two-store log cabin in the middle of a sheep pasture. It can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children or 3 adults. Downstairs 1 wooden bed, loft space for 2-3 people. Fireplace, kitchen. No electricity or running water. Outhouse. Wood-heated sauna for 2-3 people. A boat used to move between islands and visit the mainland. The phone and internet work.
3 days 350 €
4-6 days 100 € / day
7 days 600 €
Bed linen 15 € / person
Final cleaning 50 € (charged if necessary)
Drinking water is included in the price
Nature care work: clearing of willow and collection of twigs and their burning
Canoeing. Canoes can be rented from a nearby entrepreneur
Walking on the mainland
Picking berries in August, if a good berry year
Fishing. Simojoki, known for its salmon, is also nearby
FURRY FRIENDS & DAILY CHORES
Animals: sheep. You can only graze the sheep of Paavonletto (40) or, if you wish, the sheep of three other nearby islands (110). Other animal friends: birds. The islands are part of the Natura 2020 network due to their birds.
Checks for any illnesses or other problems
Monitor that the sheep remain on their own island and report if anyone has gone to the wrong island
Chatting, cuddling and feeding to keep the sheep domesticated.