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Open year-round

We are open year-round and we offer you experiences in the Charcoal Forest in every season. Every season has its charm and to experience nature’s quiet with free roaming animals is quite unique.

It is very cozy to sleep in the charcoal worker’s hut in the winter while the wind is howling outside. This reminds you of the old days when the charcoal workers tended their stacks and slept in their huts in the forest. Life was hard in those days and the charcoal had to be ready before Christmas.

You can stay overnight in a charcoal worker’s hut in the winter, enjoy a winter sauna in the middle of the forest, walk through the snow with an old-time lantern, while snow is falling on the snow-covered path. You chop the wood and burn it in the woodstove to make the hut warm and cozy. Prepare some food at the campfire and experience a stress-free moment in the Charcoal Forest. We will bring you drinking water which you should keep in the hut so that it won’t freeze. You may also melt snow to make coffee and prepare food. 

When staying overnight in the winter, please remember to pack warm clothes.

Nature trail

Along the path you can enjoy the silence and the beautiful nature. You can also test your knowledge about animals and there are of course also some questions about charcoal making. The nature trail is suitable for both children and adults, groups etc.

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The nature trail is free

20.1-29.3    Winter trail

4.4-26.4      Easter path

1.5-29.5      Spring trail

1.6-26.7      Summer trail

1.8-25.10    Autumn trail

30.10-1.11  Dark weekend / Ghoist trail. The path is dimly illuminated at. 18-20. Good to bring a flashlight.

7.11.2020-13.1.2021   Elf trail. The path is dimly illuminated at 16-20 on 29.11, 5, 12, 19, 25 and 26.12. Good to bring a flashlight.

Charcoal weekend in traditional style

5-6 SEPTEMBER 2020,  Saturday and Sunday from 12 noon to 5 pm

The charcoal stack is lit on 5 September at 1 pm, the stack is given a name

Church services 6 September at 12 noon. 

Information about making charcoal the traditional way is available throughout the day, songs by Dan Andersson, folk dancing, exhibitions, fashion show with charcoal worker´s clothes,

market by the stack, sing-along, crafts exhibits, sale of crafts and charcoal for barbecuing, nature trail,

traditional food including charcoal buns, coffee and charcoal pastry, lodging available in charcoal worker’s hut.

Sunday, wood chopping competition at approx. 2 pm, registration in advance by calling: +358-40-5419236 / Tom

Free admittance.

Arr. by Sällskapet Skogens Svarta Guld

Address: Norrbyvägen 45, Snappertuna, Finland.

N 59o 59,267’   E 23o 35,981’

Support received from Svenska Kulturfonden and Metsämiestensäätiö