For Finns, a cottage is not just a place: it’s a state of mind

Where man meets nature

Cottage life is all about relaxing, enjoying the simple things in life, and being surrounded by nature. Whether located hidden in the middle of a forest, by a lake or at the seashore, a cottage encapsulates silence, calm, and comfort. Disconnect from the hustle and bustle of city life by breathing in the peace and quiet of northern nature, relaxing in the sauna or gazing at a clear, starlit sky.

Wander in the woods and touch the soft, moss-covered forest floor, roam the rocky shores and feel the brisk sea breeze on your skin, watch the still surface of a lake reflect light at sunset... Cottage life and Northern nature are unmistakably linked.

Something special for every season

During the summer, berry picking, fishing and swimming are must activities at the cottage. According to Everyman’s Rights you may roam for free in natural parks and even on private lands, pick wild berries, and fish with a rod and line. Blueberries and lingonberries abound, so take your pick!

As autumn arrives, mushroom enthusiasts hit the forests, while the changing foliage offers spectacular views for everyone to enjoy. Wintertime calls for skiing and cosy evenings sitting by the fire. Maybe you’ll even get a glimpse of the Northern Lights!

Cottage living with Novita

For many, reading, knitting and other handicrafts are a favourite pastime when spending time at a cottage. And no wonder, since they are relaxing activities in themselves! Knit accessories and wool clothing are a staple at the cottage, and you can bring a bit of cottage living into your own life with Novita’s patterns. Take in some cottage inspiration from a cabled wool blanket, forest-themed socks, a women’s sweater or a men’s sweater!