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Welcome to Villa Rapala

The lakeside Villa Rapala is located in Sysmä by the lake Päijänne, the second largest lake in Finland.

It offers a unique space for meetings and recreation.

It is located within a two hours’ drive from the Helsinki capital.

Villa Rapala consists of two separate villas and a sauna with an exceptionally beautiful scenery.

Villa Rapala can accommodate up to 12 + 2 persons.

Villa Rapala is a full-service conference center.

Dinners and other meals are tailored to your needs, whether you wish to enjoy a crayfish party or

have a chef prepare a dinner out of Päijänne fish or game.


Have an unforgettable meeting


Villa Rapala has a conference space for 12 people, with modern technology, a data projector and screen,

large TV screens, bluray- players and flip charts.

In addition, it is possible to organize teamwork in Villa Rapala’s different spaces.

Villa Rapala is ideal for corporate planning meetings, when you wish to get away from operational activities.

After a day of meetings you can relax in the sauna and swim in the clean and crystal clear water of Päijänne

while enjoying the thrilling view of the beautiful lake scenery.

The water at the lake Päijänne is so clean that you could even drink it,

the drinking water to the capital area comes from the lake Päijänne.


Enjoy high-quality accommodation


Accommodation is organized in two connected villas.

The villas are separated by an area with an outdoor kitchen and dinner table.

Villa Rapalanniemi
    6 people
    Three bedrooms, sauna, bathroom, toilet, kitchen, 55 ”TV (with bluray player), fireplace


Villa Rapalanranta
    6 people
    Three bedrooms (2 persons), bathroom, 2 toilets, kitchen, 55 ”TV (with bluray player), data projector, screen, conference table for 12 people, a fireplace.


Sauna by the lake
    Possible to sleep in the sauna building (sofa bed).


Additional accommodation can be arranged at the Virtaa Manor that is located within a 15-minute drive.

Villa Rapala
Close the day
with a good dinner

Dining is tailored to meet your needs. We primarily use local actors and prefer local food.

We do our best to organize dining as you desire, whether you wish to enjoy a crayfish party or have a chef prepare a dinner out of Päijänne fish or game. In the outdoor kitchen it is possible to implement an experiential dinner (smoked fish or flamed salmon, barbeque, crepes etc.).

We can also arrange a mansion dinner or lunch a nearby Virtaa Manor.

Refresh yourself in a unique environment

At Villa Rapala it is possible to organize sporting activities at our outdoor field. Rapalanniemi also offers beautiful jogging tracks. In winter you can ski at the lake or take a snowshoe walk (we provide skis and snowshoes for the ones interested).

We also arrange fishing trips or charter cruises with local guides. The Päijänne National Park, Kelvene, is located within a ten-minute boat ride. Or you might want to take a trip to Erakonsaari and get acquinted with Lauri Rapala’s life story.

End the day with a dinner made out of Päijänne fish or game.


Our very high quality materials and products represent the top of Scandinavian design.


The architecture was designed by Plus Architects. The interior was designed by Paula Kilpinen.

Villa Rapala has been represented e.g. in Glorian Koti and Terassi -interior design magazines.

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"Our board spent two inspiring days at Villa Rapala. It offers excellent opportunities for creative and productive working. Close to nature, beautiful open landscapes and very elegant and funtional premises take you off the normal and give space for big thinking. I am sure we will come again to Villa Rapala."

Teemu Japisson, main secretary • Valo ry

Villa Rapala offered us excellent premises to our boards two day coaching. Finnish lake landscape in the middle of nature combined to modern interior and technology gives excellent frame for innovating ideas. Good location fairly close to Helsinki but far enough from the office really takes you off your everyday routines. The best part of Villa Rapala is well functioning entirety from the inspiring meeting space to the unique sauna by the lake."

Ville Honkanen, operative manager • Expert Asa Oy


”I’ve arranged a variety of corporate events and meetings in Finland and abroad since 1993. Villa Rapala is the finest domestic villa for corporate meetings I have ever used. Besides a great location and excellent facilities, the elegance of the villa is impressive without compromising practicalities. I have used Villa Rapala twice during its half-year history, and I will use it in the future.”

Seppo Kuula, President and CEO • Siili Solutions Corporation

"Villa Rapala is a unique place for our executive board to get away from our busy work and projects. Combination of functioning and modern yet homely spaces, good service and surrounding clean nature offers truly inspiring place for companies. This kind of locations unfortunately don't often exist in Finland, which means we will use Villa Rapala again. I can warmly recommend it."

Mikko Räsänen, CEO, lawyer • Lexia Asianajotoimisto Oy

location & contact
Location & contact

Villa Rapala is located 200 km from Helsinki,

about 20 km south of Sysmä.

Address Hiiliniementie 21, 19700 Sysmä

Address for navigator Nuuttilantie 361, 19700 Sysmä

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