Stay in a unique floating house tha M / S Floataway - anchored in the middle of the lake or the at the beach, with access to a wood-fired sauna,
The house is 25 square meter and built on a large stable wooden deck that is mounted onto sturdy floatation.
You ca walk around the spacious deck and also you will find two loungers for relaxing in the sun or contemplating while fishing. A folding ladder gives you fast access to go up or down in to the lake. Of course there is also a thermometer for water temperature.
Inside, the house is decorated with a mix of modern Scandinavian design including finnish Marimekko textiles "Bottna" and swedish architect Carl Malmsten chairs "Little Åland"
In the big room there is a comfortable double bed with soft linens and plenty of pillows. A table, four chairs and a comfortable sofa that can easily be converted into 2 additional beds.
You will get breathtaking views at all directions. The best, through the large (2 x 3 metres) panorama sliding doors. On the shelves you might find interesting books, magazines and games if you need to be entertained. I you want cozy light or more heat just lighten the fireplace (bio ethanol). There are also extra candles, tealights, flashlights and kerosene lamps - although you may not need... Even in teh middle of the night in summer it will be bright because of the midnight sun shining. If you want you can block the sun with curtains and blinds.
The small kitchen is fully equipped; a sink with running seawater (foot pump) and two large
water containers with fresh water for drinking and cooking. A full set of utensils, pots, etc. and a gas hob and gas fridge wich can be loaded with breakfast materials if you pre-book it. You decide when to enjoy breakfast, brunch, lunch or dinner!
The toilet (with a view) is next to the "walk-in-closet" where you can store your clothes and bags during your stay. On the shelves you will find storage boxes with an assortment of necessities such as life jackets, insect repellent, fishing rods, landing net and fishing accessories, fire extinguisher, barbecue, charcoal, sun umbrella, extra candles, first aid kit and extra batteries.
In the toilet, you can wash off with running seawater (foot pump) and use the toilet (septic tanc) Towels and bathrobes available.
Bring your own food for self catering or pre book a basket filled with what you need for breakfast, lunch or dinner!
Want to try out the real Sauna?! Pre book a real sauna experience, including cold drinks and snack.
M / S Floataway is a floating house that can be anchored out on the lake or on the shore of the lake Liehittäjä. The small village of Liehittäjä is situated some 20 kilometres from the Swedish-Finnish border in Norrbotten County.
(Some say that ”Liehittäjä” mean seductive in ancient Finnish ...)
From Liehittäjä it is about 130 km to Luleå Airport in Sweden and about the same to Rovaniemi Airport in Finland.
Grocery Stores, gasoline and drugstore you can find in the nearest bigger village; Övertorneå about 25 km, in the twin cities of Haparanda / Torneo about 70 km away you can find just about everything you need and want to shop. On your way to Luleå, 70 km from Liehittäjä you will find the sweet city of Kalix, situted along the river of Kalix, world famous for its ”Kalix Roe”
In summer, from June to August you can enjoy a swim in the lake. In June you will find refreshingly 17-20 degrees. In July and August, the sun can heat the water to lovely 20-25 degrees. Liehittäjä is about 30 km from the Arctic Circle, which means the sun will shine bright during both day and the night.
Northern Sweden sometimes get unfairly accused to host lots of mosquitos. In Liehittäjä we tend to be spared from excessive mosquito invasions though, but you can never say never... By and on the lake, mosquitos are rare. (A complete kit with repellants of various kinds are available in the M / S Floataway if needed)
Using mobile phone in Liehittäjä can sometimes be difficult. But since we are a ”Getaway” this is just how it should be!
Swedish operator ”Telia” or finnish operator ”Sonera” will probably work.
If you need WiFi - let us know and we will make it happend!
We, the creators and builders of the M / S Floataway, are married cuople Henry and Pia Huuva.
Our common interests are design, food, photography, nature, traveling and meeting people.
We live and work in Liehittäjä.
We like to cook and bake with our fantastic local produce from land, forest and lake.
Maybe interested in booking a dinner "with the locals"? We can arrange a dinner with local specialities just let us know 3-5 days in advance.
Our family also include a daughter and a dog. At some times our grown-up children with grandchildren also come to stay.
We hope you will like our "house boat" the M / S Floataway! We consider it to be aa really
”cool” house well suited for special occasions and holidays.
While you are onboard just listen to the silence or the lake lapping. Nature's panorama is very relaxing. You will feel instant calm and at ease, no worries!
Some of our guests have appointed Liehittäjä and the M / S Floataway "A paradise", "the center of the world", "A place you can count as your second home and the Huuva people feels like family" and "the M / S Floataway is a ingenious and cozy accommodation "
We hope to see you soon at the M / S Floataway!
/Pia & Henry