Lovely place in the enchanted forest of north Finland with warm atmosphere, Great accommodation rooms, good food and nice staff.
The bird feeders out of the dining room attract local special birds such as Pine Grosbeak, Siberian Jay and Siberian tit.
There are also many Greenfinches, some Bramblings, Siskins and Redpolls.
Also red squirrels visit the feeders very often.
A very warm and comfortable room in the main lodge. There were four bunks in our room. We visited on our way up to Norway and picked this place to stay because of the bird feeders. We came for the birds and were pleased that unlike some other places with feeders, they continue to feed all year round. Thrilled to watch Pine Grosbeak, Siberian Tit and Siberian Jay while having breakfast.
Three of us stayed at NTT on 6th March. We had called in on our way north to Batsfjord for breakfast & coffee a few days before. What a fantastic place.
Our room had 4 bunk beds which were a little hard but still OK. The rooms were comfortably warm whilst outside dropped to -31.6C. Dinner was very good & quite reasonably priced considering it was Finland. Alcohol is VERY expensive however.
The views of the bird feeders was exceptional with several highly sought after species just feet away.
Following a birding tour in Finland/Norway that ended in Ivalo, I rented a vehicle and immediately came back up to Neljan Tuulen Tupa, for a couple of nights and a full day to unwind and leisurely view the wonderful bird feeding station for which the lodge is so renowned. I stayed in the main building and, as I thought I would from past reviews and from internet photos, loved everything about my experience. The rough-hewn log building with its wood smell was thoroughly inviting; the owners were very nice and helpful; the food was great, and coffee, snacks, or a beer are available all day; my room, en suite, was comfortable (room #1 is closest to the feeders); and the parade of other birders, both lodging and just passing through, was entertaining. Let alone the birds!
We stayed in one of three small cabins below the main building. The cabin, which costs less than a room inside the main building, consisted of two unmade beds (both of which had very thin mattresses), a table with two chairs, a fireplace, a fridge and a small stove with necessary kitchen utensils. There is electricity but no running water, and as the main building is open from 8 am to 10 pm, those staying in cabins have to rely on an outhouse when one needs a bathroom (during our stay there was a beehive in the outhouse, so we opted out from using it and waited until the main building opened again).
There are both an electric sauna in the main building and a beach sauna guests can heat up with wood whenever by the lake.
Each cabin has its own fire pit outside.