Harju - a farm with traditional rural landscape, biodiversity and old country buildingsAddress: Vuorenkyläntie 2249, 19600 Hartola Show map
Address: Vuorenkyläntie 2249, 19600 Hartola
The idyllic and traditional Harju farm is located in the charming village of Vuorenkylä in Hartola. The meadows and forest pastures of Harju have been classified as a nationally valuable traditional rural biotope and landscape area. Guided excursions on the farm are organized by request from June to August.
Over four centuries of the grazing has made the flora of the pastures exceptionally varied. About 300 vascular plant species have been discovered on the area of the farm, including also nationally endangered and regionally threatened species. The Finnish breed sheep help to maintain the traditional landscape and biotopes with their grazing. The area of the farm is ideal also for bird and insect watching.
Marja Mattlar, the lady of the house, is a well-known singer-songwriter. By request, a concert of Marja Mattlar can be arranged in the old main room during your visit at Harju. The master of the house, Tapio Mattlar, is a member of a folk music band called Ancient Bear Cult.
Harju Farm is a real gem for flora enthusiasts – and why not spice up your visit with a music experience!