Feel the nature with all your senses.
Good Life School - Hyvän Elämän Koulu

For short and long stays, retreats and events

Immerse yourself in nature and relax in a unique environment just 20 km from Koli National Park in Finland!

Stay in unique accommodation rooms that blend seamlessly with the surrounding environment.

With Koli National Park just a stone's throw away, explore the mystic and sacred sites of Koli area, be enchanted by the Finnish national scenery from top of Koli mountain, hike through pristine forests and take a refreshing dip in the lake.

Take in the sights and sounds of nature as you unwind and rejuvenate in the idyllic environment

Whether you're seeking solitude or planning a big event, our facilities are well-equipped to accommodate your requirements.

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A warm and welcoming haven with a home-like atmosphere

Our facilities are versatile and well-suited for a wide range of purposes, from single accommodations to larger events.

Shared moments

Come together around the shared kitchen table for unforgettable moments with friends, captivating stories with fellow travelers, and profound discussions with retreat peers.

Wonderia Cafe and Dining Room

The venue has a fully-equipped kitchen for travelers to cook and dine, as well as a separate kitchen for gatherings and retreats to prepare wholesome meals.

Kitchen area and reading corner

The hallway is home to the accommodation rooms, WC and shower facilities, a communal kitchen area, and a cozy reading corner.

Accommodation Rooms

We have three main accommodation rooms: Forest, Drum and Koli Room, each with unique wall paintings, as well as a separate apartment for retreat staff.

Mandala Room

Our "Mandala" room is a beautiful space for group activities, with large windows that fill the room with natural light and a captivating mandala wall painting. Additionally, this room can also serve as group accommodation, accommodating around 10 people on mattresses.

Sauna hut

The traditional sauna is heated with wood and has no running water for an authentic experience, and can fit 2-3 people at a time. In the summertime, two people can also sleep in the hut and experience the nature right at their doorstep.

Tranquil view in the garden

All accommodation rooms and the Mandala room have big windows facing the garden with trees.

One-of-a-kind atmosphere

Old-school charm blended with some bohemian style and artistic flair makes the difference!

Let the inner child play

The big outdoor area is ideal for a range of activities and offers the option of setting up a tent for a unique camping experience in the garden.

Details with Love

We want to make your stay unforgettable with with attention to many small details and eye-catchers.

Breathe in the fresh air and indulge in the peace and serenity of the Finnish nature

Choose your own pace - whether you want to be active or take it easy, our surroundings provide the perfect environment for both options!

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Forest Path

Take a peaceful walk through the protected forest, with a 1 km long path just around the corner. During winter, you can also enjoy skiing or showshoe walking.


The school is surrounded by a spacious garden with a fireplace, a volleyball field, and even a frisbee golf track.

Take a refreshing dip in the waters

Just 1 km away, you'll find the Akanmutka river rounding, a perfect spot for a refreshing dip in its crystal-clear waters.

The guardians of the garden

The school is enveloped by majestic birch trees, lovingly planted by children back in 1932 when the school was built.

Watch the astonishing sunset on the lake

During the summer, the sun barely sets, providing endless opportunities for tranquil evenings. Rent a rowing boat and indulge in the serene summer nights on the lake.

Old protected forest

Good Life School is surrounded by pristine and protected forest. Listen to the whispering wind, smell the earthy scents, feel the texture of the trees, and see the beauty of nature. Pick mushrooms and berries that the forest generously offers.

Participate in community events

Enhance your stay with a private session for yoga, energy healing, shamanic breathwork, and other rejuvenating practices.

Winter silence

Embrace the serene and dark winter months with meditation, cozy conversations, sauna and candlelight.

Snowy wonderland

In the winter you can also enjoy snowshoe walking, ice fishing, skiing and skating on the lakes.

Village house

If additional space is needed for a retreat, the village house next to the school can be rented as well.

Catch a fish!

Lake Höytiäinen is known for its abundant zander fish, making it a great spot for fishing enthusiasts.

Go wild!

Surrounding nature is clean and pure and full of precious and nutritious wild herbs and plants, berries and mushrooms.

The facilities are versatile and well-suited for a wide range of purposes. Our cozy common area provides a perfect space for group gatherings, workshops and retreats.

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How to get to us
We are located in a small village of Tuopanjoki in Eastern Finland next to the Finnish national park Koli and a beautiful lake scenery.

By train or by plane you get to next town Joensuu. We are pleased to help you with further advise how to get to us.