Wood preparation for your winter in kesämökki!

Wood preparation for your winter in kesämökki is a very important task to do. Winter is coming in the month during of January and February. There is almost always snow in northern and eastern Finland. Even if there’s little snow in Helsinki, there’s often up to a metre or more on the skiing slopes of Lapland. The snow season in northern Finland begins in November and lasts at least until May. In the inland regions of southern and central Finland, the first snow falls at the beginning of December and melts during late March and April.

Chopping woods

Dress warmly and enjoy winter. Even if the thermometer reads minus 20 centigrade, it doesn’t feel as cold as you might think. The dry continental climate here doesn’t feel as cold as the damp cold of central Europe. Finns are also used to this kind of weather, so everything runs smoothly and punctually.

Spending winter in Mökki is one of the good choices to make. As you know that winter in Finland is too cold even for Finns, so winter preparation is needed especially “Wooden work”.

Have enough woods to use during winter time is very important if you want to survive for the whole winter.

Most of the source of woods are Birch, Pine and Spruce. We would go to chop down the trees in our mökki area only, not from the nearby area, or even in the forest. Because it would be someone else property. If you chop it down, it is kind of stealing. You can chop the wood into pieces and keep it under the farm shed to use for your whole winter.

All it can be used regularly at the fireplace or in smoke-sauna, but in open fireplace pine and spruce are not recommended because the resin will cause sparkling that will be very dangerous for the mökki.

Wooden work
Wooden work

However, we have the heater in Mökki for regular but can’t deny that heat your room on a fireplace, cooking, or camping outside in any season by burning it could give you naturally feeling to be closer to nature.


Hi there! I'm Meiji. I was born in Thailand and spend the life time in Finland. My most favorite thing in Finland is the summer cabins (Mökki in Finnish). There you go! I would like to invite you to explore how Finns spend time in mökki.

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