Haltya is considered to be one of the pioneers of the psychedelic trance substyle Suomisaundi.
The music is described as groovy and blends in unconventional psy-trance instruments like guitars & horns. Their musical style took influences from jazz, funk, trance, house, drum 'n bass and other musical directions.
The sound of Haltya has been heard in various parties in countries around the world during their numerous live gigs and DJ sets. Besides Finland they have played live in Israel, Austria, Turkey, Russia, USA, Japan, Brazil, Romania, Denmark, Australia; amongst other countries in the world.
The name Haltya comes from the Finnish word haltija, which is for elf, or female spirit with wings. It is basically a faerie spirit, although in the old Finnish mythology haltija can be almost anything. It was believed that a person consists of many spirits, haltijas.