Culture & Traditions

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Silence Speaking Hikes

Ikivalkea

SHORT IMMERSIONS IN THE WILD Being quiet comes natural to many Finns. Joining our hike you might be able to understand what that stillness is all about. We will introduce you to both silence, and, culture-historical and esoteric stories about trees and waters in the area.

Price / person

28 €

Silence with kantele

Guesthouse Puukarin Pysäkki

In this programm we make piccolo style kantele, learn to play it and know also kultur and history behind kantele. Kantele is the national instrument in Finland.

Price / person

310 €

Karelian Dinner with kantelemusic

Guesthouse Puukarin Pysäkki

Enjoy traditional Karelian cuisine prepared using wild herbs and ingredients from our own farm. Our meals are prepared in a real wood-heated oven and served in a cosy setting on long tables, where you can also enjoy our high-quality organic wines and music

Price / person

48 €

Winter Honeymoon

Hotel Kalevala

This special program is suitable for your honeymoon or for your special anniversary/celebration. The pristine powder snow and the crisp winter air lure you into the nature where you can do dogsledding, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and tobogganing.

Price / person

1530 €

Summer Honeymoon

Hotel Kalevala

Enjoy the midnight sun, white nights, clear blue lakes in perfect silence. Staying in a private hotel on a remote area in Eastern Finland is a perfect way to enjoy a holiday just for you two, away from the crowds.

Price / person

1649 € €

Wedding in Hotel Kalevala

Hotel Kalevala

Spend your unique day in peaceful Hotel Kalevala. We organzise for your unforgettable wedding day both in summer or in winter time.

Wild Christmas

Upitrek

Spend an unforgettable Christmas in Finnish Wilderness!

Price / person

1125 €

Pre-Christmas for groups

Hotel Kalevala

Christmas is magical time. Enjoy a snowy, stress-free vacation full of activities and Christmas traditions. Enjoy with your friends and family an authentic Christmas feeling – a landscape of snow, blue eyed huskies, Santa and his elves, tobogganing, walks on Taiga forest, cross country skiing on frozen lake, magical blue moments, traditional Finnish Christmas dinner…

Price / person

999 €

Juminkeko

Juminkeko introduces the oldest folk tradition connected to the Kalevala epic.

Price / person

2-4 €

The Christmas at Arola Farm

Arola farm

We offer you a restful Christmas with local food,stories about the life at the Russian border,winter war stories. Traditional smoke sauna at the Christmas eve and an accommodation at "Arovilla "apartments. Outdoor activities like cross coun22.12try skiing or ice water fishing

Price / person

429 €

New Year in Hotel Kalevala

Hotel Kalevala

The beautiful scenery covered with a mantle of dazzling white snow, the crackling frost and the magical winter darkness create a special atmosphere for the New Year’s celebrations. Wild Taiga is dominated by evergreen forests and dazzlingly clear-watered lakes and its misty blue hills, area is one of Finland's best known regions for guaranteed snow fall throughout the winter season.

Price / person

999 €

Christmas Holiday

Hotel Kalevala

Those who believe, they can see elves scampering through the forest and perhaps go to visit the Man himself. This remote area Wild Taiga is situated close to the Russian borderline. Private Hotel Kalevala offers the whole family an authentic Christmas feeling – a landscape of snow, Finnish Christmas traditions and traditional Christmas cuisine.

Price / person

999 €

Pre X-mas

Hotel Kalevala

Our private hotel offers you a mini vacation full off program before Christmas. Enjoy with your family an authentic Christmas feeling – a landscape of snow, blue eyed huskies, Santa and his elves, tobogganing, walks on Taiga forest, cross country skiing on frozen lake, magical blue moments…

Price / person

526 €

Step back in time Talvisotaretki Winter War tour

Arola farm

Visitors to the area can partake in a tour which visits the main places of interest from the Winter War (30.11.1939-13.3.1940). They can learn the history and visit the points of interest during the conflict, including Ruhtinansalmi village and Juntusranta, where the Finnish soldiers were staying when they were alerted to the invasion.

Price / person

50 €

From guesthouse to guesthouse Finnish cuisine tour

Äksyt Ämmät

During this tour you get to know more about Finnish cuisine not to forget also get to know the Finnish culture and the locals.

Price / person

1200 €

Lentiira village tours

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

Come and get to know Lentiira village, the past and the present.

Price / person

35 €

Finlands big year 2017

Upitrek

On the birth places of independency. A guided tour on the Finland's eastern border allows you to experience the authentic battle sites of the 1939-1940 Winter War and the most important destinations in Suomussalmi and Kuhmo.

Price / person

950 €