Companies of Wild Taiga

Arola farm

Arola Farm is located near the Russian border and Martinselkonen Nature Reserve. Hossa, the 40th nationalpark of Finland is 45 km from Arola. They organize guided bear watching tours from May till August.

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Aittolan Eräpalvelut

Aittola Eräpalvelut is a wilderness service company located in the municipality of Puolanka, in the north-west corner of the province of Kainuu, Finland. It produces wilderness and outdoor activities for visitors and tourists in and around the beautiful natural terrain of Puolanka. .

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Boreal Wildlife Centre

Boreal Wildlife Centre is a company based in Kuhmo, providing first-class wildlife observation and photography services in Viiksimo, Kuhmo. The co-founders of the company are Jani and Markku Määttä and Kari Kemppainen. Jani and Markku share extensive experience in wildlife watching at Martinselkonen Wilds Centre.

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Camping Hossan Lumo

You can stay in our lakeside cabins all year round while the cafe and mini market are open from Easter to the end of October. You can also rent kayaks, stand-up paddle boards and mountain bikes from us! www. hossanlumo.

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Experience KL

Hossa and Kylmäluoma hiking areas are located in the north-eastern part of the Wild Taiga wilderness. Both areas offer fishermen lakes and rivers with both wild and stocked fish as well as high-quality campsites.

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Finnshui Farm Siirtola

Siirtola is the one and the only original Finnshui farm in Finland. Finnshui is the Finnish answer to Fengshui: It means locality, enjoyable simple work, recycling and respect for nature. Finnshui is the Finnish version of slow movement and downshifting.

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Hossa Visitor Centre

Hossa will be designated a national park in 2017, when Finland celebrates 100 years of independence. The official opening of the new national park will be organised in June 2017. Hossa Visitor Centre give information on the Hossa hiking area, advice on trekking, and sell permits.

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Hotel Kiannon Kuohut

Hotel Kiannon Kuohut is located in the center of Suomussalmi. The hotel has 66 double rooms, 5 single rooms and two suites with private saunas. Some rooms have balconies overlooking the river.

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Hossa Reindeer Farm

At a reindeer farm you will get to know the northern antler headed reindeer, and will receive information on reindeer, reindeer husbandry and hear stories of the life of the reindeer herders. You can also take part in the work of the reindeer farm by feeding the reindeer or practising the every-day reindeer handling skills, such as lasso throwing.

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Hossan Karhut

Hossan Karhut organises wildlife watching tours in the wilderness of Kainuu. . .

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Hiiden Torppa

Hiiden Torppa, operating in the old Village School premises, is located 39 km from Vuokatti in the little village of Tipasoja. The distance from the Hiidenportti National Park to Hiiden Torppa is only 13 km. We provide B&B accommodation, a kiosk selling food, horse riding and a domestic animal park.

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Hotel Kainuu

Hotel Kainuu is privat hotel-restaurant with comfortable overnight stay in Kuhmon centrum but nearby the Lake Lammasjärvi and the fishy Pajakkakoski rapids which are a few minutes walk from hotel. The hotel has 29 rooms (single and twin), including five superior rooms.

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Hossa Travel, your local travel expert in Hossa

Hossa Travel is your local travel expert in and around the Hossa National Park, Finland. We arrange tailor-made, all-inclusive wilderness holidays for small groups where you get to participate in the most enjoyable outdoors activities, enjoy the authentic Finnish cabin life and connect with nature and the local people.

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Holl Stable

Hóll Stable is a family farm located in Paltamo. We offer icelandic horse treks of various lengths in most beautiful landscapes. We ride in the forest paths and roads by walk or tolt.

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Hyvinvointi Sampo

Hyvinvointi Sampo is a versatile wellness- and rehabilitation center. You can come to relax and enjoy yourself to our wellness treatments or just book a cozy hotel room from us. We can offer you guided fishing trips, wellness treatments, catering and business meeting services.

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Hotel Kalevala

Hotel Kalevala is a high-standard, privately owned hotel, favoured by European guests. Located in Kuhmo on the shores of the lake, the hotel has 47 rooms, modern comfortable meeting facilities and a wellbeing department. It has a bright 200 seat restaurant overlooking the lake.

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Hikes n Trails

Hikes`n Trails would like to take you to most beautiful landscapes, outstanding scenes and breathtaking views in Finland and Scandinavia. Our idea is to serve safe and adventurous tours in wilderness with the principles of sustainability, responsibility and good service.

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Juminkeko

Juminkeko is an information centre for the Kalevala and Karelian culture located in Kuhmo. It is the logical place to start exploring the local culture. Information is given in the form of multimedia shows, a comprehensive collection of Kalevala literature, as well as brochures in several different languages.

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JOOGATAIVAL

JoogaTaival organises empowering nature activities and wellbeing services that soothe your body and mind in Hossa National Park, its vicinity in Suomussalmi and Wild Taiga area. All of our activities focus on promoting wellbeing – finding the serenity to listen to yourself and the surrounding nature.

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Jolly July

Jolly July is an important part of the Kuhmo summer: a time when there’s plenty for all the family to do together – culture, nature and exercise. Come and join in the fun! Take the children with you, bring Mum and Dad, Grandma and Grandpa along for a month of fun, dreams, music, sounds, silence, feeling good, being together and surprises. .

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Kuhmo Winter

Kuhmo Culture Celebrates Winter - the winter cultural event jointly devised by cultural operators is held annually in the beginning of January. Culture Celebrates Winter is a meeting place for nationally and internationally-acclaimed Kuhmo cultural events organizers and artists.

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Kuutamo Guesthouse

Kuutamo B & B provides accommodation at the Kuutamo Inn located right in the centre of Suomussalmi, close to all the local shops and services. Beds for 20 persons. A home-cooked dinner is available for groups on prior booking.

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Kuhmo Visitor Centre Petola

The Petola Visitor Centre in Kuhmo offers information on the Finnish large carnivores: brown bear, wolf, lynx and wolverine. The Predators on The Prowl -exhibition acquaints the visitors with the size and looks, as well as the sounds, senses and habits of the large predators.

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Kuhmo Chamber Music

Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival is undoubtedly the most famous event in Kainuu summer. Started in 1970 it has grown into one of the largest music festivals in Finland. Thousands of music lovers from all over the world come to listen to the festival's sweet summery notes every year.

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Kuhmo Arts Centre

The Kuhmo Arts Centre offers a great variety of high quality congress space right in the city centre of Kuhmo. The Lentua hall and Pajakka hall also offer facilities for 99 – 668 people. The woodworks of the uniquely beautiful Lentua hall were crafted by local carpenters.

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Kainuu Orienteering Week

The event in general Kainuu Orienteering Week (Kainuu O-Week / KOW) promises unique experiences in the varied terrain, rich culture and pristine natural environment in the Kainuu area. The week offers a versatile orienteering and holiday experience for both orienteering participants and spectators alike.

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Kiannon Kuohut Recreational Spa

The lovely light-filled water oasis of Spa Kiannon Kuohut provides visitors with the power of refreshing water, pampering and relaxing time together. Enjoy a swim, caressing bubbles as well as guided pool aerobics and aquajogging in the pools.

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Lentuankosken Leirintä

The Lentuakoski camping site is an area with a relaxed atmosphere in the immediate vicinity of the Lentua rapids. When on the area, you will stay in different types of cottages or in a mobile home, camper van, or tent.

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Loma Hossa

In Loma-Hossa you are accommodated either in round lodge cottages or holiday houses. Loma-Hossa’s cottages and Rajakartano are located on their separate parcels/ plots. You can spend your holiday in your own peace near Hossa’s other services.

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Lentiira Holiday Village

Lentiira Holiday Village is in the middle of the pure nature. It is hikers paradise 45 km from the centre of Kuhmo. Lentiira Holiday Village has long tradition of tourism.

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Martinselkonen Wilds Centre

Martinselkonen Wilds Centre is a wildlife centre in the midst of the great wilderness in Suomussalmi. During the no-snow season the Wilds Centre focuses on organizing guided wildlife watching and photography tours. Species which can be observed are e.

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M/S Kianta lake cruises, Turjanlinna

The capacity of the boat is 80 passengers and there is a café onboard. The boat was constructed in Suomussalmi in 1912 as a towboat for floating logs. It has served as a passenger boat since 1975.

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Norwide Finland - Hossan Lomakeskus

Discover Hossan Lomakeskus, an authentic and welcoming accommodation, in the middle of a boreal forest, in the heart of Hossa Hiking Area. In winter and summer, we offer activities in harmony with the wild Finnish nature. On the shores of Hossanjärvi, you can dispose of three different kinds of accommodation: hotel rooms, log cottages and summer cabins.

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Pykälä

Pykälä presents an idyllic timber milieu in the middle of the wilderness, yet only 18 km distant from the centre of Kuhmo. You can take your pick of affordable accommodation from three properties. The idyllic Wanha Pirtti, atmospheric Keloaitta and gorgeous Honkapirtti are available, individually or all together, for your needs.

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Routa Travel

Routa Travel arranges husky safaris and wilderness treks in the Kuhmo region. Routa Travel specializes in private husky sledding safaris, with just enough room for two passengers and a guide. In summer tours for families and small groups with accommodation either at the husky farm or in a hotel.

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Restaurant Kultainen Kukko

Restaurant Kultainen Kukko is a homely eatery in the middle of Suomussalmi centre. The restaurant has a very popular lunch buffet. The owner also has an old log house called Vanha Kurimo located 5 km from Suomussalmi centre.

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Reki-Pertti

Professional wilderness guide with experience of tours to Russian Karelia. . .

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Raatteen Portti

24 kilometers from Suomussalmi center, Raatteen Portti is the location of the Winter War exhibition. Through its collection of artefacts, photographs, maps and models it describes the Winter War battles which took place in Suomussalmi.

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Raatteen Petobongaus

Raatteen Petobongaus bear watching site is situated 30 km east from Suomussalmi Center, along the Raate road close to Russian border. Nearby are several sights related to Winter War (1939-1940) like Frontier Guard museum, "Winter War in Suomussalmi" exhibition and cafe in Raatteen Portti.

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Sommelo Ethno Music Festival

The Sommelo Ethno Music Festival is organized in Kainuu and Viena Karelia annually in the beginning of July. Having established its unique position among Finland’s music festivals, Sommelo will again offer audiences a versatile selection of traditional and modern folk music on both sides of the eastern border.

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Saija Lodge

Saija Lodge is a perfect choice for an active and relaxing holiday. The traditional wooden built lodge is located in the northeast of Finland, in Taivalkoski, in the middle of beautiful, unspoiled finnish nature. Saija offers cosy and peaceful accommodation (apartments and holiday houses), local food and activities based on nature and local culture.

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The Silent People and Niittykahvila Cafe

On the side of the E-5 highway, some 30 kilometres from Suomussalmi towards Kuusamo, a startling army of strawheads – The Silent People- stops the travellers in their tracks. The peat heads created by dance artist Reijo Kela were first put up in 1988 on Lassila field for Ilmarin kynnös – performance.

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Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

Taiga Spirit offers tours to watch and photograph wildife especially bears and wolverines, and landscapes. Programs vary from one to ten days, taking place in different wildlife watching and photographing sites giving you the possibilities to discover the richness and beauty of the Finnish nature.

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Tuupala Home Museum

The interiors of the building exhibit the life in the house when it was occupied by the Kainulainen family, between 1880`s and 1960`s. The little cabin was refurbished in autumn 2005 to show how the workers of Tuupala lived. The museum is open during summer season (June-July) and in winter on request.

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Upitrek

Upitrek is a nature travel company and registered tour operator whose clientele is mostly made up of international travelers. The company is specialized in guided week-long hut-to-hut trekkings and other activity holidays in Eastern Finland. We offer eg.

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Vuokatti Safaris

Vuokatti Safaris offers different kind of activity programs all year around. The company is located in the heart of Kainuu, only 40 km from the closest airport. In the winter season we offer different length husky- and snowmobile safaris and snow shoe hikes in Vuokatti area and along the Russian border.

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WildsPiira

WildsPiira (EräPiira) is a safari company located in Kuhmo. WildsPiira concentrates on outdoor activities which are done without the inclusion of motorised or engine vehicles, that way you can observe nature at its finest. .

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Wildlife Safaris Finland

Nature photographer Lassi Rautiainen has been photographing bears since the 1970´s. He began to run wildlife watching tours in 1988 as more and more people wanted to come and see the bears for themselves. Today there are customers from all around the world.

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Wanhan Majurin Majatalo

Wanhan Majurin Majatalo (Old Major's Inn) operates at the site of the former Kivikiekki border guard station, in a calm spot on the shores of a lake, approximately 60 km from the centre of Kuhmo. In addition to accommodation, the inn offers guided and autonomous nature activities as well as catering in the lap of nature. .

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Winter War Museum

The Finnish-Soviet Winter War (30 November 1939-13 March 1940) is presented in the Winter War Museum. The Museum is located next to Hotel Kalevala. The exhibition portrays the everyday lives of the Finnish and Soviet soldiers.

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Äksyt Ämmät

Äksyt Ämmät organize unforgettable holidays in the natural surroundings of North Karelia. The tours are designed for people who like great outdoors and want to use the opportunities offered by "green tourism" to get to know how people live and work in rural Finland.

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