Summer Activities

The Finnish summer is warm and light. The choices of activities of Wild Taiga in the warm season are limitless. Hiking routes and cycling paths, as well as the numerous nature activities make this area an excellent summer holiday destination. The surrounding wilderness offers possibilities for canoeing, cycling, husky trekking, fishing, etc.

In summer you can enjoy the space, beautiful nature and great trails which surround the centres of both the towns. You can start on a trail right from your accommodation. For those wanting a more challenging wilderness experience they can head for Hossa, located north of Suomussalmi, with its 100 kilometres worth of marked hiking trails.

The tour organisers in the area arrange short 1-2 hours, one day or even week long treks. You can combine the longer safaris with other activities, such as wildlife watching, church boat rowing or bathing in a smoke or peat sauna.

Services

Husky Trekking week in Kuhmo

Routa Travel

A week to spend at a husky farm with guided husky trekking tours. For bigger groups possible to organise with hotel accommodation.

Price / person

950 €

Finnish border hiking tour

Upitrek

Summer best seller! A guided hut-to-hut hiking tour in the wilderness right beside the Finnish eastern border. Guaranteed departures - ideal for solo travelers - weekly in July-August.

Price / person

1000 €

Forests and lakes -cycling tour

Upitrek

A self-guided cycling tour on the Finnish countryside from Kajaani to Kuhmo. Bear viewing option available at the end of the tour. Departures May 20-Sep 15.

Price / person

600 €

Activity week in Finnish taiga

Upitrek

Want to try a mixture of activities during one stay? If yes, a multiactivity week might be your choice. On this holiday you will sample hiking, canoeing and cycling and meet brown bears in their natural habitat. Departures for groups on request.

Price / person

850 €

Finnish summer for families

Upitrek

An active Finland summer holiday for the whole family. Easy activities which can easily be tailored according to each group´s wishes.

Price / person

670 €

Hossa national park canoeing week

Upitrek

A self-guided 8-day canoeing tour in Hossa national park.

Price / person

280 €

Finnish wilderness experience week

Upitrek

An exciting, enchanting and educational school camp week for student groups in Hossa national park. Programme to be tailored according to each group´s wishes.

Taiga Treasures self-drive

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

Wild Taiga invites you to taste the best pieces of the area during 7 days, designed especially for couples.

Price / person

845 €

Tour in Husky Arena

Vuokatti Safaris

Meet our friendly dogs! Our guide will introduce you to the energetic world of the huskies.

Price / person

12 €

Nuppu & Nallo Trail summertime

Vuokatti Safaris

Experience dog sledding in the summer with our “Husky Mercedes”! Ten huskies pull this specially adapted cart on wheels around the circuit.

Price / person

29 €

HuskyScooter

Vuokatti Safaris

Get ready to have fun and stand on the husky scooter with two huskies in front of you. Give it a go around the circuit or take a longer ride in the woods. We provide you all the necessary gear you’ll need.

Price / person

49 €

HuskyTrekking

Vuokatti Safaris

Enjoy the unique nature of the Kainuu region whilst hiking with the huskies in the idyllic fell scenery! The silent beauty of the nature and the friendly company of huskies will wipe away your stress.

Price / person

42 €

Call of Taiga Spirit 7 days

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

Our Guides have selected wildlife tours and places to visit for a week stay in Kuhmo: canoeing beaver river, husky trekking, peat bog tour, hiking Hiidenportti National Park and tracking for bears. Days in wilderness.

Price / person

1150 €

Reindeer Culture of Chukotka

Hossa Reindeer Farm

A visit with a wooden ferry from the Finnish Reindeer Farm to an other reindeer herding culture: Chukotka.

Price / person

12 €

Berry picking trip

Arola farm

Feel the taste of nature!

Price / person

20 €

Multi-activities under the midnight sun

Norwide Finland - Hossan Lomakeskus

This multi-activities summer program in Finland will allow you to spend active holidays away from mass tourism in a region where nature and traditions are preserved. You will explore the finnihs taiga under the midnight sun in an environment-friendly way.

Price / person

1140 €

Gateaway for families

Norwide Finland - Hossan Lomakeskus

During the summer, Finland loses its deep winter snowpack to let us enjoy its wonders and its wilderness. Discover the Hossa park, on the edge of the Arctic Circle through this ideal multi-family activity program.

Price / person

1100 €

Finnish Bears & Rivers

Norwide Finland - Hossan Lomakeskus

This program is a real invitation to discover Lapland nature. Along the Russian border and the Arctic Circle, you fully become aware of the immensity of the taiga, the multitude of lakes, and the variety of Arctic landscapes.

Price / person

1190 €

On bear s track hike

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

During a nature walk of 2-3 hours in the Finnish taiga, you will discover with a professional nature guide the secrets and tracks of European brown bear.

Price / person

45 €

Hike from the Kalevala Hotel

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

A relaxing small hiking tour starting from the Kalevala Hotel and continuing through pine forest, Harakkasuo peat bog and Harakkasaari island.

Price / person

65-40 €

Hosted by Huskies

Routa Travel

A week for spending time with huskies, exploring the nature, or just relaxing and enjoying the peace and quietness. The choice is yours, as you are the only guests at this small husky farm.

Price / person

600 €

Husky farm visit

Routa Travel

Meeting the friendly huskies at their home, lake side husky farm 20km from Kuhmo.

Price / person

40 €

Huskytrekking Day Tour

Routa Travel

A hiking tour that takes you out in the nature with lovely sled dogs. Although being on their summer holiday, the huskies are very eager to guide you through beautiful sceneries and uncrowded trails.

Price / person

47,5 €

Rib-boat safari

Vuokatti Safaris

Experience the speed of this powerful rib-boat on our 2 hour safari!

Price / person

790 €

Call of Taiga Spirit 7 days

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

Our Guides have selected wildlife tours and places to visit for a week stay in Kuhmo: canoeing beaver river, husky trekking, peat bog tour, hiking Hiidenportti National Park and tracking for bears. Days in wilderness, nights in a lake side hotel.

Price / person

1120 €

Canoeing and wilderness cabin holiday

WildsPiira

Two weeks self guided holiday Eastern Finland. First week You paddle on our peaceful lakes or rivers and the second half of your trip gives you time to enjoy the peace and quiet of the taiga forest at your leisur at lakeside cottage.

Price / person

245 €

FISHING WEEK IN KUHMO, TAIGA TOWN OF HUNDRED RAPIDS

Hotel Kainuu

The Finnish-Russian borderlands are dotted with many lakes, rivers and ponds. Kuhmo has been called “the town of hundred rapids” as there are 118 rapids suitable for fishing and some is good place to fly fishing.. Catch in Kuhmo are pike, pikeperch, grayling, brown trout. More information about fishing, www.kalallakainuussa.fi

Price / person

545 €

Trolling 3 hrs

Vuokatti Safaris

Trolling in the northern pike and zander (pike-perch) paradise of Nuasjärvi.

Price / person

395 €

Trolling with catch guarantee

Vuokatti Safaris

This one is for passionate anglers! Trolling in the northern pike and zander paradise of Nuasjärvi, with top quality tackle and tools and a professional guide.

Price / person

495 €

1 hour trek

Holl Stable

At this one hour long ridingtour you can experience riding with icelandic horse and feel the beautiful nature. Tour is ideal for exploring the icelandic horses and especially for beginners.

Price / person

30 €

2 hours trek

Holl Stable

At this two hours long tour we are riding with icelandic horses in stunning landscape. We move ahead depending to the groups riding skills either walking and enjoying the view or galloping in the quiet trails.

Price / person

50 €

Ridingtour to the hill Tihinsenvaara

Holl Stable

Enjoy the brisk going and nice time together with riding icelandic horse. The ridingtour lasts for 4 hours. On the tour we take a break and enjoy the picnic lunch.

Price / person

85 €

A day tour to the lake Vauhkonen

Holl Stable

Spend a day with our kind icelandic horses and enjoy the Finnish nature and wilderness.

Price / person

120 €

Ridingtour in wilderness

Holl Stable

Icelandic horse is very nice fellow traveller. We ride in varied nature and enjoy the breathtaking landscape for two (2) days. The lengths of riding/day are approx 6 hours.

Price / person

310 €

On bears track hike

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

During a nature walk of 2-3 hours in the Finnish taiga, you will discover with a professional nature guide the secrets and tracks of European brown bear.

Price / person

45 €

Self Drive and Fish

Hotel Kainuu

Kuhmo is situated in Wild Taiga area, so from here you’ll find a lot of lakes, rapids and forests. Kuhmo has called “the hundred rapids of city”. For example Pajakkakoski rapids situated only 800 meters from Hotel Kainuu and there is a stone pier, built for the dargging og tar boats, along the whole length of the northern bank.

Price / person

210 €

Deep in the Wilds of Finland

Hossa Travel, your local travel expert in Hossa

A week lasting summer package designed for those who want to do things the local way, enjoy/connect with nature and the Northern wilderness and get to participate in the most enjoyable and recreating outdoor activities including hiking, canoeing, fishing and camping in the forest.

Price / person

1260 €

Fishing under the midnight sun

Hyvinvointi Sampo

Come and experience the awesome "once-in-a-lifetime" chance to fish under the midnight sun. Our specialty is fly fishing for brown trout and grayling with our great guide who really knows his home waters. In Kuhmo we have over 100 rapids and dozens of rivers where to fish. This is The fishing trip to experience if you have never experienced the midnight sun!

Price / person

67,50 €

A self guided canoeing tour on Tar - route

WildsPiira

This water route was already used by hundreds of tar rowers, when they transported tar by boats a century ago to be sold in Oulu, from where it was transported further for the use of English and German merchant fleets.

Price / person

75 €

Fly Fishing week at Kuhmo

Hyvinvointi Sampo

If you are a devoted fly fisherman looking for top quality waters with a decent price tag this is the perfect fishing holiday for you and your friends. You will be guided to fish the best rapids and fish holding spots. Whether you are a novice or a pro at fly fishing you will enjoy fishing at Kuhmo area. Trip includes six nights at a hotel and 5 to 6 fishing days.

Price / person

437,50 €

Elite Fly Fishing Week at Kuhmo

Hyvinvointi Sampo

This trip is for fly fishers who really want to get the best of their fishing holiday. Our elite trip includes two days and one night under the midnight sun with our guide. One guided day lasts about 8 hours, some snacks and foods are included on these days. Elite package includes six nights at a hotel and 5 to 6 fishing days.

Price / person

560 €

Farm Holiday in Kainuu, Finland

Holl Stable

Get to know the rural life in a family farm. You can join in working at the farm, watch the animals, observe the nature and enjoy the silence of the Finnish countryside. You can feed and tend icelandic horses, sheep and hen.

Price / person

256 €

Winter dry fly fishing for a week

Hyvinvointi Sampo

Dry fly fishing for trout and grayling at winter time is truly the culmination point for a fly fisherman. There are big winter stoneflies hatching at april here in Kuhmo and those big graylings and brown trouts are eating them like mad! This is definately the best time of the year if you want to catch nice fish with a dry fly.

Price / person

437,50 €

Float tube - Pike fishing week

Hyvinvointi Sampo

This trip is all about catching pike from rivers and lakes with a float tube. With a float tube you can access waters that would be impossible to fish by foot or by boat. Also you can get much closer to pikes with a float tube. It´s super thrilling to see a pike chasing your lure literally only meters from you! You can fish with a fly rod or with a spinning rod from float tubes.

Price / person

437,50 €

Old times glamping-overnight in a haybarn

The Silent People and Niittykahvila Cafe

Experience the fresh air, sounds of nature and the scent of hay while digging in your own hole in the soft hay matress. Hay barn can accommodate 10 persons at the time and what you need to bring yourself is sleeping bag (or blankets). In the morning there’s available for breakfast proper coffee and pancakes cooked over an open campfire and morning sauna. More information and reservations Ritva Huttunen +358 50 362 0609, ritva.huttunen@kuutamokeikat.fi

Price / person

7,90 €

From guesthouse to guesthouse biking and canoeing

Äksyt Ämmät

Biking and canoeing tour

Price / person

980 €

A glimpse of wilderness, hiking in the Hiidenportti National Park

Vuokatti Safaris

Come and see the great nature of Hiidenportti National Park. The canyons of Hiidenportti alone are an impressive sight but you will be also astonished by shady spruce forests and flowery meadows.

Price / person

79 €

Hotel Kalevala Basic summer program

Hotel Kalevala

In the land of the midnight sun, the long days never finish. Staying in a private, family run hotel on a remote Eastern Finland is a perfect way to enjoy a holiday far away from the crowds and traffic. Area has a great expanse of untouched wilderness, which offers exceptional wildlife watching and photographing.

Price / person

350 €

Fishing in Wild Taiga - Lakes and rapids

Hotel Kalevala

Hotel Kalevala is very suitable for fishers, due to it's location. Situated 3 km from Kuhmo center at the shore of lake Lammasjärvi, our fishing tours start directly at the hotel door.

Price / person

470 €

Finnish Wilderness Week, 5 nights

Vuokatti Safaris

Vuokatti is full of activities and entertainment for anyone. We can guarantee unforgettable nature experiences in pure Finnish nature!

Price / person

473 €

Photo Hunters Long Weekend, 4 nights

Vuokatti Safaris

Vuokatti is full of activities and entertainment for anyone. We can guarantee unforgettable nature experiences in pure Finnish nature

Price / person

576 €

Nature Lovers Multiweek, 7 nights

Vuokatti Safaris

Vuokatti is full of activities and entertainment for anyone. We can guarantee unforgettable nature experiences in pure Finnish nature!

Price / person

708 €

Active Family Week, 5 nights

Vuokatti Safaris

Vuokatti is full of activities and entertainment for the whole family! We can guarantee unforgettable experiences in pure Finnish nature!

Price / person

312 €

Deserted Island Excursion, 1 night

Vuokatti Safaris

Once you are in Finland, you’ll see why it is called The Land of the Thousand Lakes. Vuokatti is surrounded by lakes and is part of Lakeland Finland where the lakes are many and people are few.

Price / person

392 €

Deserted Island Excursion, 10h

Vuokatti Safaris

Once you are in Finland, you’ll see why it is called The Land of the Thousand Lakes. Vuokatti is surrounded by lakes and is part of Lakeland Finland where the lakes are many and people are few. This excursion will take you to one of the secluded lakes, to the roads less travelled, where you will experience Finnish nature on your own. When there is no traffic, no people, no electricity – you will feel the nature on all your five senses; nature looks brighter and more colorful, food by open-fire tastes different and better, you can hear waves at the shore, smell the nature without distractions and feel the clean and fresh air through your body.

Price / person

225 €

Kayaking courses

Hikes n Trails

Hikes`n Trails organizes tours and training sessions for groups and individuals. For example a two-day educational canoe trip with single kayak or open canoe at the big wilderness lakes in Suomussalmi.

Price / person

290 €

Kayaking trip to Julma Ölkky canyon

Hikes n Trails

Finland is called the land of the thousands of lakes. This trip shows you the one extraordinary lake in Finland. I have planned a very interesting short kayaking trip for you in the mighty canyon lake called Julma Ölkky. You will see and hear also amazing tales of ancient rock painters and their beliefs about the powers of the nature, life, death and the afterworld.

Price / person

95 €

Yoga for Hikers

JOOGATAIVAL

Yoga suits perfectly to take care of your body and mind before and after a hike to the nature or why not on the way as well. Your path will be lighter and easier after a yoga class. Also your muscles and body will recover faster after a hike if you take a yoga class where you surrender to deep yoga stretches.

Price / person

15 €

Autumn Colours of Wild Taiga

Hotel Kalevala

Enjoy the colorful season when the nature is more beautiful than ever. Nights get darker every day, fresh air gets colder and the nature is changing vivid colors every day. Take a hike or bike ride in the forest, try canoeing or rowing though a calm lake or enjoy hot drinks by the fireplace and jump in to outdoor jacuzzi for stargazing.

Price / person

517 €

Nature & Wildlife - guided holiday package, 7 nights

Saija Lodge

A holiday package including a range of nature activities and wildlife experiences. The alternating nature with massive forests, swamps, hills, lakes and rivers offers excellent opportunities for hiking, biking and canoeing. At a bear-watching safari you will additionally gain unforgettable experiences about wildlife in Finland.

Price / person

889 €

Canoeing on the lake Jokijärvi

Saija Lodge

Come and enjoy a summer day on the lake! You will make a lake round trip of ca. 3 hours and see some historical places. The tour includes a break on one of the islands of Jokijärvi. There your guide will prepare a traditional "black-pot" coffee on an open fire for you.

Price / person

49 €

Island tour by canoe

Saija Lodge

Take a beautiful tour by canoe on the lake Jokijärvi and rivers nearby, with a typical finnish outdoor lunch by a campfire.

Price / person

56 €

Canoe trip to Taivalkoski

Saija Lodge

Are you an experienced canoeist and would like to conquer some rapids while enjoying the beauty and the sounds and silence of the surrounding nature? The canoe day trip to Taivalkoski offers you challenges and enjoyment.

Price / person

99 €

Nature trip along the trail Simosenpolku

Saija Lodge

Guided walking (4-5 h) through forests and swamps, by lakes and along rivers. You will learn about the flora and fauna along the trail and pick some wild food to enjoy at lunch, which the guide prepares for you on a campfire.

Price / person

53 €

Biking tour Harjajärvi-Kylmäluoma-lakes

Saija Lodge

Enjoy of the beautiful finnish wilderness, the varied forest areas, swamps, ridges and lakes during a biking trip of 35 kilometres.

Price / person

65 €

Fishing week in Lake Lentiira

Lentiira Holiday Village

This fishing holiday package will provide you with the fishing experience of a lifetime. Lentiira holiday village is located by lake Lentiira where you’ll have an expert guide to direct you to the best fishing places – perfect for all fishing enthuastics.

Price / person

380 €

Fly Fishing Holiday in Lentiira

Lentiira Holiday Village

This fly fishing holiday package will provide you with the fishing experience of a lifetime. We have several rivers and rapids in the area which are perfect for white-water anglers. Fish native to this area are trout and grayling.

Price / person

472 €

Elkhunting in Lentiira forests

Lentiira Holiday Village

Elk hunting is a popular sport and tradition in Kainuu area. Many of our foreign quests have elk trophies in their homes, a reminder of their visit with us. This is all possible because of the work of the “Lentiiran Jousi” hunting club.

Price / person

2225 €

Small game hunt in Lentiira forests

Lentiira Holiday Village

We, in Lentiira, are happy to be able to offer our guests an opportunity to share in a popular hobby of rural Finland - the hunting game of birds and hares.

Price / person

2185 €

Nature Lovers Multiweek

Lentiira Holiday Village

In this active holiday week the whole family will definitely have anjoyable vacation. You get to enjoy Lentiira lake by your accommodation - swimming, fishing and boating, hike at beautiful scenerys in Kainuu wilderness and on top of this - an unforgettable experience of a bear watching evening.

FISHING WEEK IN KUHMO, TAIGA TOWN OF HUNDRED RAPIDS

Hotel Kainuu

The Finnish-Russian borderlands are dotted with many lakes, rivers and ponds. Kuhmo has been called "the town of hundred rapids" as there are 118 rapids suitable for fishing. Catch in Kuhmo are pike, pikeperch, grayling and brown trout. Kuhmo i ease to reach by using one's own car. Distance for Helsinki is 595 kilometres and due to low traffic one can drive fluently and safely to Kuhmo.

Price / person

565 €

Through ancient forests by fatbikes

Upitrek

NEW TOUR 2018! A guided fatbiking tour on some of the best mountain biking trails in Finland. Guaranteed departure in August.

Price / person

1250 €