Wild Taiga swimming week

Finland – the land of thousands lakes – can boast with over 187 000 lakes. No doubt Finland is a dream destination for an open water swim enthusiast. This programme includes four open water swimming days combined with easy, short walks.

Programme Information
Season: 01.06. - 31.08.
Place: Hossa, Suomussalmi
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Persons: Min. 5, max. 12
Further information: Price depending on the group size, please ask for an offer!

Programme


Further information and reservations:

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+358 40 7339 262

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Wild Taiga swimming week

Finland – the land of thousands lakes – can boast with over 187 000 lakes. No doubt Finland is a dream destination for an open water swim enthusiast. The setting for this exciting open water swimming tour is Hossa Hiking Area situated in north-eastern Finland in the area of Wild Taiga. The nature of the area is dominated by sparkling clear lakes and rivers, pine heathlands, ridges, and small mires. There is a wide network of paths providing good opportunities for walking and hiking. But, calm small lakes make the area also an ideal destination for open water swimming. This programme includes four swimming days combined with easy, short walks between swimming legs.   

Highlights
•    swimming in sparkling clear waters (motorized boats are not allowed the area)
•    24-hour daylight in June and July
•    good walking opportunities
•    Finnish wilderness

Itinerary:   
Day 1
Arrival at Kuusamo airport. Transfer (1 hour) to Hossa for accommodation.

Day 2
After breakfast a short walk (1,2 km) to the shore of Lake Öllöri. Our first swim takes us across Lake Öllöri which is a 2,3 km long crystal clear lake with excellent visibility.

Day 3
Again a short walk to the starting point and then a 2 km swim on the Lake Huosilampi. After swim we walk a beautiful 6 km route on top of an esker to the next accommodation. As option a 12 km walking excursion to see the 4000 years old rock paintings

Day 4
Today we swim across several sparkling clear lakes and walk short legs between the lakes. A picnic lunch will be enjoyed in around one of  fireplaces situated along the walking route. The maximum swimming distance 6,8 km but it can be easily cut as there are walking paths on the lake shores.

Day 5.
In the morning a car transfer to the canyon lake Julma-Ölkky. Then the last swim of 2,7 km on the canyon lake. After swim a boat transfer back to the start point and after that a car transfer back to the cabin for sauna and dinner.

Day 6
Breakfast and transfer to the airport.

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