Taiga Treasures self-drive

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

Programme Information
Season: May - September
Place: Wild Taiga area, Kuhmo and Suomussalmi
Duration: 7 days, 6 nights
Persons: 2 - 5
Price: 845 euros
Price includes: Accommodation and programs mentioned, full board except in the cabin in Hossa where 2 x breakfast and 1 x lunch self catering.
Price excludes: flights, car rental, insurance
Additional charge: Extra days and programs possible.
Supplements: Best time for wildlife watching and reindeer calves: End of May, beginning of June. For wild fresh mushrooms and berries: August and September.


Further information and reservations:

Taiga Spirit, Nature and wildlife experiences
Lentiirantie 4282
+358 40 7468 243


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Taiga Treasures self-drive

DAY 1: Arriving Kajaani (Kuopio, Joensuu). Drive to the husky base Tervahovi in Kuhmo. Traditional Finnish sauna and dinner. Accommodation in a double room.
DAY 2: Breakfast in the cabin. Canoeing tour on a small river to see the beaver tracks, includes lunch by the fire. In the afternoon back to the Tervahovi cabin for the second night. Traditional sauna and dinner.
DAY 3: Breakfast. Huskytrekking tour with Siberian huskies. Lunch by the fire in the forest. Dinner in Tervahovi. Later in the evening drive to Lentiira village, accommodation in a small B&B, double room.
DAY 4: Breakfast. Village walking tour in Lentiira with some stories from both the old days and the life of today. Lunch with information about the European brown bear, wolverine and wolf. In the afternoon transfer to the predator watching base. Walk to the watching and photographing hides. All night in the hide. Snack included.

DAY 5: Walk back from the hide. Transfer to Lentiira village. Shower, breakfast and some time for rest after the bear watching. In the afternoon driving 3 hours through the forests to Hossa, Suomussalmi. Visit in Suomussalmi village on the way for grocery shopping (for the self catering breakfasts (2 x) in the log cabin and for the self guided hiking tour lunch on day 6). Accommodation in a log cabin. Visit to a reindeer family, reindeer stew dinner.
DAY 6: Self guided hiking tour to visit Hossa Varikallio rock paintings. Visit to Nature Centre Hossa. Dinner in Nature Centre.

DAY 7: Breakfast and drive to the airport.

Driving from/to Kajaani airport with all the programs and visits mentioned 600 km. Longest drive on day 7 is 210 km. Please note: Do follow the speed limits and warnings for the wildlife and reindeers!


Possible to have extra visits during days 5 and 7 (road side visits, no extra drive):

Winter War Museum of Raate (Day 5)

Silent People of Suomussalmi (Day 7)


Extra days and programs available!