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Summer Adventure Holiday in Ruka - Kuusamo

Ruka in Kuusamo is the area where Lapland begins. The area is best known for its rugged wilderness, untouched nature, National Parks and pure water. The summer adventure week takes you in the countryside of Ruka. Accommodation, the guest house 'Papin Talo', is a unique place for summer holidays, including half board with local wild food. During your holiday you will also experience some unique adventures in nature surroundings, e.g. wild bear watching, SaunaTour experience, river rafting and visiting a local reindeer farm.

Daredevils’ Adventure Week, 5 Nights

Vuokatti is full of activities and entertainment for everyone. We can guarantee unforgettable nature experiences in pure Finnish nature! Perfect holiday for anyone who loves speed and is seeking wild experiences in the winter wonderland of Vuokatti. This package allows you to try sledding with huskies and driving a snowmobile, but you will also have time for winter fun by yourself. Accommodation included!

Oulanka National Park

At Oulanka National Park, you can observe the power of water. Hanging bridges will take you to the most impressive waterfalls in Finland. Leaping wild brown trouts, diving European dippers, the unlimited beauty of the aapa mires, and the lovely calypso will challenge even the most experienced nature photographer. Oulanka offers a wide variety of trails from 0,3 km to 82 km, ranging from those suitable for children to demanding rock walls for climbers and observation points for nature lovers. The Oulankajoki River canoe route is suitable for both beginners and experienced canoeists.

On the Bear's Tracks

During a nature walk of 2–3 hours in the Finnish taiga, you will discover the secrets and tracks of the European brown bear with a professional nature guide: droppings, marks on the trees, paths. The guide will tell you the story of the Finnish bear, as well as stories about other wild animals living in the forest. After you have followed the bear's tracks, you have the option to spend the night observing the king of the forest, the bear, from a comfortable and safe hide.

The Wildlife Triangle - Watch and Photograph Finland’s Big Three

In the vast, unspoilt wilderness of Eastern Finland, there are exciting opportunities to see bears, wolves and - less well known but equally stunning - wolverines. Although they resemble a small bear, wolverines are actually the largest member of the weasel family. This is a rare chance to observe these magnificent carnivores in their natural environment, without disturbing them. On this unforgettable trip into the untouched Taiga, our professional wildlife guides will take you to three different locations inhabited by bears, wolves and wolverines.

Fishing and Bear Watching Days in Taiga Town

The Finnish-Russian borderlands are dotted with lakes, rivers, and ponds. Kuhmo has been called "the Town of a hundred rapids", as there are over 100 rapids for fishing and fly fishing. Kuhmo is also a great location to see bears, wolverines, and wolves. Now you have the possibility to do both on your holiday! The price includes accommodation in a standard double room with breakfast for three nights, sauna in the evening, an evening snack upon arrival, guided fishing for two hours, and a bear watching programme.

Saimaa Ringed Seal Safari

The Saimaa Ringed Seal is an endangered creature that lives only in Lake Saimaa. Early summer is the best time to spot the seal, as they are often lying on the rocks. The cruise takes you to the Linnansaari National Park on our charming wooden boat. During the trip, we will search the seal's habitat while also observing Osprey nests. After the safari, we head to Kaarnetsaari Island, where we enjoy coffee and snacks.

Finnish Wilderness Week, 5 Nights

Vuokatti is full of activities and entertainment for everyone. We can guarantee unforgettable nature experiences in pure Finnish nature! The perfect holiday for anyone seeking new experiences in astonishing Finnish nature. This package includes a guided hike in the Vuokatti Hills, an experience with Europe's largest carnivore and a chance to try Husky sledding in the summer! You will also have time for yourself to explore your surroundings. Perfect for families and groups! Accommodation included.

Bear Watching and Photography Safari in Lentiira

Encountering the European bear in its natural environment, the wild taiga, is an unforgettable experience – and for photographers, an opportunity to take the shot of a lifetime from the comfort and safety of our hides. Our hides offer a beautiful view of the site from a comfortable viewing distance – great for pictures. The European brown bear and other rare animals, such as wolverines (Gulo gulo), visit the area frequently. The hides are equipped with a seat, bed, and dry toilet. Experience a magical wildlife safari in the taiga forest!

On the Bear's Tracks – 24 hours

Take an introductory walk of 2 to 3 hours and spend a night in a comfortable hide in the Finnish taiga to discover the secrets and tracks of the brown bear with a professional nature guide. As you watch from the hide during the summer night, wolverines might also visit. And if you are lucky, you can spot wolves, badgers, foxes, owls, etc. Season: May to October Location: Lentiira, Kuhmo Duration: one day and night Persons: 1–5 Price includes your guide, bear watching night, juice during the excursion and snacks in the hide.

Guided Canoeing Tour in Linnansaari National Park

Visit the rare Saimaa ringed seal in its home waters and navigate a labyrinth of islands. The archipelago in Linnansaari National Park is a canoeing paradise. Breathtaking lake views and fresh Saimaa air empower you as you paddle around the islands, looking for seals and wildlife. Your local guide will lead you to the best hotspots along the way. Half-way we beach on an island for our lunch break. Your guide can arrange land transportation by adventure bus to and from the start point if needed.

Nature Lovers’ Multiweek, 7 Nights

Vuokatti is full of activities and entertainment for everyone. We can guarantee unforgettable nature experiences in pure Finnish nature! The perfect package for those who want to have the best excursions and also some time to enjoy the nature and the many activities of Vuokatti by themselves. Perfect for families! Accommodation included.

Wild Brown Bear Adventure at Hotel Kalevala

Meeting the Wild Brown Bear in its natural environment, the Wild Taiga, is an unforgettable experience. For photography enthusiasts, it's also an opportunity to take the shot of a lifetime – from the comfort and safety of our specially designed hides. The Wild Taiga has a great expanse of untouched wilderness, which offers exceptional opportunities for wildlife watching and photography under the guidance of a wilderness guide. This is one of the best areas in Europe to see and photograph the rare large carnivores in their natural habitat.

Call of Wild Taiga – 7 Days / 6 Nights

Wild Taiga guides have selected the most delicious pieces of wildlife and places to visit during a week-long tour in Kuhmo, Finland: canoeing along a beaver river, following an esker with Husky dogs, peat bog tour in the most pristine landscapes of Finland, a day tour in Hiidenportti National Park, and studying bear trails on a tracking tour with a professional wildlife guide. Spend your days in the wilderness, nights at a lakeside hotel in Kuhmo or a bed and breakfast in Lentiira.

Nature by Senses

See, smell and feel the diversity of Finnish wilderness and get first-hand experience of the Finns’ relationship with their unique nature. We will start the day with a guided excursion to a Finnish forest. You will learn how to make a campfire or a bark boat while learning about the Finnish forest economy, hunting and local stories. You can also try to catch fish on a pond in the forest. A nature trail around the pond challenges us to use our senses to the fullest. Afterwards we will go to the seashore (Seikkailulaakso, seikkailulaakso.com) where the kayaks are ready.

One Day of Silence Trek (7h)

The One Day Silence trek (7h) offers a possibility to be silent in nature of Sanginjoki area close to the city of Oulu. You will have guidance into forest bathing and exercises of eco-therapy. Relax and open your senses to listening, seeing, touching, tasting and connecting - and feel the effects in your well-being!

Arktika – Birdwatching Trip

The Rakin Kotka Eco Island is in the middle of the Artic migration route of the Gulf of Finland. In May, hundreds of thousands of ducks and geese and other migratory birds pass the island while migrating to the Artic tundra. White-tailed eagles visit the island's airspace almost every day. Many rare birds can also be spotted on the island in May. Different kinds of birdwatching trips can be arranged on the island, according to your wishes and needs. Wild food, boat trips, cottages, meetings, wellness trips, smoke sauna etc. also available.

Spotting the Saimaa Ringed Seal in Linnansaari National Park

Have you ever seen a Saimaa Ringed Seal? If not, this incredible Saimaa Seal cruise in the Linnansaari National Park rambling islands, home waters of the Saimaa Ringed Seal and Osprey, is for you. During the trip, we will actively search for the places, where the Saimaa Seal lives and on top of that observe Osprey nests. The guided seal safari duration is approx. 3 hours. Spend 3 days in the unique Lakeland area right next to a National Park and accommodate with half board in the new hotel of Hotel & Spa Resort Järvisydän.

Critters and Plants – Introducing Archipelago Flora and Fauna

With the help of a guide, you can familiarize yourself with the archipelago's nature by examining typical plants and trees on the seashore and in forests, not forgetting the tiny creatures that live there. In addition, you can learn about the local ecosystem, environmental challenges and ways to overcome these challenges. The hands-on methods make sure this informative programme is not just a lecture, and you can really get in touch with the nature of the archipelago. There is also an option to add an after-dark programme focusing on bats.

Survival Skills in the Archipelago Wilderness

Spend three days in the archipelago nature, learning about the flora and fauna, basic wilderness skills and traditional craftmaking, with the help of a nature guide. This is a program for people who want an active stay in the archipelago, with plenty of fresh air guaranteed. In the three day programme, the first day is about getting to know the local flora and fauna, on day two you will learn wilderness skills and on day three you will learn about traditional crafts that were important in the archipelago. This programme can also be combined with a wild camping trip to a deserted island.