Face your inner wilds 17.-23.7.2014



Thursday July 17

Flights from home destinations to Helsinki
16:25 AY 429 from Helsinki to Rovaniemi
17:45 Arrival at Rovaniemi airport
Meeting with the local host at Rovaniemi airport
Transfer to Pyhätunturi Area (approx. 1,5 hrs drive)
Arrival in Pyhätunturi, check-in at Tietotunturi Villa

Friday July 18

Breakfast and check-out
Meeting with local adventure and safari provider PyhäSafaris
Area presentation
Hiking to the Pyhänkaste waterfall
Visit Nature Centre Naava In Pyhätunturi National Park
Transfer to Kemijärvi City (approx. 30 min drive) and Hotel Uitonniemi
Kemijärvi sightseeing with accommodation inspection
Check-in at Hotel Mestarin Kievari
Art Dinner at Pirkko Mäkelä-Haapalinna’s HomeGallery

Saturday July 19

Breakfast and check-out
Meeting with local DMC Fintravel
Visit Art Centre Puustelli and Ethnographic Museum
Departure to Oinas/Kostamo Village for Kemijoki Experience

The 5th edition of Kemijoki Experience on the 17th-19th of July 2014. Starting from Savukoski and ending in Kemijärvi in Eastern Lapland, the 110 km long itinerary, during 2 days, will give you a unique chance to experience Lapland nightless night. International rowers, canoers and kayakers are more than welcome to join the Kemijoki Experience. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore the Lappish wilderness, local culture, food and traditions through this No ordinary event!

Departure to Suomutunturi Fell (approx. 30 min drive), check-in at Hotel Suomu
Hotel Suomu and luxury Villas presentation

Sunday July 20

Breakfast and check-out
Suomutunturi area and accommodation facilities
09:00 Departure for Kuusamo
10:30  Meeting with local safari provider Suomu Adventures
Light lunch
12:30 Departure towards Martinselkonen Wildlife Centre in Kainuu by Finland´s eastern border
14:30 Arrival to Martinselkonen Wildlife Centre’s basecamp. After arrival to lodge, information about the exciting wildlife overnight tour followed by an early dinner at the lodge.
15:00 Transfer to the hides by car, where coffee/tea and sandwiches are available during the night. At the bear watching hides one can see also raven, woodpecker, eagles and black kite.

Monday July 21

08:00 Return to the Martinselkonen basecamp for breakfast and shower.
10:00 Transfer towards south along the Finnish-Russian border, which is on this area the 2nd oldest border between two countries in Europe dating back to 1595.
13:00 (apprx) Arrival to Kuhmo, the home of Kuhmo Chamber Music Festival followed by a lunch at the Salakamari -festival restaurant.
14:15 One hour concert at the Kontio School, ” From the time of the minstrels”
15:15  After concert taking a look at the neighbouring lakeside Kuhmo Arts Centre
16:00 Departure for Metsäkartano in Rautavaara (approx. 1,5 hrs drive)
Arrival to Metsäkartano
Check-in at Marjamaa apartments
Dinner close to nature in atmospheric Kammi

Tuesday July 22

Early bird catches the… first rays of the sun. Early morning canoeing trip, approx. 1 hour at 3:48 am
Presentation of Metsäkartano premises
Blueberry picking + collecting material for herbal sauna
Sauna, swimming, relaxing
BBQ on the terrace

Wednesday July 23

A good start for the day: a little morning walk, gentle stretching yoga and swimming
Reflections, lunch

12:00 Departure for Kuopio airport
14:35  AY 2508  from Kuopio to Helsinki

Flights from Helsinki to home destinations