Winter Activities

Located in the northern part of the Finland, you can be sure to find plenty of snow and a lot of exiting winter adventures. This is the time for fun, action and activities such as snowmobiling, husky safaris or cross-country skiing.

The pristine powder snow and the crisp winter air lure you into the nature where you can fish, walk with snow shoes or just enjoy the experiences of watching a wide variety of animal in their natural habitats. You can sit back and watch the nature go by on horse back or on reindeer sleighs.

You can even test your skills at winter driving on the frozen lake, or floating in the river rapids where you are surrounded by fluffy blankets of snow and frost laden trees. You can find programs for every taste and special family activities which cater for the youngest family members.

Services

Ski tour on the Russian border

Upitrek

A guided hut-to-hut cross-country skiing tour along the Finnish eastern border. Average daily skiing distance 20 km. Guaranteed departures in Feb-Mar.

Price / person

935 €

Off the trails -snowshoeing

Upitrek

Join a guided snowshoeing tour through snow-white forests, over frozen lakes and along ridges. Enjoy picnics around an open fire and nights at basic but comfy wilderness cabins. The week in the remote, silent wilderness, still safely and comfortably, is a great escape from the hustle and hassle of daily life. Guaranteed departures in January-March.

Price / person

850 €

Kalevala Ski Tour

Upitrek

A guided ski touring week for experienced skiers in the area where the poems for the Finland´s national epic Kalevala were collected. Guaranteed departures in March.

Price / person

1115 €

Winter fun in Finland

Upitrek

A multiactivity holiday far away from the tourist crowds. During your stay you can sample several interesting winter activities. Guaranteed departures in Christmas and New Year 2016-17.

Price / person

1140 €

Nuppu & Nallo trail wintertime

Vuokatti Safaris

Vuokatti Husky invites you to come and join in the magic of sled dog driving. Adults and teenagers can safely drive themselves, whilst children sit warmly on board the sled.

Price / person

39 €

Alfons runaway trail

Vuokatti Safaris

Be swept from the excitement of the arena out into the peaceful and surreal winter forests. Learn how to harness the sled dogs and practice the skill of driving over a long distance.

Price / person

59 €

Husky Adventure

Vuokatti Safaris

The fairytale scenery of the taiga forests gives way to the beauty of the frozen lakes. A feeling of open space and peaceful motion awaits you.

Price / person

99 €

Winter wonderland trail

Vuokatti Safaris

This 35 km long trail offers you a true sense of adventure as you enter areas less travelled. Be captivated by the scenic winter wonderland.

Price / person

215 €

Northern lights adventure

Vuokatti Safaris

Embrace the romance and beauty of the Finnish winter wonderland. Set of at night by dog sled. Powerful head lights cut through the darkness of the enchanted winter forest. As the forest gives way to the open frozen lake, on a clear night the heavens open up before your eyes hopefully offering up the spectacular scenery of the northern lights.

Price / person

109 €

Husky sled dog tour along the Finnish- Russian border

Vuokatti Safaris

Vuokatti Husky invites you to come and join us for a truly unforgettable sled dog adventure. This unique Husky adventure combines a remote wilderness experience with comfortable accommodation.

Price / person

2095 €

From guesthouse to guesthouse cross country skiing tour

Äksyt Ämmät

Set out for a tour by ski to the idyllic countryside of North Karelia. Snow, white forests and frozen lakes; February and March are the best times of the year for skiing in North Karelia. The sun is shining, the snow glistens, the frozen lakes and hills are covered with a thick coat of snow.

Price / person

1150 €

The wolves trail

Norwide Finland

We offer here a complete program to get to know with Finland and winter in the North. Hossa is located in Eastern Finland, nearby the Russian border, on a land of forests, lakes and wooded hills. This is the wildest area in Europe, far from mass tourism and big resorts.

Price / person

1200 €

Multi-activities in Hossa

Norwide Finland

We offer here a complete program to get to know with Finland and winter in the North. Hossa is located in Eastern Finland, nearby the Russian border, on a land of forests, lakes and wooded hills. This is the wildest area in Europe, far from mass tourism and big resorts.

Price / person

1200 €

Taiga dream

Norwide Finland

Come experience a exceptional trip by dog sled across the beautiful snowy landscape in the heart of the regional park of Hossa.

Price / person

1490 €

Visit to Reindeer Park and a meal

Hossa Reindeer Farm

An authentic reindeer farm located in Hossa reindeer breeding area, 100 km North from Suomussalmi Center, offers experiences among the domestic reindeer, poro, as Finns call them.

Price / person

45 €

Private tour with huskies

Routa Travel

Private dog sledding week in a true Taiga wilderness without forgetting the modern comforts. You will stay five nights at a small husky farm of 25 huskies. From there you head out for marvellous day tours with huskies. The husky farm is located by the lakeshore with no close neighbours, so the peacefulness of the nature is only shared with you, the dogs and the guides.

Price / person

1680 €

Husky tour for you two only

Routa Travel

Enjoy the Finnish Taiga Winter together - just the two of you, your guides and the lovely Siberian huskies.

Price / person

1120 €

Family-fun with huskies

Routa Travel

A winter day with the happy huskies. Safe private trails in a beautiful landscape, only 30 minutes from Kuhmo. Tailor made program for each group.

Price / person

75 €

Safari to the Vuokatti Hills

Vuokatti Safaris

Guided snowmobile safari to Vuokatti hills.

Price / person

59 €

3 hour snowmobile safari

Vuokatti Safaris

Guided snowmobile safari in beautiful winter forests.

Price / person

69 €

Snowmobile safari to Naulavaara

Vuokatti Safaris

Enjoy an unforgettable winter day snowmobiling the most beautiful routes Vuokatti has to offer.

Price / person

259 €

Snowshoe hike to Vuokatti hills

Vuokatti Safaris

Guided snowshoe walk in beautiful Vuokatti hills.

Price / person

29 €

EXCITING FLOATING DOWN THE PAJAKKAKOSKI RAPIDS

WildsPiira

This exciting but safe floating in the rapids can be done year round but the most exotic time for doing this is in mid-winter in the extreme cold surrounded by fluffy blankets of snow and frosted trees. You will keep dry and warm.

Price / person

80 €

Through the icy country

Hotel Kiannon Kuohut

Fishing in natural ice is a traditional Finnish fish-catching way. Only a fisherman, a thin wire under the ice and fish whose receipt can not know for sure. This is an exciting day in the keys in your hands. This fishing hobby you can stay hooked.

Price / person

220 €

Backcountry skiing and winter camping

Upitrek

The 2nd edition with new program in Eastern Lapland!
A guided, self-supported ski tour with sledges for those who want to get off the trails. Join us and find your "inner survivor" during camping in the wintry wilderness!

Price / person

900 €

Snowmobiletrail - safari

Hotel Kiannon Kuohut

This safari is ideal for snowmobilers who have the opportunity and time to explore the beautiful and varied forms of Kainuu nature. Self-nature movement under with snowmobile, pre-ordered dining, as well as pre-designed drive, make it easier to exploring the various winter natural sites.

Price / person

202 €

On the road 700-safari

Hotel Kiannon Kuohut

We offer a good framework for sledging: sled marked trails leave from just outside the hotel to the north, south, east and west. Road conditions are good from January to Easter. The terrain snow situation you can ask our hotel staff.

Price / person

122 €

Winter adventure

Holl Stable

Experience winter wonderland in Kainuu by riding Icelandic horse. One hour or two hours trek with Icelandic horses in snowy forest. We ride on plowed forest road and also in deep snow.

Price / person

30 €

Tour to winter wonderland

Holl Stable

We ride through beautiful snowy landscape to the shelter where we enjoy the delicious picnic lunch. We warm up on warmth of campfire and head back to the stable. This trek lasts approx. 3,5 hours.

Price / person

80 €

Finnish winter lifestyle week-end 4 days/3 nights

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experiences

You are wondering how in Finland we survive to the cold and snowy winter. Come and experiment it ! We will be accommodate in culture protected house in the village of Lentiira, in double room with facilities. Authentic life in small village in the wilderness. You will feel the warmess of Finland.

Price / person

360 €

Surrounded by wilderness

Hossa Travel, your local travel expert in Hossa

An ideal package for those who want to experience the northern winter, get to know the culture, possibly witness the dance of the Northern Lights and be active surrounded by the winter wonderland. The Wilderness lodge (no electricity/running water, situated 1km from the Russian border) and our reindeer that you´ll be taking care of as part of the tour, provide an authentic, Finnish setting for you to discover a way of life and spend an active, yet leisured holiday in the backwoods of Finland.

Price / person

1240 €

Fat Biking in the Bear Kingdom

Martinselkonen Wilds Centre

Experience a new way of moving in the snow covered Taiga Forest. During this one week holiday, you will drive with special designed Fat bikes about 80km in untouched Wilderness which is home of several Brown Bears. (Luckily in winter time they are in deep sleep.) Enjoy the unspoiled forest and the silence just next to Russian border while driving a bike. On the way we will see many animal tracks on the snow and maybe you are able to see the Northern Lights dancing in the sky too.

Price / person

1170 €

Magic of the Northern lights

Vuokatti Safaris

When the the nature is covered by the dusk the magical Northern Lights will appear on the sky. This showshoe adventure is the perfect way to explore winter landscape authentically and with a bit of luck you might see the amazing show of Aurora borealis.

Price / person

49 €

Exciting Northern lights drive

Vuokatti Safaris

Welcome to enjoy the wild nature and beautiful wintery scenery of Vuokatti on snowmobiles.

Price / person

75 €

Soft Adventure 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

496 €

Daredevils adventure 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

847 €

Explorers 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

662 €

Northern lights 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

477 €

Winter Wonderland for couples

Hotel Kalevala

The pristine powder snow and the crisp winter air lure you into the nature where you can do dogsledding, snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and tobogganing. This special programme we have designed for you 2 only, it is suitable for your honeymoon, for your special anniversary/celebration since you will be doing all activities privately with your guide!

Price / person

1229 €

Winter Multi activity program

Hotel Kalevala

This week is for fun, action and activities such as snowmobiling, husky safari, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. For your free time you may book optional activities such as rapid floating, ice-fishing etc.

Price / person

1107 €

Hotel Kalevala Basic winter program

Hotel Kalevala

In Hotel Kalevala you may start your cross country ski tour directly from the hotel door, or book one of our guided winter activities and enjoy the Taiga winter.

Price / person

450 €

Cross Country ski week

Hotel Kalevala

This holiday is perfect for you, who wish to do ski-tours directly from your hotel, enjoy good food and maybe a glass of wine in the evening and relax at the lobby bar by a fireplace.

Price / person

846 €

Arctic Wonders for groups

Hotel Kalevala

On our Arctic Wonders programme your group will enjoy Finnish winter on it’ s best; husky safari along the Taiga forest with trees covered with snow, late night cross-country skiing tour with a meal in a teepee. On the top, snow mobile safari along the frozen lakes and a lunch by an open campfire.

Price / person

1127 €

Winter Magic and traditions for groups

Hotel Kalevala

The pristine powder snow and the crisp winter air lure you into the nature where you can relax your mind and admire a silent night, northern lights and frozen lake, try all the fun activities in the cold winter atmosphere and enjoy a hot cup of hot chocolate by the fireplace.

Price / person

1245 €

In the Wilderness with Huskies, 3 days

Vuokatti Safaris

Vuokatti Safaris invites you to join us for this unforgettable three day Husky Adventure in the Wilderness!

Price / person

925 €

Ice fishing trip in Wild Taiga

Hotel Kainuu

Winter is the beautiful time in Wild Taiga area. There are frozen lakes almost from December to April. Ice fishing is a great way to enjoy from beautiful Finnish winter scenery and catch some fish at the same time. Ice fishing, or as we say pilkki, is indeed a Finnish hobby that almost every local people enjoys. February and March are the best time for skiing and in the breathtaking peaceful surroundings it's time to relax.

Price / person

199 €

Wilderness winter skills for women

Hikes n Trails

Are you planning a trip or expedition to remote arctic areas in winter? Hikes’n Trails wilderness winter skills – for women is an all-inclusive one week course in eastern Finland, near the Russian border.

Price / person

1290 €

Snowshoe excursion in Hossa

Hikes n Trails

Hossa is a winter activity heaven! Varied terrain seems to be made for short skiing and snow shoeing excursions. Safe tour with a local guide in Hossa is something you should have on your holiday in Finland.

Price / person

95 €