Active Snow Holiday in Wild Taiga

Hikes n Trails

Peaceful area near Oulujärvi, known as the Sea of Kainuu, is new for this season and offers you a lot to see and learn – adventures you have never experienced before.

Active Snow Holiday in Wild Taiga

This holiday offers you different kind of activities, like horseback riding in the white and pristine snow, cross-country skiing in varied landscapes and snowshoe trekking on a beautiful and quiet hill with esker views.

For fun and sport, you will enjoy a nice fatbiking tour on the wide, frozen lake. Over 50 cm thick ice cover lets us safely explore the arctic wilderness. You will also have an option for a great adventure on a husky sled. It is more than possible that you may see the magical Northern Lights in this part of Finland.

For accommodation, we have chosen luxurious new villas for you.

Programme information

Guaranteed departures: 22.1. – 28.1., 29.1. – 4.2., 26.3. – 1.4.2018. Guaranteed holidays will be arranged without minimum number of participants.
Paltamo, Finland
6 days, 7 nights
4 - 16
Yksittäinen hinta:
Hintaan sisältyy:
Transport from Kajaani Airport to Paltamo and back, activities due to the program, guidance, meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), accommodation in two person’s rooms in new luxuryous villas, sauna and shower every day.

Detailed program

1st day: Arrival to Kajaani Airport where you meet your guide. Transport to Paltamo, approximately 30 min. Evening meal and accommodation in villas.

2nd day: Breakfast. Program briefing. To have a nice and safe adventure we’ll have basic info to learn how to manage in the arctic conditions in Finland: Effects of the cold weather, protecting from the cold, action in cold conditions, wind chill effect, clothing and safety instructions for the week.
Fatbiking trip on the one of the biggest lakes in Finland. Lake Oulu is covered with thick ice, and our guides are ready to take you to a nice biking day tour. Soup lunch is served during the trip in a shelter on a remote island. After the trip sauna is ready for you like every day. Dinner and accommodation in villas.

3rd day: After breakfast horseback riding day in snowy wilderness with easy and nice Islandic horses! Round trip, 5–8 hours riding in 5–10 kilometers distance. Delicious picnic lunch is served by the open fire at a shelter. Transfer from the horse stable, dinner and feedback in the villa. Hot sauna and refreshing shower available. Accommodation.

4th day: Breakfast. After that we learn the Finnish national winter sport, cross-country skiing. We Finns were born with the skis on our feet and we love to do this in winter, sometimes in summer too! We ski few kilometers in the morning and after lunch we take another cross-country skiing trip in varied landscape. Dinner, sauna and accommodation.

5th day: After breakfast transfer to Kivesvaara-hill from where we start our Snow wonderland tour with snowshoes! Route goes under white trees, beside frozen lakes and beautiful eskers. First part of the trip goes downhill and after a while we climb a bit to reach the beautiful views over Kainuu’s snow white forests. We’ll have a soup lunch and sandwiches from the backpack on the hill and after having a nice picnic lunch we are ready to continue back to the car. Transport back to the villas (20 minutes), dinner and sauna.

6th day: Optional day, free day for relaxing, reading, resting or snowshoeing or skiing near your accommodation, for free.
Optional activities by an additional cost:

1. option. Guided snow shelter building and sleeping in your own hand made shelter on the lake in warm sleeping bag, 65 €/person.

2. option. Cultural day trip in Paltamo. Different kind of exhibitions, arts and local specialties. Ice fishing.
45 €/person.

3. option. Husky safari in Vuokatti, 4 hours. 179 €/person, when 2 persons in one sled. Lunch includes in the price. Transport 95 €/1 person, 45 €/2 persons, 30 €/3 persons or more.

4. option. Snow scooter safari and visit to husky farm in Vuokatti, 3 hours. 179 €/person with one person on the scooter. Lunch includes in price. Transport 95 €/1 person, 45 €/2 persons, 30 €/3 persons or more.

5. option. Day in a spa, 3 hours in Holiday Inn Katinkulta in Vuokatti. Transport 95 €/1 person, 45 €/2 persons, 30 €/3 persons or more.

7th day: Departure, breakfast and transfer to the airport.

Good to know

We reserve all the rights to change the program if necessary due to the weather or snow conditions or safety reasons.

Tour operator: Hikes’n Trails, (Tmi Janne Autere) Business number 1261837-7. Address: Bunkkerikuja 2, 88300 Paltamo, Finland.,, +358405535469

Hikes n Trails
Bunkkerikuja 2, 88300 Paltamo, +358 (0)40 553 5469,,
1290 €
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