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Arctic Lakeland – Summer Experience 7 days

Arctic Birdhouse in summer
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1495 €



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This group tour around the North-Eastern part of Finland combines the highlights of Finnish summer.

Programme description

This group tour around the North-Eastern part of Finland combines the highlights of Finnish summer.
Day 1
Arrival at Oulu/Kajaani/Kuopio airport. The transfer by Pohjolan Matka coach to Arctic Giant Birdhouse Hotel in Paltamo. The Arctic Giant is a mystical world of forest spirits and other magical creatures, located on the high Kivesvaara hill in Paltamo. Welcome drink and dinner at restaurant Makuhelmi.
Day 2
Day cruise to the fabulous Ärjänsaari Island by Finland’s northernmost steamship, S/S Kouta to the Lake Oulujärvi. A light lunch on the ship. Transfer to Kuhmo town. Hotel Kalevala is a unique, small, private lakeside hotel only 3 km from Kuhmo centre. Surrounded by ancient forests and crystal clear lakes. Welcome drink, Old Times Dinner (6-7 courses) and overnight at Kalevala Hotel.
Day 3
Breakfast and a refreshing morning swimm at the lake.
Juminkeko Folkore and stories 2 h. Juminkeko is one of the biggest national centres dedicated to the Kalevala. At Haapala B&B Brewery lunch and brewery tour and tasting. Mystery of Arctic Garden, duration 2 hours.
Traditional summer evening- excursion to Lentiira Holiday Village for smoke sauna and swimming. Dinner at the atmospheric Pirtti restaurant.
Day 4
Visit to nature centre Petola offers information on the Finnish large carnivores: bear, lynx, wolf and wolverine. Lunch at the hotel and guided activities in the hotel’s surroundings. Bear watching evening at the Bear Centre nearby.
Day 5
Transfer to Suomussalmi, to Soiva Metsä (Musical Forest).
Baking workshop in idyllic, old wooden log house Vanha Kurimo and a soup lunch. Dessert is enjoyed in the Silent People Café, a proper fire-brewed, kettle coffee and delicious butter-baked Finnish crepes in an enchanting cultural landscape. Transfer to Saija Lodge, Taivalkoski, dinner and overnight.
Day 6
Life on a Husky farm, Visit to a Reindeer Farm and The Hossa national park.
Dinner and overnight at Saija´s Lodge.
Day 7
Check-out and transfer to Oulu or Kajaani airpor

Programme information


Lentokentäntie 720, 90410 Kuopio

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Kalevala Hotel by lake
Arctic Birdhouse in summer
Kalevala Hotel by lake
Sauna and outdoor jacuzzi
view to a lake
Activities include forest hike

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