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Hotel Kalevala

Wild Hiking in Wild Taiga

Price / person
starting from

1129 €

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Take a walk in Wild Taiga Wild Taiga area has a great expanse of untouched wilderness, which offers exceptional hikes in acient forests and on predator’s footsteps. Join our local guides to learn about our myths of the forests, its healing effects physically and mentally and animals roaming in the area.

Programme description

Twin/Double room 1129 €
Single room 1285 €
Superior double room 1229 €
Suite (for 2) 1425 €

– 5 night accommodation in Hotel Kalevala with half board and evening saunas daily
– Guided hiking tours: Two trails tour, Hiidenportti national park, hiking on brown bear’s tracks
– Free use of summer games, rowing boat, fireplace, Wi-Fi

Extra charge:
– Return transfer from Kajaani airport  100 €/person
– Extra night with half board starting 105 €/person
– Optional activities

Photos: @koekainuu Kerttu Komulainen

Detailed programme

Valid: May – September 2024 (excluding 14.-28.7.)
Min. 2 persons

Day 1 – Arrival
– Arrival to Kuhmo, accommodation at lakeside Hotel Kalevala, dinner

Day 2 – Two Nature Trails
– Breakfast
– Your first hiking destination is 2 different nature trails only 15 min transfer away from hotel. First destination is Lauttavaara trail,
2km long, an old forest where we can observe signs of the ice age, plants and perhaps even animals. Next we head to Lentua
rapid, 1,5 km, to learn about exciting history of using the rapids as transport route.
Duration 3-4 hours,
including snacks and coffee.
– Back to the hotel for evening saunas with jacuzzis
– Dinner

Day 3 – Hiidenportti National Park
– Breakfast
– Transfer to Hiidenportti national park. According to an old Finnish legend a demon named Hiisi lived in this peaceful and quiet park. Hike to see beautiful Hiidenportti Gorge. Guide tells you stories of the park’s legends and myths. Soup lunch is enjoyed at the park by open fire. Duration 6 hours.
– Transfer back to the hotel, evening saunas and dinner.

Day 4 – On Brown Bear’s Tracks
– Breakfast
– Hiking tour to discover the secrets and tracks of brown bear: foot prints, droppings, marks on trees. Guide will tell you the story of a
Finnish bear. Duration 2-3 hours, including coffee.
– Transfer back to hotel, evening saunas with jacuzzis
– Dinner
Option: Do you want to see the bears? Bears and other animalsare very active in the area and can be seen in the professionalwildlife watching places in their natural inhabitant. Book a bearwatching tour for the evening or full night.
Price for evening tour +199 €/person
Price for night tour +255 €/person
Prices include transfers and early dinner

Day 5 – Day For Leisure
– Breakfast
– You can spend the say resting, hike on your own, visit Kuhmo town or book optional activities. We offer more hiking options,
canoe tours, life in bearlands – introduction to local lifestyle and rapid swimming.
– Evening saunas and dinner

Day 6 – Departure
– Breakfast, check out

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