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Hotel Kalevala

Winter Winter in Wild Taiga

Price / person
starting from

2120 €



Wild Taiga area has a great expanse of untouched wilderness, which offers exceptional wildlife watching and photographing. It is one of the best areas in Europe for seeing and photographing the rare animals in their natural habitat. Winter wildlife watching season is perfect to observe also Northern lights!

Programme description

Valid: 3.1.-31.3.2023

min. 2 persons


Double/twin room 2120 €
Single room 2275 €
Superior room (for 2) 2200 €
Suite (for 2) 2390 €

Extra night with halfboard:

Double/twin room 99 €
Single room 128 €
Superior room (for two) 115 €
Suite (for two) 149 €


– 3 night accommodation at Hotel Kalevala
– 2 night wildlife watching at luxury watching cabin
– Snowshoe tracking to wolverine hut (5-6 hours)
– Half board (3 course dinner at hotel, early dinners before wildlife watching night)
– Evening saunas with indoor and outdoor jacuzzis daily at hotel
– Free Wi-Fi
– Return transfer from Kajaani airport (KAJ)

With extra charge:
– Optional activities, like cross country ski school, exciting rapid swimming, snowmobile safaris…

Detailed programme

Day 1 – Arrival
– Arrival to Kajaani airport, transfer to Kuhmo
– Check in to lakeside Hotel Kalevala
– Evening saunas with indoor and outdoor jacuzzis
– Dinner

Day 2 – Snowhoeing to wolverine hut
– After breakfast it’s time for guided snowshoe tour to wolverine hut.
Follow the tracks of wolverine, elk and hare by snowshoes with your professional wilderness guide.
You’ll reach the private wilderness hut where you’ll stay 1,5-2 hours in middle of silence to get a chance to observe
the wolverine or other animals of the taiga forest. Incl. transfers, hot drinks and picnic. Transfer back to the hotel.
– Evening saunas with indoor and outdoor jacuzzis, dinner.

Day 3 – Wildlife watching night
– Breakfast
– Morning for leisure or optional activities.
– In the afternoon pack what you need for two nights, rest of your belongings you can leave in your room. Transfer closer to Russian border to Bear Centre, where you’ll spend the
next two nights in Luxury Bear Cabins. On the arrival information about the cabin and animals possible to see like wolverine, wolf, several birds (and also Northern lights if you are lucky).
– Early dinner before going to the cabins.

Day 4 – More wildlife watching
– Breakfast at the main building or at your cabin.
– Day to spend for resting or discovering the area.
– Early dinner.
– In the afternoon back in to your cabin for the night.

Day 5 – Day for leisure
– Breakfast at the main building or at your cabin.
– Transfer back to hotel. You can rest or book optional activities. We recommend husky safari, ice fishing or rapid swimming.
– Evening saunas, dinner

Day 6 – Bye bye Finland
– Breakfast, check-out, transfer back to Kajaani airport.

Good to know

We reserve all the rights to change the order of the activities if necessary due to the weather or other conditions. All the activities are guided in English. Package price does not include personal travel insurance.

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