The summer activities take you to fascinating adventures in the middle of the Wild Taiga nature: bicycling, bear and wildlife watching and photographing, fishing, hiking, husky trekking...

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Bear watching night

Meeting the "Wild Brown Bear" in its natural environment, the wild taiga, is an unforgettable experience and of course or photography enthusiasts an opportunity to take the shot of a lifetime from the comfort and safety of our specially designed Bear hides. Price includes transfers (appr. 50 min/direction) snacks in the hides, sleeping bags and pillow. Equipment recommended: clothes according to weather forecasting, binoculars, video and camera, something small to eat. Please note smoking is not allowed during the night and we require absolute silence. Duration from appr. 4pm until appr. 7am.

Duration: one night
Price: 185 €/person

Hiking tour on brown bear tracks

During a nature walk of 2-3h in the Finnish taiga, you will discover with the guide the secrets and tracks of brown bear: dropping, marks on trees. Guide will tell you the story of a Finnish bear. To see the animals why not continue the evening with a bear watching night. Equipment recommended: clothes and shoes according to weather forecast, binoculars, video and camera. Service languages Finnish, English, French. Tour includes transfers, coffee.

Duration: 2-3h
Price: 65 €/person


We invite nature enthusiasts to the evergreen forests to look for the European Elk (Alces alces), the largest member of the deer family found throughout Europe. Europe’s biggest mammal is extremely well adapted. You take at dawn or dusk guided safari to meet this impressive mammal - the sound of them in the dusk create a special atmosphere. On the tour you might also see the rare Wild Forest Reindeer (Rangifer Tarandus Fennicus), the wild cousin of the semi-domestic reindeer "Santa’s Rudolf" as well as birds. Tour includes transfers, coffee.

Duration: 3 - 4 hours
Price: 110 €/person

Husky farm visit

Your day will be spent with a small husky farm appr. 15 km from Kuhmo centre. Enjoy accompany with these lovely dogs! Price includes transfers, picnic lunch. This activity we recommend also families with small children.

Duration: 3 hours
Price: 80 €/adult, 40 €/child

Husky trekking

A Hiking tour that takes you out in the nature with lovely sled dogs. Although being on their summer holiday, the huskies are very eager to guide you through beautiful sceneries and uncrowded trails. Incl. transfers and picnic lunch
Duration: 5-6 hours
Price: 95 €/adult, 47,50 €/child

Nordic walking tour

Now you have a chance to try the famous Finnish sports! This guided tour goes along the Kalevala area, first little lesson. Suitable also for beginners.

Duration: 2 hours
Price: 35 €/person

Bicycle tours

City bike tour
2 hours
Price: 38 €/person

Mountain bike tour
2 hours or 3 hours
Price: 45 € or 65 €/person

Fat bike tour
2 hours or 3 hours
Price: 49 € or 69 €/person

Bicycling and hiking tour

Hiking tour incl. approx. 10 km biking tour and approx. 3 km hiking in Kämärä or Lauttavaara nature trails, including refreshments and small snacks.
Duration: 3 hours
Price: 48 €/person

Guided tour incl. approx. 20 km biking and 5 km hiking in
Lentuankoski nature trails
Duration: 5 hours
Price: 87 €/person

Exiting swim at the Pajakkakoski rapid

This exciting swim takes place in the Pajakkakoski rapid in the centre of Kuhmo. The preparations for the swim include dressing in thermal underwear and a rescue suit with assistance from your guide. The first step is to get used to floating in the river and then the safety procedure and matters related to swimming down the rapid are explained. After floating in the quiet water, the participants swim down the rapid all together with the guide. After that it is possible to swim also one by one. There are rescuers at the bottom to make sure everybody gets out of the water safely. The experience is completed by having warm toddy, fireside coffee and receiving a diploma at the tepee below.

Duration 3 hours
Price: 140 €/person

Fishing trip to lake Pajakkakoski rapids

Guided trip to Pajakkakoski rapids by the Kuhmo centre, where fishing white fish, pike perch, pike, perch. Incl. transfers, fishing permits, equipment, lunch by an open campfire.

Duration 4 hours
Price: 110 €/person

Fishing trip to lake Syväjärvi

Guided tour to the beautiful lake, where you can try to catch for example rainbow trout. Incl. transfers (18 km/direction), fishing license, equipment, lunch by an open campfire.

Duration 4 hours
Price: 110 €/person

Fly-fishing trip to Lentuankoski

Guided tour to Lentua rapids, where you have opportunity to fish for whitefish, pike-perch, pike, and perch. Price includes transfers and camp fire lunch.

Duration 4 hours
Price: 160 €/person

ATV safari

Guided ATV safari to destination planned with a guide. For example to Lentua rapids, Kämärä or Lauttavaara nature trails or Jauhovaara kota. Max. 2 persons

49 €/person/2h
89 €/person/4h

Paddling tour on rapids

Guided rapid paddling tour from Pajakkakoski to Saarikoski. Between the rapids some river parts, overall 5 km paddling. Tour includes small picnic break. Tour is suitable for persons with paddling experience.

Duration: 4 hours
Price: 89 €/person

Paddling tour on the lake

Guided relaxing paddling tour on lake Lammasjärvi starts straight from the hotel shore. Tour is provided with canoes for 2-3 persons. Duration 2 hours, including coffee break with refreshments and small snacks in an island. Suitable for beginners.

Duration: 2 hours
Price:54 €/person

Boat tour to lake Lammasjärvi

Enjoy sightseeing and fresh air during this guided motor boat tour on lake Lammasjärvi. It starts right from the hotel beach and takes you to see the best views.

Duration: 2-3 hours
Price: 69 €/person

Free of charge

For hotel Kalevala guests

- Several outdoor games such as badminton, frisbee
- Beach by the hotel shore, fireplace by the hotel shore
- Playstation2 and Nintendo & WII games
- DVD movies
- Board games
- Library
- Wi-Fi

Wellness treatments

- Peat sauna, infrared sauna
- Herbal baths
- Classical massage
- Traditional Finnish bone setting
- Reiki

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