Wildlife and activities between two borders 2017

Hotel Kalevala - Magic and Traditions

A Multi Activity Week in the middle of wilderness
will take you to the secret places of Taiga.
The area on eastern border of Finland is one of the most untouched in Europe,
but still easily reached daily from your well-equipped wilderness base.
What you will see and hear depends on the season of the summer.
You are visiting the home of the wild brown bear, beaver,
wolf, wolverine, wild forest reindeer and many taiga birds.
As the observation hides are located in the Finland-Russian border zone area,
between the two borders, if you’re lucky,
you have a good chance to see also the grey wolves,
which are very rarely seen elsewhere.

There are ready-planned active days, 2 nights in a hotel and 2 nights in a special
observation hides to see the wild predators, included in this week.
Activities can be reorganized during the week depending on the weather,
your interests and “special news” from the wilderness. In addition to that you have possibility
to make your own photographing hikes/rowing trips, have sauna every evening,
swim in the lake and/or sit by the fire listening to the “night-less night”.

Duration: 5 days, 4 nights. Min. 2 persons, max. 30 persons

Tours year 2017: from 15.4. - 15.9. (excl. 09.-22.07.2017)

Day 1

Arrival to Hotel Kalevala in Kuhmo. Accommodation and dinner.

Day 2
In the afternoon transfer to the eastern border, Wilderness Base Kuikka,
which is run by Articmedia, the awarded wildlife photographer Mr Lassi Rautiainen.
Coffee and information for the coming days, possibility to take a sauna bath
and a refreshing swim at the lake. Early dinner. Departure for the hides,
where we spend the night observing bears, wolves and wolverines.

Day 3
After returning from the hides to the base, breakfast and some free time for resting.
In “Beaver Trail” you take an easy tour with the rowing boat over the lake to the beaver nest
and seeing other traces of beaver, maybe even the beaver itself!
Dinner and another night in a hide.

Day 4
After returning from the hide breakfast and transfer to Hotel Kalevala.
A day for relaxing or optional activities.

Day 5
After breakfast departure

1232 €/person in double room
1324 €/person in single room
1273 €/person in superior room
(with best lake view, coffee/tea making facilities)
1404 €/person in suite for two

Prices includes following services:
- 2 night accomodation in Hotel Kalevala
- 2 x buffet breakfast
- 2 x half board
- 2 nights in hides with half board
- visit to Petola Carnivore Center
- English speaking wilderness guide
- guided tour “Beaver Trail”
- return transfers from hotel to Wilderness Base Kuikka

With extra charge:
- Transfer Kajaani airport-hotel-Kajaani airport (130 €/person)

More Information and bookings
Tel. +358 8 6554100

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We also reserve the possible changes to the program due to the weather or other conditions.

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