Services Offered by Enterprises and Other Organisations in Protected Areas and Hiking Areas in the Kainuu Region

Following enterprises and other organisations offer services in the protected areas and hiking areas in the Kainuu region. They have a partnership agreement with Metsähallitus and they follow the principles of sustainable nature tourism (www.metsa.fi) when operating in the areas.
 

In Kuhmo:
 

Boreal Wildlife Centre (www.borealwildlifecentre.fi)

  • Observation and photographing bears, wolves and wolverines. Also capercaillie, moose, beaver, wild forest reindeer, birds etc.
  • Accommodation and catering in Viiksimo, Kuhmo


Cafe Lentua (www.facebook.com/Cafe-Lentua)

  • Summer café at the Lentua Nature Information Hut in the Lentua protected area, near Lentuankoski-rapids
  • Rental Lappish Hut, contacts tel. +358 45 666 8022, e-mail cafe.lentua(at)gmail.com
  • Ask also for boat and sledge excursions on lake Lentua (provided by co-entrepreneur)

Hiiden Torppa  (www.tutka.net, in Finnish)

  • Guided tours to the Hiidenportti National Park, also nature photographing and fishing. Kiosk "Hiidenluola" at Hiiden Torppa     
  • Guided excursions in the following areas:
    • Hiidenportti National Park
    • Teerisuo-Lososuo mire reserve    

Hikes'n Trails Tmi Janne Autere (www.vuoripuro.com, in Finnish)

  • Variety of guided tours (skiing, dogsledge rides, snowshoeing, berry and mushroom picking, canoeing, hiking, biking, thematic tours, church-boat trips) 
  • Rental equipment for hiking, canoeing,
  • Catering, cooking courses
  • Booking hotel rooms or cottages, saunas, meeting rooms
  • Meeting arrangements
  • Environmental education, camp schools

Hotelli Kainuu Oy (www.hotellikainuu.com)                        

  • Hotel and restaurant in the centre of Kuhmo
  • Rental sauna
  • Guided fishing trips, rental fishing equipment
  • Programme services in the protected areas in the area of town Kuhmo.

Hotelli Kalevala (www.hotellikalevala.fi)                         

  • Hotel in the Kalevala area in Kuhmo, next to the Petola Visitor Centre, 4 km from the centre of Kuhmo
  • Services: meetings, activities and wellbeing programmes.

Kone ja Jahtikampe Nevalainen / Martti Nevalainen

  • Snowmobilesafaris in Kuhmo
  • Contacts by phone, tel. +358 50  3393 100

Lentiira Holiday Village (www.lentiira.com)

  • Cottage accommodation and camping & caravan area with services
  • Variety of guided tours (fishing, hunting
  • Rental equipments
  • Sauna services
  • Meeting arrangements
  • Tar products

Lentuankosken leirintäalue (www.lentuankoski.fi)

  • Accommodation:
    • Camping (tents, caravans, campers)
    • Jokela-house (rental all year around)
    • Cottages in summer time
    • Sauna, showers, toilets etc.
  • Kiosk in summer time
  • Fishing licenses to Lentuankoski rapids

Reki-Pertti Pertti Koivisto (www.reki-pertti.fi, in Finnish)                    

  • Tar-burning shows, guided ski and snowshoe tours, ice fishing, canoeing and boating trips, catering services
  • Programme services in the protected areas in Kuhmo

Niemisen kyläyhdistys (www.niemiskyla.fi, in Finnish)           

  • Information and exhibition on tar (terva)
  • Tar products for sale.      

Routa Travel (routatravel.fi)                    

  • Husky safaris, hiking and canoeing trips
  • Nature tours in the protected areas in Kuhmo.

Taiga Spirit (www.taigaspirit.com)

  • Wildlife watching, snowshoe walking tours 
  • B&B-accommodation in Lentiira, Kuhmo
  • Guided tours and programme services in the following areas:
    • Areas of the Friedship park: Lentua, Iso-Palonen – Maariansärkät, Elimyssalo protected areas
    • Jämäsvaara recreation area
    • Sininen polku recreation area
    • Hiidenportti National Park 
    • Hossa National Park
    • Martinselkonen protected area

Upitrek Oy (www.upitrek.com)

  • Winter programs: Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, multiactivities
  • Summer programs: Hiking, cycling, canoeing, multiactivities
  • Camp schools
  • Guided excursions in the following areas:
    • Oulujärvi and Kylmäluoma hiking areas
    • Hossa and Hiidenportti National Parks
    • Tiilikka National Park
    • Kalevalapark areas, Eastern border trail
    • Friendship park areas: Elimyssalo, Iso-Palonen - Maariansärkät and Lentua protected areas
    • Also many other destinations

Wild Brown Bear (www.wildbrownbear.fi)  

  • Wildlife watching and photographing, accommodation and catering 
  • Programme services in the areas of Friendship park and other protected areas in Kuhmo  

Wildlife Safaris Finland, Lassi Rautiainen (www.articmedia.fi)

  • Wildlife safaris, especially bear, wolf, wolverine and eagle watching and photographing
  • A variety of different services in the wilderness
  • Accommodation and catering at the base camp "Kuikan kämppä" in Kuhmo
  • Nature books, photo calendars, postcards

WildsPiira (www.erapiira.fi)

  • Canoeing and church-boating trips, rapids floating, wildlife watching
  • Rental canoes and kayaks
  • Guided tours in the following areas:
    • Jämäsjärvi recreation area
    • Jonkerinsalo protected area
    • River Jongunjoki canoeing tour  
    • Lentua protected area
    • Kieverrysjärvet recreation area
    • Hiidenportti National Park  
    • Teerisuo-Lososuo mire reserve

Wild Nordic (www.wildnordic.fi/book-a-cabin)

  • Wilderness cabins, cottages and other accommodation

 

In Sotkamo:

Break Sokos Hotel Vuokatti  (www.vuokatti.fi)

  • Accommodation in Vuokatti. The hills, waterways and trails of Vuokatti along with a wide range of activities and hotel amenities provide the setting for enjoyment, wellbeing and appreciation of nature all year round.
  • Private saunas, meetings and functions, exercise opportunities and wellness services.

Vuokatinhovi (www.vuokatti.fi)

  • Accommodation in hotel and holiday apartments
  • Meeting services

Vuokatinmaa Holiday Apartments (www.vuokatinmaa.com)

  • Cottage accommodation
  • Variety of guided tours in nature (fishing, hunting, hiking etc.)
  • Rental equipments
  • Tar products

Vuokatti Safaris Oy (www.vuokattisafaris.com)            

  • Husky safaris, guided tours 
  • Programme services in the following areas
    • Kalevalapark areas   
    • Eastern border winter trail

 

In Hiidenportti National Park:
 

CaRet Wild Caravan Safaris (www.caret.fi)

  • Guided nature tours, hiking, canoeing, wildlife watching and photographing, fishing. 
  • Outdoors-camping (camper) 
  • Guided tours and programme services in the following areas
  • Ruunaa hiking area 
  • Patvinsuo, Kolovesi, Hiidenportti and Tiilikkajärvi National Parks 
  • Jonkerinsalo and Kieverrysjärvet protected areas 

Hiiden Torppa (www.tutka.net, in Finnish)

  • Guided tours to the Hiidenportti National Park, also nature photographing and fishing. Kiosk "Hiidenluola" at Hiiden Torppa     
  • Guided excursions in the following areas:
    • Hiidenportti National Park
    • Teerisuo-Lososuo mire reserve

Erämatkailu - Myyntipalvelu Piia Huttunen (www.eramatkailu.fi, in Finnish)

  • Rental cabins and sauna near Hiidenportti National Park

Nordic Pole Services

  • Guided tours to the Hiidenportti National Park
  • Peter Stricker, tel.int. +358 44 283 4586

Puukarin Pysäkki (www.puukarinpysakki.fi/en) 

  • From guesthouse to guesthouse -tours, by foot, crosscountry skiing, cycling and paddling,  wild herbal tours
  • Karelian lunch, game dishes
  • Accomodation
  • Service packages

Taiga Spirit (www.taigaspirit.com)

  • Wildlife watching, snowshoe walking tours 
  • B&B-accommodation in Lentiira, Kuhmo
  • Guided tours and programme services in the following areas:
    • Areas of the Friedship park: Lentua, Iso-Palonen – Maariansärkät, Elimyssalo protected areas
    • Jämäsvaara recreation area
    • Sininen polku recreation area
    • Hiidenportti National Park 
    • Hossa National Park
    • Martinselkonen protected area

Upitrek Oy (www.upitrek.com)

  • Winter programs: Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, multiactivities
  • Summer programs: Hiking, cycling, canoeing, multiactivities
  • Camp schools
  • Guided excursions in the following areas:
    • Oulujärvi and Kylmäluoma hiking areas
    • Hossa and Hiidenportti National Parks
    • Tiilikka National Park
    • Kalevalapark areas, Eastern border trail
    • Friendship park areas: Elimyssalo, Iso-Palonen - Maariansärkät and Lentua protected areas
    • Also many other destinations   

Vuokatinmaa Holiday Apartments (www.vuokatinmaa.com)

  • Cottage accommodation
  • Variety of guided tours in nature (fishing, hunting, hiking etc.)
  • Rental equipments
  • Tar products

WildsPiira (www.erapiira.fi)

  • Canoeing and church-boating trips, rapids floating, wildlife watching
  • Rental canoes and kayaks
  • Guided tours in the following areas:
    • Jämäsjärvi recreation area
    • Jonkerinsalo protected area
    • River Jongunjoki canoeing tour  
    • Lentua protected area
    • Kieverrysjärvet recreation area
    • Hiidenportti National Park  
    • Teerisuo-Lososuo mire reserve
       

In Suomussalmi / Hossa National Park

Arola Farm and Wilderness Holidays (www.arolabear.com)

  • Outdoors activities, bear watching, fishing and hunting .
  • Accommodation and catering
  • Guided excursions and programme services in the Martinselkonen protected area and other Kalevalapark areas in Suomussalmi 

Camping Hossan Lumo (www.hossanlumo.fi/en) 

  • Café and minimarket near the Hossa hiking area
  • Rental equipment: canoes, kayaks, SUP-boards, rowing boats, HOK-skis
  • Camping services, rental cabins and sauna 

Ekointernet (www.gps-tours.fi)   

  • GPS-guided tours 
  • Programme services in the following areas:
    • Hossa National Park
    • Martinselkonen protected area 
    • Eastern border trail  

Experience KL Oy (www.hossa-kylmaluoma.fi)   

  • Customer service at the Hossa Visitor Centre, café-restaurant, rental equipment, guided tours, rental cabins 
  • Guided tours and programme services in the Hossa National Park and Kylmäluoma hiking area 

Hossan karhut (Hossa´s Bears)  (www.facebook.com/Hossankarhut)  

  • Bear watching and photographing 
  • Programme services near the Kalevalapark areas

Hossa Reindeer Park (www.poropuisto.fi)

  • Sleigh rides, reindeer culture
  • Home-cooked meals in a hut-type restaurant
  • Tsukotka island
  • Souvenirs
  • Events, celebrations

Hossaset Oy Loma Hossa (www.loma-hossa.fi)

  • Accommodation near the Hossa National Park

Jarmon Eräpalvelu (www.erapalvelu.net, in Finnish)

  • Guided hunting, fishing and nature tours. 
  • Programme services near the Hossa National Park

Lomamökit Paasovaara (www.hossa.fi/paasovaara, in Finnish)

  • Accommodation near Hossa National Park
  • Summertime cafe

Luonnollisesti Oulujärvi Ky (www.luonnollisesti.fi)

  • Canoeing, fishing and hunting tours, rental equipment, cottage
  • Guided tours and programme services in the following areas: 
  • Oulujärvi hiking area 
  • Talaskangas protected area 
  • Rokua National Park 
  • Rumala-Kuvaja-Oudonrimmet –Natura2000-area 
  • Hossa National Park

Martinselkosen Eräkeskus (www.martinselkonen.fi)

  • Observation and photographing bears, wolverines, moose, black kites, white-tailed eagles
  • Accommodation and catering in Pirttivaara near Martinselkonen protected area in Suomussalmi
  • Programme services

Norwide Finland Oy  (www.hossanlomakeskus.fi)  

  • Outdoors activites 
  • Hotel and cottages near the Hossa hiking area
  • Guided tours and programme services in the followin areas:
    • Hossa National Park
    • Kalevalapark areas    

Raatteen petobongaus (www.raatteenpetobongaus.fi)

  • Bear safaris, reindeer sleigh riding, rental cabins, meat refining

Siirtolan kelomökit (www.siirtolankelomokit.fi, in Finnish)

  • Accommodation near the Hossa National Park

Taiga Spirit (www.taigaspirit.com)

  • Wildlife watching, snowshoe walking tours
  • B&B-accommodation in Lentiira, Kuhmo
  • Guided tours and programme services in the following areas:
    • Areas of the Friedship park: Lentua, Iso-Palonen – Maariansärkät, Elimyssalo protected areas
    • Jämäsvaara recreation area
    • Sininen polku recreation area
    • Hiidenportti National Park 
    • Hossa National Park
    • Martinselkonen protected area 

Territoires du Nord / North Territories Oy (www.territoiresdunord.com)

  • Multi activities in the Hossa National Park and Kalevala Park
  • In winter: Sled dog, snow mobile, snow shoes, skiing
  • In summer: Trekking, kayaking

Tmi Kainuun tapahtuma- ja ohjelmapalvelu  / Renne Karppinen (www.etateck.fi, in Finnish) 

  • "Hepokönkään Höppänä" is a fairytale- character, whose programmes are especially tailored for children. However, his stories and songs contain real facts about Finnish nature and activities.
  • Programme services in the following areas:
    • Protected areas in the Kainuu region  
    • Hossa National Park
    • Repovesi National Park

Tmi Veli Paasovaara  (www.julmaolkky.fi, in Finnish)

  • Boat cruises on Julma Ölkky Canyon lake
  • Cafe-kiosk (open in the summertime)

Upitrek Oy (www.upitrek.com)

  • Winter programs: Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, multiactivities
  • Summer programs: Hiking, cycling, canoeing, multiactivities
  • Camp schools
  • Guided excursions in the following areas:
    • Oulujärvi and Kylmäluoma hiking areas
    • Hossa and Hiidenportti National Parks
    • Tiilikka National Park
    • Kalevalapark areas, Eastern border trail
    • Friendship park areas: Elimyssalo, Iso-Palonen - Maariansärkät and Lentua protected areas
    • Also many other destinations

Vienan Lomat (www.vienanlomat.fi, in Finnish)

  • Outdoors activities, also hunting and fishing tours 
  • Accommodation and catering in Kuivajärvi 
  • Programme services in the following areas:
    • Murhinsalo protected area 
    • other Kalevalapark areas  

Vuokatti Safaris Oy (www.vuokattisafaris.com)            

  • Husky safaris, guided tours 
  • Programme services in the following areas
    • Kalevalapark areas   
    • Eastern border winter trail

Zilivonkkelis Ky (www.zilivonkkelis.net)

  • Husky safaris, snowshoeing, hiking  
  • Guided tours and programme services in the following areas
    • Kalevalapark areas
    • Eastern border trail 
       

Wild Nordic (www.wildnordic.fi/book-a-cabin)

  • Wilderness cabins, cottages and other accommodation

 

Other areas in Kainuu and North Karelia

Puukarin Pysäkki (www.puukarinpysakki.fi/en) 

  • From guesthouse to guesthouse -tours (cycling, cross country skiing, cycling and paddling, wild herbal tours) 
  • Karelian lunch and game dishes 
  • Accomodation and service packages

Hyrynsalmen Vanha Asema / Museoyhdistys Sodan ja Rauhan Rata ry (www.hyrynsalmenasema.fi)

  • Guided tours to Jääkärinpirtti, the hideout hut for jaeger volunteers in the area of Saarijärvi Old growth forest, Hyrynsalmi
  • Services at the Old Railway Station, Hyrynsalmi

Juhan safari ja lomamatkat (www.hotellipaljakka.fi)

  • Accomodation and catering at the Hotel Paljakka
  • Safaris and programme services in the areas of Paljakka and Ukkohalla
  • Skiing, snowshoeing, hiking
  • Berry and mushroom picking, fishing, hunting

Tmi Kainuun tapahtuma- ja ohjelmapalvelu / Renne Karppinen (www.etateck.fi, in Finnish)

  • "Hepokönkään Höppänä" is a fairytale- character, whose programmes are especially tailored for children. However, his stories and songs contain real facts about Finnish nature and activities.
  • Programme services in the following areas:
    • Protected areas in the Kainuu region  
    • Hossa National Park
    • Repovesi National Park 

Tmi Puutarha-apu Liisa Misikangas (www.maatilanarki.fi, in Finnish)

  • Story trips together with herb, mushroom and berry picking near the tourism centres of Ukkohalla and Paljakka: Pieni Tuomivaara, Paljakka Strict Nature Reserve, Pirunkirkko, Puolanka hills, Hepoköngäs, Old-growth forests of Saarijärvi
  • Gardening and garden planning
  • Farm visits
  • Courses for the usage of natural products

 

Wild Nordic (www.wildnordic.fi/book-a-cabin)

  • Wilderness cabins, cottages and other accommodation