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

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

Guided Excursions and Nature and Outdoor Activities

Bear Centre (bearcentre.fi)

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

Boreal Wildlife Centre (borealwildlifecentre.fi)

  • Observation and photographing bears, wolves and wolverines. Also capercaillie, moose, beaver, wild forest reindeer, birds etc.

Hellun Retkihetki (hellunretkihetki.fi)

  • Guided excursions, program services and welfare programs in Hiidenportti and Tiilikkajärvi national parks, in Talaskangas protected area and in the protected areas in Kuhmo region.

Hepokönkään Höppänä / Tmi Kainuun tapahtuma- ja ohjelmapalvelu (renne.fi), Renne Karppinen

  • Programme services in the following areas: Protected areas in the Kainuu region, e.g. Hepoköngäs, Hossa National Park, Oulanka National Park, Repovesi National Park.

Hiiden Torppa (Facebook.com/HiidenTorppaAy)

  • Guided excursions in the following areas: Hiidenportti National Park, Teerisuo-Lososuo mire reserve.

Hotelli Kainuu Oy (hotellikainuu.com)

  • Guided fishing trips.
  • Programme services in the protected areas in the area of town Kuhmo.

Hotelli Kalevala (hotellikalevala.fi)

  • Activities and program services: Canoe, raft and boat trips, hiking and cycking trips, ice fishing and fishing trips, ski and snowshoe trips, snowmobile and ATV-safaries in the Kainuu region.

Kalevalan Juhlatakomo (juhlatakomo.fi)

  • Program services and different events in Kuhmo.
  • In winter: snowmobilesafaris, ice fishing, ski and snowshoe treks, huskysafaris.
  • In summer: paddling and boating trips, hiking and biking trips, fishing, ATV-safaris.

Koe Kainuu (koekainuu.fi)

  • Digital info services on outdoor destinations
  • Guided photographing trips, e.g. polar lights

Lentiira Holiday Village (lentiira.com)

  • Variety of guided tours (fishing, hunting).

Reki-Pertti Pertti Koivisto, puh. 050 5077402

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

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experience (taigaspirit.com)

  • Wildlife watching and photographing: bear, wolverine, wild forest reindeer, moose, day trips, hiking, snowshoe walking tours.
  • Guided tours and programme services in the following areas: Areas of the Friedship park: Lentua, Iso-Palonen – Maariansärkät and Elimyssalo protected areas, Jämäsvaara and Sininen polku recreation areas, Hiidenportti National Park, Hossa National Park, Martinselkonen protected area, Other protected areas in the area of Kuhmo and Suomussalmi.

Upitrek Oy (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, Tiilikkajärvi National Park, Kalevalapark areas, Eastern border trail, Friendship Park areas: Elimyssalo, Iso-Palonen - Maariansärkät and Lentua protected areas. Also many other destinations.

Vienan Portti (wildtaiga.fi)

  • Guided visits to Uljaskan Pirtti, where you can get familiar with Viena Karelian culture and participate in the Kultalähde excursion in the border zone (booking in advance).
  • Guided bike tours.
  • Programmed café services is Uljaskan Pirtti.

Wild Defi (wild-defi.com) 

  • Virtual services: live-stream excursions and videos. Guided excursions for special groups.
  • Programme services in the areas of Friendship park and other protected areas in Kuhmo.

Wildlife Sarafis Finland, Lassi Rautiainen (wildfinland.org)

  • Wildlife safaris, especially bear, wolf, wolverine and eagle watching and photographing
  • A variety of different services in the wilderness

WildsPiira (wildtaiga.fi)

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

Equipment Rental

WildsPiira (wildtaiga.fi/yritys/erapiira)

  • Rental canoes and kayaks

Hotelli Kainuu Oy (hotellikainuu.com)

  • Rental fishing equipment

Kalevalan Juhlatakomo (juhlatakomo.fi)

  • Rental equipment

Lentiira Holiday Village (lentiira.com)

  • Rental equipment

Upitrek Oy (upitrek.com)

  • Rental equipment

Food and Catering Services

Boreal Wildlife Centre (borealwildlifecentre.fi)

  • Catering in Viiksimo, Kuhmo

Hotelli Kainuu Oy (hotellikainuu.com)

  • Restaurant in the centre of Kuhmo

Hotelli Kalevala (hotellikalevala.fi)

  • Group meals on request all year round, A la carte kitchen

Kalevalan Juhlatakomo (juhlatakomo.fi)

  • Catering, meetings, festivities; also facilities in Pohjolan talo

Koe Kainuu (koekainuu.fi)

  • Group meals in nature destinations

Vienan Portti (wildtaiga.fi)

  • Group meals on request
  • Cafe services in summer

Wildlife Sarafis Finland, Lassi Rautiainen (wildfinland.org)

  • Catering at the base camp "Kuikan kämppä" in Kuhmo

Lodging and Conference Space Services

Bear Centre (bearcentre.fi)

  • Accommodation

Boreal Wildlife Centre (borealwildlifecentre.fi)

  • Accommodation in Viiksimo, Kuhmo

Hotelli Kainuu Oy (hotellikainuu.com)

  • Hotel and in the centre of Kuhmo
  • Rental sauna

Hotelli Kalevala (hotellikalevala.fi)

  • Hotel in the Kalevala area in Kuhmo

Kalevalan Juhlatakomo (juhlatakomo.fi)

  • Accommodation and camping services

Lentiira Holiday Village (lentiira.com)

  • Cottage accommodation and camping & caravan area with services

Lentuankosken leirintäalue (lentuankoski.fi)

  • Accommodation: Camping (tents, caravans, campers), Jokela-house (rental all year around), Cottages in summer time, sauna, showers, toilets etc.

Taiga Spirit, nature and wildlife experience (taigaspirit.com)

  • B&B-accommodation in Lentiira, Kuhmo

Vienan Portti (wildtaiga.fi)

  • B&B-accommodation in Uljaskan Pirtti, Kuhmo

Wild Nordic (wildnordic.fi)

  • Wilderness cabins, cottages and other accommodation

Wildlife Sarafis Finland, Lassi Rautiainen (wildfinland.org)

  • Accommodation at the base camp "Kuikan kämppä" in Kuhmo

Open wildtaiga.fi.