Services Offered by Enterprises and Organisations in Hossa National Park

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

  • Arola Farm and Wilderness Holidays (www.arolabear.com)   
    • Outdoors activities, bear watching, fishing and hunting.
    • Reantal equipment: skies, snow shoes, canoes
    • Accommodation and catering
    • Guided excursions and programme services in the Martinselkonen protected area and other Kalevalapark areas in Suomussalmi   
  • Break Sokos Hotel Vuokatti (www.sokoshotels.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. 36 holiday apartments.
    • Private saunas, meetings and functions, exercise opportunities and wellness services.
  •  Camping Hossan Lumo (www.hossanlumo.fi/en)
    • Café and minimarket
    • 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 hiking area
      • Martinselkonen protected area 
      • Eastern border trail   
  • Erä- ja luontopalvelut Hyväntähen (hyvantahen.fi)
    • Guided tours: skiing, white water rafting, snow shoe walking, canoeing, hunting, hiking, theme excursions and nature excursions to national park
    • Transportation to canoeing excursions
    • School camp and nature school
  • Erässeikkailija (www.erasseikkailija.com, in Finnish)
    • Berry and mushroom picking, cycling and hiking
    • Boat transportation
  • 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 
  • Forest lolling / Metsäkellintäretket (forest4lolling.fi)   
    • Forest lolling, forest wellbeing 
    • Theme tours, picking berries, picking mushrooms 
    • Treebreathing School
  • Hikes'n Trails Tmi Janne Autere (www.hikesntrails.com)
    • 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
  • Hossan karhut  (www.facebook.com/Hossankarhut)  
    • Bear and volwerine 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
  • Iivaaran Eräkartano (www.iivaara.fi / www.facebook.com)
    • Snow shoe hikes, picking berries and mushrooms, hiking
    • Catering
    • Sauna and cottage rent
  • Jarmon Eräpalvelu (www.erapalvelu.net, in Finnish)
    • Guided hunting, fishing and nature tours
    • Programme services near the Hossa National Park  
  • JoogaTaival (www.joogataival.fi)
    • Forest yoga, saunayoga, yoga and wellbeing programmes 
    • School camps 
    • Wellbeing for groups and work communities 
    • Wilderness guidance
  • Kuusamon keidas (www.kuusamonkeidas.fi, in Finnish) 
    • Guided tours: skiing, fishing, snowshoeing, picking berries, hiking 
    • Rental equipment: snowshoes, rowing boat 
    • Café, catering 
    • Conference room and services, rental cabins, sauna 
    • School camps 
  • Loma Hossa (www.loma-hossa.fi)
    • Accommodation near the Hossa National Park, rental cabins, school camps, cateribg for groups 
  • Lazydog SUP (lazydogsup.fi, in Finnish) 
    • SUP paddling  
    • Equipment rental: SUP paddling boards 
  • Lomamökit Paasovaara (www.hossa.fi/lomamokit-paasovaara)
    • Accommodation near Hossa National Park, rental cabins
    • Conference services, smoke sauna 
  • Luonnollisesti Oulujärvi Ky (www.naturally.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
    • Accommodation, catering and sauna in Pirttivaara near Martinselkonen protected area in Suomussalmi
    • Programme services: snow shoe walking, cycling
    • Eqipment for rental: fatbikes
  • MyTrail / MunPolku (www.munpolku.fi)
    • Hiking and snowshoe walking
    • Yoga programmes
  • Norwide Finland Oy (www.hossanlomakeskus.fi)
    • Outdoors activites 
    • Hotel and cottages near the Hossa National Park 
    • Guided tours and programme services in the followin areas:
      • Hossa hiking area
      • Kalevalapark areas   
  • Palosaaren poro- ja kalastustila (www.palosaarenporotila.fi)
    • Fishing tours 
  • Pitopalvelu Merja Kieppi, jaanamerja@gmail.com
    • Skiing, snowshoeing, picking berries and mushrooms, hiking, snowmobiling, fishing, hunting
    • Catering, meals in the terrain
    • Cottage rental
  • Raatteen petobongaus (www.raatteenpetobongaus.net)
    • Bear safaris, reindeer sleigh riding, skiing, fishing, bird watching, rental cabins, meat refining, camp shcool
  • Saijan Lomakartano (www.saija.fi)
    • Guided tours: skiing, husky safaries, snowshoeing, canoeing, picking berries, snowmobile safaries)
    • Rental equipment: canoe, bikes, SUP board, rowing boat)
    • Accomodation and catering: hotel, restaurant, smoke sauna, congress room and services)
  • Siirtolan kelomökit (www.siirtolankelomokit.fi, in Finnish)
    • Accommodation near the Hossa National Park 
  • Spirit of Hossa (www.facebook.com/spiritofhossa)
    • Guided tours and programme services in Hossa National Park and other protected areas in Suomussalmi
      • skiing, hiking and paddling
      • fishing and berry picking
      • thematic tours
    • Catering in nature and in a restaurant in Suomussalmi
    • Meetings, camp schools
    • Boat transfer by appointment
    • Accommodation in tents even for big groups
    • Rental tents
  • 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 hiking area 
      • Martinselkonen protected area
  • Taigavire (www.taigavire.fi)
    • Guided tours: hiking trips, mountain biking, paddling trips, bird observing trips, nature and plant trips, cross-country skiing trips, snowshoeing trips, horse trekking
    • Wilderness skills courses, kayaking courses
    • Outdoor equipment rental: canoes and kayaks, fatbikes, tents
    • Outdoor cooking services, custom outdoor dining
    • Outdoor cooking courses
    • Meeting services
    • School camp, nature school camp
    • Adventure education
  • 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:
      • Hossa National Park 
      • Oulujärvi and Kylmäluoma hiking areas
      • Hiidenportti National Park
      • 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 and guided tours
    • Snowmobile safaris
    • Snowshoe adventures
    • Guided hikes and tours
    • Paddling and fishing tours
    • Programme services in the following areas
      • Kalevalapark areas   
      • Eastern border winter trail
  • Zilivonkkelis Ky (www.zilivonkkelis.net, in Finnish)
    • Husky safaris, snowshoeing, hiking  
    • Guided tours and programme services in the following areas
      • Kalevalapark areas
      • Eastern border trail
  • Wild Nordic (www.villipohjola.fi)
    • Wilderness Cabins

In Kuusamo and Taivalkoski

  • Saijan Lomakartano (www.saija.fi)
    • Guided tours: skiing, husky safaries, snowshoeing, canoeing, picking berries, snowmobile safaries)
    • Rental equipment: canoe, bikes, SUP board, rowing boat)
    • Accomodation and catering: hotel, restaurant, smoke sauna, congress room and services)