Services Offered by Enterprises and Other Organisations in Protected Areas and Hiking Areas in the Sotkamo region

Following enterprises and other organisations offer services in the protected areas and hiking areas in the Sotkamo 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

CaRet Caravan Retkipalvelu (discoveringfinland.com)

  • Guided nature tours, hiking, canoeing, wildlife watching and photographing, fishing
  • Guided tours and programme services in the following areas: Ruunaa hiking area, 
    Patvinsuo, Kolovesi, Hiidenportti and Tiilikkajärvi National Parks, Jonkerinsalo and Kieverrysjärvet protected areas

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 recreation area, Hiidenportti National Park, Teerisuo-Lososuo mire reserve

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 tours to the Hiidenportti National Park, also nature photographing and fishing
  • Guided excursions in the following areas: Hiidenportti National Park, Teerisuo-Lososuo mire reserve

Kainuun luontoretket (kainuunluontoretket.fi)

  • Timo Kaikkonen, tel +358 400 758 295
  • Ski and snow shoe trips, hiking, canoeing and biking trips, berry and mushroom picking trips, fishing and hunting trips, other thematic trips and programs
  • Camp schools, nature schools

Puukarin Pysäkki (puukarinpysakki.com)

  • From guesthouse to guesthouse -tours, by foot, crosscountry skiing, cycling and paddling, wild herbal tours
  • Service packages

Taiga Spirit (taigaspirit.com)

  • Wildlife watching, snowshoe walking tours
  • 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 (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 (vuokatinmaa.com)

  • Variety of guided tours in nature (fishing, hunting, hiking etc.)

Vuokatti Safaris Oy (vuokattisafaris.com)

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

Equipment Rental

WildsPiira (wildtaiga.fi)

  • Rental canoes and kayaks

Kainuun luontoretket (kainuunluontoretket.fi)

  • Timo Kaikkonen, tel +358 400 758 295
  • Rental equipment: electric fatbikes, canoes and kayaks, rowing boats, skis

Laitalan lomat (laitalanlomat.com)

  • Rental equipment: snowshoes, rowing boat, canoes

Upitrek Oy (upitrek.com)

  • Rental equipments

Vuokatinmaa (vuokatinmaa.com)

  • Rental equipments

Food and Catering Services

Break Sokos Hotel Vuokatti (sokoshotels.fi)

  • Catering services

Haapala (haapalabnb.fi)

  • Catering services, breakfast

Laitalan lomat (laitalanlomat.com)

  • Catering services in Valtimo

Puukarin Pysäkki (puukarinpysakki.com)

  • Karelian lunch, game dishes

Vuokatin Aateli (majoitus.vuokatinaateli.fi)

  • Catering services

Lodging and Conference Space Services

Break Sokos Hotel Vuokatti (sokoshotels.fi)

  • Accommodation in Vuokatti
  • Private saunas, meetings and functions

CaRet Caravan Retkipalvelu (discoveringfinland.com)

  • Outdoors-camping (camper)

Haapala (haapalabnb.fi)

  • Hotel level accommodation
  • Rental sauna
  • Meetings, celebrations

Kainuun luontoretket (kainuunluontoretket.fi)

  • Timo Kaikkonen, tel +358 400 758 295
  • Rental cottage

Laitalan lomat (laitalanlomat.com)

  • Accommodation services in Valtimo
  • Festivities and meetings

Myyntipalvelu Piia Huttunen

  • 040 764 0621, myynti.huttunen@gmail.com 
  • Cottage Kullaus and Talastupa near Hiidenportti National Park

Puukarin Pysäkki (puukarinpysakki.com)

  • Accommodation services

Vuokatin Aateli (majoitus.vuokatinaateli.fi)

  • Accommodation: hotel, villas, apartments, a unique paradise island Aateli Island
  • Meetings
  • Rental sauna

Vuokatinmaa (vuokatinmaa.com)

  • Cottage accommodation