9 days / 8 nights A Week in Kainuu Wilderness


A Week in Kainuu Wilderness 9 days / 8 nights


Experience the best of Kainuu region on this self-driving tour. 5 different destinations in 8 days. Break the everyday stress with the combination of wellbeing treatments, healthy local food and outdoor life.

Availability: 29.5.-11.9.2019 (closed out dates 19.6-26.6.2019) & 27.5.-16.9.2020 (closed out dates 17.6-24.6.2020)
Minimum: 2 pers.


Price excl. transportation: from 1 499 € / pers., in July from 1550€ / pers.


  • Accommodation for 8 nights
  • 7 breakfasts
  • 2 dinners
  • 1 picnic basket
  • Mountain biking tour
  • Fishing tour
  • Husky farm visit
  • Brewery tour
  • Beer tasting
  • Bear Watching Night
  • Paddling tour
  • Peat sauna
  • Access to 2 different spas

This is a self-guided tour without meeting with the tour operator.


  • Car rental from 250€ + fuel
  • All the "optional" choices
  • Flights
    • Nearest airports from Ukkohalla: Kajaani 95km, Oulu 178km, Kuusamo 188km







DAY 1, Wednesday: ARRIVAL

  • Arriving at the chosen airport: Kajaani, Oulu or Kuusamo
  • Checking in at the local hotel


DAY 2, Thursday: UKKOHALLA

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Drive to Ukkohalla and check-in at the Hotel Ukkohalla Chalets
  • 3h mountain biking tour via the scenic route across the hills
  • Sauna World and Spa
  • Optional:
    • Dinner in Restaurant Saaga
    • 1 hour Stand Up Paddling, 20€ / person
    • 1 hour Bowling, 20€ / person



  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Drive to Paljakka (appr. 30 min).
  • Fishing park
    • max. 3 hours
    • includes 1 Rainbow trout. Release other ones.
    • other than rainbow trouts have no quotas
  • Check in at the Paljakka Ski Villas
  • Fishing trip to the nearest lakes with guide, 3-5 hours
    • Catching the northern pike and the zander
  • Optional:
    • Dinner in the Safari Restaurant

DAY 4, Saturday: KAJAANI

  • Optional:
    • Breakfast in the Safari Restaurant 15€ / person
  • Drive to Kajaani (appr. 50 min)
  • Free time to spend in Kajaani
    • visit for example the Kainuu museum, Kajaani Town Theatre, Kajaani Castle Ruins, Tar Canal, Kajaani Evangelical Lutheran Church and Kajaani Orthodox Church
  • Check-in at hotel Karolineburg - accommodation in Manor Room
  • Picnic in the Manor Garden of Karolineburg
  • Free time to spend in Kajaani before Dinner in the restaurant Anorak


  • Breakfast in the hotel Karolineburg.
  • Paltaniemi Trip
    • Paltaniemi Church of Paintings
  • Drive to Vuokatti (appr. 40min)
  • Check in the hotel Sokos Hotel Vuokatti
  • Holiday Club Katinkulta Spa
    • optional: tennis, squash, badminton, bowling, spa treatments, golf, dinner


  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Husky farm Visit
    • optional: husky ride
  • 2 hour hiking tour via the scenic route across the hills
  • Haapala visit
    • brewery tour
    • finnish beer tasting
    • optional: dinner in Haapala or in Kainuuravintola Kippo

DAY 7, Tuesday: KUHMO

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Free time in Vuokatti and Sotkamo village
  • Drive to Kuhmo (appr. 55min)
  • Checking in at the Hotel Kalevala
  • Bear watching night - start from the Hotel at 15.00
    • Meeting the "Wild Brown Bear" in its natural environment, the wild taiga, is an unforgettable experience and an opportunity to take the picture of a lifetime from the comfort and safety of specially designed bear hides
    • Early dinner at the bear center before going to the hides

DAY 8, Wednesday: KUHMO

  • Back to the hotel in the morning; breakfast
  • Free time in Kuhmo city
    • visit for example the Visitor Centre Petola, Juminkeko - the information center for the Kalevala and Karelian Culture, Winter War Museum and Tuupala Museum
  • Paddling Tour on Lake Lammasjärvi
  • Peat Sauna
  • Optional:
    • Hotel Kalevala's other activities
    • other wellbeing treatments , f or example traditional Finnish bone setting

DAY 9, Thursday: GOING HOME

  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Drive to the airport
    • Kajaani appr. 1h 30 min




It is possible to choose some extra experiences! Choose one to five extra options:


Option 1 – Sky Cabin, Ukkohalla

Extra price: from 65 €/pers.


  • Instead of Hotel Ukkohalla Chalets, experience the Sky Cabin for one night



Option 2 – Husky Ride

Extra price: from 59 €/pers.


  • Experience dog sledding in the summer with “Husky Mercedes” ! Ten huskies pull this specially adapted cart on wheels around the circuit.
  • Program includes harnessing the dogs with guide and husky ride about 1,5 km depending on temperature. Weather conditions permitting!


Option 3 - Hotel Aateli, Vuokatti

Extra price: from 30 €/pers.


  • Instead of Sokos Hotel Vuokatti, experience the luxurious Hotel Aateli for two nights





Option 4 – Yläperho Cottage, Vuokatti

Choose this experience at the same price!


  • Instead of Sokos Hotel Vuokatti, experience the cozy Yläperho apartments near the lake Nuasjärvi for two nights
  • Breakfast is not included



Option 5 – Extra night in the arctic giant birdhouse, Paltamo

Extra price: from 285 €/pers.


  • Relax and enjoy your adventurous stay in the luxury birdhouses featuring picture windows that give you a great view of the sunsets and northern lights. The giants have built skyhigh, well-equipped, unique and comfortable birdhouse apartments.
  • Breakfast and dinner is included in the price
  • Optional:
    • hiking
    • riding icelandic horses