Go with "Territoires du Nord" to the Taiga Lodge, in Finnish Lapland

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Dates : 2020/06/15 au 2020/08/15

Summer stay

8 days / 7 nights

From
€1500*

Vacation type

1 day hiking, 2 days canoeing,

1 day cani-hiking, 1 day bear watching, visit to the reindeer farm.

Group size

3 to 10 pers.

Activity level

Easy

 

 Program

Day 1: Arrivée Kuusamo

Upon arrival, transfer by vehicle to the village of Hossa about 75 km south of Kuusamo. Installation in the chalets. First briefing with your guides. Dinner with the team.

Accommodation: Comfortable chalets with sauna

Day 2 & 3: Canoe or two-seater kayak or Stand-Up Paddle

Departure for two days in a canoe, two-seater kayak or stand-up paddle. On the program: wildlife observation and pike fishing. Our route crosses ancient primary forests in an atmosphere worthy of the "Lord of the Rings", through a series of rivers and lakes recognized as the most beautiful in Finland. The canoe circuit that crosses the Hossa park offers a multitude of different paths: small rivers that connect the lakes, forest canyon with cliffs made up of very old rocks ... After leaving our canoes, a short walk on the ridges allows you to discover the most northern rock paintings in Finland, which make the park famous. A moving and instructive testimony of the Neolithic and the first known human presences in the region.
Night in a trapper's hut or tent (subject to availability) on the water. Return to your chalets at the end of the afternoon of D3. Sauna.

Accommodation: Meals & Night in your chalets.

Day 4: Relaxation or optional activities

Individual stroll with a card, sauna or supervised activities (subject to availability): canoeing, fishing, mountain biking, relaxation with a relaxation specialist in nature, whitewater on the Kitka Joki river…
It is also possible to rent equipment to go alone in contact with nature (mountain biking, canoes, boats, fishing equipment). You can also head south (250km) to observe wolves and the Wolverine, commonly known as a wolverine. It is also possible to do a day of canoeing in Oulanka (minimum 4 people). Lunch at the chalet or in the nature in the form of a picnic, as you wish. Evening at the reindeer farm where the local breeders will make you discover their breeding and taste their traditional karestus (reindeer stew).

Accommodation: Meals & Night in your chalets.

Jour 5 : Dog-hike

We leave for a day of cani-rando as the Eskimos did formerly: a dog (with a bag of pack) pulls us with the belt. An experience that dogs will enjoy sharing with you! This ancestral tradition was used by the Malamute Indians, the Inuit or even the Scandinavian peoples who did not own reindeer. The sled dogs were then used as draft and pack animals. To do this, we select the most cuddly and coolest dogs in traction. It is a special experience where a real bond is established between the man and his dog. This way of moving forward is much appreciated by children and adolescents who are not necessarily amateurs of pure walking. Regular stops by the lakes will allow dogs (and men) to cool off.

Accommodation: Meals & Night in your chalets.

Day 6: Observation of the brown bear

Free morning in your chalet. After lunch, transfer by vehicle to the observation site. Only 50 km separate us from a landlocked area of ​​neighboring Russia where the proportion of wild brown bears is the highest in Europe. The viewing possibilities are very good! Seeing wild bears roaming free is a rare sight that will envy you when you return. Observation conditions, but also total security, for this show which has no equivalent elsewhere in Europe!
We are regularly lucky enough to observe cubs and their mothers, although this is never guaranteed with wild animals from the great taiga. Dinner in the observation hut as a picnic. Return in the evening to your chalets.
NB: from 17/08 bear watching can be canceled due to regulations. We will try to find another bear watching station and / or offer you a visit to a wildlife park.

Accommodation: Meals & Night in your chalets.

 

Day 7: Hike on Tunturi

Hiking day on Mount Iivarra. This magnificent place is a veritable belvedere on the great Finnish and Russian taiga.

Accommodation: Meals & Night in your chalets.

 

Day 8: Airport transfer for return flight

Departure in the morning to the airport.

Prices (Price per person)

8 days / 7 nights - From saturday to saturday

FROM 05/15 TO 2020/08/15

€ 1500

* The price includes :

  • Transport activities and airport transfers.

  • Chalet accommodation to share.

  • Full board dinner D1 at breakfast D8.

  • Activities and support by a qualified guide

* The price does not include:

  • Flights

  • The insurance.

  • The alcohol.

  • Optional activities.

  • Personal purchases.

  • Privatized chalet: Contact us

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About your experience stay in Finland

 

HOSSA

The varieties of lakes, rivers, canyon lake, specific features of the park, have founded its reputation. Elected park of the year in 2011, it was also a place of important human settlements in the Neolithic era: the site of Varikalio with its cave paintings, testifies to this even today. One of his paintings, a representation of a man, has become the symbol of the park.

YOUR STAY…

The first travelers who succumbed to the charm of the wilderness of Eastern Lapland were people accustomed to the simple life of remote regions, researchers, artists and other adventurers who drew their creative force from nature.
This wild and virgin nature always invites you to discover its most beautiful secrets. Karhu, the brown bear, is most certainly one of those mysteries that the Lappish wild life of spring in May or even in September has in store for the beginnings of autumn.
The mythical and wild heather rooster, the gigantic moose but also the beaver and the otter will also be the hosts of these regions where this nature still authentically wild will challenge you with its powerful calm. Our guides will introduce you to the observation of endemic and migratory birds of the region.
Perhaps we will have the chance to observe or even photograph the most beautiful owl in the world: the great gray owl!

 

> See your chalet at the Taïga Lodge

IMPORTANT: the sequence of activities in the indicated order can sometimes be limited by local weather conditions, as well as by the level of participants