Hiking in the Hills

2 hrs | Schedule a time | Minimum group size 4 people

49 € / adult, 29 € / child (4–14 yrs)

Not suitable for disabled travel

A relaxing hiking tour via the scenic route across the hills. Local guide tells you stories about Vuokatti region, while you get to enjoy the Finnish nature at its best – beautiful lake views, hill scenery and fresh forest. Drinks and delicious snacks included.

Nordic Walking

2 hrs | Schedule a time | Group size 5 to 100 people

59 € / adult, 39 € / child (4–14 yrs)

Not suitable for disabled travel

Discover the joy and technique of Nordic Walking! Nordic Walking is a popular, fun and great outdoor exercise for people of all ages. We’ll begin our trip by learning the right technique at our safari centre. Then we head to the hills via the scenic forest route, which was named after the famous Finnish poet Eino Leino. Your local guide tells you stories about Vuokatti region, while you get to enjoy the Finnish nature. Drinks and delicious snacks included.

Finnish Nature tour

2 hrs | Schedule a time | Group size 4 to 100 people

49 € / adult, 29 € / child (4–14 yrs)

Not suitable for disabled travel

This tour is perfect for families or anyone who wants to learn more about Finnish nature. Enjoy the beautiful nature and views from top of Vuokatti hills. Stop at a wooden hut where you will be making fire with help of your guide. Sit down while the guide tells you about how people used to live in this area in the older days and how the forest was key for their living. Enjoy delicious snacks you cook by an open fire and take a sip from your drink. Length of the walk max 1km. Depending the season berry picking can be also included in the program (cloudberries/blueberries July, blueberries/lingonberries August/September).

HuskyTrekking

3-4 hrs | Schedule a time | Minimum group size 4 people

99 € / adult | 59 € / child (4-14 yrs)

Not suitable for disabled travel

Enjoy the unique nature of the Kainuu region whilst hiking with the huskies in the idyllic fell scenery! The silent beauty of the nature and the friendly company of huskies will wipe away your stress.

One husky will be harnessed in front of you with the steady trekking belt. Whether you’re an active hiker or looking for a relaxing experience, we’ll find you a suitable dog.

Programme includes coffee and snacks by an open fire. Length of hiking is about 7 km.

A glimpse of wilderness – hiking in the Hiidenportti National Park

5 hrs | Schedule a time | Minimum group size 4 people

129 € / adult, 79 € / child (4–14 yrs)

Not suitable for disabled travel

Come and see the great nature of Hiidenportti National Park. The canyons of Hiidenportti alone are an impressive sight but you will be also astonished by shady spruce forests and flowery meadows. The park has many fascinating places and local guide will tell you about the nature and interesting story about a demon called Hiisi who has given his name to the National Park.

Drinks and delicious snacks included. Perfect for families and groups! Route length approximately 3km.

Deserted Island Excursion

10 hrs | Price by request | Group size 4–15 persons

Not suitable for disabled travel

Once you are in Finland, you’ll see why it is called The Land of the Thousand Lakes. Vuokatti is surrounded by lakes and is part of Lakeland Finland where the lakes are many and people are few. This excursion will take you to one of the secluded lakes, to the roads less travelled, where you will experience Finnish nature on your own. When there is no traffic, no people, no electricity – you will feel the nature on all your five senses; nature looks brighter and more colorful, food by open-fire tastes different and better, you can hear waves at the shore, smell the nature without distractions and feel the clean and fresh air through your body.

Your experience starts in the morning when Safari guide will pick you up from your accommodation. You will travel approximately 15minutes by car to shore where you will proceed to the boats. You can take a pick between canoe or Finnish traditional rowing boat to get to the island. Cosy and peaceful paddling or rowing to the island Honkinen where you will spend the day. First you will set a fire with help of the guide where the lunch will be cooked and enjoyed by open-fire.

After lunch it is time to explore the island with the guide. Depending on the time of the summer/autumn, your guide will show and teach you about edible berries, mushrooms and flora which can be found on the island. Time for a swim, fishing or taking stroll by yourselves while the guide prepares coffee by the fire. After the coffee and snacks it is time head up back to the shore and Vuokatti. After a day in nature you will be energized, refreshed and in peace after escaping to the middle of the wildlife.

Price includes: transfers as mentioned on the program, lunch and snacks, dinner, safari guide for the whole excursion, fishing poles etc. if needed.

Deserted Island Excursion

2 days / 1 night | Price by request | Group size 2–8 persons

Not suitable for disabled travel

Once you are in Finland, you’ll see why it is called The Land of the Thousand Lakes. Vuokatti is surrounded by lakes and is part of Lakeland Finland where the lakes are many and people are few. This excursion will take you to one of the secluded lakes, to the roads less travelled, where you will experience Finnish nature on your own. When there is no traffic, no people, no electricity – you will feel the nature on all your five senses; nature looks brighter and more colorful, food by open-fire tastes different and better, you can hear waves at the shore, smell the nature without distractions and feel the clean and fresh air through your body.

DAY 1

Your experience starts just after noon when Safari guide will pick you up from your accommodation. You will travel approximately 15minutes by car to shore where you will proceed to the boats. You can take a pick between canoe or Finnish traditional rowing boat to get to the island. Cosy and peaceful paddling or rowing to the island Honkinen where you will spend the next night.

After accommodating yourselves in traditional yurts, guide will teach you skills you need in wilderness by setting a fire with your help. You will cook a small snack by the fire before exploring the island with the guide. Depending on the time of the summer/autumn, your guide will show and teach you about edible berries, mushrooms and flora which can be found on the island. You can spend the evening by your wishes – swimming, fishing, relaxing or taking a stroll and exploring the nature.

Dinner will be set up with the help of the guide by open-fire. You will enjoy traditional Finnish delicacies: sautéed game meat, potatoes, lingonberry jam and pickled cucumbers. Before setting off to bed, enjoy the Midnight Sun and sense the nature as it wakes up for the night.

DAY 2

Waking up on a deserted island is an experience itself – to hear the birds, smell the morning dew and feel the weather. After breakfast some time for last swim or walk in the nature before packing your bags and heading back to Vuokatti. You will be energized, refreshed and in peace after escaping to the middle of the wildlife.

ACCOMMODATION

Mongolian yurt

Price includes: 1 night accommodation in Mongolian yurt with sleeping bags and camp bed, transfers as mentioned in the program, snacks, dinner, breakfast, safari guide for the whole excursion, fishing poles etc. if needed.

BOOK A TOUR

All of our programmes are guided.

All of our programmes include safety and driving instructions.

+358 40 9115 323   info@vuokattisafaris.com

You can book a tour by telephone, by email or via this form. Please notice the minimum group size of each programme.

Guaranteed departures are also available. These departures do not require minimum group size. Guaranteed departures can also be booked and paid forward on our online shop. We’re looking forward to having you as our guests. You’re warmly welcome!

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