Sunday, February 24, 2013

Wildlife and Finnish culture - Wilderness hiking trip on the EU´s eastern border


In this summer, 2013, you can experience Finnish Kainuu´s wilderness with all your senses near the eastern border. During this guided hiking backpack experience in pure nature, you can try fishing, watch the wild animals like bears and wolverines and explore the history of Finnish Winter war at the Road of Raate. We spend nights comfortably between clean sheets at the high-quality accommodations and exotic locations, and we can also accommodate one night in the middle of the wild nature. Nearly every evening you can relax in the hot sauna and in the brightest waters of the Kainuu with clean old forests around you. Wilderness hiking on the eastern border brings the Kainuu region`s highest quality tourist services at a unique package which has never been achieved before. Hiking trip will be arranged four times during the summer 2013.


  1. Day: Arrival to the Portin Majatalo Inn in Suomussalmi, supper, in the evening we`ll check the equipment
  2. Day: Breakfast at Inn, hiking starts! Visiting the Winter War exhibition, hiking along the Road of Raate to our cabin at Raatteen Petobongaus, accommodation, lunch, outdoor activities, sauna, swimming in the lake, dinner, six hours bear watching from the shelter cabin, night snack
  3. Day: Breakfast in the cabin, hiking in the Road of Raate continues. Restored defense position of Puras, Border guardian museum, lunch, Lake Aittojärvi, sauna, dinner, swimming in the lake.
  4. Day: Breakfast in the cabin, hiking continues, Malahvia`s Partizan Memorial, the Viena route, lunch, dinner in the wilderness, tent / tepee night, sleeping bags and matresses from Hikes`n Trails.
  5. Day: Breakfast at the wilderness, hiking continues: Murhijärvi, lunch, Domnan Pirtti, accommodation, sauna, dinner and entertainment with Vienas` historical content
  6. Day: Breakfast, transfer to Portin Majatalo Inn




  • Price: 520 € / person. Price includes guide services, accommodations, program, breakfast and dinner. By additional cost transport from Oulu airport and massage services at Domnan Pirtti.
  • Date: 28.5 - 2.6., 23. - 28.7.,6. - 11.8., 3.- 8.9.2013
  • Duration: 6 days, 4 days trekking, about 60 km
  • Persons: min. 4 - max.12 persons
  • Suitable for: For young people and adults with good fitness level
  • Equipment: Customers have their own backpack hiking equipment according to the weather, good hiking boots. Hiking gear can be rented cheaply from Hikes`n Trails.
  • Level of difficulty: Moderate, a good base fitness level is required. About 15 kg backpack will be carried on variable terrain from 3 to 7 hours per day.
  • Local guide: Janne / Hikes`n Trails
  • ( We cannot guarantee 100% of seeing brown bears, but almost )
  • Additional Information: info.hikesntrails(a) gmail.com / +358405535469





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