Wonderful winter week 1822€/person

Winter holidays in Lentiira gives an excellent opportunity to experience the peculiarities of Nordic winter! Surrounding nature will be explored with various ways - on an adventorous husky safari or enjoyable snowshoe and skiing excursions. You will also learn practical outdoor skills related to the local lifestyle. And as in Finland, there is no vacation without traditional sauna experience.

The winter holiday program features adventorous husky safari, guided snowshoe trek to wolverine hut, ice-fishing trip and aurora excursion. Self-guided adventures include easy yet exiting exploration of Selkäsaari island and cross country skiing trip to the forest.The traditional smoke sauna evening cools down with an opportunity to have a bath in a frozen lake.

The all-inclusive holiday package provides you with private cottage accommodation with full board meals (breakfast, packed lunch and dinner) and transfers from Kajaani. Accommodation will be in cosy cottages by the lake. Daily meals will be served in the atmospheric Pirtti restaurant and by campfires during the outdoor activities.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVAL

Transfer from Kajaani airport/train to Lentiira Holiday Village. After check-in dinner is served at our atmospheric Pirtti restaurant. We serve mainly traditional Finnish dishes with local ingredients. During the welcoming evening guests will get familiar with the resort and holiday program.

Day 2 ICE-FISHING AND SAUNA & ICEBATH

Ice-fishing represent Finnish lifestyle at its best. Learn how tolure pike anf perch through a hole in the ice. Duration 5-6 hours including guide and fishing equipment. Enjoy packed lunch at the campfire, or perhaps barbeque your own catch!

In the evening its time to relax likea real Finn in traditional smoke sauna. The brave ones will take a refreshing icebath. Duration 1 hours including introduction and refreshments.

Day 3 SNOWSHOE TREK TO THE WOLVERINE HUT

Put the gliding snowshoes on andhead to the wolverine hut! Along theway we might enccounter tracks and sounds of fox, hare, elk, or black grouse, all explained by our professional wildlife quide. Duration 5 -6 hours with lunch.

Day 4 HUSKY SAFARI & KUHMO TOWN SIGHTS 

The adventurous husky safari willtake you through snow-covered landscape in Kuhmo. Joyful atmosphere is guaranteed with the huskies who are always happy to meet new people. Duration 2 hours. Lunch will be enjoyed in restaurant followed by Kuhmo town sights and souvenirs.

Day 5 SELKÄSAARI ISLAND & AURORA EXCURSION

Choose your equipment - snowshoe or forest ski - to discover neighbouring Selkäsaari island on your own. Explore tracks of animals and hear the silence humming in the pine twigs.By now you have learned how to make campfire, so you can enjoy your snack lunch like a local in one of our tipiis!

In the evening you will get introduced to the magical phenomen of Northern Lights. You will learn "Aurora hunters" best tips and sources for information. You can even practice Aurora / Nightsky photography essentials if you have system camera with you. Duration 3-4hours.

Day 6 CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING AND SAUNA & ICEBATH

Self-guided cross-country skiing tourtakes you to the surrounding forest.You can choose from 3km, 5km or even longer route. Enjoy packed lunchin one of our tipiis.

In the evening it is time for another round of traditional sauna and icebath. Full relaxation is guaranteed.

Day 7 VILLAGE WALK & CAFETERIA

In the morning you can walk around the village or perhaps take cross-country-skis instead! Village cafeteria 3km away showcases fresh delicacies  and hand made crafts - presenting local
lifestyle in a relaxed way. Bring cashor credit card for souvenirs.

Day 8 GOODBYE

Checking out after breakfast and transfer to Kajaani airport/train or bus.



 

Information

Quaranteed departures
Weeks 51 - 51 of 2022
Weeks 1 and 8 - 11  of 2023

Price 1822€/person (min. 2)
Benefit when family or friends staying
in the same cottage:
3 persons -> 1718€/person
4 persons -> 1667€/person
5 persons -> 1636€/person

Including
- 7 nights cottage stay w. sheets & towels
- breakfast, packed lunch, dinner
-  activities as stated in the program
- transfers from Kajaani airport/train

Program briefly
- Aurora excursion 3 -4h
- Husky Safari 2h
- Ice-fishing excursion 6h
- Selkäsaari island excursion 2-3h
- Snowshoe trek to wolverine hut 6h
- Cross-country skiing tour 1-2h
- Kuhmo town sights & shopping
- Village sights & cafeteria
- Equipment rental of choice
2 x traditional sauna & icebath

Optional
- Winter clothes 80€/set
- Cross-country skiing lesson 35€/person

Good to know


All our programs are safe and guided by experienced professionals. We reserve right to change the order of activities due to weather conditions or other productional reasons. Our aim is to provide the best possible experience to our quests.

 

What to bring

We can’t highlight enough the importance of comfortable winter-warm clothing from top til toe. This means knit cap, warm scarf, warm mittens, long johns and long-sleeved camisole, pullover, quilted jacket and trousers/overall, and, a pair of warm shoes preferably covering the ankles. We do rent winter outfit, however you need take care of the warm inner layers nevertheless. If in doubt, please advice.

Regarding wildlife observation it is a good idea to bring binoculars to get best out of the experience. Photographers should definitely bring their system camera gear for Aurora and landscape photography opportunities.

 

Get 400€ discount by cooking yourself

Maybe you are a very good chef, afraid of foreign foods or have very restricted diet. You can save 400€/person if you prepare breakfast and dinner yourself. Our cottage have good fascilities for cooking, and, would you choose our self-catering option, we enable grocery shopping twice during your stay. Lunch will be still provided during the guided outdoor activitites.

Access

Our pick-up service covers for arrivals in Kajaani. You might also fly to Kuopio, Oulu or Kuusamo, and drive to Lentiira from there.

Check flydat.fi for domestic flight connections from Helsinki - Kajaani. And if you have time, train is definitely a pleasant way of travelling. There are several departures daily from Helsinki - Kajaani, or, Oulu - Kajaani routes. See vr.fi for train shedules.
 

Nearest towns with domestic connections

-  Kuhmo 45km  (bus, flight taxi service from Kajaani)
-  Kajaani 125 km (flight, train, bus)
-  Kuopio 250 km (flight, train)
-  Oulu 250 km (flight, train)
-  Kuusamo 220 km (flight, bus)
-  Rovaniemi 366 km (flight, train)

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Winter

Winter season is wonderful time to relax and enjoy the absolutely beautiful snow-covered scenery. Some five months lasting layer of ice and snow offer fantastic opportunities to experience winter wonders the northern latitudes. Here you find the best ideas and programs for winter and Christmas holidays in Lentiira. In addition to equipment rental - snowshoes, backcountry skis, ice fishing equipment - we also provide all-inclusive holiday programs.

Contact

Lentiira Holiday Village
Petäjäniementie 121
88930 Lentiira
FINLAND
sales (at) lentiira.com

Telephone
Reception +358 44 72 88 930 (Eng)
Petri +358 50 585 12 10 (Ger)
Sanna +358 400 677 667 (Fra, Swe)

 

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