Winterful wilderness holiday 1419€/5nights

Winter season means adventure in the ice and snow-covered Kainuu region. The winterful wilderness package in Lentiira gives you an opportunity to explore boreal landscape, its species and learn practical skills related to local lifestyle and arctic conditions. And as in Finland, there is no vacation without traditional sauna experience.

The six-day holiday program features wildlife observation, husky safari, wildlife tracking snowshoe trip and wilderness day learning ice-fishing and ice & snow sculpture. 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 and transfers from Kajaani.

Information

Season
Quaranteed departures every Tuesday on February 2021

Price
1419€/person (min. 2 persons)
Child -30%

Including
- 5 nights cottage stay
- sheet & towels
- fullboard meals
- guided activities as stated in the program

Optional
- Winter clothes and equipment rental
- Reindeer farm visit

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.

Languages
Besides English, ask availability of German, French or Russian speaking guides for parts of the program.

Bookings
Contact us via email or phone for resrvations and further details


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.

Program

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 Wildlife observation

After early breakfast we drive to the wildlife centre where you will have an introduction to the species native to the area. Entering the hide to wait and observe golden eagle - and if lucky maybe even wolverine in the surrounding forest. Coming back for dinner. Duration 6 hours + 1,5 hours for transfers including lunch pack.

Day 3 Wilderness skills

Ice-fishing and winter net fishing represent Finnish lifestyle at its best. Once and if we get a catch, will learn how to prepare pike, perch or other fish for meal. Your will also learn how to make campfire and make simple foods on the open fire.

To build and carve statue from snow cubes is definitely something very special. You will get familiar with possibilities of snow as element and experiment with your innate artistic nature! Wilderness day program duration 6 hours including fishing equipment, tools and lunch at the campfire.

Day 4 Wildlife tracking snowshoe trip
& sauna evening

In the morning we put snowshoes on and head into the wild. Guided by professional nature guide, we will be following tracks of hare, fox, elk, wolf and/or wolverine on the snow. Duration 3 hours including guidance and hot drinks.

In the evening its time for traditional smoke sauna and chilling ice bath experience that you will never forget! Duration 2 hours including introduction, encouragement and refreshments.

Day 5 Husky safari

After lunch the adventurous husky safari will take place in the surrounding forests and frozen lake. Cheer joyfulness of the huskies and speed of the sledge might surprise you! Program duration is 2 hours including introduction and the ride. During free time you can do self-guided discoveries around the resort and visit the charming village cafeteria and other attractions in walking distance.

Day 6
Goodbye

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

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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
Phone +358 44 72 88 930
sales (at) lentiira.com

Petri Heikkinen +358 50 585 12 10 (Eng, Ger)
Sanna Kyllönen +358 400 677 667 (Eng, Fra, Swe)

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