Hossa

Our basecamp is located in the heart of the natural park of Hossa in the Finnish Kainuu region , latitude 65 ° North.  "Hossa" means a distant place in the Sami language "Huossa".

Characterized by many lakes, rivers and canyons, the park is now well known throughout Finland . The natural scenery is marked by prehistory : the Värikallio site is very special as it shows cave paintings dating from 3500 to 4000 years. The forests of the region are in their natural state and incredibly preserved.

Many hiking trails led to the creation in 1979 of a hiking area.  Over 90km of trails are well maintained each year.  Fishing, hunting, skiing and dog sledding are other possible activities. At the corner of a lake or trail, it is not uncommon to see trappers'huts. Formerly used by reindeer herders, they are now used by travelers.