Finnish gateway

Spend your holiday in the heart of Finnish nature, Hossa. Discover a lake district and forests that extend to the horizon. You will be accommodated in small cottages facing the lake, where you can admire the midnight sun.

You can practice different activities: canoeing, cani-rando, swimming, watching bears brown, hiking, sauna ... A free stay of relaxation and sporting activities the choice is yours!

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Journey and welcoming dinner

    Journey and welcoming dinner Transfer by bus or by car to Hossa (about 1 hour), at the gates of the park. Settling in your log cottage or in your hotel room. First night, our guides greet you at the restaurant upon a welcoming dinner.

    Accommodation: Cottage

  • Day 2 Day at leisure in Hossa

    Day at leisure in Hossa You will be free to explore the National parc of Hossa. Activities with or without a guide

    - Rental activities: canoeing, nordic hiking, hiking, mountain bikes, rental of boat with or without an electric motor
    - Guiding activities: canoeing, hiking, cani rando, bear watching, mountain biking.

    Accommodation: Cottage

  • Day 3 Day at leisure in Hossa

    Day at leisure in Hossa In the National parc of Hossa you will find a riche and preserved nature but also many hiking trail! What is better than hiking to discover this beautiful place?

    Accommodation: Cottage

  • Day 4 Day at leisure in Hossa

    Day at leisure in Hossa Finland is known as the country of thousands lakes, Hossa is not an exception so go sealing!

    Accommodation: Cottage

  • Day 5 Day at leisure in Hossa

    Day at leisure in Hossa Why not ride to the russian border today? With mountain bike, ride for a day through the finnish Taïga and why not have lunch in one of the many fireplace located in the park.

    Accommodation: Cottage

  • Day 6 Day at leisure in Hossa

    Day at leisure in Hossa Today, why not visiting our kennel with its 160 ihnabitants? They can't wait to see you already!

    Accommodation: Cottage

  • Day 7 Day at leisure in Hossa

    Day at leisure in Hossa Hossa park is well know for its good fishing area, take your chance and go fishing in one of the numerous lake of the park. Trouts, and pikes are very commons on this lattitude.

    Accommodation: Cottage

  • Day 8 Transfer

    Transfer Breakfast and transfer to Kuusamo airport.

Period & budget

When to travel?

The best period for travelling is during the following months:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Notes

INCLUDED

  • Transfers from/to Kuusamo airport
  • 6 nights a cottage
  • Full board (from dinner on day 1 to breakfast on day 8)

NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights to get to Kuusamo  
  • Extra transfers for arrival in another aiport
  • Children discount (contact us)
  • Your cancellation / repatriation insurance: we do not offer insurance against cancellation and / or repatriation. We strongly advise you to subscribe to this kind of insurance and bring your documents with you while traveling.
  • Possibility to rent a car at the Kuusamo airport for 7 days (price: contact us)

OPTIONS

Single room at the hotel: 190 euros pp.

TO PAY ON SPOT

  • Personal expenses
  • Drinks 
  • Activities

Practical info

Food

Finland is not a land of gastronomy, even though some specialties are delicious! Because of weather conditions and our isolated location, fresh products are quite rare. During your stay we will offer you simple dishes which will fit your energetic needs. You will also have the opportunity to taste some Finnish specialties such as marinated or grilled salmon, salmon soup, reindeer stew or traditional cakes. A generous buffet breakfast will be served at the hotel restaurant, as well as dinners when you sleep at the hotel.

For the activity days :
  • For lunch, you will enjoy a picnic with wood-fire grilled food
  • For your nights in trapper cabin you will prepare and share a dinner together with your guide 

Accommodation

Our basecamp is located in the heart of Hossa Park, 100km away from any village or shop. Our conception of tourisme has nothing to do with mass tourism hubs like Rovaniemi, Ivalo or Kittila. No Santa Claus Village with us! There are 23 inhabitants around Hossa and most of them are reindeer farmers. Indeed, there are more bears living up there than inhabitants! We are living there in autonomy and are working in deep cooperation with the National Forrest Service which runs Hossa Park development. During your stay, you will not have many opportunities to meet local people since there are very few of them. You might meet some ice fishers or Nordic skiers.

During your stay, you will be accommodated for 5 nights in our hotel or cottages and for 2 nights in a trapper cabin:

- Hotel and Cottages : Our hotel is ideally located beside a conserved lake. The hotel has 25 rooms (single, double and triple). All rooms are equiped with a private bathroom with shower, practical storage units, a T.V with international channels. Bed linens and towels are provided by Norwide. Nearby your room, you have free access to our sauna. After an energetic sport day, you will enjoy relaxing in this wooden piece of peace !

- Here is another accommodation option: the cottages (on request, subject to availability) :
  • The « Classical » cottage, with an only room with living room/kitchen, twin or bunked beds, private bathroom and sauna
  • The « Premium » cottage, with a separated room with double bed, living room, kitchen, private bathroom and sauna

Bed linens and towels are provided by Norwide.

Transportation

Minibus, 4x4, boat and on foot

Vital equipment

  • High protection sun glasses
  • A kit of personal pharmacy
  • A headlamp with spare batteries and bulbs (from August)
  • A knife
  • Toilet paper + lighter
  • Sunscreen (face and lips)
  • A flask of 1 liter minimum, light and isothermal
  • Plastic bags for sealing the your belongings or a waterproof bag
  • A sleeping bag linr for each overnight in tents
  • Anti mosquitos spray and soothing cream
  • A Notepad
  • A camera
  • Anti mosquitos net.

  • Waterproof bags for sealing
  • Mattress, tent and sleeping bag during safaries activities

Helpful equipment

The clothes from head to toe:
  • A pair of walking shoes. They must join three qualities: solidity, held ankles and impermeability. Choose shoes with nonskid soles, with cleats and relatively rigid, although they must cling to field
  • A pair of rubber boots or neoprene booties to cross rivers
  • Pairs of wool socks
  • Mountain jacket or a good waterproof jacket
  • A down jacket (optional) The most efficient jackets against the wind and rain are Gore-tex or Micropore,"breathable" matter which allows fast wicking away of respiration
  • Warm sweater or polar fleece. The latter has the advantage of being resistant, warm, lightweight, quick-drying with a soft touch. Most appropriate, well known to mountaineers are Polartec, Carline and Ulfrotté fibers.
  • Warm wool shirt or carline
  • Underwear top and bottom. This is the first insulation you have, take care of it. Fine technical fibers such as Carline or Polartec are very efficient, warm, soft, comfortable and light. They dry very quickly.
  • Waterproof trek pants
  • A swimsuit
  • A hat or cap
  • A hike short
  • T-shirts: avoid cotton and favor breathable and technical matters which dries quickly.
  • Under sweater
  • Polar fleece
  • A towel for sauna
  • Outerwear at night
  • A pair of gloves or glove liners and wool cap
  • Slippers or sneakers for the cottage 

Luggage

Your belongings must be distributed into 2 bags :
1- A suitcase or flexible travelling bag (max. 20kg)
2- A backpack (30 to 40L) for your usual belongings that you will bring with you while practicing the activities