Normal day program in summer time at Kuikka base camp in Kuhmo:
- 16.00 dinner
- 17.00-18.00 to hides by cars with coffee / tee + sandwiches + fruits
- 08.00-09.00 back to base camp Kuikka
- 09.00 breakfast
- 10-16 free time, downloading pictures, sauna / shower, sleeping, hiking near base camp, slide shows, free coffee or tea during day time.
Normally people observe wildlife in hides the whole night but it is possible to come back
to base camp for the night.
Near base camp there are 16 hides (each 1-5 person) in 4 places: forest, small lake, open
landscape. We can have max 30 persons in hides. The best "tourist hide" has beds and
separat toilet. Many of hides have front of hide covered area to visit in toilet. In some hides
we have heating (october-april).
Bears, wolves, wolverines, eagles and many other birds can be seen from hides.
Every year we have many nesting birds even in our garden where we feed small birds.
sleeping bag, ball heads / wimberley, waterproof shoes, warm clothes specially socks (in
hides you must take your shoes off), head lamp (not needed in may-july), long lenses 300-600
mm + converters.
Flight by Finnair from Helsinki to Kajaani and extra 165 km by car.
Possible to fly from Helsinki to Kuopio (+250 km by Car) or from Helsinki to Oulu (+330 km by car)
You can rent a car or we organise the transfer.
- 80 EUR / person one way from Kajaani (minimum price 160)
- 120 EUR / person one way from Kuopio (minimum price 240)
- 160 EUR / person one way from Oulu (minimum price 320)
Larger groups please ask a discount price.
By car to base camp Kuikka in Kuhmo, Kivikiekintie 938
From south road number 5:
North of Kuopio near Siilinjärvi to the right Nurmes and continue from Nurmes to Kuhmo
about 60 km. About 20 km before Kuhmo right Lieksa 4,5 km and left Saunajärvi 17 km
and left Korkea 15 km and right 13,5 km and left sign Kuikan kämppä (sand road) 9,5 km
and right Kuikka 1 km.
From city Kuhmo to our base camp Kuikka:
North to Suomussalmi 5 km (n 912) and right Kiekinkoski 44,5 km (n 9121) and left
Kivikiekintie Kuikan kämppä 9,5 km and right Kuikan kämppä 1 km. Kivikiekintie 938,
88900 Kuhmo. N64.06.574 E030.24.169
Base camp Kuikka
- Free WLAN
- 8 rooms for 2-8 person in each and 2 cottages (2 persons / cottage)
- max 18-36 beds depending how many people in one room
- single room extra 30 EUR / night
- 3 toilets, 2 shower
- sauna with 2 shower
- smoke sauna (extra cost 160,- / 6 hours heating)
- 3 boats and good sand shore
Other base camp
- 4 km from us old military station
- 4 double and 1 single room (high quality)
- in other building 1 double and 1 single
- max 12 person
- we organise daily transfer example after breakfast 10 am by car there and back 3 pm. to our base camp
We may not sell any spirits - please by yourself beer / wine etc.
We sell choklad, energy juice, some souvenirs and nature books.
- 270 EUR / person / night including accommodation, food, hide, sauna
- 50 EUR / person / night only accommodation
- 170 EUR / person / night only hide (not guiding or transfers)
- 300,- private hide for one person
- 30,- / day using hide daytime
- 50,- transfer and guiding to hide one way (25,- / person, minimum 50,-)
- 30,- extra / night single room
- 20,- own caravan / day + 5,- / person
- 10,- / person sauna
- 80,- / person transfer Kajaani airport one way (minimum price 160,-)
- If you collect own big group please ask offer
- 30% extra of only one person
- breakfast 13,-
- dinner 25,-
- lunch 15,-
- lunchbox for hides 8,-
- coffee 2,-
- coffee and pastry 5,-
- Sleeping bag 10 EUR / 1-3 night
- Binoculars Nikon 10 EUR / night
- Ball head (Manfrotto) 10 EUR / 1-2 night and 20 EUR / 3 night (next +5)
- Nikon D2X and D2H camera 20 EUR / night
- Nikon D3 camera 30 EUR / night
- Nikon lenses 300 mm / 400 mm 60 EUR / night
- Teleconverter 1.4 or 1.7 or 2x 10 EUR / night
- upload to computer 30,-
- download pictures to memory stick / DVD 30,-
- memory cards starting from 20,- (depends of capasity)
Other services to buy
- Fishing with guiding 60 EUR / hour (minimum price 120,-)
- Guided car or snowmobile or canoe trip 80 EUR / hour (minimum price 160,-)
- Other guided trips 60 EUR / hour (minimum price 120,-)
Walking trips, snowshoeing, skiing, tracking animals:
- Prices for 1-2 persons, next persons -50%
- Car costs 0,5 / km
- Landscape photo trips where ever, please ask offer
- Trips in Kuusamo or other best places like national park Koli to see wildlife and landscapes