Wild summer activities

Photo hiking with Lassi Rautiainen

Photo hiking tours for those who are interested in landscape and close-up photography in the Finnish wilds or simply enjoy being there. If you wish, you can learn about different mire and forest types, together with the biology and history of the area close to the Russian border, in addition to focusing on landscape and close up photography.

Guide: Nature photographer Lassi Rautiainen
Duration: 2-6 hours.
Included: picnic
See checklist.

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Hiking

Hiking tours in our adjacent wild boreal forests. Map and transport from/to your starting point included. Guided tour if desired.

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Panorama tower

Trip to former fire watchtower. Today Wildlife Lassi Rautiainen is using this as a panorama tower from which you have a unique view over the area, even as far as Russia! Enjoy the large forests and mires in summer or winter! Map, transport and guide included.

Duration: 2-4 hours.

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Compile your own programme, then contact WILDLIFE LASSI RAUTIAINEN

Historical places

Trip to former farmhouses and other cultural sights of the region. Map, transport and guide included.

Duration: 2-4 hours

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Fishing, Boat trips and Canoeing

Fishing: on Kuikka lake next to our Kuikka base camp at the Russian border. There are large pike, as well as perch and eelpout.

Boat trips: relax and discover the area by rowing boat. There are sandy beaches and rocks, small bays and abandoned beaver lodges.

Canoeing: Our guide will take you along our small rivers, rapids and lakes. The tour is not very difficult, but it does call for some canoeing experience.

Duration: Rent for boat and fishing rod per hour.

Guided or unguided. Canoeing guided only.

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Compile your own programme, then contact WILDLIFE LASSI RAUTIAINEN

Traditional Finnish smoke sauna, Sauna with conventional wood-burning stove, and Swimming

You haven’t been to Finland if you haven’t enjoyed this Finnish tradition: perspire in a hot sauna before cooling down in clean lake water!

The sauna is a wonderful way of calming down and improving your blood circulation. The sauna will let you appreciate why the Finns feel it invigorates the body and raises the spirit. Both our saunas are situated right next to the Kuikka lake.

Traditional wood stove sauna

Included in our full service package and heated daily if so wished. Enjoy the pure water of our Kuikka lake after warming up in the sauna.

Traditional Finnish smoke sauna

The Finns have used  smoke saunas for centuries. Copy the Finns of the past and listen to a Finn describing this old tradition.
Watch our video and contact WILDLIFE LASSI RAUTIAINEN to book your smoke sauna.

Swamp walking

Smaller or longer walk across a mire. Enjoy this special environment and learn to walk in wetlands. It will improve your balance!

Duration: 1-3 hours

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Compile your own programme, then contact WILDLIFE LASSI RAUTIAINEN

Explore our winter acticvities!