Finland: Finnish Summer Family Adventure

Enjoy a Finnish walking holiday

Clear, tranquil lakes surrounded by lush countryside make an idyllic setting to enjoy an invigorating Finnish summer family adventure. Indulge in exciting activities such as bear watching, fishing and canoeing or if you prefer, you can simply admire the striking backdrops that are accentuated by the Midnight Sun which frames the many hiking trails. On this wonderful Finnish summer family adventure you will also have the opportunity to meet adorable reindeer that are so significant to the country.

Traditional log cabins will be your base for the duration of your Finnish summer family adventure and are a cosy retreat where you can relax at the end of each day’s thrilling pursuits. Hossa Visitor Centre is situated close by where you can sample delicious Finnish cuisine and socialise with like-minded people that enjoy trekking in Finland. Hossa is a picturesque village which is celebrated for some of the oldest rock paintings in Finland as well as its numerous clear blue lakes that are fringed by approximately 90 kilometres of unspoilt nature trails. What better way to explore the natural beauty of the area than on a Finnish walking holiday? Look through the itinerary below to see what adventures lie ahead on this incredible Finnish summer family adventure.

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Day 1 - Arrive in Hossa

Fly to Kuusamo airport where you will transfer to Hossa for the start of your Finnish summer family adventure.

Meals included: Dinner

Day 2 - At Leisure
At Leisure

Take this opportunity to spend the day however you choose. Perhaps make the most of the numerous hiking paths or hire a canoe or boat to explore the area. The summer months in Finland can often be spent picking delicious blueberries, splashing around in the welcoming lakes or just taking time out on the sandy shores to admire the scenery.

Meals included: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Day 3 - Boat trip on Canyon Lake

Today on your Finnish summer family adventure you will visit the dramatic Canyon Lake which lies amid towering cliffs that pierce the water’s surface. Put your feet up on a 30 minute boat trip as you sail through this splendid waterway before taking a hike to Varikallio, which is also known as the ‘Colour Rock’ due to the ancient paintings that adorn its walls. Indulge in a mouth-watering picnic lunch which is served around an open campfire before you hike back to the comfort of your cabin.

Meals included: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Day 4 - Reindeer Farm

A four kilometre walk to the reindeer farm allows you to admire rugged ridges and beautiful lakes that frame Hossa’s landscape. Once at the farm you can try your hand at lassoing the reindeer or you may just wish to spend your time befriending these wonderful creatures. You will be treated to hot coffee and tasty pancakes in an authentic tepee. Later in the evening, let a Finnish sauna soothe you as you reflect upon the events of your Finnish summer family adventure.

Meals included: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Day 5 - At Leisure
At Leisure

Do exactly what you choose today on your Finnish summer family adventure. Go swimming in the crystal clear waters of the lake, take a rowing boat out for an hour or two, explore the hiking trails or simply kick back and relax.

Meals included: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Day 6 - Canoe Trip Visit Arola Farm
Canoe Trip Visit Arola Farm

Your Finnish summer family adventure continues as we gently paddle in Indian canoes across serene lakes and small rivers which connect the waterways. All of the equipment needed for this activity will be provided and you will be shown the basic techniques. Look out for reindeer and elk that occasionally roam the countryside. If you prefer to remain on terra firma you can participate in a hiking tour.

 

Meals included: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Day 7 - Bear Watching (Optional)

We journey towards the Russian border as we head for Arola Farm which is bordered by the striking Martinselkonen Nature Conservation Area. At the farm you get the chance to watch European brown bears from log hides, however the activity is optional and there will be an additional charge. Return to Hossa for the final evening of your Finnish summer family adventure and take pleasure in an appetising dinner made from fresh, local ingredients.

 

Meals included: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Day 8 - At Leisure
Your final full day to explore the area or revisit your favourite places. What will you do today to make your Finnish summer family adventure truly memorable?

Meals included: Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Day 9 - Departure

Prepare for your transfer to Kuusamo airport for your flight home.

Meals included: Breakfast

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