Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at Kajaani airport and transfer (5 minutes) to the hotel.
Day 2: Snowshoeing and city walk in Kajaani
To begin the week we will set off for a snowshoeing excursion to Vuokatti (transfer 35 min). After a short introduction to the snowshoeing we will do a tour through the snowy hills and forests. With good luck it is possible to see hares and squirrels in the forest and at least we can observe their tracks. The picnic lunch will be taken at a lean-to shelter. We will make a fire and prepare sausages and coffee over the open fire.
In the afternoon we will make a sightseeing tour by walking in Kajaani. During the walk we will see the most interesting places of this town which is the capital of the province and the home for about 40 000 people. Duration of the activities: Snowshoeing 4 – 5 hours including the picnic, city walk approx. 2 hours
Day 3: Cross-country skiing
Today it is time to learn some cross-country skiing which is one of the most popular sports in Finland. Depending on the weather and snow conditions we will make the tour in the forest starting straight from the hotel or on the lake (transfer 10 min). In any case we will ski on the prepared track using classical style. First we will be given an introduction to technique and after that it is time to test our skills in practice on a skiing tour. At half way after approx. 4 – 5 km we will have a break and enjoy the picnic.
Duration of the activity: 5 – 6 hours including the picnic
Day 4: Husky farm
After breakfast the transfer (35 min) to a husky farm where our hosts will be waiting for us with marvelous huskies. We will learn how to harness a dog team and get driving and safety instructions and then start for the tour. During the safari (approx. 20 km) we will trek through snow-white forests and frozen lakes enjoying the peace of nature and exciting experience of dog sledding.
After the tour we will enjoy the lunch at the husky farm before returning to the hotel. Duration of the activity: Approx. 4 hours (including instructions, dressing etc.)
Day 5: Tour skating
Another new experience perhaps? It is time to try tour skating. We will head again to Vuokatti where we will first learn some basics of tour skating. We will use skates specially designed for this exciting winter sports which has become very popular during the last few years. The skating will take place on the route prepared on the lake’s natural ice. The length of the route is 2.5 km. The tour skating offers us a great opportunity to enjoy the speed and wintry scenery on the lake – at least if our skills allow!
If you don’t feel like skating it is possible to rent a kick sled or visit a spa situated next to the skating track (spa at an extra cost). Before returning to the hotel we will have some time to explore Vuokatti which is one of the most important tourist destinations in Finland and offers a great variety of activities throughout the year. Duration of the activity: 4 hours.
Day 6: Ice-fishing
This day takes us to the Lake Ruuhijärvi (transfer 15 min) to try our luck in the ice-fishing. If we are lucky and manage to catch some fishes we can grill them over the open fire. Lucky or not, for the lunch we will enjoy salmon soup in a cabin on the shore of the lake. Those who are not so enthusiastic for the ice-fishing can e.g. make a snowshoe tour through the forests along the shore. In the evening it is time for sauna and after that the delicious final dinner will be enjoyed at the hotel’s dining room. Duration of the activity: 4 – 6 hours
Day 7: Return
Breakfast and transfer to Kajaani airport.
Prices according to the group size.
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