A Taste of Lapland
Two self-guided days and one guided night watching for bears.
Fully equipped chalets
Breakfast, lunch-package and dinner
Trekking and bicycle
The area around Rajamaa gives great opportunities for walking and biking. Old paths and small roads wind through the forests and along rivers.
In this program You will explore the Taiga forest on You own, with a GPS. One day on foot, and one day on bike. One night will also, together will a guide, be spent looking for bears from our hide!
Arrival by own transport to Rajamaa. Get together and short description of the program. Dinner at the restaurant.
Bicycling and Meeting the bear in the evening!
After a steady breakfast it is time to start the bicycle tour, guided by the GPS. The trail goes westwards on roads and smaller forest paths, along lakesides and over tree clad hills. The sandwiches be eaten by the fire before pedalling back to Rajamaa. Estimated time for the tour 3-4 hours. Dinner at the restaurant. After dinner we will go by mini-bus to Metelivaara and then walk a shorter walk to our wildwatching-hide. The hide has beds for resting and small windows for everyone. Some distance away we have put out food and during the night we hope to observe some of the exciting birds and animals of the Lapland forest. A very special experience. Back to Rajamaa for breakfast.
Trekking in the Lapland forests
After a steady breakfast it is time to start the walking tour. Also today the GPS will show the way. The trail follows the river arm Kinnerpuuska up to the rapids of Äijäkoski, where it is time for lunch by the fire. Along forest paths the GPS will lead You back to Rajamaa. Estimated time for the tour 3-4 hours. Dinner at the restaurant.
Look for the shy Lapland Brown-Bear
Bicycle along forest paths
Explore the vast Taiga Forest of Lapland
Accommodation & Meals
On an island in the mighty River Muonio, overlooking two countries, You will find Rajamaa. Rajamaa consists of a main building, with reception, dining-room and sauna. Close by are our hotel-chalets, and around us the vast Taiga forests of Lapland. Except for the small village with 7 inhabitants, there is only wilderness. Here You will enjoy the calm of the Lapland nature, sleep like a log, and eat home cooked food.
Typical Swedish wooden chalets, as always, red with white corners. Lots of wood inside these comfortable, fully equipped hotel-chalets. All of them have been totally renovated during 2018. The smaller ones have 2 beds for twin or double. The bigger ones have two bed-rooms with 2 beds for twin or double and one big living room with two beds. Totally 6 with the extra beds. All chalets have ready-made hotel beds, shower/WC, mini-kitchen and electrical drying closet. And a view over the river and two countries!
The dining room
All meals, if not eaten outside in the forest by a fire, will be enjoyed in our dining-room. The splendid view over the river will increase the appetite. All the food has been prepared in our kitchen from start, and the bread is also baked there. As much as possible we use Lapland produced, such as moose, pork and beef, and fish from mountain-lakes or the Arctic Sea. Blue-berries, cloud-berries and lingon-berries are picked in the forests around. Depending on season, vegetables are partly grown in our garden and partly from the region. Bon appetit!
Dates & Prices
Dates for 2020 not set yet. Please send an request!
See what guests are saying
Best part of our European experience
We spent 2 nights in one of the smaller cabins while on a fishing trip in the area. My husband and I truly enjoyed the accommodations and the dining experience created by Kaisu. We met her family, including her infant granddaughter. The entire family was very friendly and we enjoyed our conversations each night and morning. We highly recommend you make this a part of your trip if you are in the area.
Before you go
The guests should bring proper clothing for outdoor, walking boots, rain clothes and small ruck-sack. No vaccinations needed, but please bring Your European Health Insurance Card.
Included in the price
Accommodation in hotel-chalets. Breakfast, lunch-package and dinner according to program. Bicycle 1 day. GPS. A guided night in the bear-hide.
Drinks not included.