Winter holiday package with snowshoes, skis and kicksledge.

Find Your Inner Finn Winter Week 2024

Find your inner Finn in Lentiira! Our selected program features the most beloved winter activities -namely snowmobiling, skiing, and sauna - that local families would most likely pursue during their winter holidays. On top of that, we will introduce you to reindeer herding and aurora hunt that provide you with unforgettable experiences that are only possible in the Nordic latitudes.

Program briefly:
Day 1: Arrival & check-in to cottage
Day 2: Reindeer program and smoke sauna
Day 3: Riverside wildlife & dipper snowshoe trek
Day 4: Ice-fishing on the lake
Day 5: Kuhmo Day with snowmobile safari & Kuhmo sights
Day 6: Cross-country-skiing and Aurora Hunt
Day 7: Farewell Lentiira


Day order of the activities might change.

Day 1 Arrival to winter wonderland

Transfer from Kajaani airport/train to Lentiira Holiday Village. After check-in dinner is served at our atmospheric Pirtti restaurant. We serve mainly traditional Finnish dishes with local ingredients. During the welcoming evening guests will get familiar with the resort and holiday program.

Day 2: Peculiar Reindeers and Sauna Sisu

Introduction to the forest reindeer and tamed reindeer herding tradition in Kainuu. Get familiar with and take photographs of domesticated reindeer. After a little reindeer sledge ride we will make a souvenir necklace or keyring that you can bring back home. Duration: 3 hours + picnic lunch at Kota.

Sauna is the core and essence of the Finnish lifestyle, and perhaps the key to our high ranking in the annual happiness records.  Nothing compares to the relaxing effect of löyly as we call the heat spreading from the saunas stove. In winter things get even more exciting with a dip in avanto, a hole in the frozen lake ment for winter swimming. Gather your sisu and bring a swimsuit for shared sauna experience. Duration:  1 hour incl. refreshments.

Day 3: Guided wildlife & dipper snowshoe trek to the riverside

Begin by delving into the fascinating world of the area's indigenous species as you learn about how the local wildlife, including wolves, wolverine and elk, endure the challenging winter conditions. Embark on an exhilarating snowshoeing trek towards the riverside, where you'll have the opportunity to examine the tracks left by these magnificent creatures on the snowy terrain. Upon reaching the tranquil riverside, we hope to catch a glimpse of the dipper that forages for food amidst the flowing river streams. Enjoying a delightful picnic lunch amidst the breathtaking winter scenery. Duration: 5 hours incl. meal break.

Day 4: Get lucky ice-fishing on the lake

Introduction to the art of ice-fishing learning about local species and techniques to lure them. Short hike to the best pilkki spots on the lake. Laid-back time in hope of catching some perch or pike from the hole in the ice. Duration: 3 hours + picnic lunch at Kota.

Day 5: Snowmobile safari & Kuhmo sights

Transfer to Kuhmo where awaits snowmobile safari in the snow-covered landscape. You will drive some 20 - 25 km with a little break having hot drinks and cookies in the wilds. The basic package includes 2 persons per 1 snowmobile, duration 2 hours.** After the excursion there will be a lunch, sights and shopping break in Kuhmo downtown.

Optional Adventurous rapid floating experience featuring guided swim down the river Pajakka. You’ll first familiarize the still waters first and then proceed to the floating rapid. Warm underwear and waterproof rescue suit, rafting life jacket and helmet provided. Duration: 2,5h incl. hot chocolate by the open fire.

Day 6: Skiing Tour and Aurora Marvel

Get familiar with the surrounding landscape by cross-country skiing excursion. After our introduction to the setting, you can choose from 3km - 10km self-guided routes either to Torvilampi lean-on in the forest, through village sights or follow the northern trails along the ice-covered lakeshore. Duration: 1h - 4h depending on chosen route and pace.

Introduction to the aurora borealis as phenomen. Sitting down on a snowmobile sledge that drives you through the dark landscape under the night skies. Sitting down at bonfires to admire the nocturnal atmosphere and perhaps the Northern Light dancing in the skies. Duration: 2,5 hours incl. hot drink and bun.

Day 7: Farewell Lentiira

Check out after breakfast and transfer to Kajaani airport/train/bus connection.

Accommodation and meals

You will be staying in a traditional Finnish wooden cottage with a terrace overlooking the lake. Our newly renovated midsize cottage (type Joutsen or Tiira) comes with cosy fireplace in the combined living room and  kitchen space.
The package features daily meals including breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner. The menu is set including a variety of local foods including game, fish and vegetable dishes depending on the day. Apart from bread, the recipees we use are naturally glutenfree.  

If you have special diet or love cooking yourself we suggest asking for the self-catering option (with -1100€ discount per two persons.) Our  cottages have good amenities for cooking. We will provide you with basic cooking kit (oil, salt and pepper) and possibility to do groceries in well-equipped supermarket 2 times during the week. If this is your preference, choose "No meals" option when buying the package online.

Nordic Winter Venture for two including:

Full package* 1967€/person
No meals 1382€/person

Minimum 2 persons

- 7 nights private cottage stay

- Fullboard meals meaning daily breakfast, picnic lunch and dinner*

- Transfer from Kajaani airport/train/bus

- Activities, equipment and programs as stated above

These easy snowshoe and skiing trips include equipment and  detailed instructions. The program does not include winter clothing, except for the snowmobile safari in Kuhmo. You can rent a winter wear set if needed.

**The snowmobile safari includes thermal suits, boots, cloves, socks and helmets. Insurance with 1000€/own risk per snowmobile. Snowmobile drivers must have an international driver’s license. 

+ Winter coverall & boots 90€/person
+ Trek guide 200€/3h
+ Rapid floating 140€/person RECOMMENDED!


Starting days Thursdays February 2024:

Available from Feb 1st -29th, 2024. Choose the preferred starting date on our online booking engine to see availability.

Good to know

The experiences we offer are easygoing and perfectly safe. We reserve right to change the order of activities due to weather conditions or other productional reasons. Our aim is to provide the best possible experience for our quests.

What to bring?

We can’t highlight enough the importance of warm clothing from top til toe. If in doubt, please advice! Small packpack for snacks, water bottle and extra layers will be useful.

How to get to Lentiira

This package includes airport transfers from/to Kajaani. Helsinki-Kajaani route is operated by Finnair, or if you prefer, with train (see for train schedules). There are relatively good connections from Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, Paris, Zurich and Paris from central Europe.

Distances from Lentiira

-  Kuhmo 45km  (bus, flight taxi service to/from Kajaani)
-  Kajaani 125 km (flight, train, bus)
-  Kuopio 250 km (flight, train)
-  Oulu 250 km (flight, train)
-  Kuusamo 220 km (flight, bus)
-  Rovaniemi 366 km (flight, train)



Winter season is wonderful time to relax and enjoy the absolutely beautiful snow-covered scenery. Some five months lasting layer of ice and snow offer fantastic opportunities to experience winter wonders the northern latitudes. Here you find the best ideas and programs for winter and Christmas holidays in Lentiira. In addition to equipment rental - snowshoes, backcountry skis, ice fishing equipment - we also provide all-inclusive holiday programs.


Lentiira Holiday Village
Petäjäniementie 121
88930 Lentiira
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Office +358 44 72 88 930 (Eng)
Petri +358 50 585 1210 (Ger)
Larissa +358 50 586 1444 (Ger)

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