Day 1
Transfer to JONGUNJOKI from airport or train station. Depending on time of arrival, a short duration activity may be carried out in the afternoon. Rowing on the lake or a short hike in the nearby woods.

Day 2 Hiking
Day activity: Forest hike in “Änäkäinen” area, a beautiful hike around lakes, marshes, and surrounded by a glacier shaped landscape. Lunch in the forest in a typical Finnish forest shelter “laavu” or “kota”. In the evening, experience the lodge´s wood heated sauna by the lake.

Day 3: Sup boarding or canoeing, or both!

Morning activity: Try sup-boarding in lake Puuruunjärvi. For beginners, we will teach you this easy and relaxing activity or you are free to enjoy the lake at your own pace.

Afternoon excursion: Guided canoeing in a wilderness river. We keep paddling in the afternoon, but now we are moved by the river stream. We choose the route, easy or demanding, as you want it to be, paddling silently allows you to discover water birds and riverbank birds…

Day 4 Longer hiking day

Day activity: Forest hike on the Bear´s Path (Karhunpolku). Hike across an old forest, cross a hanging bridge over wild river rapids, discover the traces of wild animals, recover energy by the fireplace or “Laavu” by the river, where we eat and relax.

Day 5: A day to rest

Free day in JONGUNJOKI to enjoy the installations and surroundings. You can prepare a tasty barbecue with beautiful lake views in our grill, take a walk to the village, use the bikes, visit the Museums in Lieksa or Paateri, heat up the sauna, enjoy the palju,  and take a swim on the lake.

Day 6: Good bye day.
Transfer from JONGUNJOKI to the airport or train station.


Services included in the program

  • transfers in/out from nearest airports (Joensuu, Kuopio, Kajaani) or Lieksa train station.
  • Accommodation 6 nights with breakfast in our Jongunjoki Lodge.
  • Meals included: Breakfast every morning,  a light lunch in our restaurant, box lunch or wilderness lunch depending on the day activity. All the dinners in our restaurant (drinks not included).
  • All activities and excursions mentioned in the program (except those on day 5 like visits to Museums ).
  • Our expertise in the area and personalized service.


Not included

Activities on day 5 (free day) like visits to Museums, Museum entrance fees, transportation to the city or car rental.

Drinks other than water, coffee, tea, and home-made juices.

Optional activities

Wildlife watching/photography in hide in Kuhmo (bears, wolves, etc)

Wildlife watching/ photography in hide in Lieksa area (wolverines)

Autumn Season Special

This program is feasible also in the beautiful autumn season. Add beautiful autumn colors, and berries and mushrooms to collect from the forest!