Minimum 2 participants
This structure, located in a pleasant position a few meters from the bank of the Tornio river, is obtained from a wooden villa of the early twentieth century, which served as a farm and has kept its original appearance. The structure includes 18 beds in double or triple rooms, spartan, with shared WC and shower. It is ideal for those who are budget conscious but do not want to give up the comfort of a rustic structure. The breakfast room is located in the same building
Kukkola River Cottages is located in Kukkolankoski, a hamlet located on the banks of the Tornio River, which marks the border between Sweden and Finland. Two languages are spoken here, two currencies are used and you live in two different time zones! The structure is managed with sympathy by Mr. Risto Kantola, and is equipped with about 50 beds. You will stay in an independent mini-apartment sleeping 2 or 6 located in a wonderful position, a few meters from the Finnish bank of the Tornio river. Access to the traditional sauna, located in a building adjacent to the cottage, is free (you will have to heat the wood-burning sauna yourself – we will teach you how to do it upon arrival).
The best time to do this type of itinerary is from mid-June to mid-August
Italian mother tongue assistance on site
Minimum 2 participants
Arrival at Kemi-Tornio airport, in Finnish Lapland (flight AY631, 20:40). Transfer by private minibus to your guesthouse, where you will take possession of the double room. Free dinner. After dinner, if you wish, taking advantage of the white night, you can explore the surroundings of the structure, identifying the first places to fish. Overnight.
The first day is dedicated to fishing with a guide, guests can rent boats and equipment for the whole day.
Free fishing, this is a traditional activity in Val di Tornio. The river is rich in fish throughout the year. In summer, the most valuable fish are salmon (from June to July) and whitefish (from August to September). Fishing is done by rowing a boat, with two people on each boat. Our guide will show you how to use the boat, will provide you with the equipment in case you don't have one, and will show you the best places for profitable fishing.
Day dedicated to other activities to discover the area
Lunch in a farmhouse
Visit a real farm, with its small reindeer herd. Learn from Messrs Pia and Kurt what it means to run a facility like this in Lapland, and try the splendid restaurant. After lunch, you can take a stroll around the area, or visit the attached English fashion shop. You can walk to Matkakoski, one of the most beautiful rapids of the Tornio River. All transfers are by private vehicle.
On request other excursions with supplement:
Visit of Rovaniemi
Transfer (approximately 2 hours each way) by private vehicle to Rovaniemi for a visit to the city, the cultural center of the Arctic Arktikum (ticket included), the village of Santa Claus. The driver will be at your disposal throughout the day. Lunch and free visits.
Duration: one day
Observation of the midnight sun (or white night)
The midnight sun is an atmospheric phenomenon that can be observed at latitudes equal to or above the Arctic Circle, at the turn of the summer solstice (roughly from 12 to 30 June). In this period, the inclination of the earth's axis means that the sun, even in the middle of the night, never goes below the horizon. The safari will only take place in the evenings with a clear or partly cloudy climate, as clouds obstruct observation of the phenomenon. We will start the safari after dinner, reaching a picturesque place, with good visibility to the north. The safari includes photography basics. It is advisable to bring a camera with a reflex body, with a wide-angle lens (focal length maximum 24 mm).
Period: approximately from 12 to 30 June (for the midnight sun), and from 15 April to 15 August (for the white night)
Duration: 3-6 hours depending on the destination
Visit to the fishing village of Kukkolaforsen
During this excursion, you will visit with the help of our guide the ancient fishing village of Kukkolaforsen, which with its typical wooden houses is still inhabited by fishing families. The transfer will take 15 to 40 minutes by private vehicle, or (from the Finnish shore) 5 minutes by boat. Guided tour of the interesting fishing museum, which will show you how people lived in these areas in ancient times. The historic buildings that are preserved within this village include two mills, a smokehouse, and a "Kota", the classic wooden hut that is still used today to gather around the fire, eat and converse. The visit lasts about 2h, and ends with a lunch at the village's award-winning restaurant, overlooking the Kukkola rapids, the longest in the Nordic countries.
Period: 1st June - 31st October.
Duration: about 4 hours
After breakfast, transfer to Kemi-Tornio airport, where you will board for the return flight (AY 632, 12:30). End of the tour.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|Pohjolan Pirtti Guesthouse
|Kukkola River Cottage
|From 1 June 2021 to 31 December 2021
Please note: the itinerary and the activities may vary for reasons not depending on our agency. Fishing is not practicable on Monday.
DOCUMENT: VALID PASSPORT OR IDENTITY CARD VALID FOR THE EXPATRIATION OF THE COUNTRY ADHERING TO THE TREATY OF SCHENGEN.
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