Reindeer farm and snowshoeing at Ukkohalla Resort

Oct 22, 2019 3:27:33 PM

Visit of the reindeer farm Poroparoni

Visit of the local reindeer farm Poroparoni, only 15 km (10 minutes drive) from the Ukkohalla Resort. You can feed the reindeer with their favourite food lichen and familiarise yourself with wild reindeer, some are trained safari reindeer.

After lunch, take a sleigh ride (600m) in a snowy forest. The activity offers great opportunities to take pictures and experience authentic wilderness life. You can also try reindeer lasso throwing. While you enjoy sausages and hot drinks around the campfire in a warm kota, the reindeer herder tells us more about life at the ranch.

Product information: Reindeer experience

  • Season: Winter (December-April)
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Languages: English
  • Participants: FIT - 2 pax, groups of 6-16 pax
  • Starting point: Reception Hotel Ukkohalla
  • Starting time: weekly, advance reservation required
  • Location: Poroparoni reindeer farm, about 15 km from the Ukkohalla Resort
  • Services: Lunch (sausages, salads, coffee/tea - with 2 pax without salad), getting to know the reindeer herders, photography, reindeer sleigh ride (600 m), feeding the reindeer with lichens
  • Optional: Can be combined with a dinner at the Restaurant Saaga

Besuch der Rentierfarm Poroparoni in Nähe von Ukkohalla

Snowshoe walk to the Paljakkavaara observation tower

In the impressive forests of Ukkohalla, which are crowned by snow-capped clumps, hills and open lakes, you can hike with snowshoes wherever you want to go - enjoy it without hurry. Due to the amount of snow in the area, it is possible to do snow hikes well into spring.

Guided snowshoe hike through the centuries-old spruce forest to the Paljakkavaara viewpoint.
Experience the magnificent panoramic view over the Ukkohalla-Paljakka region. The nature trail to the observation tower leads through an old spruce forest. There you can breathe in the fresh, clean air and simply enjoy the quiet surroundings. The 384 meter high tower is located in Paljakkavaara, from where you have a beautiful view over the spruce top. After this magical walk and the soothing sights, coffee is served in a warm Kota hut.

Product information: Snowshoe walk

  • Season: Winter (December-April)
  • Duration: 2-2,5 hours
  • Languages: English
  • Participants: 2-12 pax
  • Minimum age: 6 years
  • Starting point: Hotel Ukkohalla
  • Starting time: weekly, booking in advance
  • Services: Transfers from and to Paljakkavaara, snowshoe equipment, thermal clothing (overall, boots, gloves, hat), coffee break at the campfire with light lunch
  • Note: Not handicapped accessible

Schneeschuhwandern in Ukkohalla


Hotel Ukkohalla / Tuottohotelli Oy
Sanna Autio, Managing Director
Ukkohallantie 22, 89400 Hyrynsalmi
Tel. +358 44 770 0028

Provider: Hotel Ukkohalla

Hotel Ukkohalla at Ukkohalla Resort offers accommodation (Ski Chalets and Sky Cabin Apartments) for couples, families or groups with easy access to all activities and services of the booking centre. More about Hotel Ukkohalla »»

Destination: Ukkohalla Region

Ukkohalla Resort is one of the largest ski and holiday resorts in Finland. The region offers more than 300 overnight accommodations and varied summer and winter activities. The region offers the cleanest and snowiest nature in Finland, and its lakeside location also makes it an attractive year-round holiday destination. Many believe that Ukkohalla is Finland's most beautiful ski and holiday resort as it is situated on the highest peak of Kainuu next to the nature reserve. There are untouched old forests nearby, and the Ukkohalla region is also one of the snowiest regions in Finland. Together they offer the perfect place for a holiday all year round.

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