Finland and especially the more remote areas like Hossa, they´re all about contrasts. Actually, at a certain dialect of the Sàmi language, the word “Hossa” means “a place far away” or “a distant place”. In principle, we live in the middle of a modernistic western society but here in the backwoods of the Kainuu region, at the almost desolated countryside, traditional lifestyle where the cycle of the seasons defines the frames of life, still exists.
Hossa could be considered as the ”forgotten” or ”little” Lapland because here you´ll experience the same arctic north, its activities and natural wonders in a much more versatile and authentic surrounding. If you travel to a destination built for the purposes of mass-tourism and all the persons you meet during your holiday are taxi drivers, hotel receptionists, store employers and high-season guides, have you confronted the culture and its people eye to eye?
You have a unique chance to participate in a way of life by visiting our own reindeer farm, staying at the traditional Wilderness Lodge, go fishing with a local guide, cook the possible catch of course and go and pick wild herbs, berries and mushrooms just to mention the highlights. If you´re after authenticity and want to combine activities, nature and confronting the local culture as part of your holiday, you can stop the search because you´ve found what you´re looking for.