a superb setting for an active visitor to go to a hike. There are
many different trails leading into the surrounding wilderness, among
them routes that are challenging even for the most demanding hiker.
The Pieni Karhunkierros
Trail is so much used also in the wintertime that it is fairly easy
to hike. Some places require a little harder effort, though, due to
a few sharp rises.
appreciate the famous sites of River Kitkajoki where the original
trout stock is still intact. "King Trouts" of 2-6 kilogrammes
are caught from River Kitkajoki, but catching them is very challenging.
Around 150 trouts are catched from River Kitkajoki during the fishing
season and their average weight is 3,4 kilogrammes.
Fishing on the river is itself a rewarding experience, even if the
catch includes trout only occasionally.
In addition to
trout, the sizeable River Kitkajoki grayling is well-known by fishermen
even beyond the national borders of Finland.
are sold in Retkietappi.
The other great
fishing rivers of Kuusamo, River Oulankajoki and River Kuusinkijoki
are within an easy reach to visitors travelling by car.
Horse and carriage rides
The variety of
terrain of the environment of Juuma with its gravel roads and forest
trails offers magnificent scenery for horse riding and carriage rides
around the year. In winter time the snowy landscape welcomes the whole
family to relax and enjoy themselves also on a horse-drawn sleigh
ride. Whether you want to relax on a peaceful sleigh ride or to go
to an energetic and more demanding riding tour, Anun Talli (Anu's
Stable) is the choice for you.
In autumn the
vast grounds for hunting and berry-picking are easily reached by car.
You might not need to travel far to find forest berries, though.
there are many excellent cross-country ski tracks from Juuma to Ruka
Holiday Resort, as well as a trail to the Oulanka National Park for
hikers with snowshoes or skis.