Kuikka is a former forest workers' residence situated in the municipality of Kuhmo, on the border with Russia. The base camp sits on a headland, surrounded by the Kuikka lake and boreal forest. The building is a traditional rural Finnish log house. The general atmosphere in Kuikka can be compared to that of a large family rather than to that of a hotel.
Finnair Helsinki-Kajaani up to 31.7.2023. From Kajaani 165 km by car. Next airport is Kuopio. Helsinki-Kuopio (250 km by Car to base) or Helsinki-Oulu (330 km by car to base). The best and cheapest way is to rent car from the airport.
By car to base camp Kuikka in Kuhmo, Kivikiekintie 938
North of Kuopio near Siilinjärvi to the right Nurmes and continue from Nurmes to Kuhmo about 60km. About 20 km before Kuhmo right Lieksa 4,5 km and left Saunajärvi 17 km and left Korkea 15km and right 13,5 km and left sign Kuikan kämppä (gravel road) 9,5 km and right Kuikka 1 km.
North to Suomussalmi 5 km (n 912) and right Kiekinkoski 44,5 km (n 9121) and left Kivikiekintie Kuikan kämppä 9,5 km and right Kuikan kämppä 1 km. Kivikiekintie 938, 88900 Kuhmo.
People observe wildlife in hides the whole night but it is possible too to come back to base camp at night.
In the case of allergies or special diets, WSF must be informed at the time of booking.
We may not sell any spirit - please buy yourself beer / wine etc. in advance. Chocolate, energy juice, some souvenirs and nature books available at Base Camp Kuikka.