Activities and rental services by Yli-Kaitala Cottages
The Yli-Kaitala Cottages offers various excursions and activities to discover and experience the surroundings and the beautiful nature. You can create your own holiday program of various elements and make your holiday according to your wishes.
Fishing: Lure fishing package: Spend a couple of hours on Spede 23 lure fishing boat (length 6,95 m, width 2.33 m) on the Kymijoki River and surrounding waters. (Kymijoki River, Kettujärvi Lake, Leininselkä) Equipment includes downrigger, side planers, targa bracket, 10 fishing rods + Okuma trolling reels, on-board computer and a fishing sonar. You can bring your own equipment. Possible catch: Pike, pike perch, perch, rainbow trout, trout. Price: 720 € (incl. VAT) Season: April - October Duration: 3-4 hours Group size: 1-6 Languages: German, English, Russian Includes: salmon soup by an open fire, for example, on the Lakinsaari Island lean-to, safety equipment, fishing permits and the services of our fishing guide Jarmo.
Ice-fishing trip with prize-giving ceremony and dinner On this trip you fish through a small hole in the frozen Lakisaari Lake and drink coffee around a camp fire. The evening meal is served in the Ketunleipä restaurant where there is a small prize giving for the best fisher person of the day! This trip is an unforgettable experience for all participants. The participants do not need a fishing license. Price: 70 €/person, minimum invoice amount 700 € Season: when the Lake is frozen Duration: 3 hours Group size: 1-20 people Languages: German, English, Russian Includes: services of the fishing guide Jarmo Eklund, fishing equipment. Coffee by an open fire in Lakisaari Island lean-to or Kipinä hut. Dinner at the Ketunleipä restaurant followed by an awards ceremony for the best fisher person.
Fishing trips in the summer:
On boat “Spede” (max. 6 pers.), starting from 560 € / 3 hours
On boat “Spede” (incl. soup and coffee) 720 € / 4 hours (max. 6 pers.)
Fishing trips in the winter:
Ice-fishing trip to catch burbot 36 € / person, minimum 10 people price
Ice-fishing trip, prizes, dinner 70 € / person, for 1-20 people, duration 3-4 hours, minimum 10 people
Guide services are available (minimum 3 hours) for 140 € / 3 hours, extra hour 46 € / hour
Hiking and excursions: Hiking adventure: A forest hiking adventure close to the Kymijoki River - one of the best known rivers in Finland! Join us on a trip which takes you up above the ancient pine forests, clambering up rocks, by the swamps with their fresh smell of wild rosemary to the amazing views of Kymijoki. We start our hike from Yli-Kaitala farm and head towards Harakkakoski, where we have lunch by open fire. After lunch, we continue to Aittakallio, high rock, where we can enjoy great views to Kymijoki River. When you return, you can enjoy a relaxing sauna and swim in the crystal clear waters of Kettujärvi Lake Price: 138,00 € / person, including guide (nature and wilderness guide), lunch and sauna Duration: app. 6 hours Group size: Minimum size of group 4 persons Difficulty: quite demanding
Bike tour of the historic Kymijoki River: Cycle through forests and fields along romantic gravel roads, heading for probably the most beautiful landscapes of Kymijoki, and the former rapids of Mankala, as seen in old Finnish films. The rapids do not thunder anymore, but you can still hear the quiet whisper of the river which carries most of the southern Finnish waters to the Gulf of Finland. In the last 50 years’ nature has hidden the signs of the excavations and the views are back to their former beauty. Price: 25 € / person Duration: ca. 2.5 hours Distance: 10 km Group size: min. 6 persons Schedule: every Tuesday at 1 PM Difficulty: this tour is suitable for adults and teenagers of normal fitness. Start and finish: at the reception of Yli-Kaitalan lomamökit Includes: guide, bikes (some can be equipped with infant seats) and helmets, coffee and traditional sausages, which we grill over an open fire. Registration: until 4 PM the day before by phone +358 500 750612 or email@example.com. If you register by email, please leave us your phone number.
Lakinsaari island: We walk the moose track and explore nature, especially the ‘glacial erratic’. A causeway and an arched bridge take us on the Lakinsaari Island, where we take the nature trail. There are 10 questions along the trail and whoever gets the most answers, wins a small prize. We build a fire for cooking coffee and grilling our sausages and after the break we walk back along the shore. Price: 25 € / person Duration: app. 3 hours Distance: 4,5 km Group size: minimum 6 persons Schedule: Every Wednesday at 1 PM. Start and finish: at the reception of Yli-Kaitalan lomamökit Includes: Guide, bikes (some can be equipped with infant seats) and helmets, coffee and traditional sausages, which we grill on an open fire. Registration: until 4 PM the day before by phone +358 500 750612 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you register by email, please leave us your phone number.
Eating outdoors: Having a meal outdoors as you listen to the sound of waves lapping the shore and the whispers of the grasses in the wind, is one of the great pleasures of a holiday in Finland. In Yli-Kaitala there are many great picnic spots. In the Lapp hut Kipinä you can enjoy local delicacies by an open fire even if it's freezing outside. In summer you can have coffee at the lean-to campsite on Lakinsaari Island. We can also bring your meal to the rapids of Harakkakoski.
Daytime use of the Kipinä hut is free of charge. After 5 PM the hut can be booked for private events for just 10 €/hour.
You can pre-order a meal in the Lapp hut for a minimum of 10 persons. If you want to have something special, try the traditional Finnish "rosvopaisti" - roast lamb or pork cooked in a pit accompanied by salad, potatoes, dessert and coffee. Other tasty options include salmon, slowly cooked by an open fire, pork roast, fish soup or filled pancakes. Price: 19 - 42 €/ person, depends on the meal Group size: starting from 15 persons
Summer activities: Many of our guests think Finnish nature is at its best in the summer. There are so many fun outdoor activities. Here are some options, ranging from ATV rides to darts and archery
Archery 30 € + 6 € / person
Air rifle shooting 30 € + 6 € / person
Bowling with wooden puck 30 € + 6 € / person
Sawing competition 30 € + 4 € / person
Darts 6 € / person
Horseshoe pitching 5 € / person
Boot-throwing 5 € / person
Shooting balloons with slingshot 30 € + 6 € / person
ATV challenge (with 4-5 drivers) 280 € / hour
Playing with Frisbee 5 € / person
ATV safari (4 drivers) 280 € / hour
Basketball 5 € / person
ATV-Safari: The All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) safari is an adventure on forest roads, paths and open fields. You can even test your skills on a track with a varying landscape. Each safari group is supervised by an instructor. You can combine other activities with the safari, such as archery, a nature trail with a quiz, coffee break in the Kipinä hut or you can try rowing on a church boat or paddling a canoe. Price: with 4 ATVs 280 €/h Duration: from ½ - 2 h Length: 0.1-7km Participants' conditions: the minimum age for drivers is 15 years
Winter activities: Here in the north of Finland we have four lovely seasons, but winter is perhaps the most beautiful, when the landscape is blanketed with snow. There are a host of activities including; ice fishing, skiing and walking on the ice. Check out the activities listed below. (Some have guides)
Sledging to Kettujärvi Lake (the hill is illuminated!) – (our guests use the sledges free of charge_
Snow-sculpture competition (by pre-order)
Dog-sledge trips (by pre-order)
Snow mobile and ATV safaris - on ice, in the forest or on the field
* Please contact the provider for the prices and special offers!
Snowmobile 65 € / hour, 180 € / day + fuel
Ice fishing gear 7 € / day
Skis 7 € / day, 30 € / week
Snowshoes 7 € / day, 30 € / week
Ice - Fishing house 20 € / day, 100 € / week
Extra rowing boat 18 € / day, 115 € / week
Motor boat SunBuster 20 HP 30 € / h, 80 € / day + petrol, 410 € / week + petrol
Outboard motor (petrol) 25 € / day, 130 € / week + petrol