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Norwide - Hossan Lomakeskus

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Hossantie 278 A, Hossa 89920 Finland
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Our basecamp is ideally located beside a conserved lake. It has 25 rooms (single, double and triple) and 7 cottages called "Mökit" in Finnish. We also have wooden and electric saunas in front of the lake facing our hotel. A conference and recreation room is also available for seminars and private groups. All our cottages are fully equipped with TV, small kitchen, private bathroom and a small private sauna. They are quite comfortable and functional. You are guaranteed an authentic stay in Finland in the heart of the Hossa natural park. The rooms are more modern and are heated thanks to the lake with the geothermal activities. In order to be closer to nature, the rooms do not have TVs or kitchens.
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Free parking
Free internet
Sauna
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Canoeing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Electric vehicle charging station
Internet
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Hiking
Ski rentals
Skiing
Billiards
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Ski In / Ski Out
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Finnish

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Hossantie 278 A, Hossa 89920 Finland
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Kuusamo Airport63 kmSee all flights
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Sabine W wrote a review Sep 2021
Bodenheim, Germany6 contributions
We stayed in one of the small cottages which was okay - beds were comfy and it looked cozy but interior definitely needs an upgrade/renovation. It is said that the cottage would fit for a family of four but it hardly fitted two adults with a fair amount of luggage as there is no room for storage at all. Having breakfast is fine but making diner really impossible when you do not want just to heat up water and prepare a camping meal in a bag. Strangely there was only one lady at the reception who also was working in the kitchen - she didn’t know a single word in English and as we arrived it was not possible to get checked-in before she organized a translator. So there was also jo instruction for food or bar- as we were told in the email “restaurant will be open”. When we came there next day, same lady was there, no communication possible. Would have liked a beer from the bar - no one was there and the lady was busy cleaning dishes.“Dinner” was left over buffet which was almost completely fine by the time we were there (18:30h) . So we left somewhat disappointed and hungry, for payment of the cabins she organized another English speaking lady. Surroundings of the national park are extraordinary, we spend two perfect days in the woods. If you go there do not count on restaurant/bar or whatsoever. Try not to bring so much baggage- in case you are into photography and have tons- rethink accommodation!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
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PeasmoldWW wrote a review Aug 2021
Peasmoldtown219 contributions75 helpful votes
Hossan Lomakeskus, operated by Norwide, is an odd combo of newly built ‘hotel rooms’, looking like giant beach-huts in terraced rows, and old-style and slightly run down camping cabins. I chose to stay in one of the cabins, since they have their own sauna and basic cooking facilities and, being detached units, give greater privacy. Their rustic feel is also somehow more ‘authentic’, despite their need for repairs and upgrading. All accommodations are built on the lakeside, about 30 m from the water, and the complex has a restaurant and bar offering breakfast and dinner. Modernisation of the cottages would doubtless give them more allure, but they are perfectly functional for one or two persons for one or two nights, and give a nice feel of what a holiday cottage traditionally meant for Finns in years gone by. There is no wifi that my computer could detect, so make sure your device has an inbuilt SIM card if you want to communicate with the outside world. The location is perfect for day-hiking in Hossa National Park, just a few km away, but the nearest real towns (Kuusamo or Suomussalmi) are 80-100 km or so distant, so shop there in advance of arrival, if you plan to be self-catering. My cabin had washing up liquid, but nothing else, not even salt and pepper. The complex does have its own petrol pumps, offering 98E5 and diesel. Hossan Lomakeskus is also ideally situated for two of Finland’s most spectacular attractions, despite them remaining little known. The first is the canyon lake of Julma Ölkky, best seen by a boat excursion, with its towering cliffs adorned with ancient rock carvings, and the bear-viewing excursions offered by Hossan Karhut, where you are likely to see many bears in a 5-6 hour (or even overnight) session in a comfortable hide. On the negative side, I needed to watch my step when using the rickety and warped wooden stairway to my cabin entrance, the toilet was leaking unpredictably and the interior fittings were very tired.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Sonja M wrote a review Jun 2021
Helsinki, Finland24 contributions2 helpful votes
Eco consept really standed out most of the time: beautiful nature, local activities. No air conditioning or recycling possibility or fridge and average breakfast are only things that I could wish for a upgrade. Local (really small) store is 30km away from hotel, no vegetarian food available from the restaurant made a really hard combo. Nature is beautiful, staff were friendly, parking was super easy.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Nearest gas station is about 60km away. Better fuel up before arriving here.
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Stintti wrote a review Aug 2019
Tuusula, Finland4 contributions
I hope nobody thinks this operation is run by a Finnish person. At check in we were told that the electric sauna is on and mixed (men and women go at the same time). The lady didn’t know whether the woodfired sauna will be heated by the staff or by visitors. When we went to the sauna there was only one changing room so we had to change in the bathroom. We met some other people who said that the previous night they had waited 1,5 hrs for the woodfired sauna to be heated but it only reached a temperature of 40 degrees so they gave up. For non-Finns, this is way too cold for proper sauna. When we went to have dinner, the young man at reception didn’t speak Finnish. This is not a problem for us but it can be for some. We are in Finland, after all! We got up early the next morning to go canoeing and came back to have breakfast at 8.30. We found two dozen people waiting outside a closed door. Breakfast had started at 7.30 but there was no staff present. Soon a young man biked around to open the door but there was no food prepared. Slowly food started to appear from the kitchen. I’m sure this delay mixed up a lot of people’s plans for the day. The French staff was apologetic but mostly seemed to make sure French customers were happy. A language issue or what, I don’t know. All in all a confusing experience and they need to do a whole lot better before the place can be recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled
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Elena wrote a review Aug 2018
Sydney, Australia20 contributions8 helpful votes
This place is located on the banks of the lake and the views out of the windows are beautiful. The area is so quiet and peaceful, the walks are just what is required to recharge the batteries. Or you can just sit on the balcony and look at the water and trees around. If you are there during the white nights - wants at night the sun going along the horizon and never setting down. Magical!
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Date of stay: June 2018
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Eli L wrote a review Jul 2018
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Unbelievably idyllic. The surrounding Hossa National Park is pure magic. The staff are incredibly friendly and helpful(!), and the accommodation itself is very comfortable. Perfect for an active and relaxing retreat. Tranquility abounds - this place is a treat.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Travelled
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simolisa wrote a review Apr 2016
Milan, Italy30 contributions55 helpful votes
My experience with Norwide at Hossa has completely met my expectations of a full immersion into nature and of an active holiday. I was not sure about how much this trip would have been right for my eight year old daughter but she has always felt at ease and has enjoyed being an active part of the crew. A comeback is already on my wish list! I only have a couple of remarks to make the service more distinctive as an ecofriendly destination (I understand that marketing targets are the same everywhere and competition bites hard even at -40° but a few thoughts would not hurt!). When I chose the tour, the snowmobile trip seemed a good idea, but once I arrived in Hossa I felt a bit guilty to disturb the sound of silence, which nowadays is an invaluable asset for everyone. I also believe that snowmobiling is a risky business for the organization. A lot of people drive for the first time and, although the safety rules were very clearly explained and the vehicles were brand new, damages can occur more often than in other nature-friendly activities. If I may stretch the eco-concept a bit, even at risk of sounding picky, choosing quality ingredients for food might also be a good idea: most of what we have eaten was tasty, varied and adequate for outdoor life (and the way of cooking) but I would have appreciated more attention to food provenience and the possibility to choose alternative menus (ie gluten free or veg). Lastly garbage collection rules were not clear as everything was just put in one place and I hardly believe it would have been differentiated afterwards.
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Date of stay: April 2016
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Sandrine G wrote a review Nov 2012
Souance au Perche19 contributions1 helpful vote
Where can i begin? Far away from the shops and tourists, just what i wanted. Loads of sporty stuff to do. I've tried the "chalets", very nice and cosy although they can seem small when 4 people stay there. I've also tried the hotel, very nice bedrooms. the beds are comfortable and the saunas are very welcome after a hard day. Now the staff: everyone there is so friendly and helpful. And the cook is fabulous!! I'd definitely go back!
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Date of stay: April 2012
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Response from Hossanlomakeskus, Gérant at Norwide - Hossan Lomakeskus
Responded 14 Jun 2014
Bonjour Sandrine, Toute l'équipe vous remercie vivement pour votre commentaire élogieux. Nous sommes aussi enthousiastes à l'idée que vous reveniez nous rendre visite! L'été, comme en hiver, le charme des forêts finlandaises est toujours présent. A bientôt, Olivier
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PRICE RANGE
US$74 - US$107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
FinlandKainuuWild TaigaHossa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
32
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Frequently Asked Questions about Norwide - Hossan Lomakeskus
Which popular attractions are close to Norwide - Hossan Lomakeskus?
Nearby attractions include Hossa National Park (3.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Norwide - Hossan Lomakeskus?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Norwide - Hossan Lomakeskus?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Norwide - Hossan Lomakeskus?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Norwide - Hossan Lomakeskus?
Yes, guests have access to a sauna during their stay.
Does Norwide - Hossan Lomakeskus have airport transportation?
Yes, Norwide - Hossan Lomakeskus offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Norwide - Hossan Lomakeskus located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Hossa.
Are pets allowed at Norwide - Hossan Lomakeskus?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Norwide - Hossan Lomakeskus?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Finnish.
Is Norwide - Hossan Lomakeskus accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.