Sped a relaxed holiday at Arola, and fall in love with life in the countryside and wilderness. In the summer, cow calves frolic in the grazing grounds of the farmyard. The nature reserve of Martinselkonen, a wilderness stretching out from edge of the Arola estate, continues far off into the east. The history of the Winter War and the atmosphere of a frontier zone have a strong presence in Arola, given that the border is only 2 kilometres away. Bear safaris give you a close-up view into the life of the bears living in the wilderness, but safely, from within a timber hut. The bounty of their own far as well as that of the nearby forests and waters form the basis of meals at Arola.

Arolantie 5, 89920 Ruhtinansalmi
Tel. + 358 50 5189775 | info@arolabear.fi



The lodgings at Arola farm consist of high-quality cottages, apartments and rooms. The wilderness hut offers the peace of the wild without amenities. Accommodation can also be combined with half board.

Catering services

Guarantee the success of celebrations both big and small, and those in need of catering, with the help of Arola. The catering service covers the entire area of Suomussalmi.

Bear watching and photography safaris

The bear safaris organised by Arola farm have gathered praise from both Finnish and international guests. The safaris are organised from mid-April to mid-August. The safaris are also a good way to spot eagles and even wolverines.

Guided excursions

Experience changing sceneries under the leadership of a guide, making your way ahead by canoe, bike or skis. To order, Arola’s staff will also take you out fishing and hunting. During the Winter War excursions, a guide will fill you in on wartime events at authentic locations.

Rental equipment

The best way to familiarise yourself with the frontier zone is by bike or canoe in the summer and on skis in the winter. If you don’t have your own equipment, you can rent it from Arola.

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