The company Wolverine Fell Wilderness and Nature Ltd. (Kätkätunturin Erä ja Luonto Oy) was established in the year 2000. It offers nature related programme services all year round including also reindeer husbandry. The owner, Kari Siirtola, is a professional reindeer herder who has lived, fished and hunted in this area some 10 km south west of Levi skiing center in Finnish Lapland all his life.
The two lakes which are nearby our location are Kätkäjärvi (Wolverine Lake) and Hukkajärvi (Wolf Lake) and this is where Kari`s mother was born. There was no electricity or road then and visiting teacher stopped by for some time several times a year. People needed to be self- sufficient all year round as the closest shop was difficult to reach. That is why the skills and knowledge of fishing and hunting was not a hobby, but a necessity.
We are a small enterprise and majority of the tours is organized in privately owned forests and bogs which allows us to keep the nature the way we would like you to experience it. For instance, the reindeer ride runs through snowy old mixed forest where animal tracks reveal that not only blue hare, fox or elk live in the area, but also willow grouse, capercaillies and pine marten occasionally stop by. Obviously, it is fairly rare to see the animals themselves from your sleigh, but not impossible. So keep your mouth shut, your eyes wide open and enjoy!
Our winter guests are eventually brought to Wolf Lake area, the heart of everything, but still so much in the middle of nowhere. There is no electricity, no running water. Therefore, bring spare batteries for your phones and cameras (and keep them warm close to your body) and put proper winter gear on before coming. We will take good care of you, but proper warm winter footwear, woolen knitted socks, woolen underlayers, mittens and hats are key to enjoying your day to the fullest.
BOOKING A TOUR
We are fairly old-fashioned, bit slow at times and perhaps also rustic, but the time has come even for us to enter the new century, yes, almost 20 years late. Starting from the end of August 2018 it should be possible for you to book your experience online. If the particular tour is not listed in the shop for the time span you are available, send an email or query, please.