The Idän Taiga association has about 60 member companies mainly located in Kuhmo and Suomussalmi areas in Eastern Kainuu, marketed under the Wild Taiga brand name. The network of member companies offer opportunities to hike in magnificent, unspoiled nature, watch and photograph wildlife, and also enjoy cultural activities.
Our Literary Tourism Plans:
The network of member companies participating in The Spot-lit Literary Product Innovation Programme have begun work on the development of activities for both domestic and foreign tourists. The activities will bring the Kalevala to life across a range of products and services and support the newly established status of Kuhmo city as a UNESCO City of Literature.
Kalevala tradition is not something from the past but a living and breathing thing
that is doing well in the Wild Taiga region in Kainuu. Wild Taiga’s strength lies in combining culture and nature in the collaboration with local entrepreneurs. Through the Spot-lit project, the Finnish national epic Kalevala will gain new wings through tourism.”