We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Excelent” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Basecamp Oulanka

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Basecamp Oulanka
Ranked #1 of 6 Kuusamo B&B and Inns
GreenLeadersGold level
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excelent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

Suberb service in outstanding location.

Had so great time there doing snowshoeing, skiing and other winter activities. Most exiting thing was Northern lights. They are so amazing. In Basecamp there is no light pollution which would disturb this phenomenon.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Rantamies
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

78 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    70
    6
    2
    0
    0
See reviews for
14
29
13
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (16)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bonn
Level Contributor
60 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

We´ve been 4 days in the Oulanka Basecamp in June 2014 - the rooms and the sauna are very nice, the location close to a lake and the National Park is perfect (nice birding and hiking!) and the staff very friendly and helpful. The food was great - as the only present vegetarians we´ve got excellent dinners made only for us.

Room Tip: The smaller rooms downstairs are a little bit keen-eared, try to get the bigger ones on the main flo...
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Alexander H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Leipzig, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014

While walking the Karhunkierros, we stopped at Basecamp Oulanka to have a look around. Originally, we just wanted to have a short coffee break and escape the rain. We ended up enjoying the wonderful sauna and hot tub and coming back the next day to have lunch. Very friendly and helpful stuff, great food and a wonderful sauna. Thank you very much!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Hannas_Travels
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Great Massingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2014

I stayed as part of an Exodus group in March 2014, snowshoeing and other outdoor activities. I cannot speak highly enough of the staff at Basecamp; all were absolutely brilliant. The Exodus holiday was great, well run, well organised though certainly not "over organised". Food and accommodation very good. The other members on the trip were all good company, friendly and "like minded" All in all a fantastic experience without a day going by without yet another "Wow"....We were even treated to a show of the Aurora Borealis one night. In a word "Outstanding"

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
2 Thank butterbean231
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014

This was an excellent place to stay: Perfectly located, warm, cosy and friendly. Staff were great, food was delicious and in vast, warming, amounts. All kit provided and available to use for the rest of the week. Sauna and Hot-tub essential after a hard day of snow-shoeing or cross-country skiing. A constant supply of tea and coffee in the dining room and a roaring fire in the evening were welcoming and warming. We built snow-igloos, went dog sledding, cross-country skiing in the deep snow on the lake, walked the little-bear trail, ate, ate some more, soaked in the tub and unfortunately didn't see the Northern Lights. It was wonderful to be away from TV/internet etc and enjoy the company of the group or absolute silence on the lake. The days were relaxed in pace, but still filled with exhausting activities.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Vincethefox
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Glasgow
Level Contributor
67 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

Want a totally different holiday with a new activity every day this is a must. Just heading home from this amazing trip. Snow shoeing, cross country skiing, down hill skiing, husky dog sledding, snow mobile, Quinncy building and lots more.
The base camp is great, the staff delightful and the food delicious. Relax at the end of the day in the sauna and outdoor jacuzzi. Cannot recommend this trip more highly. Lived up to all expectations and more.

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
Helpful?
1 Thank waller7
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2014

We recently stayed at Basecamp on an Exodus Wilderness Week. It was all very well organised with a good balance of instruction, free time and optional activities and no horribly early starts! I went outside my comfort zone at least once a day and enjoyed (almost) every minute. An unexpected highlight was the satisfaction of having built our own quinzee, which was very hard work but very rewarding. Henri and Tessa and their colleagues looked after us very well and the food was hearty and tasty. The rooms were cosy, comfortable and quiet and it was nice to have the communal area with a fire for socialising in the evening and of course the sauna and hot tub. I recommend rolling in the snow after a sauna! It was particularly helpful to have suitable clothing provided and good to have access to the kit so we could (and did) our own snow shoeing with confidence. The only disappointment was being so tired out from all the activities that we slept through most of the group seeing the Northern Lights! A better system for waking people next time please.

Room Tip: We had a twin room which had a small mezzanine area and a balcony and a good amount of storage space...
See more room tips
  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank swishcheckley
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Kuusamo
10.0 mi away
Cumulus Resort Rukahovi
Cumulus Resort Rukahovi
#2 of 4 in Rukatunturi
4.0 of 5 bubbles 117 reviews
10.0 mi away
Ski-Inn Hotel RukaVillage
Ski-Inn Hotel RukaVillage
#1 of 4 in Rukatunturi
4.5 of 5 bubbles 74 reviews
21.8 mi away
Original Sokos Hotel Kuusamo
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
10.1 mi away
Ruka Ski Chalets, Apartmenthotel
19.3 mi away
Holiday Club Kuusamon Tropiikki
9.7 mi away
Motelli RukaTupa
Motelli RukaTupa
#6 of 6 in Kuusamo
3.5 of 5 bubbles 3 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Basecamp Oulanka? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Basecamp Oulanka

Property: Basecamp Oulanka
Address: Myllykoskentie 30, Kuusamo 93999, Finland
Phone Number:
Region: Finland > Northern Ostrobothnia > Kuusamo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Kuusamo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome into the Arms of Mother Nature! Wellbeing and ecotourism within the realm of the Oulanka National Park. Accommodation in our cosy wilderness hotel. No TV sets, radios or newspapers, only nature and its sounds. Comfortable accommodation in double, twin or single rooms. Twin rooms with balcony are perfect for family of 4. In addition to this there are smaller rooms with double beds. Activities all year round. Our programs are true ecotourism, bringing together conservation, local communities and sustainable use of wilderness. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Basecamp Oulanka reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing