Walks Europe Finland Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild / Group Tour

8 days | From £1,300 | Guided group departures

This adventure holiday in Finland is all about fun and activity - from a day's cross-country skiing, to a mini snowshoe overnight expedition into the wilds to stay in a remote wilderness cabin.


8 days | From £1,300 | Guided group departures

  • Drive your own Husky sled
  • Enjoy fun in the Taiga snow
  • Build an igloo and enjoy Finnish-style saunas
  • See the Northern Lights
  • Have a go at snow-shoeing

Just beneath the Arctic Circle, the wilderness forests and frozen lakes of the Taiga are the perfect location for this winter fun adventure holiday.

There's the thrill of driving your own husky sled team and making your own igloo. If you're happy with your igloo you can even spend the night in it, or return to the warmth of your cosy log cabin if you prefer.

Spend a day free for options where you could try your hand at ice-fishing, visit a reindeer farm, or do some more snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.

After each day's fun in the snow you can enjoy a Finnish-style sauna.

Day 1. Depart UK and arrive Kuusamo/Oulu.
Depart UK and arrive Kuusamo/Oulu (via Helsinki).
Day 2. Morning introduction; afternoon cross-country skiing
In the morning you will be given an introduction to the area you are based in and the rest of the week ahead. In the afternoon you will learn the basics of the most popular winter activity in Finland, namely cross-country skiing. You can then test out your newly acquired skills as we head out over a virtually flat landscape through a winter wonderland of snow covered pine forests and across frozen lakes.
Day 3. Into the winter forests by snowshoe
Time to get a bit wilder on an overnight snowshoe expedition into the wilderness.
Day 4. Across frozen lakes and over ridges by snowshoe
There is always the possibility of encountering tracks of elk, wolverine, pine marten or wolf as we head over undulating ground. Who knows, we may have walked over a deeply snow-covered den of a bear far below and underground in hibernation.
Day 5. Learn how to make your own igloo
Today is devoted to the art of igloo building, Finnish style. Basically, create a huge pile of snow and hollow it out. Easier said than done, as there is skill as well as muscle involved. Now after all the exertions of helping build an igloo here in Finland, what could be more satisfying than sleeping in it overnight?
Day 6. Optional activities day
A day of options: more cross-country skiing, more snowshoeing, try your hand at ice-fishing or even visit a reindeer farm.
Day 7. Husky sledding!
Today we believe many will consider the highlight of the whole week's winter adventure, the opportunity to go husky sledding.
Day 8. Transfer to Kuusamo/Oulu Airport. Depart
Depart Kuusamo/Oulu Airport. Arrive UK (via Helsinki).
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  • Trip grade: B - Moderate
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Trip code: TCOW
  • GROUP SIZE : 4 - 12 (max)
  • Max Altitude: Low (under 1,000m)
  • Accommodation: Log cabins x 6, wilderness cabin x 1
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 evening meals included
  • Departs: December, January, February and March
  • OVERSEAS JOINING POINT : Kuusamo/Oulu airport
  • OVERSEAS DEPARTURE POINT : Kuusamo/Oulu airport
  • IMPORTANT : Make sure your chosen holiday is guaranteed to run before you purchase your air tickets and make any other travel arrangements

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