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.
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.
A free day is built into the itinerary, when you can 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.
Fly from the UK to Kuusamo or Oulu (via Helsinki).
In the morning you will be given an introduction to the area in which you are based and the rest of the week ahead. In the afternoon you will learn the basics of the most popular winter activity in Finland - 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.
Time to get a bit wilder on an overnight snowshoe expedition into the wilderness.
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 even walked over a deeply snow-covered den of a bear far below and underground in hibernation!
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. After all the exertions of helping build an igloo, what could be more satisfying than sleeping in it overnight?
A day of options: more cross-country skiing, more snowshoeing, try your hand at ice-fishing or even visit a reindeer farm.
Today is possibly the highlight of the whole week’s winter adventure - the opportunity to go husky sledding.
Day 8: Transfer to Kuusamo or Oulu & fly back to the UK
Price and Other Information
- Duration and price excluding international flights: 8 days from £1,249 per person
- Duration and price including flights from/to UK: 8 days from £1,649 per person
- Single room supplement: From £375
- Walking grade: Moderate
- Guiding: Guided Group
- Max alt: Low
- Group size: 4-12
When to go: View Dates & Prices
- Log cabin x 6 nights, wilderness cabin x 1 night
- 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
- Experienced English speaking guide
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|2018||29 Dec||5 Jan||£1,249||Available*||Book or Enquire|
|2019||5 Jan||12 Jan||£1,249||Available*||Book or Enquire|
|2019||2 Feb||9 Feb||£1,249||Guaranteed**||Book or Enquire|
|2019||16 Mar||23 Mar||£1,249||Guaranteed**||Book or Enquire|
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