Skiing and Snowshoeing Adventure in Finlandoffered by supplier M18623 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 16 people
Specialty Categories: Snowshoeing Skiing & Snowboarding
Season: December - April
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 790 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1190 Euro (EUR)
The overnight snowshoeing tour will really take you into the wilderness and a night in a basic but cosy cabin without electricity will surely be memorable. Every night you can relax in a genuine Finnish sauna. If you are lucky the dance of the magical Northern Lights on the night sky will top off your Finnish winter adventure!
Day 1: Arrival.
Arrival at Kuusamo airport where your guide will welcome you. A 45 minutes’ transfer to Kylmäluoma area, check into cabins and dinner.
Day 2: Cross-country skiing.
After breakfast an introduction about the area and week’s program. Then you step on skis and learn cross-country skiing which is one of the most popular hobbies in Finland. You will be taught the basics of technique and then you will have the opportunity to test your ski-skills on a short tour through the flat pine forest and on the lake near the cabins. Reindeer are a common sight in the area and during skiing we may spot them as well as their tracks.
Day 3: Snowshoeing.
Today you set off on an overnight snowshoeing tour to the wilderness hut. After a short introduction you will follow the trail through beautiful snow covered pine, spruce and birch forest and halfway you will stop for a picnic lunch around an open fire. In the afternoon you will arrive at the Hukantupa wilderness cabin where you spend the night. There’s no electricity in the cabin but it is heated by a wood-burning stove and the candle light will guarantee a nice atmposphere. It is said that there’s nothing more Finnish than sauna and at night you can relax in the steaming hot, traditional Finnish sauna.
Day 4: Snowshoeing.
After breakfast you will go on snowshoeing along the ridges and on the lakes. The surrounding forests are home to many animals such as elks, lynxes and hares but unfortunately they are seldom seen. Bears also inhabit the area but will be hibernating. The lunch will be taken again outdoors around an fire and your snowshoeing excursion will be completed on arrival at the cabins.
Day 5: Igloo building.
Today you build igloos. By shovels and spades you make a big pile of snow which will be hollowed out afterwards. If you want, you can also sleep in the igloo. Wrapped in warm sleeping bags on thick mattresses you stay warm in your cool “hotel”, no matter how freezing it is outside.
Day 6: Optional activities.
Today is a free day to enjoy optional activities. You can choose between cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice-fishing or you can opt to book a husky or snowmobile safari (availability to be confirmed on spot).
Day 7: Husky sledding.
After breakfast visit to a husky farm located in close proximity to our cabins. On arrival at the farm, you will be greeted by the owner who will explain about the life and training of the huskies and give you a sled driving lesson, then it’s off into the wilderness! You’ll drive through snow-white forests and frozen lakes, enjoying the pure nature and tranquility. Two people share a sledge with 4-6 dogs and can take turns to drive the sledge or simply sit back and enjoy the scenery. During the safari you will stop to have lunch outdoors. Duration of the activity 4–5 hours. In the evening the last chance to enjoy the sauna and then a farewell dinner will be served.
Day 8: Return.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Kuusamo airport for a flight to Helsinki.
Note: We reserve all the rights to change the order of the activities or the content of the program if necessary due to the weather or snow conditions!
Supplemental Tour Information:
Departures with minimum of 4 participants
Guaranteed departures, no minimum number of participants
10% discount for InfoHub customer. Request a free gift certificate.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
Tour price 1190 € on twin sharing basis.
3rd and 4th person in the cabin 790 €/person.
Single supplement 300 € (single room not available on day 3)
- Accommodation in log cabins, on day 3 in the wilderness cabin in dormitory rooms
- Activities according to the programme
- Airport transfers and local transfers according to the programme
- English speaking guide
- Sauna daily
- Winter overall rental (inc. boots and mittens) 40 €
- Winter boots rental 15 €
- Price valid on guaranteed departures. Group prices on request
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M18623 is a nature travel company and registered tour operator whose clientele is mostly made up of international travelers. The company is specialized in guided week-long hut-to-hut trekkings and other activity holidays in Eastern Finland. For many programmes guaranteed departure dates are provided. Tours are also...