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Start Logging Lodge in Oulanka National Park
Start at the Logging Lodge in Oulanka National Park.
Introduction to fatbiking with easy ride around the National Park.
In the morning we are provided with all of the equipment needed for a week spent in arctic conditions, before joining the tracks and heading in to the heart of the taiga forest. We stop for lunch in the wilderness prepared by our guide on an open fire. This beautiful area is home to ancient forests bursting with fragrant pines, spuces and larches lining the trails ahead of us. After cycling through the crisp snow we head back to our lodge where we can enjoy a well deserved sauna. And for the brave a roll in the snow. Cycle approximately 5kms.
Ride east to the border with Russia.
Today we follow fresh tracks made by our snowmobile through forests, lakes and swamps all the way to the Russian border, a real wilderness adventure. We will stay at the Russian End Lodge for the next two nights. This location has no light pollution so there is a strong chance that in the evenings we may well see the Northern Lights in all their glory if the conditions are right. Cycle approximately 10kms.
Return trip to Lake Paanajärvi's viewpoint.
After breakfast we have a loop ride south following the River Oulanka to the beautiful viewpoint to Lake Paanajärvi on the Russian side, a wonderful spot from which to admire the pristine untouched natural surroundings. In the evening we can relax in the traditional Finnish sauna. Cycle approximately 10kms.
Ride across a vast pine trees forest back to the Logging Lodge.
Today's route follows paths trough a large pine forest. Elks and reindeer can often be seen roaming freely foraging for lichens in the grounds covered in a thick white blanket of snow, this is pure wilderness territory. Cycle approximately 10kms.
Free day optional activities from the basecamp.
Free day to enjoy a variety of optional activities on offer today including unguided cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, dogsledding or snowmobile safaris.
Return trip to Oulanka Visitor centre. Farewell dinner by open fire
This is the longest day of the trip, we will be riding to the Oulanka Visitor centre where we have lunch (entrance to the exhibition about the local area included). In the evening, on our return we enjoy a farewell dinner by an open fire. Cycle approximately 25kms.
End Logging Lodge
End Logging Lodge.