- All breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners are included. The food provided covers a variety of traditional Finnish dishes. Breakfast will be continental, with bred, cheese, ham, porridge, muesili and yoghurt available. Lunch will be prepared and served by the snowmobile guide who is making the tracks. This will consist of warm soup, bread, cheeses, sausages hot tea and biscuits. In the evening dinner will consist of traditional meat and fish dishes with vegetables, fresh salad and dessert. A vegetarian option also available.
- Accom: hotel/lodge
- New trip
- Winter Adventures
- Guided Group
- Cross-country skiing
Fly to Kuusamo; transfer to the Logging Lodge by Basecamp Oulanka.
Fly to Kuusamo, transfer to the Logging Lodge by Basecamp Oulanka (approx 1,30 mins).
Morning wilderness skills session. Easy Introduction day to cross- country skiing.
In the morning we are provided with all of the equipment needed for a week of Cross-country skiing in arctic conditions, before joining the quieter tracks through forests. We stop for lunch in the wilderness prepared by our guide on an open fire. This beautiful area is home to some ancient forests which we continue to ski through. In the evening relax at the wood sauna at the Lodge.(1h30 skiing, 12 km)
Ski east to the Russian border.
Today we follow fresh tracks made by our snowmobile along the Russian border zone. We will stay at the fishing lodge for the next two nights. We will help with getting the camp ready, in the afternoon we can relax in the traditional Finnish sauna or explore the surroundings.
Return trip to the viewpoint to Lake Paanajärvi.
After breakfast we take a loop tour south over the River Oulanka to the beautiful viewpoint to Lake Paanajärvi on the Russian side. We will ski through ancient forests and large frozen lakes.(4hr skiing, 10 km)
Ski across vast pine trees forest wildlife. Return to 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 unspoiled and magical snow covered scenery. (3hr skiing, 13 km)
Free day Optional activities from the basecamp.
Free day. There are variety of optional activities on offer today including unguided cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, dogsledding or snowmobile safaris. Alternatively you could try a new increasingly popular winter activity for this coming year – fatbiking. Explore the winter wonderland with specially adapted bicycles with ultra-wide tyres that can ride on the snow. In the evening we have the option of eating dinner around a campfire, or in a tepee (Kota) on the edge of the National Park for a farewell celebration.
Return trip to Oulanka Visitor centre. Farewell dinner by open fire.
This will be the longest of our days skiing all the way to the Oulanka Visitor centre and back (entrance to the exhibition included). In the evening we will enjoy a farewell dinner by open fire. (6hr skiing, 12 km)
Transfer to Kuusamo and fly to London.
Transfer to Kuusamo; fly Kuusamo to London.