- All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 7 evening meals are included. The food at Basecamp is a delicious range of local produce that is all prepared on site by the in house chef. Starters consist of a salad buffet with 4-6 different choices. The main courses consist of wild game such as elk, chicken, salmon and vendace. A vegeterian option also available. Dessert consists of lingonberries, blueberries and cloudberries that have often been picked by the chef herself. It is refreshing to know that what is viewed as superfoods in our supermarkets, grows locally to Basecamp. These berries are served with a selection of quark kurd, cream, ice cream, cakes and pancakes.
- New trip
- Guided Group
Fly to Kuusamo; transfer to Basecamp Oulanka
Snowshoe and wilderness skills session.First husky ride in the afternoon.
After breakfast we take a short transfer to the nearby Riisitunturi National Park for our mushing adventure. Our route takes us deep into the National Park and up onto the surrounding fjell where we are rewarded with a fantastic view. Travelling on your own sled, you are able to really appreciate the serenity of this beautiful snow-laden landscape. (1h30 sledding, 10 km).The afternoon is free to experience some of the optional activities that Basecamp has to offer such as ice climbing or fat biking. (min 4 persons).
Husky expedition into the finnish wilderness to the Olilla cabins.
Today's long dog sledding expedition will take us into the wilderness first to the Hiidensuo conservation area. After a lunch in the wilderness by open fire we will work as a team and takle together the Muovaara hill, the biggest in the region. On it's top we will be rewarded with breathtaking views over frozen lakes and forests. We will overnight in wilderness cabins of the Olilla fishing farm set in beautiful sourroundings, each cottage offers a wodden heated sauna. (6 hrs sledding, 45 km).
Round trip excursion to viewpoint, lunch by openfire
Roundtrip around the farm to explore this trully remote location. Depending on the group's ability we will be mushing through a trail through a frozen lake or a hilly forest. Lunch break by openfire. This location has little or no light pollution so there is a fantastic chance of seeing the Northern Lights in all their glory if the conditions are right. (5 hrs sledding, 30 km).
Long mush back to husky farm with good chance to see reindeer.
We will take the trail back to the husky farm through the snowy forests and across the frozen lakes, the route back through Poronkutsu is known for sightings of reindeer, with a bit of luck we will have a chance to see hughe herds of reindeer in their natural sourroundings. In the late afternoon we will part from your husky team and transfer back to the Basecamp. (6 hrs sledding, 45 km).
Free day Optional activities like Castle Rocks snowshoe walk
Free day. Options include unguided cross-country skiing, fat biking or snowmobile safaris. As a farewell celebration, we have the option of eating dinner around a campfire, or in a tepee (Kota) on the edge of the National Park.
Transfer to Kuusamo and fly to London.
Transfer to Kuusamo, fly to London.