Arctic Wilderness Week Finland
- Multi-activity winter adventure holiday on the Arctic Circle
- 3 days of dogsledding with huskies
- Snowmobiles, skiing, snowshoeing, icefishing and much more...
- Chance to experience the Northern Lights
- Superb winter holiday in Finland which is a KE favourite
A winter wonderland activity holiday adventure on the Arctic Circle in Finland. Our base for this winter activity holiday lies close to the border between Finland and Russia and just a few kilometres south of the Arctic Circle, it is the heart of a pristine wilderness region of Finland amongst spruce forest, hills and marshes. Throughout the long winter months this area of Finland is completely snowbound accessible only by ski or sled. This is the perfect place to learn about the way of life of the hardy Finnish people, the traditional inhabitants of this beautiful and yet harsh environment. A comfortable hotel, complete with sauna and swimming pool, will keep hardship to a minimum for us. The holiday begins with an introduction of snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. The next 3 days are spent learning more about an alternative method of arctic transport as we spend the time with the beautiful local husky dogs. After an introductory day at a husky farm learning how to drive and care for the husky teams, we will have an exciting 2-day journey by dogsled, with an overnight wilderness experience in a forest lodge and the chance to do some ice-fishing. On return to the hotel we have an exciting snowmobile ‘safari'. This multi activity holiday also includes a full day to take advantage of optional extra activities such as downhill skiing starting from the hotel doorstep and the option to overnight in an igloo. With weekly departures from late December to mid April no one should have to miss out on this sparkling adventure under the Northern Lights in the Arctic wilderness of Finland.
Is this holiday for you?
This multi activity winter holiday in Finland is suitable for anyone of average fitness. No previous experience is required for any of the special activities on this holiday and professional instruction and all necessary equipment is provided. Certain activities take a little while to get used to if you are a novice, and a sense of balance, humour and adventure is very useful (!), but should all be within the scope of an average fit person. The order of activities during the week may change, confirmation of which days you will do the activities will be given to you on arrival. You will experience low temperatures on this holiday but special thermal clothing is provided for the activities, and evenings are always spent in heated rooms. The best time to view the Northern lights is January/February though they are visible into Spring.