Snowshoeing holiday in Finland
No single supplement (shared room with same sex traveller/s). Hire of snowshoes and poles 40 .
Hire of winter boots 20 .
Description of Snowshoeing holiday in Finland
This snowshoeing holiday in Finland takes you into the remote wilderness of the Kainuu region, travelling in a small group, maximum thirteen people, with an expert local guide. With five full days of snowshoeing, we will travel through snow blanketed spruce and pine forests, over frozen lakes and along remote ridges with panoramic views. This really is a winter holiday Finnish-style, staying in toasty warm wilderness cabins, following in the tracks of the wolverines and wolves that still inhabit this wild taiga terrain, having picnic lunches around a bonfire and watching dramatic nighttime skies turn into an explosion of stars.
Beginners are welcome, but a reasonable level of fitness is required as we will be snowshoeing for approximately six hours every day, with a few short ascents and descents. The best time to go snowshoeing in Finland is between mid January and the beginning of March, when the snow is soft and the landscape is beautifully bedecked.
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10 Reviews of Snowshoeing holiday in Finland
Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020 by Gabriela GalescuWonderful!....The snowshoeing experience was wonderful, in a most beautiful and serene landscape. Read full review
Reviewed on 02 Feb 2020 by Frances McDonaldI really liked the short up- and downhill sections in the powdery snow (which was surprising dry) and having the chance to 'break ground' by leading the group for a short period, making fresh tracks in the snow. Read full review
Reviewed on 12 Mar 2018 by Sue LouiseAmazing landscapes, frozen trees and lakes, lovely people on the trip and a great guide. Excellent, 10/10. Read full review
Reviewed on 19 Feb 2018 by Peter LambleyThe wilderness experience snowshoeing through a lovely mix of forest, lake and climbing up and down steep ridges. The saunas are an experience, though ice dipping in the lakes sounds awful it is not really that bad! The two nights in the wilderness huts were very enjoyable but be prepared to help. Read full review
Reviewed on 05 Mar 2017 by Pauline WarrenaarGoing out into the wild and quiet nature in the cold everyday, walking through snow, forests and over frozen lakes was really exciting. The week was filled with new experiences, having a chance to see the Northern Light, going on expedition and walking from cabin to cabin, enjoying the Finnish sauna and cooling down in an ice-hole in the lake. Read full review
Reviewed on 17 Feb 2017 by Heike GrimmOur tour guide who was the best ambassador for his country anyone could have possibly wished for, very approachable and super organised Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Feb 2016 by Dani RotzetterExcellent. I was really looking forward to this holiday, but my expectations were even exceeded. Read full review
Reviewed on 22 Feb 2016 by Richard WisentanerThe overall experience was memorable; the scenery, the activity, the guide, the other participants and the 'rough' living. Read full review
Reviewed on 28 Feb 2016 by Dilys HarlowThe entire holiday was memorable & magical. Our guide, Jarno, was superb in every way, including cooking up the best soups over the lunch time fires. He was expert at interpreting animal & bird tracks in the snow & helped us understand the environment & the way of life in that part of Finland, now & in the past. Read full review
Reviewed on 19 Mar 2014 by Kim OosterveenThe most memorable part of the holiday was swimming in the icy lake after a nice hot sauna! Read full review
PlanetWhen we started this business back in 2000 our aim was to run tours where no motors would take part. Now the company is a little bit bigger but the same standards are still valid. Our group sizes are small (max. 12 persons) and we believe that being in a small group causes less harm for the environment and it is also good for the traveller.
The wilderness huts on the tour are wood heated, Finland is full of wood and it is the traditional way to warm up the houses. The car transfers are short on this tour, the travellers will mostly use their own legs.
A well-balanced connection with nature is the foundation of all our operations. Thus considering the environment constitutes an essential part of our business philosophy and is also of utmost importance to the success of the whole operation. The basic business idea of our company is to offer the tourist a range of products which are in concordance with Finnish nature. The products are specially designed to fuse into a harmonious whole with nature, special attention being paid to the immediate environment in which the activities take place.
We encourage our clients to show consideration for the environment: the visitors are offered a chance to take part in activities contributing to sustainable development. The adequacy of environmental activities is regularly assessed by means of collecting customer feedback and studying key parameters.
PeopleBy bringing visitors and organizing this tour we are bringing more welfare for the local people. The accommodation owners, cooks, reindeer farmers, local taxi drivers are benefiting from our tours. The food is local for as much as possible, fish, reindeer meat, elk and berries. We plan our tours in cooperation with the local people.
The land is maintained by the Forest and Park Service of Finland and we pay funds for them which they use for maintaining the area and the fireplaces, open huts and other services in the area which local people are using also.
Our company does not own any hotel, restaurant or buses for transportation. We buy all these services from the local operators. Also the guides of our tours are locals for as much as possible. So the money which we get from the clients goes for 70% for the local companies in the area and the guides.
In our purchases, we are committed to preferring durable, locally produced, high-quality products. Disposable products are avoided as far as possible. Ecologically sound products are acquired whenever possible. When selecting co-operation partners, preference is given to those having an environmental policy. In addition, subcontractors are informed of the firm's purchases policy.