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Cross-country skiing holiday in Finland, Russian border

This week long fully guided, cross country skiing holiday in Finland takes you up to the far reaches of NE Finland, by the Russian border. Following an established cross country trail that follows the border, we stay in wilderness huts and private guesthouses along the way, enabling us to get up in the morning and straight out into pristine snow covered forest, across stunning frozen lakes and through crispy white wetland. You will hardly meet another skier along the way, although we will keep an eye out for animals that enjoy these habitats, seeking out wolverine and elk tracks along the way. With luck, you will also have a chance to see the Aurora Borealis but, even if the lights don’t ... Read more >
From €990 excluding flights

Finland hiking holiday

This eight day guided summer Finland hiking holiday takes you into the far north eastern Kaiuuu region, famous for its stunning taiga forest terrain and superbly managed hiking trails in Hossa National park. Walking from one accommodation to the next with our expert local guides, you will experience Finnish wilderness at its finest, in a region that is not only renowned for its unique natural heritage but for culture too. Walking between 13-19km every day, we enjoy most of the day out in the wilds hiking through ancient spruce forests of the Martinselkonen nature reserve, the pine covered heathlands of Hossa National Park, and across bird rich wetlands which we traverse on hiking ... Read more >
From €1,000 excluding flights

Cycling holiday in Finland, forests and lakes

This self-guided cycling tour leads cyclists along peaceful, well-maintained roads through forests, cultivated areas and woodland-covered hills of eastern Finland. On the route you will spot plenty of shimmering lakes offering refreshing swimming spots on a hot summer day. After a cycling day you will enjoy light summer nights that will probably make you want to stay awake until the next morning. At the end of the tour there is an option to join an extraordinary bear watching excursion which gives you an opportunity to observe and photograph brown bears safely from small wilderness hides. Tour highlights: • Finnish countryside • Lakes and forests • Low-traffic roads • Light summer ... Read more >
From €600 excluding flights

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 wolverine and wolves that still inhabit this wild taiga terrain close to the Russian border, having picnic lunches around a bonfire and watching dramatic nighttime skies turn into an explosion of stars. Beginners are welcome, but a ... Read more >
From €900 excluding flights

Finland wildlife holiday in Wild Taiga

Wild Taiga area, situated in Eastern Finland on the Russian border, is a land of pure nature and wildlife. Its geography is dominated by hills, forests, lakes, rivers and mires, which are home to many wild animals, including large carnivores - bears, wolves and wolverines - which are either very rare or extinct elsewhere in Europe. This tour includes five overnight excursions which offer the opportunity to observe and photograph bears, wolves and wolverines safely in their natural habitat and without disturbing them. A special hide is a safe place to watch the wildlife up close while they eat and play by carcasses which have been laid out for them .Large windows give clear viewing. There ... Read more >
From €1,265 excluding flights

Family summer holiday in Finland

An active holiday week for families with children in Hossa National Park. In Hossa you can spend a relaxing holiday enjoying the peace and beauty of the surrounding nature. The activities are designed especially for children being easy and short enough. However, there is a variety of walks available; from ridges to paths along the lakes, so you can choose longer and more challenging routes as well. During the whole week you will be staying in a comfortable log cabin situated close to the Hossa Visitor Centre where the meals will be served. A traditional Finnish sauna is available every evening in the area. Read more >
From €670 excluding flights

Eastern Finland self drive tour

For those looking for an, ‘away from it all’ relaxing break, the peace and enrapturing beauty of the Wild Taiga in Eastern Finland makes an ideal self-drive destination. With quiet roads and short distances from numerous attractions, ancient forests, lakes and gentle activities, you will feel you have truly escaped to nature. During your tour you will have the chance to; paddle, hike, go bear watching, take a husky trek and try outdoor yoga. You can also experience ‘living like a Finn’ when you overnight in a traditional lakeside log cabin, swim in the crystal clear waters and take daily saunas. Read more >
From €735 excluding flights

Self drive family holiday in Finland

This circular self-drive tour takes you from Oulu on the west-coast of Finland, through the sparsely populated Wild Taiga area on eastern border to the Arctic Circle and back to Oulu, enjoying easy driving on low-traffic roads during the whole route. The itinerary has been especially designed with kids in mind. It is full of activities to keep them interested and entertained. There is also a lot for the adults to enjoy too! Highlights of the trip include meeting Santa, time to play in and enjoy the Angry Birds Activity Park Vuokatti and a ride with “Husky Mercedes”. Depending on your preferred family activities, you can also go hiking, canoeing or fishing. All levels of ability are catered ... Read more >
From €530 excluding flights

Christmas winter activity holiday, Finland

This Christmas adventure takes you to the new Hossa National Park in north-eastern Finland. This corner of Finland is the place to enjoy the peace of nature and silence. You will accommodate in cosy log cabin, located on the shore of a lake in the heart of National Park and surrounded by large pine and spruce forests. Week's program inlcudes a mixture of winter activitites - cross-country skiing, ice-fishing and igloo buidling. You will visit a nearby reindeer farm and try fatbiking - a new exciting winter hobby. During an overnight snowshoeing tour you will stay a night in a wilderness cabin without electricity and running water. But don't worry, the stove will keep the cabin warm and ... Read more >
From €1,125 excluding flights

Wild Taiga self drive holiday in Finland, Finnish NP

Northeast Finland is a fairytale landscape of dense forests, river valleys, sparkling lakes, steep gorges and marshland. It is sparsely populated – leaving plenty of space for five national parks, a nature reserve – and abundant wildlife, which includes large predators such as wolves, brown bears and lynx. A Wild Taiga self drive holiday in Finland allows you to truly appreciate the remoteness and stark nature of this region, as you travel up through the forests of Lapland and towards the Arctic Circle. Along the way you’ll encounter hiking trails, as well as lakes where you can canoe or fish and a river for rafting. You can also try a summer sled down a hill. As you edge towards the ... Read more >
From €805 excluding flights

Finland activity holiday and Northern Lights

This week long Finland activity holiday is a winter break out in the wilderness of the Kylmäluoma Hiking Area, part of Finland’s national parks network and also, if you are lucky, a wonderful location for spotting the Northern Lights. Staying in traditional wooden cabins in remote, snow laden landscapes, where you can step straight out onto snow shoeing and cross country skiing trails, this really is winter bliss. There is also a husky safari included as part of this winter wilderness holiday, and no experience is needed to take part in this exciting activity, nor any of the others. One of the other most memorable experiences for our guests is enjoying the traditional Finnish saunas and ... Read more >
From €1,190 excluding flights
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