7 independent reviews for Snowshoeing holiday in Finland

Reviews for Snowshoeing holiday in Finland

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review 5 Mar 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Going 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. Sharing this with a group of great people from different countries. We learned many interesting, practical and funny facts about Finland, its nature and the Finnish way of living from the guide.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Make sure you are dressed well for the cold weather, and for a bit less cold weather (bring layers).

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, the visit to the reindeer farm seemed to directly support local people and initiatives, and was interesting at the same time.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

It was a great experience, I learned I can be strong in 'tough' conditions. ;-) (at the same time we were very well taken care of by the guide and our tour operator; things were never too hard).

review 17 Feb 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

1) Finland's nature 2) Our tour guide who was the best ambassador for his country anyone could have possibly wished for, very approachable and super organised 3) our group who was fantastic, we laughed and joked all day and had an amazing time

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Bring a small gift from your country -> It was such a sweet gesture to receive a jar of home made Finish berry jam at the end presented by the company

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I think so, yes. We bought souvenirs at the reindeer farm and other places and did not impact much on the environment.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

12 out of 10, honest, it was that good

review 28 Feb 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The entire week was an amazing experience, but I particularly liked the overnight stay in remote huts without electricity etc. Furthermore, seeing the Northern Lights was like a dream coming true

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Even though the walks are not really very long and you may expect a more challenging week, you will be tired in the evening. So the amount of walks seems pretty right to me. Furthermore, do not expect sunshine all the time. We were very happy to have a day of sunlight in the one week holidays. But it may as well be that it is cloudy weather all the time. However, even if the forecasts is very bad, you still may suddenly have a sunny morning or star night "coming out of nothing", so never give up hope!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes. We learned how to feel and respect the nature; our impact was very low as we took care of the environment.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Excellent. I was really looking forward to this holiday, but my expectations were even exceeded.

review 22 Feb 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

It is hard to point to one specific item. The overall experience was memorable; the scenery, the activity, the guide, the other participants and the 'rough' living.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Pay attention to the suggested list of clothing; it is cold and clothing will get wet. Bring a bottle for both hot liquid and another for cold liquid. Croos-country ski pants better than down-hill pants.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes to all. The locals in this isolated area received compensation during this low season for them. We respected the environment and came a way with a better sense of importance to preserve that environment,

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Great!!! One of my best.

review 28 Feb 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

The 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. The snowshoeing was great & the landscape of forests & lakes just beautiful. The main accommodation was excellent, the wilderness cabins good fun & all the food good. One night we stood out on a frozen lake & watched the northern lights flickering over the forest - unforgettable. Last but not least, the saunas were the perfect way to pass an hour or two.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Take (or hire) warm snow boots, carry an extra outer layer & have good gloves.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Superb. The only reason I have not given it 5 stars is that other holidays have been as good - what about four and a half stars? I am already planning to go back to Finland

review 19 Mar 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Swimming in the icy lake after a nice hot sauna!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

If you look for a nice combination of being active during the day, relaxing in a sauna afterwards and meeting other open minded people just BOOK and GO!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes! guide who knows the area very well, use of local facilities and just enjoying the nature!

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

8.5.

review 23 Feb 2011

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Great weather even if cold. Great wilderness feel to the environment. Good sized group

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be prepared for the cold....good gloves and footwear especially.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, and minimized impacts on the environment?

Yes, very much so. Local use of hotel, cabins and information centre for food.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

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