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Fat Biking In Finland

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  • Explore the Finnish wilderness on a Fat bike.
The Fat biking in Finland tour starts and ends in Basecamp Oulanka. The Fat biking in Finland is a Bicycle Tour that takes 8 days taking you through Basecamp Oulanka, Finland and other destinations in Finland.

Take on the wilderness in an entirely new way on this new fat biking trip. This is mountain biking turned up to the max – chunky, extra grip tyres allow you to ride your bike through the snow like never before. You’ll be out on the incredible Finnish tundra, cycling through primordial forests, along frozen lakes and towards spectacular snow-covered horizons. Pre-prepared tracks in the snow allow you to ride with relative ease, whilst seeing the best of arctic Finland from the saddle. As if that isn’t enough, you’ll stay in remote wilderness cabins with traditional saunas and authentic cusine to keep you cosy when the daylight fades, and if you’re lucky, the chance to watch the dance of the Northern Lights. This is the ultimate winter biking adventure, a truly unique experience!
Day 1 Start Logging Lodge in Oulanka National Park

Start at the Logging Lodge in Oulanka National Park.

Day 2 Introduction to fatbiking with easy ride around the National Park.

In the morning we are provided with all of the equipment needed for a week spent in arctic conditions, before joining the tracks and heading in to the heart of the taiga forest. We stop for lunch in the wilderness prepared by our guide on an open fire. This beautiful area is home to ancient forests bursting with fragrant pines, spuces and larches lining the trails ahead of us. After cycling through the crisp snow we head back to our lodge where we can enjoy a well deserved sauna. And for the brave a roll in the snow. Cycle approximately 5kms.

Day 3 Ride east to the border with Russia.

Today we follow fresh tracks made by our snowmobile through forests, lakes and swamps all the way to the Russian border, a real wilderness adventure. We will stay at the Russian End Lodge for the next two nights. This location has no light pollution so there is a strong chance that in the evenings we may well see the Northern Lights in all their glory if the conditions are right. Cycle approximately 10kms.

Day 4 Return trip to Lake Paanajärvi's viewpoint.

After breakfast we have a loop ride south following the River Oulanka to the beautiful viewpoint to Lake Paanajärvi on the Russian side, a wonderful spot from which to admire the pristine untouched natural surroundings. In the evening we can relax in the traditional Finnish sauna. Cycle approximately 10kms.

Day 5 Ride across a vast pine trees forest back to the Logging Lodge.

Today's route follows paths trough a large pine forest. Elks and reindeer can often be seen roaming freely foraging for lichens in the grounds covered in a thick white blanket of snow, this is pure wilderness territory. Cycle approximately 10kms.

Day 6 Free day optional activities from the basecamp.

Free day to enjoy a variety of optional activities on offer today including unguided cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, dogsledding or snowmobile safaris.

Day 7 Return trip to Oulanka Visitor centre. Farewell dinner by open fire

This is the longest day of the trip, we will be riding to the Oulanka Visitor centre where we have lunch (entrance to the exhibition about the local area included). In the evening, on our return we enjoy a farewell dinner by an open fire. Cycle approximately 25kms.

Day 8 End Logging Lodge

End Logging Lodge.

what’s included
  • Rental of fat bikes
  • Return non-stop charter flight from Gatwick to Kuusamo
  • Airport transfers (for group flight only)
  • Local tour leaders throughout
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to/from Basecamp Oulanka are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Fat biking in Finland tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 8 days
Tour Type Group Tour  
Minimum Participants 6 people
Age Requirement + yrs
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Starts/Ends Basecamp Oulanka, Finland/Basecamp Oulanka, Finland
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customer reviews
4.6 - Excellent Based on 10 reviews
Wilderness Adventure on a fat bike.
5 - Excellent
“If you're considering doing this trip - do it! I loved every moment, the scenery was stunning, my trip companions were lovely, the biking was awesome, the food superb, the organisation top notch and the accommodation was perfect. Anymore superlatives?!
We had perfect weather - cold, dry and sunny with clear skies which definitely helped to make this such a wonderful week.”
Fun, Scenery, Saunas and Northern Lights too
5 - Excellent
“the most fun I have had in the snow with my clothes on. Accommodation was great, the log cabin at the Russian end was amazing. Having to cut a hole in the frozen river to get water for the sauna - and what a great sauna that was - all added to the experience. Fatbiking in the snow was a new skill set, never fully mastered, and I lost count of the times I put my foot down for safety only to sink into two foot of snow. Henry was a great tour guide and was definitley part of the holiday. A great group of people having a great time. And the Northern Lights are amazing”
Beautiful sunny and snowy wilderness scenes but no northern lights
5 - Excellent
“Fat biking was a great way to see the beautiful winter scenery.”
Fat Biking Finland
5 - Excellent
“A great trip into the wilderness with an inspirational guide, tough cycling at times but lots of fun.”
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