Finnish Wilderness Week

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4.9 Based on 203 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-99 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-7603
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Basecamp Oulanka, Finland
  • Ends Basecamp Oulanka, Finland
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Enjoy a host of winter activities in magical surroundings
  • Stay in fantastic lodge accommodation
  • Experience an evening snowshoeing under the Northern Lights
  • Citizen Science departures available on this trip
Starting and ending in Basecamp Oulanka, the "Finnish Wilderness Week" tour is a guided winter adventure trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Riisitunturi National Park, Ruka and Oulanka National Park in Finland. "Finnish Wilderness Week" is a group tour which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

In the heart of Oulanka National Park sits Basecamp Oulanka, a self-sustained complex of wooden buildings overlooking Juuma Lake. From here, you can enjoy a variety of winter activities, exploring one of the most sparsely populated areas in Europe by snowshoe, ski and dogsled. Carving your own path through the snow-caked forests of Finland, you couldn’t feel more removed from the hustle of city life. So get back to nature this winter and head to Basecamp.

This trip includes a few of our Citizen Science Departures. These special departures offer you the opportunity to be involved in the collection of freshwater samples during the trip. The environmental DNA information derived from this sample will contribute directly to the e
Bio
Atlas; the world’s largest repository of flora and fauna species data, contributing to the conservation and restoration of biodiversity both locally and globally. To book onto one of these special departures, see the Dates & Prices tab. For more information on these departures and the e
Bio
Atlas, click here.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Start Basecamp Oulanka
  • Day 2: Snowshoe hike in Oulanka National park walking through snow-caked trees and by the Kitka River
  • Day 3: Cross-country skiing in the morning heading down to Juuma Lake; free afternoon
  • Day 4: Dogsledding instruction and tour in Riisitunturi National Park; evening Northern Lights snowshoe excursion
  • Day 5: Free day in Ruka for optional activities
  • Day 6: Wilderness skills including quinzee building and fire-making; optional night in the quinzee
  • Day 7: Optional activities including cross-country skiing and dogsledding; farewell dinner
  • Day 8: End Basecamp Oulanka
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • All accommodation
Meals
  • All breakfasts, five lunches and seven dinners
Transport
  • All transport and listed activities
Guide
  • Local tour leaders throughout
Others
  • All specialist equipment
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.9 - Excellent
Based on 203 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 12 2024
5 - Excellent
Finnish wilderness week 2024
Great trip - exceeded my expectation
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 11 2024
5 - Excellent
Winter wonderland
Fantastic week from start to finish. Great food and comfortable accommodation, equipment great also.
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 23 2024
5 - Excellent
Wonderful week of variety in a stunning setting
This was a lovely week of many different activities in beautiful surroundings staying in a comfortable environment.
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 19 2024
5 - Excellent
My first winter activity trip
I normally go somewhere warm in February, but thought I would try something different this year. Reading the reviews convinced me to try this trip, and it was a very good decision.
REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Finnish Wilderness Week tour. You can cancel the tour up to 93 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 92 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 30 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 30 August 2024, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 92 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Finnish Wilderness Week tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Finnish Wilderness Week tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • Group sizes are kept small to maintain a low risk ‘small group bubble’, with an average of 10 guests in each group.
  • Hygiene safety measures and distancing will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
  • All travellers will be required to be fully vaccinated no less than two weeks prior to travel.
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