Finnish Wilderness Week

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4.9 Based on 38 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-95 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.
  • 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 adventures tour that takes 8 days. You will travel through Ruka, Riisitunturi National Park and Juuma Lake 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
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
Atlas, click here.
  • 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
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, five lunches and seven dinners
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Local tour leaders throughout
  • All specialist equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Single accommodation (available on request)
  • Visas or vaccinations
4.9 - Excellent
Based on 38 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Nov 17 2019
5 - Excellent
What a week!
Highly recommended and couldn't stress how much effort the guides put in on making you feel welcome to this amazing country and how supportive they were in making the trip perfect for each individual. Head guide Elina is a... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On Jul 15 2019
4 - Very Good
Fantastic Finland
For me its was a amazing trip. Although my staying arrangements was not that good as expected but other things made my trip awesome. I enjoyed range of outdoor activities such as snowshoeing,downhill skiing and dog sledding.
  • Anonymous
  • On May 15 2019
4 - Very Good
Finnish Wilderness Week
Hi - as a single female traveller over 60 years of age I really enjoyed this holiday. Accommodation was quite basic, but this was too be expected and food showed much creativity but the company was enjoyable and activities... Read more
  • Anonymous
  • On May 04 2019
5 - Excellent
Fantastic Fun in Finland
We had the most amazing week at the logging lodge with Elina. What a huge variety of activities to try out. Our 16 and 18 year old daughters loved it too, particularly the dog sledding day and the downhill skiing in Ruka. Cooking... Read more
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:
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Finnish Wilderness Week tour. You can cancel the tour up to 71 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 70 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 07 April 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 07 April 2023, a deposit of 15% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 70 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. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


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.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • How much does a tour to Finland cost?

    On average, travelers should expect to budget USD 125 per day. Finland is certainly an expensive country, but it is well worth the price.

  • How many days are enough to travel in Finland?

    Finland is a big country with so much to see and do, so we recommend 7 to 10 days to experience as much as possible. At a minimum, you will want to spend 5 days in the country. For more information check out our guide on how many days to spend in Finland.

  • What is the best month to visit Finland?

    It depends upon what you are looking forward to seeing and doing in Finland. But summer is widely regarded as the best time to visit Finland, especially June and July due to the warmer weather. If you want to ski and see the Northern Lights, winter months like December and January are the best.

  • What is the best way to get to Finland?

    The best way to get to Finland is by flight. Helsinki Airport has a number of international daily flights connecting to and from all across the world.

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