Finnish Wilderness Week

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5.0 Based on 38 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Trekking
  • Winter adventures
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  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Basecamp Oulanka, Finland
  • Ends Basecamp Oulanka, Finland
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  • Enjoy a host of winter activities in magical surroundings
Start and end in Basecamp Oulanka, the "Finnish Wilderness Week" trip is a guided winter adventures tour that takes 8 days. You will travel through Riisitunturi National Park, Oulanka National Park and Juuma Lake in Finland. "Finnish Wilderness Week" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

In the heart of Oulanka National Park sits Basecamp Oulanka, a self-sustained complex of wooden buildings in a truly stunning location. In one of the most sparsely populated areas in Europe, you are able to enjoy a variety of winter activities in this beautiful landscape and hardly ever see another soul. Dogsledding through the silent snow-caked forests, you couldn’t feel more removed from the hustle and bustle of city life. Get back to nature this winter and head to Basecamp. 
5 - 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 fantastic overall lovely person.The food was to die for (all traditional Finnish), don't be expecting burgers unless it's an Elk one!The drink was expensive, but I had budgeted for this prior to the trip as I knew this would be the case. It's good idea to purchase alcohol at a UK airport or lack some in your case before hand.All of the activities were perfect to gain a taster of each, and once equipped with your gear, you were free to use them as you please in your free time.I took a hike up a local hill on our free day, using the snowshoes provided, Elina showed me a map in which I took with me, and an easy to follow, well marked trail. What a fabulous day to get a view of the Russian border from the top.The owners of the Huskies were so caring and knew a of the dogs inside out, what a lovely life they lead and the dogs really enjoy their work, this is obvious when you meet them, due to the excitement and noise they make when they know they're going on a trip.The reindeer are well looked after, and the herdsmen explained that they are trained to pull the sleighs in the winter when they are brought back to the farm, but released again to roam during the summer months.I can't tell you enough how much I love this country, the lovely people and how close they are to nature.If your after a really laid back holiday and an escaped from the rush of day to day life, this is for you!”
  • 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 varied and very interesting.”
  • 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 pancakes and sausages over a fire was also a highlight. Elina was knowledgable, friendly and inclusive. Would really recommend to families with a sense of adventure.”
  • Day 1: Start Basecamp Oulanka.
  • Day 2: Snowshoe hike in Oulanka National park walking through snow-caked trees and along the Kitka River
  • Day 3: Cross-country skiing in the morning heading down to the Juuma lake; free afternoon.
  • Day 4: Half-day dogsledding instruction and tour (about 10km) in Riisitunturi National Park; optional ice climbing.
  • Day 5: Free day in Ruka; morning option of snowmobile safari; afternoon option of downhill skiing
  • Day 6: Wilderness skills including quinzee building and fire-making; optional night in the quinzee.
  • Day 7: Optional activities including ice climbing, dogsledding, or unguided cross-country skiing; dinner around a campfire.
  • Day 8: End Basecamp Oulanka.
  • All accommodation All transport and listed activities
  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Local tour leaders throughout
  • 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 is not included in this Finnish Wilderness Week tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Finnish Wilderness Week tour. You can cancel the tour up to 91 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 90 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 16 January 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 16 January 2022, a deposit of 25% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 90 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 travelling 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.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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