Snowshoeing in Finland

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5.0 Based on 6 Reviews
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 16+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Kuusamo, Finland
  • Ends Kuusamo, Finland
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Break in new trails in an idyllic winter landscape
  • Explore 2 national parks
  • Stay in cosy accommodation in beautiful wilderness location with sauna and outdoor hot tub
  • Try downhill skiing and snowmobile safaris
The Snowshoeing In Finland tour starts and ends in Kuusamo. It is a northern lights tour that takes 8 days taking you through Riisitunturi National Park, Ruka and Kuusamo in Finland. Snowshoeing In Finland is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

Nestled in the heart of the Finnish wilderness lies the beautiful Oulanka National Park, a vast expanse of snow-laden pine trees, frozen lakes and waterfalls. There is no better way to explore this stunning setting than by strapping on a pair of snowshoes and heading out to break new trails. In the company of our expert leader, we take varied day tours in the surrounding area, including a visit to the spectacular Riisitunturi National Park.
5 - Excellent
Based on 6 reviews
5 - Excellent
“Another fantastic Exodus trip. 7 great days at a very special location with a lovely group of people. I was a bit concerned about how I would cope with the very low temperatures but need not have worried because the gear provided keeps you warm and cosy. Snowshoeing is great fun and I would recommend this trip to anybody who loves being out in spectacular scenery.”
Snow Shoeing and Much More
5 - Excellent
“Finland is beautiful and Oulanka Basecamp a superb place to spend an active week. The facilities, equipment, food, activities and above all the staff - for whom nothing was too much trouble and who all clearly loved their work - were first-rate. The room accommodation was comfortable and the communal lounge, bar, sauna, hot tub and dining area in a separate building a few seconds walk away. We wanted and expected cold weather - which we got - but were never cold because everywhere was well heated and the winter clothing and boots provided were of the best quality (and all in with the price). The Basecamp is in the middle of nowhere - again, wanted and expected - in an area of forest, lakes, rivers (aka Finland!) but also unexpected hills and, at times, steep climbs. What I liked best Pretty much everything and there were not enough hours in a day to do all I wanted. Also being wonderfully tired every evening after a hard day of snow shoe walking, cross-country skiing, snowmobile and/or dog sledding were a great aid to a good night/s sleep. Highlights major and minor - in no particular order - were: 1. The food. Loads of it and delicious, including the packed lunches and special energy bars. (We burned a lot of calories). 2. Eating lunch around camp fires at wilderness shelters in a gentle snowfall. 3. My first time on skis. (We haven't laughed so much in ages). 4. Falling a lot. (Yes, I'm serious. I fell off everything - snow shoes, skis - level and downhill - snowmobile and dog sled), and once nearly ended up in a river, but only hurt myself a bit a couple of times.) 5. Dog sled day. A marvellous experience and enough to turn this dog-phobe into a husky fan. 6.The company of like-minded strangers to add to wife and two good friends. Lowlights: Not a thing, other than we didn't get the Northern Lights, but that's beyond the Basecamp's control, and I couldn't do everything. We'll have to go back! The rooms are of two types. The upper rooms are a bit bigger, have a small mezzanine for storage or to sleep in and a balcony. All heating and hot water comes from a wood pellet-burning boiler and a wood-burning fire in the lounge. All clothing and gear is provided to reduce luggage weight - a small detail ,but a nice idea - and almost all food provided sustainable and locally sourced.”
snow shoeing in finland
5 - Excellent
“this was a great week in the finnish wilderness at a very comfortable lodge with great food, the clothing we got was great quality and kept us warm. there was a huge range of things to do dog sleding , night snow shoeing which was quite an experience and sauna yoga to mention a few.”
Fabulous Finland
5 - Excellent
“Where in the world can you snowshoe in a forest looking like it is peopled by snow trolls,eat by an open fire by a frozen lake or learn to distinguish otter tracks from elk.Our guide Marti showed us how to tell from strange indentations in the snow which direction an artic hare was hopping.We were in the most magical and remote wilderness I had ever seen.”
  • Day 1: Start Basecamp Oulanka.
  • Day 2: Introduction to snowshoeing with an easy hike in the national park; Oulanka by night.
  • Day 3: Snowshoe walk over suspension bridge around Lake Jyravajarvi and Castle Rocks.
  • Day 4: Transfer to Riisitunturi National Park; walk through a unique landscape to viewpoint.
  • Day 5: Morning visit reindeer farm and museum with a ride on a reindeer sleigh; free afternoon in Ruka for optional activities.
  • Day 6: Long snowshoe tour in Oulanka National Park following the 'Little Bear Trail'.
  • Day 7: Optional activities including ice climbing and snowmobiling; dinner around a campfire.
  • Day 8: End Basecamp Oulanka.
  • All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches and 7 dinners
  • All transport and listed activities
  • (if booking incl. flights)
  • 7 nights Basecamp Oulanka: rooms with en suite bathrooms in two separate buildings
  • 5 walks snowshoeing
  • No previous experience necessary
  • Reasonable level of fitness is required
  • Local tour leaders throughout
  • Snowshoes and poles
  • Any international flights to/from Kuusamo 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 Snowshoeing in Finland 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 Snowshoeing in Finland tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


A deposit of 218 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 61 days before departure. For any departures within 19 December 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Snowshoeing in Finland 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 Snowshoeing in Finland 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.

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