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ARCTIC WILDERNESS CHALLENGE - FACTS AND ITINERARY

During this all inclusive course we accommodate in nice and authentic shared rooms in the Holiday House in Aneen Loma Farm in Posio, Lapland. One night in a wilderness hut includes also in program. If you dare, there is a opportunity to sleep one night in own snow shelter or tent in arctic conditions maybe under the Northern Lights! Of course, if you need more challenging program, just give us a tip and we'll tailor the challenge as hard as you wish!

  • Place: Posio, Lapland

  • Availability: On request 15.12.-2.4.

  • Guaranteed departures: 11.-17.1. and 25.-31.1.2021

  • Duration: 7 days, 6 nights

  • Number of participants: Min 4, max 20 persons

  • Price: 1280 €/person when 2-5 persons, 1190 €/person when 6-14 persons, 1090 €/person when 15-20 persons 

  • Meals: Full board. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included in the price.

  • Accommodation: In cosy and tidy shared rooms in bunk beds with sleeping bag and liner

  • Distance: Approximately hiking with snowshoes 15 km, backcountry skiing 15 km, fatbiking 10 km

  • Price includes: Guide services,  services according to the daily program, accommodation, sleeping bags and liners, sauna/shower every day, return transport from Kuusamo Airport or bus station and above-mentioned meals during the tour

  • Price doesn’t include flights.

  • Equipment: Participants have their own outdoor clothing due to the weather. Please ask the whole list of equipment after booking.

  • Equipment included in the price: All the special outdoor equipment for activities, e.g. cross-country skis, boots, sticks, snowshoes, fatbikes, ice-fishing equipment, winter sleeping bag, sleeping bag liner, mattress, tent

  • By an additional cost: Single room

  • Supplements: Extra night in cabin, return transport from Oulu Airport, winter clothing set 90 €/person/tour

  • Payment: Invoice, cash, credit card

  • Tour level: Moderate. Participants are required to have a normal basic fitness.

  • Languages: Finnish, English, Swedish

  • Insurance: We require participants to have their own insurance for  outdoor activities in arctic weather conditions in Finland.

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TRIP

OUTDOOR LEARNING

Learn new skills of surviving with your group. As a member of the team you will find always something new about yourself too.

ARCTIC CHALLENGES

Arctic weather and nature gives you something that you did not expect. Wait and be ready to take it as it comes!

NEW EXPERIENCES

If you have not been in arctic areas this is all new to you! Winter, white untouched snow fields, cold and fresh air:  All here ready to be experienced!

EXITING ACTIVITIES

Activities has been chosen for you after the many years experience. Did you know that you can make the comfortable room for yourself to accommodate in snow?

 

ITINERARY

1st day:
Arrival to Kuusamo Airport or bus station, where your guide is waiting for you. Approximately one hour transport to the Aneen Loma Farm in Posio. Meeting the group and accommodation in shared rooms. Welcoming dinner, short briefing, introduction of Syöte National Park and the program after dinner. Safety issues and discussion about sustainable tourism and how we put it into practice during our trip. Hot sauna and sweet dreams surrounded by peaceful and quiet nature.


2nd day:
Breakfast. Planning an expedition to the arctic area: Ten steps to a safe, unforgettable and unique experience. Basics of arctic conditions, snow knowledge. Exciting winter biking adventure with fatbikes. Lunch is served at the accommodation place. After lunch learning how to do traditional ice fishing. Sauna, dinner and good night sleep in silent environment. 


3rd day:

After breakfast starts the first aid day in wilderness. Lunch during the day. In the afternoon we train orienteering skills. Tasty dinner is served in the accommodation place. A night trekking trip in darkness with snowshoes on ice covered lake. It might be possible to see the Northern Lights without any light pollution. Good night sleep after the snowshoeing adventure.


4th day: 
After breakfast we'll start the day with cross-country skis and sleds, a skiing trip in the forest. Introduction of equipment you will need in the arctic. Lunch by open fire. Cooking with different stoves and making fire. Fixing your own snow shelter. Dinner at the accommodation place. Night in a snow shelter.

5th day:

After tasty and nutricious breakfast we'll train some leading skills, discuss about being a member in a group, motivation and mental health, discussion about mental training and a mindfulness-style workout. Snowshoeing trip to a remote cabin. Lunch in the cabin. In the evening teamwork: Heating up the traditional Finnish sauna. Dinner and accommodation in wilderness cabin.

6th day:

After breakfast snowshoeing back to the accommodation place. After one hour transport we meet the huskies. One hour husky sled tour in beautiful landscape in South Lapland. Picnic lunch. Transport back to the accommodation. Sauna and shower. Delicious celebration dinner.

7th day:

Departure day. After a nice and nutritious breakfast transfer to Kuusamo Airport or bus station. 


We reserve all the rights to change the order of the activities or the content of the program if necessary due to the weather or other conditions.

 

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