ARCTIC WILDERNESS CHALLENGE - FACTS AND ITINERARY
During this all-inclusive course, we accommodate in nice and authentic double rooms in Taigalampi Cabin. 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: Syöte National Park
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
Learn new skills of surviving with your group. As a member of the team you will find always something new about yourself too.
Arctic weather and nature gives you something that you did not expect. Wait and be ready to take it as it comes!
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!
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?
Arrive at Oulu Airport or a bus station, where your guide is waiting for you. Approximately two hours of transport to Taigalampi cabin. Meeting the group and accommodation in shared rooms. Welcoming dinner, short briefing, the 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.
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 fat bikes. Lunch is served at the accommodation place. After lunch learning how to do traditional ice fishing. Sauna, dinner, and a good night's sleep in a silent environment.
After breakfast starts the first aid day in the 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 an ice-covered lake. It might be possible to see the Northern Lights without any light pollution. Good night sleep after the snowshoeing adventure.
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 the open fire. Cooking with different stoves and making fire. Fixing your own snow shelter. Dinner at the accommodation place. Night in a snow shelter.
After a tasty and nutritious breakfast, we'll train some leading skills, discuss 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 a wilderness cabin.
After breakfast snowshoeing back to the accommodation place. After one hour of transport, we meet the huskies. One-hour husky sled tour in a beautiful landscape in South Lapland. Picnic lunch. Transport back to the accommodation. Sauna and shower. Delicious celebration dinner.
Departure day. After a nice and nutritious breakfast transfer to Oulu Airport or bus station.
We reserve all the rights to change the activities' order or the program's content due to the weather or other conditions.