Arctic Wolf and Auroras

Learning about the wildlife and wolves is always interesting. Also skills of managing in wilderness includes in this winter tour. A bit of luck is also needed when we try to see the magnificent Northern lights and these extremely shy wild animals. Sea eagles and golden eagles are living here so it might be possible that you see these big birds also gliding silently above the white untouched snowfields.

One of our special skills is to make wonderful meals in the nature. So, welcome and enjoy. Feel free to take contact and tell us about your expectations and needs. We will make your wilderness holiday dreams come true!

 

Facts of the trip:​​

 

  • Place: Paltamo, Kuikka Base Camp in Kuhmo, Finland

  • Availability: 1.1.-31.3.2020

  • Duration: 6 days, 5 nights

  • Number of participants: minimum 4 persons, max. 14 persons

  • Price: 1990 € / person when 4 – 8 pax. 1920 € / person when 9 – 14 pax.

  • Price includes: Return transport from Kajaani Airport to Paltamo and Kuhmo, activities due to the program, guidance, meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner), accommodation in two person’s rooms, sauna and shower every day. (Optional accommodation for two nights in wildlife hide)

  • Price doesn’t include flights.

  • Equipment: Participants have their own boots, winter clothing, warm underwear etc. according to the cold weather. Please ask the whole list of equipment for the tour.

  • Equipment included in the price: Snowshoes, skis, sticks and skiing boots and all other special equipment needed in programs.

  • By additional cost: Winter clothing, mittens, headwear, boots 90 €/set/person/week. Supplement for return transfer Oulu Airport – Paltamo – Oulu Airport costs 129 €/car and time of transport from Oulu to Paltamo is around 2 hours. Oulu is the second busiest airport in Finland, there are comprehensive connections from around the Europe, for example Norwegian Carrier's flights.

  • Payment: Invoice, cash, credit card.

  • Tour level: Intermediate. Previous skiing and trekking experience is not required. Moderate physical condition is desirable.

  • Languages: Finnish, English, Swedish

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

 

Itinerary:

1st day:

Arrival to Kajaani Airport where you meet your guide. Transport to Paltamo village, approximately 45 min. Program briefing. To have a nice and safe adventure we’ll have basic info about clothing, accommodation and safety instructions for the week. Aurora hunting with snowshoes!

Evening meal in restaurant and accommodation in well-equipped apartment. Sauna available.

2nd day:

Breakfast in your cabin and approximately 2 hours transport to Kuikka Base Camp in Kuhmo. Lunch after arriving to Kuikka, introduction of the area. Making fire to the shore and ice fishing trip with snow shoes to the lake ice. Sauna, dinner and accommodation in two persons rooms in bunk beds.

3rd day:

After breakfast we take wide backcountry skis and start the excursion to Elimyssalo Nature Reserve area. Elimyssalo is the biggest, most remote and wildlifeful area in Wild Taiga. It is a home of the four biggest predators in Finland. We probably find the tracks of wolves, wild reindeers, elks and wolverine and might see the rare lynx tracks also. Skiing in very old forest and on frozen bogs is really amazing experience. Here you can feel the real wilderness and quiet nature. Lunch at the shelter, laavu, by the open fire. Transport back to Kuikka Base Camp. Dinner and sauna.

4th and 5th day:

Breakfast at the Base Camp. Making a picnic lunch and transport to the wildlife hide. Photographing and wildlife watching. Opportunities to see wolf, wolverine, eagles. Sauna, dinner, accommodation. Optional night in the hide in winter sleeping bag.

6th day:

Departure day. Breakfast and transfer to the airport.

 

Contacts: info@hikesntrails.com

 

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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