Wild Pond

CLASSIC HIKING - FACTS AND ITINERARY

During the trip, we will give you examples of mindfulness-style practices and muscle stretching after a long hiking day. You can experience silence, peace and sounds of wind and wildlife more than anything else. A few days in this kind of strong and beautiful nature calms you down, your blood pressure and stress-level drop. This holiday gives you the opportunity to meet yourself surrounded by healing old forests, fells, and lakes.

  • Place: Syöte National Park and Posio, Lapland

  • Availability: On request 1.6.-30.9.

  • Guaranteed departures: --

  • Duration: 8 days, 7 nights

  • Number of participants: Min 2, max 16 persons

  • Price: 990 €/person when 2-4 persons, 880 €/person when 5-8 persons, 790 €/person when 9-16 persons

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

  • Accommodation: 4 nights in tents, 3 nights in cabins and rooms. 

  • Distance: Total approximately 100 km on varied terrain

  • Price includes: Guide services, accommodation, transportation from Oulu Airport to starting point and back, luggage transportation between accommodations, and above-mentioned meals on the tour

  • The price doesn’t include flights.

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

  • Equipment included in the price: Tent, mattress, sleeping bag, liner

  • By an additional cost:  

  • Supplements: Return transport from Kuusamo Airport

  • Payment: Invoice, cash, credit card

  • Tour level: Intermediate. Participants are required to have good basic fitness. We carry backpacks including day's food every day. Backpack weight is around 10 kg with equipment, food, water, and extra clothing. 

  • Languages: Finnish, English, Swedish

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

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TRIP

BEAUTIFUL SCENERIES

Fells, great old untouched forests, lonely paths and slowly running rivers shows us the way in Syöte National Park to Posio Lapland.

NATURE AROUND YOU

Silence, noises of real wilderness, smells, tastes, birds and animals – this tour is an experience for all your senses.

PEACE AND QUIETNESS

Peaceful hiking in the quiet nature might be your most exiting experience and in another hand most relaxing week in your life.

GREAT CHALLENGE

Distance is a challenge but we have plenty of time. You do not have to hurry. Take your time and enjoy! Choose your best old boots!

 

ITINERARY

1st day:
Arrive at Oulu Airport or railway station, where your guide is waiting for you. Approximately two hours of transport to Syöte National Park. Meeting with the group and accommodation in double or dormitory rooms and welcoming dinner, short briefing, the introduction of Syöte National Park, maps, and a 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:
Tour begins from Syöte Visitor Centre after a complete Finnish breakfast with many local delicacies. After breakfast, an exhibition at the Visitor Centre. After a guided exhibition, we start our hiking tour! A wonderful trail goes through the old spruce forests. The terrain is varied; the route goes up and down in a few square kilometers area. Lovely picnic lunch at the wooden shelter by a beautiful swamp. The route takes us to our first accommodation to Ahmatupa wilderness hut. Warming up the sauna, dinner together. Accommodation in the hut and in tents in the yard. Day's distance is approximately 10 km.


3rd day:

After breakfast, we start hiking again. The trail goes on foresty terrain, mostly sandy forest paths with a lot of tree roots on them. The path goes between the trees, climbs up to hills, and passes the huge swamps. Visit Ahmavaara observation tower gives you one of the most interesting natural sights to the heart of Syöte National Park. When we get near the tower it's best to approach it in peace and silence. There might be some birds and other animals to see and hear. In the tower, we will have a peaceful moment, a short mindfulness-style exercise with the whole group. 


Hiking continues to Rytivaara. Rytitupa hut is located at the Rytivaara crown tenant farm on Rytivaara hill. In the Rytivaara hut, you can experience the night in a forest croft and enjoy the wilderness sauna with an atmosphere of the older days. Dinner at the hut. Accommodation in a cabin and tents in the yard. Day's distance is approximately 20 km.


4th day: 
Soon after a tasty breakfast, we start hiking. The path goes down to the beautiful lakeside and arrives at a culturally rich old manor house, historical yard, and fields. Tour continues to high eskers and smaller paths to the most beautiful wilderness lake views in Finland. Picnic lunch during the route on the shelter of Lake Kouva. After a short hike, we approach Piipposen Pirtti, an old farm on the shore of Lake Kouva. Your luggage has arrived here so today you have an opportunity to change clothes and refresh properly. Sauna, a barbeque by the open fire in the evening. Accommodation in an old farmhouse. Day's distance is approximately 12 km.

5th day:

After a tasty breakfast, we continue walking refreshed to the wildest part of our hiking tour. The path goes up to the hills when we arrive in Posio and Lapland part of Syöte National Park. After eight kilometers we enter the Lomavaara wilderness hut for a lunch break. The hut is extraordinarily comfortable and welcomes us to enjoy the cozy feeling! The tour goes on, and the next break is after ten kilometers. Here in Hoikkalampi wilderness hut area, we spend our next night in tents in the yard. The cabin and tent area is located by the beautiful small lake with attractive nature views. This area is quiet and peaceful and it encourages us to have a short mindfulness-style relaxing exercise in the camp yard. Dinner in the evening. Day's distance is approximately 19 km.


6th day:

We start our day with an early breakfast and continue hiking. Before we leave it is possible to take a refreshing bath in a super clear pond! Hiking continues first in the forest and later on high eskers near the wild Livo river. The path takes us to the bridge where the taxi is waiting for us. We hop in a taxi which takes us near to Lastenlampi shelter from where the Koronuoma trail begins. After a short 4 km hike, we arrive in Iso-Kuulea wilderness hut and shelter, our next accommodation place by a nice small lake. Accommodation in tents. Dinner. Day's distance is approximately 16 km.

7th day: 

Last hiking day includes one of the greatest nature experiences in South Lapland. Magnificent Korouoma canyon is a wonderful example of the power of nature and how the ice age has affected our beautiful country. Our trekking experience is complete after walking through very variable terrain to Saukkovaara parking place. Taxi takes us back to Taigalampi cabin in Syöte. Relaxing sauna, swim, and delicious celebration dinner! Accommodation in own rooms. Day's distance is approximately 20 km. 

8th day:

Departure day. After a tasty and nutritious breakfast, transfer by car to Oulu Airport.

We reserve all the rights to change the activities' order or the program's content due to the weather or other conditions.