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. Few days in this kind of strong and beautiful nature calms you down, your blood-pressure and stress-level drops. This holiday gives you 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: 19.-27.6. and 21.-29.8.2021

  • Duration: 9 days, 8 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: In tents, cabins and apartments

  • 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

  • Price doesn’t include flights.

  • Equipment: Participants have their own clothing due to the weather. Please ask 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 a good basic fitness. 

  • 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:
Arrival to Oulu Airport or railway station, where your guide is waiting for you. Approximately two hours transport to Syöte National Park. Meeting with the group and accommodation in double or dormitory rooms. Welcoming dinner, short briefing, introduction of Syöte National Park, maps and a week program after dinner. Safety issues and discussion about a 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 the breakfast an exhibition at the Visitor Centre. After a guided exhibition we start our hiking tour! Wonderful trail goes through the old spruce forests. Terrain is varied; route goes up and down in few square kilometers area. Lovely picnic lunch at the wooden shelter by a beautiful swamp. Route takes us to our first accommodation to Ahmatupa wilderness hut. Warming up the sauna, dinner together. Accommodation in hut. Day's distance approximately 10 km.


3rd day:

After the breakfast we start hiking again. The trail goes on foresty terrain, mostly sandy forest path with a lot of tree roots on it. Path goes between the trees, climbs up to hills and passes the huge swamps. Visit to Ahmavaara observation tower gives you one of the most interesting nature 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. Day's distance approximately 20 km.


4th day: 
Soon after a tasty breakfast we start hiking. Path goes down to beautiful lake side and arrive to cultural 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 to Piipposen Pirtti, an old farm on the shore of the Lake Kouva. Your luggage has arrived here so today you have an opportunity to change clothes and refresh properly. Sauna, barbeque by open fire in the evening. Accommodation in old houses. Day's distance approximately 12 km.

5th day:

After a tasty breakfast we continue walking refreshed to the wildest part of our hiking tour. Path goes up to the hills when we arrive to Posio and Lapland part of Syöte National Park. After eight kilometers we enter the Lomavaara wilderness hut for a lunch break. Hut is extraordinary comfortable and welcomes us to enjoy the cosy feeling! Tour goes on and next break is after ten kilometres. Here in Hoikkalampi wilderness hut we spend our next night. Hut 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 on the camp yard. Dinner in the evening. Day's distance 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. Path takes us to the bridge where 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 3 km hike we arrive to Latvajärvi wilderness hut which is our next accommodation by a nice small lake. Dinner. Day's distance approximately 16 km.

7th day: 

Last hiking day includes one of the greatest nature experiences in South Lapland. Magnificent Korouoma canyon is wonderful example of power of the nature and how the ice age has affected to our beautiful country. Our trekking experience is complete after walking through very variable terrain. Taxi takes us to Lapiosalmi tourist center, where our luggage waits for us. Relaxing sauna, swim and delicious celebration dinner! Accommodation in cabins. Day's distance 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 order of the activities or the content of the program if necessary due to the weather or other conditions.