Eco-friendly Classic Hiking - facts

 During the trip we will give you examples of mindfulness-style practices and muscle stretching after a long hiking day.  We expect that you will 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. 

Facts of the trip: ​

Duration: 9 days, 8 nights

Location: Syöte National Park, Pudasjärvi, Korouoma Posio, South Lapland, Finland

Distance: Approximately 100 km on varied terrain

Group size: 2 - 16 pax. 

Availability: On request 1.6.-30.9.2020

Guaranteed departure: 22.6. - 30.6., 13.-21.7., 22.8.-30.8.2020

Guidance: Guided tour

Price 2020: 1390 € / person when 2-4 pax, 1280 € / person when 5-8 persons, 1190 € when 9 – 16 pax. 

What's  included?: Guide services, breakfast, lunch, dinner, accommodation, sauna, tent, mattress, sleeping bag, return transport from Oulu airport or bus/train station

Supplements: Extra night before or in the end of the holiday  in a hotel.

How to get there?: Meet your guide at the Oulu airport or bus/train station. Transport to Syöte National Park Visitor Centre​

Itinerary:

Day 1.
Arrival to Oulu airport or railway station, where your guide is waiting for you. Approximately two hours transport to Syöte National Park. Meeting a group and accommodation in nice double or dormitory rooms. Welcoming dinner today includes salad, rye bread with organic butter, risotto with local mushrooms, cheese and fresh tomatoes. For the dessert you will have coffee, Wild Berry Panna Cotta made of oats-cream and Finnish berries.

A short briefing, introduction of Syöte National Park, checking the 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 in cosy rooms. 

Day 2.
Tour begins from Syöte Visitor Center after a complete Finnish breakfast with all the local delicacies you can imagine. After the breakfast an exhibition at the Visitor center. 

Then 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.

Day 3. 
After a 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 in rytivaara hill along the Syöte - Kouva UKK-trail. In the Rytivaara hut you can experience the night in a forest croft and enjoy the wilderness sauna with an athmosphere of the older days. Dinner at the hut. Day's distance approximately 20 km.

Day 4.
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 of Piipponen 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 the open fire in the evening. Accommodation in old houses.  Day's distance approximately 12 km. 

Day 5. 
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 athmosphere. 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 pond with very attractive nature views. This area is quiet and peaceful and it courages us to have a short mindfulness-style relaxing exercise on the camp yard. Dinner in the evening. Day's distance approximately 19 km. 

Day 6. 
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 to 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 the nice small lake. Dinner. Day's distance approximately  16 km.

Day 7.  
Last hiking day includes one of the gratest nature experiences in South Lapland. Magnificent Korouoma canyon is wonderful example of power of the nature and how has the ice age affected to our beautiful country. Our trekking experience is complete after walking through very variable terrain. Taxi takes us to Lapiosalmi tourist center. Our luggage waits us in center. Relaxing sauna, swim and delicious celebration dinner! Accommodation in cabins. Day's distance approximately 20 km. 

Day 8. 
After a nice and nutritious breakfast in restaurant transfer by car to Syöte Visitor Center and airport of Oulu. 

We reserve right to change content of the program if necessary due to weather or other reasons.

Local guides: Janne / Terhi from Hikes`n Trails

Additional information: info@hikesntrails.com / WhatsApp +358405535469 

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