A winter adventure activity holiday in Finland, including an introduction to husky sledding
This winter activity holiday offers a true taste of winter, and an introduction to a variety of thrilling snow-based pastimes, right in the heart of East Finland's frozen wonderland. Our base is a series of small, cosy wooden cabins, in a little-visited area close to the border with Russia and just south of the Arctic Circle. Throughout the winter months this area of Finland is almost completely snowbound, but our comfortable cabins, and their sauna, will ensure that we stay warm and comfortable. The holiday begins with an introduction to cross country skiing and a chance to explore the area surrounding our accommodation, which is a magical white wilderness of snow blanketed spruce and pine forest, ridges and frozen lakes. Over the next 2 days we venture out on an exciting mini snowshoe expedition with an overnight wilderness experience at a remote, candle lit, cabin with a traditional wood fired sauna.
Out at this remote cabin, where there is no electricity and little light pollution, we may be lucky enough to see the northern lights illuminating the night sky. During the week we will also spend a day practising winter survival skills: lighting fires, ice fishing and building our own igloos. We conclude with a day getting to grips with perhaps the most exciting method of arctic transport – the husky sled. We will spend a day at a husky farm learning how to drive the sleds, getting to know our own team of husky dogs and learning about how they are cared for. This multi activity holiday also includes a free day where we can make use of the cabins snowshoe/cross country ski equipment, hire fat bikes, or take advantage of some of the optional winter activities available in the area, such as snowmobiling.