I Love Adventures - Finnish Wilderness Week

Find an adventure

Destination

Activity

Trip type

Trip Style

Duration (Days)

--

Price(AED)

Physical-Rating

Keywords



Finnish Wilderness Week

In the heart of Oulanka National Park sits Basecamp Oulanka, a self-sustained complex of wooden buildings in a truly stunning location. As the only accommodation for miles around, you are able to enjoy a variety of winter activities in this beautiful landscape and hardly ever see another soul. Dogsledding through the silent snow-caked forests of the nearby Riisitunturi National Park, you couldn’t feel more removed from the hustle and bustle of city life. Get back to nature this winter and head to Basecamp. 

Quick Facts

  • Winter
  • Winter Bestsellers
  • Winter Mixed-Activity

Whats Included

All accommodation, All listed activities, All transport, Tour leader (on guided trips), Some meals (details available on request)

What to expect

* 7 nights Basecamp Oulanka: twin rooms with en suite bathrooms in two separate buildings * 5 days mixed activities * Group normally starting from 6, plus leaders. Min age 16 years * All Arctic winter equipment and clothing provided

Mixed activity week in a remote part of Finland

Contact Us




Days : 8

Price : From AED 6,947*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights

Trip Style : Classic

Trip Type : Individuals

Physical Grading : 3

Trip Map

Itinerary Land Only

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8

Reviews

Title : Fabulous Trip
Summary : Fabulous week in the snow in the Finland. The week exceeded all expectations - helped by the fact we saw the Northern Lights on night one on the way from the airport. Had a great mix of different activities and stunning scenery. Also food was really good. Lunch was always a filling soup and dinner great home cooked Finnish dishes.
Rating : 5

See more.

Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : The morning dog sledding - a small company is used who take good care of the dogs and dogs seemed very happy to bring us out for exercise. Also the scenery in the area was like a Winter Wonderland
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Martti made the trip. It was clear that he loves the outdoor life in the snow and he was happy to share those experiences with the group. He also had a great sense of humour
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : Just book it.
Question : Is there anything else you would like to add?
Answer : You don't really to bring much luggage. All the layers are provided from boots to hats and gloves.

Hide this content.

Title : Superb Week in Wintry Finland
Summary : Brilliant week of deep snow, sunshine, stunning scenery, amazing activities, great food and comfortable accommodation.
Rating : 5

See more.

Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : Dog sledding and Northern Lights, followed closely by snow mobiling and walking in the forest.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Marti was brilliant. Very well organised, clear in his instructions, and great fun.
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : The lodge really does provide all the equipment/outer clothes you might require. All you need to pack is your thermal under layers, a few things to wear in the evening, and you're done.
Question : Is there anything else you would like to add?
Answer : A fabulous week in glorious scenery, the chance to try your hand at lots of different activities and a great switch off from reality. If you love the snow, winter scenery and outdoor activities, then get booking !

Hide this content.

Title : Finland wilderness week
Summary : A fantastic location, the hut was lovely cozy & warm. The staff, particularly the leader Ana were really friendly and helpful. The kit provided was of good quality with top name brands, and kept you very warm, even at -30 for the evening walk. Each day was different, so made it intresting and allowed you to try a range of activities. Would highly recommend.
Rating : 5

See more.

Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : Snow showing in the National Park on the last day, the scenery was amazing, but huskies were a close second.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : She was excellent, great local knowledge, friendly & nothing too much bother.
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : Book this holiday!

Hide this content.

Title : Spectacular trip!
Summary : A great escape from everyday life with the opportunity to try out many different snow activities plus free time to relax or experience optional activities. We were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights on 4 of our 7 nights 18-25 February 2018. Very tasty food and plenty of it. Comfortable rooms with underfloor heating. Overall a wonderful holiday.
Rating : 5

See more.

Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : The beauty of the landscape and the wonderful Finnish people. We really enjoyed the dogsledding and it was well worth booking the full-day dogsledding optional activity as the scenery was absolutely amazing. A must if you are a dog lover as the huskies are so friendly and love a fuss.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Anna was superb and went the extra mile to ensure everyone was happy.
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : Travel light as you only need clothes for the evenings. The water is so soft that you don't need skincare products and oil based lotions are advised against due to the extreme cold. We took our own thermal base layers and all other outdoor gear provided is sufficient to keep you warm during the day. Don't miss out on the sauna and outside hot tub!
Question : Is there anything else you would like to add?
Answer : Don't think twice about booking this trip!

Hide this content.

Title : Like going on holiday to Narnia!
Summary : An amazing holiday in a beautiful landscape. It was like being in a Christmas card.
Rating : 5

See more.

Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : I loved snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. On our free day, I walked the Little Bear trail with another member of the group and it was a great day. The huskies are beautiful, and I enjoyed snowmobiling. The evening snowshoe across the silent, dark frozen lake was amazing. Building the quinzee was fun, although hard work! For me, there was just enough taster of all the activities, and the option to do more of them if you wanted to.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Elina was lovely. She explained everything to us really well, made sure we were OK and knew what we were doing. She is so enthusiastic about her job, nature and country and shared it all with us.
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : I had been thinking of doing this holiday for a while and it was fab. So do it.
Question : Is there anything else you would like to add?
Answer : I definitely overpacked! You get all the outdoor clothing and aren't cold at all, so you only need a couple of jumpers/jeans for the evenings. Maybe take a travel hairdryer if you really need one.

Hide this content.

Title : Outstanding trip in Finland
Summary : Superb trip! loved every minute of it. The activities, accommadation, food and staff were all excellent. Cannot fault a single part of the trip and would really like to do the whole thing again!
Rating : 5

See more.

Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : Husky dog sledding. Amazing.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful, nothing was too much trouble at all. All staff were superb.
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : Book it.
Question : Is there anything else you would like to add?
Answer : If you are in doubt about the coldness, all clothes were provided and they kept us warm all week. If you needed anything extra you just needed to ask. I am 6 foot 5 and everything fitted me fine.

Hide this content.

Title : Finish Wilderness Week - Amazing adventure. Perfect.
Summary : From start to finish this trip was a dream. If you are thinking about booking it - stop thinking and just do it. You will not regret it. The transfers, location, wilderness, activities, staff, comfort, rooms, food, activities, clothing - everything was perfect.
Rating : 5

See more.

Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : Learning new skills and surviving -30! Sleeping in a Quinzee Body rafting Husky sleding!!
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : The staff were wonderful. Really caring and informative.
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : You really do not need to take any clothes with you other than base layers and a jumper or two jumpers. Something warm to wear in the evenings - pair of jeans. I took the smallest bag and still used very little from it. Good warm sock. I would take a few good jumpers and sturdy shoes for the snow when walking from room to dinner. Saying that my boyfriend took trainors and we still survived. You don't really need much.
Question : Is there anything else you would like to add?
Answer : It was perfect!!

Hide this content.

Title : A fantastic trip!
Summary : This review is for the week of 14th-21st January 2018 The whole week was truly amazing. Our hosts Martii and Tiia were fantastic and ensured we had the best holiday possible. Everyone's dietary requirements were taken care of and all of the activities were so much fun. For me the Husky dog sledding was a memory that will last me a lifetime. The Northern Lights made an appearance on the plane ride home which was the perfect end to a fabulous trip. If you want to know about it in more detail please feel free to click on the below link which is a my blog for the week! Enjoy! https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=4016466253369531842#editor/targ... [1] [1] https://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=4016466253369531842#editor/target=post;postID=5310183189617508352;onPublishedMenu=publishedposts;onClosedMenu=publishedposts;postNum=0;src=link
Rating : 5

See more.

Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : Husky Dogs!
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Martii and Tiia - the best!
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : Don't wear a ton of layers if you go Fat Biking! Even I sub zero temperatures you will be boiling!
Question : Is there anything else you would like to add?
Answer : Book this trip!

Hide this content.

Title : A unique and fabulous experience
Summary : We have done several Exodus trekking trips and this caught our eye as an opportunity for a completely new experience and we were not disappointed. I have been raving about this trip to all who will listen ever since I came back. The scenery was beautiful and the environment offered a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of city working life. We got to try some new experiences in a relaxed way with Basecamp Oulanka staff who you could feel safe with and made some like-minded friends within the group. If you enjoy adventure and new experiences, I cannot recommend this trip enough.
Rating : 5

See more.

Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : We had so many new experiences that it is difficult to pick just one but snowshoeing was so enjoyable and took us to places I have never seen before and that you could not normally access. I have never hugged a tree in my life and would have been sceptical beforehand but snowshoeing deep into the trees and hugging a tree and the absolute complete silence this gave us was truly magical.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : We were looked after by the whole team at Basecamp to make our stay comfortable but Teddy was our primary contact and took such good care of us.
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : It may sound obvious but it really is so very cold there in winter. You are very well equipped when you get there but if you have bad circulation, I would recommend arthritis gloves and knee high woolen socks - the group were great and rallied around with these things for me when it became apparent that my digits were struggling with the cold and it sorted the issue out splendidly.

Hide this content.

Title : Finnish Wilderness Week
Summary : An absolutely spectacular trip with some of the best scenery ever. Although we did not see the Northern Lights we were not disappointed, nobody can control Mother nature. The activity's, ( included and optional ) were all incredible.
Rating : 5

See more.

Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : The most inspirational moment had to be the scenery when we were out dog sledding, I am so glad I can close my eyes and go right back there.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : The group leaders were tops, they go out of their way to accommodate everyone's specific needs, they put in very long days and really enjoy what they do.
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : Don't forget to bring your sense of humor with you.
Question : Is there anything else you would like to add?
Answer : Working together with other members of the group to build the Quinzze was a great team building exercise.

Hide this content.

Start Date - End DateAvailabilityPrice
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
2018-12-23 - 2018-12-300 AED 8,492
2018-12-30 - 2019-01-060 AED 8,492
2019-01-06 - 2019-01-133 AED 7,205
2019-01-13 - 2019-01-208 AED 7,205
2019-01-20 - 2019-01-271 AED 7,205
2019-01-27 - 2019-02-038 AED 7,205
2019-02-03 - 2019-02-104 AED 7,462
2019-02-10 - 2019-02-178 AED 7,462
2019-02-17 - 2019-02-240 AED 7,462
2019-02-24 - 2019-03-038 AED 7,205
2019-03-03 - 2019-03-101 AED 6,947
2019-03-10 - 2019-03-178 AED 6,947
2019-03-17 - 2019-03-248 AED 6,947
2019-03-24 - 2019-03-318 AED 6,947
2019-03-31 - 2019-04-078 AED 6,947
2019-04-07 - 2019-04-148 AED 6,947
2019-04-14 - 2019-04-218 AED 6,947
2019-04-21 - 2019-04-288 AED 7,720
2019-12-08 - 2019-12-158 AED 7,462
2019-12-15 - 2019-12-228 AED 7,462
2019-12-29 - 2020-01-058 AED 8,750