Travel to the wild forests and frozen lakes of Hossa National Park in Finland on this exciting adventure, where the whole family can experience a winter wonderland, be amazed by the Aurora Borealis, and learn winter survival skills.
See the Northern Lights
Snowshoe expedition in Hossa National Park
Ride a sledge pulled by a team of huskies
Build an igloo
Learn winter survival skills
Snowshoe, ski and sledge your way around a winter wonderland of snowy lakes and forests. Wrap up warm to ride a sled pulled by speedy huskies through the frozen landscape, and feel the icy wind on your cheeks as you go.
On this itinerary, you’ll also have the opportunity to learn essential winter survival skills, such as making a fire, ice fishing and even how to build your own igloo. After each day’s adventure, you can spend the evening relaxing in the Finnish sauna, and with some luck you’ll see the Northern Lights as well!
Day1: Fly to Kuusamo & transfer to Hossa National Park
Fly via Helsinki to Kuusamo. This evening, there will be a single-timed group transfer to Hossa National Park.
Day2: Cross country skiing & Igloo building
Learn one of the most popular hobbies in Finland. After a short instruction you will be ready to test your ski skills on a tour through the pine forests and over the lakes.
This afternoon you can begin building your igloo; the snow will then need to be left to harden overnight.
Day3: Husky sledding
This morning, visit a husky farm where you will learn to drive a sled before enjoying a tour through the snow white forests and frozen lakes. This afternoon, there will be time to finish building your igloo.
Day4: Snowshoeing adventure
Follow a trail through beautiful snow-covered pine, spruce and birch forest, stopping for a picnic around an open fire on the way.
Today, explore the ascents and descents of the beautiful ridges. The surrounding forests are home to many animals such as elk, wolf, lynx - you will probably spot some of their tracks in the snow.
Day6: Reindeer farm & wilderness skills
Visit a reindeer farm for a short sledge ride pulled by a reindeer, as well as the chance to learn about the life of a reindeer herder and try your hand at lassoing. This afternoon, don’t miss the chance to learn about essential winter survival skills and ice-fishing.
Day7: Free day for optional activities
Equipment is available for you to do some more skiing, sledging or snowshoeing along the many trails in the area.
Day8: Transfer to Kuusamo Airport & fly to the UK
This morning, there will be a single-timed transfer back to Kuusamo airport for your flight back to the UK.
Prices from (exc. international flights):£1,299per adult,£1,099per child
Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK):£2,049per adult,£1,689per child
Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.
We will stay in log cabins just outside Hossa National Park. Bedrooms consist of bunk beds and a sofa bed which can comfortably fit up to four people. Near to the cabins is a lake, sauna and a visitor centre where meals are served. Sledges and kick-sleds, as well as outdoor games, are available at the accommodation. During the overnight snowshoe expedition we stay in a lakeside wilderness cabin in bedrooms with bunkbeds.
7 breakfasts, 6 lunches & 7 dinners
You can typically expect to pay from
£750 for an adult,
and from £590 for a child aged 11 and under.
Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods or when booking late.
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