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.
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!
Fly via Helsinki to Kuusamo. This evening, there will be a single-timed group transfer to Hossa National Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Equipment is available for you to do some more skiing, sledging or snowshoeing along the many trails in the area.
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): £1,299 per adult, £1,149 per child
- Prices from (inc. flights from/to UK): £2,049 per adult, £1,739 per child
Flight prices are subject to change, and prices tend to be higher during peak periods.
Child prices apply for ages 11 and under at the time of travel.
- Duration: 8 days
- Ideal for ages: 10+
- Itinerary type: Small group
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|2019||28 Dec||4 Jan||£1,299||£1,149||Available*||Book or Enquire|
|2020||15 Feb||22 Feb||£1,299||£1,149||Available*||Book or Enquire|
|2020||22 Feb||29 Feb||£1,299||£1,149||Available*||Book or Enquire|