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Winter Adventure In Finland - (7N/8D)

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Starts With 1399 /-
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8 days 7 nights

Description

Experience

Oulanka is always a popular family destination: with rave reviews about charming accommodation and wonderful leaders, this is definitely a winter trip with a difference. The whole family can enjoy lots of new exciting activities and wholesome home-cooked food rustled up by our small team of expert staff. Discover the beautiful wilderness of Finnish Lapland on snowshoes, cross-country skis, dogsled and snowmobiles. There is also a chance to visit a traditional reindeer farm and have a ride in a Lappish sleigh. Our wilderness base is located at the edge of Oulanka National Park in a truly spectacular setting, perfect for this fun-filled winter holiday

Itineary

Day 1 - Start Basecamp Oulanka.

Start Basecamp Oulanka

Day 2 -Dogsledding instruction and tour of 10km (approx.). Adults drive with children sitting in sleds.

Half-day husky safari. After sorting out all of your equipment needed for a week in arctic conditions there is then a free morning to try sledging around the areas of Basecamp, or enjoy a game of football or hockey in the deep snow. All games equipment are available free of charge from the front desk. After lunch, we head off for the husky safari in the neighbouring Riisitunturi National Park. We start with a tuition on how to ride on the sled and the importance of caring for the huskies correctly. We then head off into the woods where our teams of dogs eagerly await our arrival, ready to take us on our 10km mushing adventure. Our route takes us deep into the National Park and up onto the surrounding fjell where we are rewarded with a fantastic view. With the adults driving and the children sitting in the sled, you are able to really appreciate the serenity of this beautiful snow-laden landscape.

Day 3 -Gentle half day snowshoe walk, exploring the park; free use of snowshoes in the afternoon

Snowshoeing. Gentle half-day snowshoe walk in the Oulanka National Park past frozen waterfalls and following the Kitkajoki River.There is a free afternoon for further snowshoeing, sauna or hot-tub.

Day 4 -Morning cross-country ski lesson. Free use of skis after lesson

Experience the Scandinavian-born sport of cross-country skiing. Heading down to the nearby Juuma lake, our instructor will literally walk us through the basics of how to cross-country ski. There may be a few tumbles to start with, but in the soft snow this is half the fun. After becoming more confident on the skis we then head out onto the lake, gliding through the virgin powder. In the afternoon, keep hold of your skis as there is the option of further unguided skiing in the area.

Day 5 -Morning free in Ruka for optional snowmobile safari or downhill skiing; Afternoon visit reindeer farm and museum with a ride on a reindeer sleigh. Enjoy hot drinks around open fire and eat reindeer sausages

Explore Ruka and optional activities. Spend the day at the popular ski resort of Ruka. Your guide will organise transfers (included) and book activities for you. Downhill skiing and snowmobile safaris are available. See 'Extra Expenses' section below. In the late afternoon we visit the reindeer farm and museum where everyone will have the chance to ride on a reindeer sleigh, and try lasso throwing. The evening then draws to a close with some hot drinks and some reindeer sausages round an open fire.

Day 6 -Free morning; afternoon children's snow games: sledging, building snow forts and snowmen

Leisurely morning free to relax with afternoon children's snow games. After lunch the afternoon is spent in the children's snow park, which is supervised by the Basecamp guides. Amongst other activities, here children have the opportunity to learn how to build an igloo. Follow the 'snow trail', which leads to a teepee where hot drinks and pancakes are served. Families can also have a go at making a snow sculpture

Day 7 -Free day. Optional activities include ice-climbing, frisbee park, dogsledding or snowmobile tours.Open or Close

Free day. Options include unguided cross-country skiing and snowshoeing; downhill skiing at nearby Ruka (transport and skiing not included); or further dogsledding and snowmobile safaris. There is also a possibility for ice climbing for all ages. As a farewell celebration, we have the option of eating dinner around a campfire, or in a tepee (Kota) on the edge of the National Park.

Day 8 -End Basecamp Oulanka.

End Basecamp Oulanka.

 

 

Package Includes

  • All breakfasts & all dinners
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout

Package Excludes

  • Service Tax and / or any other taxes.
  • International or domestic flights, unless included
  • Meals other than those mentioned as included (please contact us to know details specific to your trip)
  • Optional arrival and departure transfers or transfer costs to the starting point of the vacation
  • Visa, passport, travel insurance.
  • Optional tours that can be bought on a supplement.
  • Single room supplement
  • Entrance fees to attractions not specified as included (please contact us to know details specific to your trip)

Information

Dates & Prices

Start Date End Date Price
17th DEC, 2017 24th DEC, 2017 GBP £ 1449.00
24th DEC, 2017 31st DEC, 2017 GBP £ 1449.00
11th FEB, 2018 18th FEB, 2018 GBP £ 1449.00
18th FEB, 2018 25th FEB, 2018 GBP £ 1449.00
25th FEB, 2018 04th MAR, 2018 GBP £ 1399.00
25th MAR, 2018 01st APR, 2018 GBP £ 1499.00
01st APR, 2018 08th APR, 2018 GBP £ 1499.00
08th APR, 2018 15th APR, 2018 GBP £ 1449.00
20th DEC, 2018 27th DEC, 2018 GBP £ 1499.00
27th DEC, 2018 03rd JAN, 2019 GBP £ 1499.00

 

Travel Insurance covering medical and evacuation expenses is mandatory for all travellers.