Solitude in Pasvik Valley (Norway, available in October & November)

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Solitude in Pasvik Valley (Norway, available in October & November)

1,850.00

A ten day (in 2016: from fri 14.10. to sun 23.10) guided full-board backpacking trip in a remote area with tent camping and hotel overnight in the end of the trip. A demanding and unique trip for a nature lover who has grown tired of the crowded hikes. Groups of 2-6 people.

  • Level of solitude 5/5 (very high, because of the season close to the polar night)
  • Difficulty 4/5 (Because of the time of the year and the distance to the nearest habitation)
  • Average walking distance per day: 10 km (+ two full rest days)
  • Suitable for: persons over 18 years old, who have some previous experience in hiking, and have a good physical condition
  • Group size 2-6 persons
  • Guiding languages: Finnish and English

Spend an unforgettable ten full days in the transition season between late autumn and early winter either hiking or snowshoeing (depending on the conditions) in the remarkable beauty of Pasvik valley, enjoying the sub-arctic wild camping, possibly fishing/winter fishing, northern lights and an unmatched solitude. All this in the knowable hands of a professional wilderness guide used to the conditions and area.

In this trek we are not concentrating so much on walking as feeling the atmosphere of the true solitude that only the treks at this time of year can offer. We will walk through the old-growth pine forest - the northernmost found in Norway, enjoy exclusive early winter fishing opportunities (if the conditions allow), learn about the nature of the area, and enjoy local meals by a campfire. As a specialty, you can also try sleeping by the campfire without a tent using only a tarp as a simple cover, and if there is sufficient amount of snow we will build a quinzee where you can actually sleep (if you want). With some luck, we might also see some spectacular northern lights, and during the darkness we will have good options for stargazing. The arbitrary nature of time comes evident when we visit the unique meeting point between - not just three nations - but also three different time zones. The camera is a must on this trip!

Remember that this is a very demanding trek where it is possible face severe cold. An excellent physical condition, 18 years of age and some previous experience on hiking is required. Apart from the optional open fire and quinzee -camping, we will mostly sleep in tents. In the middle of the trip there is a possibility for having a sauna - either in a cabin or in the exotic sauna tent. In the end of the trip, we will have a nice concluding dinner, sauna and sleep in a cozy Finnish wilderness hotel, so that you will feel relaxed and fresh before going back to home. Welcome to observe the solitude like no other to this unique trip!

This is an all-inclusive hike, so you only need to bring yourself and the clothes you will be wearing. We will also send an thorough briefing well before leaving, so no unexpected surprises here. In these exclusive hikes you will contribute in many aspects of the hike, such as carrying the load (around 10 kg including the food) and sometimes making the food. You will always stay close to the guide, though, who will help, instruct and assist you. Note that this hike requires a minimum amount of 2 participants. The price informed is for one person.

Included in the price is:

  • Professional wilderness guide's services
  • safety equipment (such as sat. phone and gps)
  • snowshoe rental
  • backpack rental
  • sleeping gear rental
  • fishing license
  • tent (shared with another person)
  • cooking equipment
  • breakfasts, lunches and dinners
  • Hotel overnight and sauna (at the end of the trip)
  • airport transportations (Kirkenes or Ivalo)

Reservation without full payment is possible by using the contact sheet below

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Would you like to have this trip in some other time or for a bigger group, or just want some additional info of the trip? Feel free to ask here, and we will answer you as soon as possible!

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