Hut-to-Hut Backcountry Skiing in Old Growth Boreal Forests (Lemmenjoki NP)

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Hut-to-Hut Backcountry Skiing in Old Growth Boreal Forests (Lemmenjoki NP)

1,250.00

One week (saturday to saturday) backcountry ski tour at the remote Lemmenjoki National park for groups of up to 8 people. Organized from January until the end of March.

  • Level of solitude 4/5 (very high, because of the season and location; it is very unlikely that you will meet any other people during your tour)
  • Difficulty 2-3/5 (Full board having accommodation in wilderness huts; daily skiing distances do not exceed 17 km)
  • Suitable for: persons over 18 years old, who have some previous experience in hiking, and have moderate physical condition
  • Group size: up to 8 persons
  • Guiding languages: English (there is also a possibility to Finnish and German speaking guide)
  • Can be organised weekly from saturday to saturday until the end of March

Fancy about remote backcountry ski tour going through the old growth boreal forests, deeply frozen rivers, and the peaks of the Lappish fells? Look no further!

In this hut-to-hut BC ski tour you will experience all aspects of the northernmost Lapland at its best. You will stay in the cozy wilderness cabins in a remote wilderness. You make a fell-tour and visit a beautiful frozen waterfall, and you will have professional introduction to Finnish wilderness skills in the authentic setting. On top of all this you get to try and build your own snow shelter where you can sleep if you dare, and of course there is a nice hotel level accommodation in the beginning and end of the tour where you will have nice restaurant meals and sauna - and reindeers walking in the yard!

Lemmenjoki National park is a vast 2850 square kilometers and both largest and the northernmost National Park in Finland, being farther north than the whole of Iceland, for instance. It is characterized by the untouched wilderness, remote location and is well known of being the site of the biggest European gold rush.

During the tour you have an opportunity to go to Sauna, there is a tasty traditional meal and lunch included in every day and with some luck the trip is crowned with the magical show of the northern lights. This is the adventure week you do not want to miss!

Guaranteed departures for season 2017-2018:

  • 30.12.2017-6.1.2018 (New Year / polar night special without sun rising)
  • 20.-27.1.2018
  • 27.1.-3.2.2018
  • 17.-24.2.2018
  • 24.2.-3.3.2018
  • 3.-10.3.2018

Pricing (VAT included):

  • 1250€/person

Included in the price is:

  • Overnights in the cozy wilderness log cabins without electricity
  • All the gear you need during the tour (excluding the clothing)
  • Full board
  • English speaking guide (German and French speaking guides can be arranged by request)
  • Transfers to and from Ivalo airport (Kittilä is also an option)
  • Restaurant meals and overnights in Hotel level log huts at the beginning and the end of the tour

Tour highlights

  • We are skiing inside the northernmost old-growth boreal forest
  • Extremely remote area being both the largest and northernmost National park in Finland (2850 square km), with no permanent human habitation inside the wilderness
  • Lunches by the open fire
  • Sauna in the middle of the tour
  • One night at the traditional Finnish Kota-shelter
  • Visiting the highest fell of the National Park
  • Seeing a partly frozen waterfall Ravadasköngäs
  • BC skiing experience
  • Northern lights and wildlife sights with some luck
  • Reindeer feeding and petting at the end of the trip
  • Learning first hand winter time wilderness skills from the expert guide

Airport transports

Transfers are organised to coincide with the following flights:

  • Arrival:         Saturdays       AY 617 Helsinki – Ivalo 16:25 - 18:00
  • Departure:    Saturdays       AY 637 Ivalo – Helsinki 13:20 - 14:50

Remember that it is of course possible to arrive with earlier flights and depart with later flights, but please remember that in that case you will need to prepare to be waiting at the airport or Ivalo town as there is only one transport organised to each tour.

Do not hesitate to ask additional information and reserve a tour by emailing joose@wildhikesfinland.com, calling +358 45 619 8260 or using the contact sheet below.

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