Pre-Christmas adventure in the Arctic, 17. – 23.12.2017.
If you want to experience the true wilderness of the Arctic and let the stillness of Nordic nature detox your mind, our recommendation for you is our activity-fueled but relaxing week in Oulanka National Park. The 7-day package is inclusive of snow shoe walking, husky sledding, deep snow skiing and accommodation at Basecamp Oulanka Wilderness Hotel – in the arms of Mother Nature.
Each day we will spend the few hours of sunlight outdoors, and in the evenings, we’ll be relaxing in the cosy dining area by the fireplace. Kick sleds are also available, so you can embark on short expeditions in the surrounding nature in the daytime. In the evenings, we just relax by stargazing and admiring the dancing Northern lights – there is absolutely no light pollution, so this is a great opportunity to see them.
Basecamp Oulanka Wilderness Hotel is located in the middle of a vast pine forest, next to Lake Juuma, Myllykoski rapid and Jyrävä waterfall, as well as the Pieni Karhunkierros trail. Mesmerising nature and cosy rooms guarantee that you can wind down and let your mind and body relax.
One of the highlights of the trip is the visit to Napapiiri – Arctic Circle; it is a thrilling day in the snow-covered, frozen landscape, where we go husky sledding, meet Santa’s reindeer, make a souvenir to take home and learn more about the Arctic nature in the exhibition of Karhunkierros Visitor Centre. We will also spend a peaceful evening roasting marshmallows at the fireplace lounge and going for a torch walk.
Please see an example of the itinerary below
Arrival to Basecamp Oulanka
Introduction to snow shoeing
Self guided snow shoeing in Oulanka National Park
Introduction to deep snow skiing
Self guided activities
Transfer to Napapiiri – Arctic Circle
Reindeer sledding, feeding the reindeer
Husky sled – 10 km
Torch walk, roasting marshmallows, making a souvenir
Transfer back to Basecamp
Self guided activities
Snow games, hot chocolate and donuts
Price: 1 175 € (children 6 – 12 yrs -30 %)
Package includes full board, accommodation in a twin/double room, all the aformentioned activities and meals, nature conservation fee, liability insurance and VAT.
Single supplement 240 €.
Airport transfer KAO – Basecamp Oulanka – KAO 60 €
Minimum age 6 years.
Optional activities are: Oulanka by Night, Castle Rocks, Ice climbing, making a Shaman drum and meeting Santa. Not included in the price, will be paid on spot.