5-day winter activity taster in Kuusamo

In the winter months, Northern Finland is transformed into a winter wonderland complete with peaceful snow-covered forests, vast frozen lakes and the Aurora borealis dancing overhead. This five-day guided adventure allows you to experience the best of it: try Finland’s favorite winter sports, learn about culture and traditions, taste local foods and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Highlights include relaxing in the Finnish sauna, building and sleeping in an igloo, ice fishing and a full-day snowshoeing adventure through the snow-covered forest.

per adult from

$2,247

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Duration

5 days 1 hour

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  • What's included :
    • 4x Breakfast
    • 4x Dinner
    • 4x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 4 nights
    • Accommodations as indicated in the tour description
    • All meals and activities as shown in the itinerary
    • All special outdoor sports gear such as snowshoes, fishing gear, etc…
    • Liability insurance of Adventure Apes
    • Services of a private, professional Finnish/English speaking wilderness and outdoor sports guide
    • Travel to and from Kuusamo airport and all local travel indicated in the adventure program
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Arrival to winter wonderland

      Stop At: Adventure Apes, Rovaniementie 227e, Kuusamo 93800 Finland
      You will be picked up from Kuusamo airport in the afternoon for a half-hour drive to your adventure camp for the week in the countryside of Kuusamo. You will be welcomed with a homemade lunch complete with our favorite local foods followed by a gear check to ensure you have everything you will need to enjoy the week. You can test out your gear on a short kicksled tour of the area and warm up after with your first introduction to Finnish Sauna culture, complete with a refreshing roll in the snow.
      Duration: 7 days

      Meals included:
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Shared accommodations at Adventure Apes Lodge

      Day 2: Igloo building and ice fishing

      Stop At: Adventure Apes, Rovaniementie 227e, Kuusamo 93800 Finland
      It’s time to play in the snow as you start to build your own igloo! After breakfast, you will work as a team to start the base – a huge pile of snow which we will let freeze and harden until tomorrow. In the afternoon, you will have the chance to try your luck ice fishing on one of the nearby lakes while you admire the beauty and silence of Finnish nature. After settling in for the evening, you will gain a deeper understanding of Finnish culture by watching a film about Finland.
      Duration: 7 days

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Shared accommodations at Adventure Apes Lodge

      Day 3: Finishing the igloo, winter olympics and night in the igloo

      Stop At: Adventure Apes, Rovaniementie 227e, Kuusamo 93800 Finland
      This morning, you will finish your igloo followed by an afternoon special-edition Winter Olympics. Be prepared for lots of laughs! You will also have some free time to relax or explore the area surrounding the adventure camp on your own. After dinner, we will have a housewarming party for your new igloo and the most adventurous of you will have the chance to sleep the night in the igloo. You will stay plenty warm with our four-season sleeping bags.
      Duration: 7 days

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Shared accommodations at Adventure Apes Lodge or option to spend the night in an igloo

      Day 4: Full-day snowshoeing adventure in the wilderness

      Stop At: Adventure Apes, Rovaniementie 227e, Kuusamo 93800 Finland
      Today is an adventure deep into the wilderness. After breakfast, we will pack our backpacks for a full-day, guided snowshoeing adventure far off the beaten path. You will be walking in deep snow with the help of special shoes designed to keep you on top while admiring the snow-covered forest. With all this activity it will be important to stay well-fueled! We will be sure to bring our favorite local snacks and enjoy a camp lunch in the silence of nature.
      Duration: 7 days

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Shared accommodation at Adventure Apes Lodge

      Day 5: Time to day goodbye and transfer back to the airport

      Stop At: Kuusamo Airport, Lentokentäntie, 93600 Kuusamo, Finland
      We like to say a great adventure never ends; it merely changes form to become part of who you are. On day seven your adventure in this winter wonderland will transform into some of your best memories as you take off for Kuusamo airport to catch your flight back to Helsinki (see the flight schedule that meets the airport transfer times).

      Meals included: Breakfast
      Duration: 1 day

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      No accommodation included on this day.
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      Kuusamo Airport (KAO)Lentokentäntie, 93600 Kuusamo, Finland.
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • Accessible for those with limited eye sight
      • Airfare
      • Flights or transportation before or after the start of the tour
      • For all days, last-minute modifications to the activities may be required in the event of weather and safety issues. If this happens, we will work to offer a comparable activity. 
      • Hotels before or after the start of the tour
      • Meals, snacks or drinks other than those listed and alcoholic drinks
      • Personal outdoor clothing/apparel ( A complete recommended gear list will be provided before the tour)
      • Single room accommodation (This can be added at an additional price depending on availability)
      • This tour does not include:
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

    Language

    English

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    15

    Organised by Adventure Apes

    Activity ID: V-90845P5

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