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Number of Reviews: 82 Overall score: *****
Dogsledding through snow-capped trees, Riisitunturi N.P, Finland
***** Written
Finnish Wilderness Week

Finnish Wilderness Week

5
This was one of the most exhilarating holidays I've been on for a long time. I only booked at the last minute which was fine because everything you need is supplied and it just means packing a few changes of clothes for the evening. Oulanka Base Camp is very cosy with really lovely staff who looked after us well - the food was exceptional and all made from fresh. The itinerary lets you try all the activities and then do them with more challenge if you want to. I opted for the additional day-long husky driving and it was wonderful to be travelling through spectacular scenery pulled by these extraordinary dogs - absolutely wonderful!
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Dogsledding through snow-capped trees, Riisitunturi N.P, Finland
***** Written
Finnish Wilderness Week

One of the best

5
You may be in the wilderness, but if you like adventure you will run out of time before things to do. I loved the dog sledging (you can have your own sledge and dog team), the snow shoeing, the cross country skiing, the sledging etc. There is also the option for extra's and I'd recommend the skiing in Rukha and full day dog sledging. There is plenty of option for free extra's too as you can use the equipment to walk the bear route with snow shoes and do local cross skiing. You can get away with taking little cash and paying for most things by card at the end of the week. For a remote base camp the food is good, the room clean and warm with underfloor heating and the equipment good quality. The only down side is the taster sessions could have covered more ground e.g. the snow shoe taster guide session had a bit too much talking and not enough walking, but a few of us made up for it with a walk to village after. This was a small issue for an otherwise incredible trip.
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Dogsledding through snow-capped trees, Riisitunturi N.P, Finland
***** Written
Finnish Wilderness Week

Finnish Wilderness Week

5
The 10km Husky Ride was definitely the highlight . Lauri and his dogs from Kota huskies were absolutely amazing, Lauri's professionalism, the condition of his dogs and his love for his dogs was absolutely amazing! His professionalism enabled us to have the most spectacular day of the whole holiday!
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Dogsledding through snow-capped trees, Riisitunturi N.P, Finland
***** Written
Finnish Wilderness Week

Finnish Wilderness Week

5
This was an absolutely fantastic holiday and a true 'week of firsts'. We got to try lots of winter activities that we'd never done before, all in stunning surroundings. The basecamp was excellent and the food was amazing. All of the included and optional activities were excellent, as was sitting in the hot tub and sauna at the end of the day!
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Dogsledding through snow-capped trees, Riisitunturi N.P, Finland
***** Written
Finnish Wilderness Week

Finnish Wilderness Week

5
Fantastic holiday with great guides and stunning scenery. This is the first time at -18C and its surprising how warm you get when you are taking part in the winter activities. We were worried about being cold in the rooms but there was no need, all have under floor heating and we were always cosy and warm. The main building has the same heating and also an open fire to sit around at night.
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Dogsledding through snow-capped trees, Riisitunturi N.P, Finland
***** Written
Finnish Wilderness Week

Fantastic Wilderness Week

5
The Finnish Wilderness holiday is up there with one of my best holidays. Oulanka base-camp was fantastic, the accommodation excellent and the food home made and wonderful. Definitely an experience not to be missed. The optional activities a must. The Arctic gear provided is fabulous. You can really travel very very lightly.
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Dogsledding through snow-capped trees, Riisitunturi N.P, Finland
***** Written
Finnish Wilderness Week

Great Week

5
Great introduction to various winter sports on offer, made really enjoyable by expert, patient and friendly staff
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