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Number of Reviews: 79 Overall score: *****
Dogsledding through snow-capped trees, Riisitunturi N.P, Finland
Review posted by Kate Kidd
***** Written

One of the best

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
Review posted by Jillian Mcinerney
***** Written

Finnish Wilderness Week

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
Review posted by Lynne Foster
***** Written

Finnish Wilderness week

Great week with congenial company, brilliant guide and instructor and excellent range of activities.
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Dogsledding through snow-capped trees, Riisitunturi N.P, Finland
Review posted by Susan Bain
***** Written

Finnish Wilderness Week

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
Review posted by Paul Hammond
***** Written

Finnish Wilderness Week

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
Review posted by Carla Mcinerney
***** Written

Fantastic Wilderness Week

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
Review posted by Nathan Moss
***** Written

Great Week

Great introduction to various winter sports on offer, made really enjoyable by expert, patient and friendly staff
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Dogsledding through snow-capped trees, Riisitunturi N.P, Finland
Review posted by Seema Quasim
***** Written

Finnish Wilderness Week

I really enjoyed this week so much more than I thought. I had never done any winter sports or activities before, but the team at Basecamp were great at leading us through everything, from walking on snow, to staying warm, from cross country-skiing to ice wall climbing. The food was excellent - warming for the soul and very tasty. No meal was repeated and even my sweet tooth was catered for! The hot tub and sauna area were very clean and the rooms were just as described, with a floor that could dry all your gear overnight.
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Dogsledding through snow-capped trees, Riisitunturi N.P, Finland
Review posted by Caroline Maffia
***** Written

Powder, powder everywhere

This is a truly stunning part of Finland, with a landscape of snow; snow on trees, snow on roofs, snow on lakes, snow on roads. The muffling effect of the snow makes the silence truly unique and special (for when we weren't laughing and chatting as a group). The optional activities meant the trip was as laid back or as full on as you liked and the hot tub and sauna helped recouperate for the next day.
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Dogsledding through snow-capped trees, Riisitunturi N.P, Finland
Review posted by Louise & Ritchie Richardson
***** Written

Finnish Wilderness Week

This is a fantastic holiday for those who enjoy the active outdoors and like to try something new. The range of activities included mean that you are bound to find something you like - if not all of them. A good balance of instructor time to free time meaning you can choose which activity you'd like to try more of. Warm, comfortable accommodation, great local food and plenty of it and great hosts. Beautiful setting. The whole holiday far exceeded our expectations. This was a full on week of activity that excelled in every way.
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