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

Finnish Wilderness Week

5
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
Finnish Wilderness Week

Powder, powder everywhere

5
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

Finnish Wilderness Week

5
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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Dogsledding through snow-capped trees, Riisitunturi N.P, Finland
Review posted by Allan And Gill Edgcumbe
***** Written
Finnish Wilderness Week

A wonderful week far from the madding crowd at Base Camp OulankaY

5
A really enjoyable week, full of adventures and learning new skills like snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, wilderness skills such as fire lighting, first aid and building and sleeping in a snow hole (quinzee), and also riding on a snowmobile and dogsledding. It is a great idea to provide a number of optional things to do, in addition to the basic itinerary, so that we could tailor the activities we wanted to take part in according to our wishes.
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Dogsledding through snow-capped trees, Riisitunturi N.P, Finland
Review posted by Steve Platt
***** Written
Finnish Wilderness Week

Fantastic Finland Wilderness Week

5
A fantastic week. Great team at the hotel made us feel very welcome. Maarti was a great guy and everyone was always smiling. Anika v helpful too. Good food (thanks Teddy) and great mixture of activities. Lovely location about 100 metres walk down to the (frozen) lake. Cabins were always warm with heated floor in the bathroom meaning you could dry things out or warm things up. It was obviously pretty cold but the gear provided mostly kept you warm, except toes on the husky trips.
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Dogsledding through snow-capped trees, Riisitunturi N.P, Finland
Review posted by Nikola Westhead
***** Written
Finnish Wilderness Week

Fantastic

5
A very busy and cold week but fantastic fun. Expect to we well fed, exhausted and probably bruised by the end of the week but equally thrilled with the beauty of basecamp and exhilarated with activities.
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Dogsledding through snow-capped trees, Riisitunturi N.P, Finland
Review posted by Susannah *
***** Written
Finnish Wilderness Week

Finnish Wilderness Week

5
An absolutely fabulous winter adventure spent in a log cabin in the most beautiful Finnish wilderness, with plentiful and delicious local food and a good variety of interesting winter activities, this is a trip not to be missed- if you love the outdoors and adventure, book now, you will not be disappointed!
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Dogsledding through snow-capped trees, Riisitunturi N.P, Finland
Review posted by Zoe Zoe
***** Written
Finnish Wilderness Week

Complete change of scene though extremely cold

4
Base camp Oulanka is great, with a lovely atmosphere, delicious simple food and set in a most beautiful area. I was there at the end of December and it was minus 28 and only four hours daylight a day. The equipment they lend you is top notch and the advice you get from the team is excellent. The only problem I had was keeping my feet warm. Take thick wool socks (not polyester) and wear boots that are a bit too big. Henri was a fantastic guide and everyone who worked at the place were extremely friendly and helpful.
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Dogsledding through snow-capped trees, Riisitunturi N.P, Finland
Review posted by Yasmin Ahmed
***** Written
Finnish Wilderness Week

Northern exposure

4
A very enjoyable week in a remote part of Finland, balancing guided activities with self-determined time. Being taught to snow-shoe on the first day allowed us to explore the area independently, including a day spent on the breathtaking Little Bear walk. The trails were marked clearly, and the occasional bit of challenging terrain intensified our appreciation of the location’s serenity. Also, the tracks left by Arctic hares are amusingly rude in shape. Basecamp Oulanka provided a welcome contrast to the physical rigours of days spent outdoors, while upholding the 'green' principles that such an unspoilt place demands. The comforts of the lodge's private accommodation - en-suite wet rooms, under-floor heating and external space in the form of balconies or patios - were equalled by the cosiness of the communal facilities.
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