Just three hours away from the UK is one of Europe’s last true great wildernesses. With mile upon mile of snow-laden taiga forest and glistening frozen lakes, Finland is the perfect playground for a huge variety of winter activities including cross-country skiing, dogsledding, snowshoeing and snowmobiling.
Miles from civilisation, the wilderness lodges we take you to on our Finland winter holidays offer immediate access to some of the country’s most remote regions, including Oulanka National Park in the north-east and the Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park high above the Arctic Circle.
The home country of Moomins – a series of books and a comic strip by Finnish illustrator Tove Jansson – and the one and only Santa Claus, Finland is famous for many exciting reasons.
Whether you want to enjoy peace and quiet surrounded by stunning scenery, revel in the clean air or experience the thrill of witnessing the Finland Northern Lights, we have the perfect winter holiday in Finland for you. While you’re there, take the opportunity to learn about a new culture, see how the locals live, try delicious Finnish cuisine, watch some incredible wildlife and visit National Parks with Exodus.
Although each trip is different to the next, our holidays start at 4 days, while some last for 8 days. Whether snowshoeing in Finland is on your to do list, or you’ve been excited to experience Lapland Wilderness Week for ages, we have a winter holiday in Finland to suit every adventurous individual.
Are your holidays in Finland guided?
The majority of our winter Finland holidays are guided groups, which gives you the perfect opportunity to travel with other individuals that share the same passions as you. Whether you are looking to relax in an unspoilt wilderness location, go cross-country skiing in the heart of Finnish Lapland, strap on a pair of snowshoes to explore, hunt for the Northern Lights or go dogsledding, our experienced guides will be there every step of the way.
Book your winter holiday in Finland today
Winter holidays in Finland are second to none, no matter whether you are looking to partake in various winter activities within magical surroundings or cosy up among beautiful wilderness. At Exodus, we have a trip suited to everyone. Read more about our holidays or request a brochure for more information.
This was my first Exodus Trip, Joining my sister who has been on numerous Exodus trips before – I knew this was going to be a worthwhile trip. It was my first time to Finland and I was on the hunt for the Northern Lights. Having been to Iceland a few years back and not seeing them there I was determined to find the Lights…. And i did….twice!!
Basecamp is warm and cosy and in the perfect location. With a frozen lake and the woods to wander around you are not short of things to do. The staff are all really friendly and more than accommodating. They all have a brilliant but wicked sense of humour and definitely kept us laughing throughout the week.
I enjoyed every single activity that was planned and during our own time we got to explore, practice cross country skiing, sit in the hot tub and play in the snow!
This was an amazing week filled with first time experiences. Finland is such a beautiful place. We were lucky enough to see the Northern Lights on 2 nights- which was my main reason for going on this trip as well as the husky sledding. The day trip to Ruka was a great day, where I went snowmobiling which was great fun and watched people on the ski slopes. We visited a reindeer farm, where we got to feed the young reindeer. An added bonus was crossing the Arctic Circle on the way to the airport at the end of the week. This was unexpected and ended the holiday wonderfully!
The activities, landscape and Basecamp were all excellent. I was concerned that the itinerary looked less active in the second half of the week but, in fact, it was cleverly designed so that we were introduced to snowshoeing and cross-country skiing on days 1 & 2, and allowed to retain the equipment so that we could continue with these activities whenever we had free time. Also, quinzee building on Friday was interesting and very active. Our room was spacious enough, with good storage, a comfortable bed, decent shower and even hairdryer – all with a lovely view. And it was warm! Communal areas were also warm, and welcoming at all times of day and evening. Staff always made time for a chat. The forest, lakes (frozen) and rivers are so pretty, it was wonderful to explore them. As a huge bonus, we saw the Northern Lights – twice.