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Finnish Winter Adventure - Exodus Travels
Finnish Winter Adventure - Exodus Travels
Excellent
18 reviews
Starts
Kuusamo
Destinations
+2
Ends
Kuusamo
Map

Highlights

  • Go dogsledding
  • Experience a snowshoe walk
  • Take a cross-country ski lesson
  • Explore Ruka
Age range
5 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Camping
Max Group Size
18
Transportation
Coach / Bus
Start and end in Kuusamo! With the family tour Finnish Winter Adventure, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Kuusamo, Finland and 2 other destinations in Finland. Finnish Winter Adventure includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

18 Reviews

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  • Finnish Winter Adventure reviewer 1
    Written on February 19, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    FantasticWhat was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The dog sledding day.What did you think of your group leader?GreatDo you have any advice for potential travellers?Do the all day dog safari

  • Finnish Winter Adventure reviewer 2
    Written on February 19, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    FantasticWhat was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The dog sledding day.What did you think of your group leader?GreatDo you have any advice for potential travellers?Do the all day dog safari

  • Finnish Winter Adventure reviewer 3
    Written on January 27, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    We went to Finland to experience a white Christmas and try winter sports and activities as a family. We found ourselves in an amazing Winter Wonderland and came away with some amazing experiences. Every day brought a new challenge and superb memories for us all. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Every day was packed full of great activities which we will never forget. Our first daylight experience of Finland was the Husky Sled experience. The scenery was breathtakingly beautiful, the dogs amazing and friendly and capped off with hot drinks in a Teepee. This activity blew us away right at the beginning of our holiday.What did you think of your group leader?All the leaders at Basecamp Oulanka were superb, accommodating, helpful and friendly. The family group leader Tessa was brilliant with all the children. She managed to support the whole group through new activities while educating us in Finnish traditions. Tessa was always smiling! Our boys loved making an Igloo with her.  Do you have any advice for potential travellers?This trip was an excellent introduction to winter activities. This holiday was varied, fun-packed and energetic. Our boys (aged 6 and 8) really enjoyed trying new activities and are keen to have another winter holiday!The food was good, and although there were times when we were not keen on the main option - there was plenty of bread and salad, and the kitchen was keen to accommodate and no-one ever went hungry.Basecamp Oulanka was well stocked with equipment and clothing which was accessible throughout. With temperatures reaching minus 29C we were grateful of the quality clothing available. Take swimming costumes to make use of the sauna and the hot tub - a great way to relax before supper!Is there anything else you would like to add?We absolutely loved our time at Oulanka. The wonderful people, scenery, food and activities made for a superb collection of memories. Tessa showed us how to showshoe and cross country ski. Later in the holiday we used our free time to do both again as the equipment was freely available. We spent many hours sledging down the slopes around the camp! The huskies and reindeer were truely amazing experiences.

  • Finnish Winter Adventure reviewer 4
    Written on January 27, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    We went to Finland to experience a white Christmas and try winter sports and activities as a family. We found ourselves in an amazing Winter Wonderland and came away with some amazing experiences. Every day brought a new challenge and superb memories for us all. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Every day was packed full of great activities which we will never forget. Our first daylight experience of Finland was the Husky Sled experience. The scenery was breathtakingly beautiful, the dogs amazing and friendly and capped off with hot drinks in a Teepee. This activity blew us away right at the beginning of our holiday.What did you think of your group leader?All the leaders at Basecamp Oulanka were superb, accommodating, helpful and friendly. The family group leader Tessa was brilliant with all the children. She managed to support the whole group through new activities while educating us in Finnish traditions. Tessa was always smiling! Our boys loved making an Igloo with her.  Do you have any advice for potential travellers?This trip was an excellent introduction to winter activities. This holiday was varied, fun-packed and energetic. Our boys (aged 6 and 8) really enjoyed trying new activities and are keen to have another winter holiday!The food was good, and although there were times when we were not keen on the main option - there was plenty of bread and salad, and the kitchen was keen to accommodate and no-one ever went hungry.Basecamp Oulanka was well stocked with equipment and clothing which was accessible throughout. With temperatures reaching minus 29C we were grateful of the quality clothing available. Take swimming costumes to make use of the sauna and the hot tub - a great way to relax before supper!Is there anything else you would like to add?We absolutely loved our time at Oulanka. The wonderful people, scenery, food and activities made for a superb collection of memories. Tessa showed us how to showshoe and cross country ski. Later in the holiday we used our free time to do both again as the equipment was freely available. We spent many hours sledging down the slopes around the camp! The huskies and reindeer were truely amazing experiences.

  • Finnish Winter Adventure reviewer 5
    Written on January 4, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A wonderful family and ability friendly activity holiday.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Snow shoe walking to the old mill with my sons. the power of the water and the weather made it a magical experienceWhat did you think of your group leader?Tessa was lovely, nothing was a problem, she was great with the kids and she had the patience of a saint!Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Take snacks and hot chocolate as we did, the odd cuppa soup wouldnt go a miss too especially if you have picky kids as the availability of food is minimal after meal times(all food was beautiful) except for finnish mars bars at 1.50 e a pop. plenty cards and cluedo scrabble and jenga available for after dinner, my 2 found their ds very useful as there is obviously no tv computer access. and evenings are long, but you will find the kids are shattered!you really dont need clothes. every imaginable layer is provided, gloves, hats, shoes, just take your own thermals and plenty of big socks, and disposable hand warmers were useful too. no one dresses for dinner, the clothes you arrived in are enough.Ruka is very expensive is hire the equipment and have a lesson for the day, at least 400e for a family of 4 before your lunch, if you love downhill skiing great but be warned,Is there anything else you would like to add?Amazing Amazing Amazing. didnt want to come home!take full advantage of the cross country ski and snowshoe use while there, the scenery is beyond belief.worth every penny, but beware of expensive extras

  • Finnish Winter Adventure reviewer 6
    Written on January 4, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A wonderful family and ability friendly activity holiday.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Snow shoe walking to the old mill with my sons. the power of the water and the weather made it a magical experienceWhat did you think of your group leader?Tessa was lovely, nothing was a problem, she was great with the kids and she had the patience of a saint!Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Take snacks and hot chocolate as we did, the odd cuppa soup wouldnt go a miss too especially if you have picky kids as the availability of food is minimal after meal times(all food was beautiful) except for finnish mars bars at 1.50 e a pop. plenty cards and cluedo scrabble and jenga available for after dinner, my 2 found their ds very useful as there is obviously no tv computer access. and evenings are long, but you will find the kids are shattered!you really dont need clothes. every imaginable layer is provided, gloves, hats, shoes, just take your own thermals and plenty of big socks, and disposable hand warmers were useful too. no one dresses for dinner, the clothes you arrived in are enough.Ruka is very expensive is hire the equipment and have a lesson for the day, at least 400e for a family of 4 before your lunch, if you love downhill skiing great but be warned,Is there anything else you would like to add?Amazing Amazing Amazing. didnt want to come home!take full advantage of the cross country ski and snowshoe use while there, the scenery is beyond belief.worth every penny, but beware of expensive extras

  • Finnish Winter Adventure reviewer 7
    Written on March 20, 2011
    4.0 - Good

    Lots of snow, lots of ice, lots of trees, lots of fun!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The Husky trip was our agreed favourite, sledding through the snow covered forest .The afternoon when the leader took the children to play games in the snow was the next favourite with my daughter , and for me as I got the chance for a beautiful walk in the forestThe food (freshly prepared each day) was the best I have ever had on an exodus holiday.What did you think of your group leader?Our leader Hanna was, in the words of my daughter "amazing" She ( and the rest of the team) were so friendly and accommodating. We travelled independantly and arrived late due to a flight delay and the team could not have been more helpful rearranging activities so that we would not miss out.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?The temperatures can be difficult for children to deal with ( we experienced -32c) take lots of disposable hand and feet warmers to help keep feet and hands cosy. All the gear they gave us was excellent, and I hardly used my own clothes at all.Is there anything else you would like to add?If you want to experience the snowy wilderness, but appreciate a warm fire and a cold beer at the end of the day this is the place to go. 

  • Finnish Winter Adventure reviewer 8
    Written on March 20, 2011
    4.0 - Good

    Lots of snow, lots of ice, lots of trees, lots of fun!What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The Husky trip was our agreed favourite, sledding through the snow covered forest .The afternoon when the leader took the children to play games in the snow was the next favourite with my daughter , and for me as I got the chance for a beautiful walk in the forestThe food (freshly prepared each day) was the best I have ever had on an exodus holiday.What did you think of your group leader?Our leader Hanna was, in the words of my daughter "amazing" She ( and the rest of the team) were so friendly and accommodating. We travelled independantly and arrived late due to a flight delay and the team could not have been more helpful rearranging activities so that we would not miss out.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?The temperatures can be difficult for children to deal with ( we experienced -32c) take lots of disposable hand and feet warmers to help keep feet and hands cosy. All the gear they gave us was excellent, and I hardly used my own clothes at all.Is there anything else you would like to add?If you want to experience the snowy wilderness, but appreciate a warm fire and a cold beer at the end of the day this is the place to go. 

  • Finnish Winter Adventure reviewer 9
    Written on October 28, 2010
    4.0 - Good

    A chance for the family to live in a totally different way (temperature went down to -36 degrees) for a week.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Seeing the Northern Lights!!!!  Also the dog sledding was fantastic.What did you think of your group leader?An absolute star!  Friendly, helpful, anything is possible attitude.  The children named a sledge run after our group leader!  Enough said.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Take your own mittens and wolly hats just in case the ones supplied get wet by too many sledge runs.Is there anything else you would like to add?Great holiday. 

  • Finnish Winter Adventure reviewer 10
    Written on October 28, 2010
    4.0 - Good

    A chance for the family to live in a totally different way (temperature went down to -36 degrees) for a week.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Seeing the Northern Lights!!!!  Also the dog sledding was fantastic.What did you think of your group leader?An absolute star!  Friendly, helpful, anything is possible attitude.  The children named a sledge run after our group leader!  Enough said.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Take your own mittens and wolly hats just in case the ones supplied get wet by too many sledge runs.Is there anything else you would like to add?Great holiday. 

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  1. Day 1: Start Basecamp Oulanka
  2. Day 2: Dogsledding instruction and tour of approx 10km (approx.)
  3. Day 3: Gentle half day snowshoe walk, exploring the park; free use of snowshoes in the afternoon
  4. Day 4: Morning cross-country ski lesson. Free use of skis after the lesson
  5. Day 5: Morning free in Ruka for optional activities; afternoon visit reindeer farm and museum with a ride on a reindeer sleigh
  6. Day 6: Free morning; afternoon children's snow games: sledging, building snow forts and snowmen
  7. Day 7: Free day. Optional activities include ice-climbing, dogsledding or snowmobile tours
  8. Day 8: End Basecamp Oulanka

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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 110 km.
  • Kuusamo (Finland)
  • 54 km
  • Oulanka (Finland)
  • 33 km
  • Ruka (Finland)
  • 23 km
  • Kuusamo (Finland)

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