Ice, Snow and Saunas in Finnish Lapland
Ice-climb a frozen waterfall, hunt for the northern lights and trek across untouched powder. Eyes open for reindeer, moose and bear
Why it's Much Better
Head beyond the Arctic Circle and snowshoe the frosty landscape of the Pyhä-Luosto National Park
Don your crampons and ice axes and climb the Korouma Canyon, the highest ice wall in Finland
Perfect your brave face. Cut an ice hole and jump in before heating up in a sauna
Stay in a cabin in the woods and eat traditional food cooked over the campfire
Chase and learn how to photograph the aurora borealis. It's wildfire in the sky
Expert, friendly, English-speaking guides
3 nights in a genuine Lapland cabin
Delicious and filling Finnish cooking
To and from the airport and everything in between
All the snowshoeing and ice climbing equipment you'll need
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The adventure begins
On your Feet
Approx. 2 hours of hiking
Head into the Finish wilderness and settle into a cabin in the woods where your guide will lay out the plan for the next 4 days.
After a welcome dinner with your fellow adventurers, rug up well and head outside in search of the spectacular Aurora Borealis. Your guides will bring tripods along and teach you how to successfully photograph the Northern Lights in all its glory.
Trek and snowshoe the Pyhä-Luosto National Park
On your Feet
Approx. 5 hours of snowshoeing
On the Snow
Approx. 3 hours of ice climbing
Clip on your snowshoes and hike out into the Pyhä-Luosto National Park - a snowy wilderness of frozen valleys, ravines and tunturis, the remnants of 2 billion-year-old mountains.
Take a break around midday for a campfire lunch and then return to the cabin to warm up.
In the afternoon you’ll try your hand at ice climbing and learn how to use axes and crampons to successfully ascend a frozen waterfall.
Back at the cabin, you’ll pack for tomorrow’s adventure before unwinding in a steaming hot sauna. Don’t forget to check outside for the aurora.
Ice climb the Korouma Canyon
On the Snow
Approx. 4 – 5 hours of ice climbing
Wake up early and drive to the Korouma Canyon, one of the top climbing destinations in Lapland where you’ll face off against the highest ice wall in the country.
Spend the day honing your skills on the high quality ice at Charlie Brown and Mammoth until you’re climbing like a natural.
In the afternoon you’ll hike across a landscape of frozen creeks and thick evergreen forest searching for animal tracks in the fresh snow.
After a hot lunch you’ll learn tips on how to build a fire in the arctic and then undertake a truly Finnish experience, as your guide cuts a hole through the lake ice so you can take a ‘refreshing’ dip before heating up in the nearby sauna!
Time to go home
After a last breakfast in your cabin, catch the Skibus back to the airport and return home with some incredible stories and pictures to share with your friends.
All our adventures take place in wild places. Things can go wrong in wild places. Your perfectly planned itinerary may change a bit (or a lot) if the weather turns, someone gets hurt, or a volcano erupts. Usually though, changes make it all the better.
Twin or triple share
You'll be staying in a warm cabin in the woods - the genuine Lapland way!
Private room upgrade
If you are a solo traveller, private rooms are also available for a charge of €50 per night, subject to availability. Please ask when booking.
All the snowshoeing and ice climbing equipment you'll need.
What do I need to bring?
- Waterproof and windproof top and bottom
- Insulated/ Down jacket
- Warm fleece or sweater
- Thermal top and bottom
- 2 pairs of gloves
- Warm hat and/or balaclava
- Neck gaiter or scarf
- Multiple pairs of wool or synthetic socks
- Warm, waterproof boots
- Swimsuit (seriously)
Meet Your Host
Arturri and team
As well as ice climbing and wilderness skiing, Arturri and his team of local experts also specialise in hunting and photographing the incredible Aurora Borealis, and Arctic survival workshops. A committed ambassador for the genuine Finnish sauna experience, Arturri also owns a local restaurant that utilises the finest natural ingredients the northern wilderness has to offer.
Dates & Prices
Bespoke trips only
There are currently no planned group departures. Please contact this host to request a quote for a custom trip.
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