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Finnish wilderness skiing experience

skiing

Finnish wilderness skiing experience

Duration
12 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English
skiing

Finnish wilderness skiing experience

skiing

Finnish wilderness skiing experience

Duration
12 hours
Group size
Up to 5 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

We will start our day from Ruka village where we take a car ride to the Oulanka National Park during the crispy winter morning. After a short welcoming and gear check we will find our way walking by the flowing river to our first break spot to see the real Finnish open wilderness hut. After a short lunch break (light lunch included) by the hut we will take on our skinbased skis which are perfect to the Finnish winter forest. We will learn the basics of those special skis and skiing with them and then continue into the wilderness. Guide will be telling interesting stories about the area and we will enjoy the peaceful nature surrounding us. After couple of hours of skiing we will arrive to our destination Jelestimä wilderness hut. There we will first enjoy a hot soup while guide starts to heaten up a real wooden sauna (guests are free to help and learn things if they will). When sauna is ready we will have a true Finnish sauna experience (towels are provided by hut). Dinner on a open fire will follow with taking a deep breath in the silent nature surrounding us. After a good and relaxing long day we will ski a short way with guide on a nice deep snow trail to the car and start our journey back to starting point in Ruka. We can also customize the route and details by your personal request.

Your host

Learn more about Liisa

Liisa

My name is Liisa, I am experienced and sertified wilderness and nature guide who loves to go out to the nature during all beautiful seasons. Finland and Kuusamo area is my home and where I enjoy my time the most even though I like to travel a lot too especially to climb some mountains and run on the higher trails. I've attended many outdoor related courses and will be always looking to develop myself. I love to meet new people from all around the world and believe that I have a lot of positive energy to give out. I am happy to be your local guide to show you our beautiful, fresh surroundings. Together we will see how us as locals like to spend our spare time in the nature and outdoors.

What's included

Food
All meals are included
Equipment
Ski equipment (OAC skinbased skis with bindings to attach to your own shoes, ski poles, gaiters), all the safety gear,…

Where you'll be

We will visit Oulanka National Park and open wilderness hut, Finnish wilderness and it's forests, swamps and frozen lakes outside the beaten path (or any path at all), private wilderness hut to see how you can enjoy your time during hard but rewarding Finnish winter in a safe way. If we are lucky, we might even see some famous northern lights.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 15 and up can attend. Normal physical fitness is enough, no previous experience needed.

More tips

We will be in contact with you couple days before the experience to let you know the latest weather forecast and to check that you've got all the gear and information you need.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Liisa
Finnish wilderness skiing experience
New experience
From ﺩ.ﺇ1,238/person
New experience
From ﺩ.ﺇ1,238/person