Finnish Wilderness Week

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

It's difficult to pick a single moment, we enjoyed the whole week, especially seeing the Northern Lights (which is not guaranteed) whilst cross country skiing by moonlight across the frozen lake. The full day dog-sledding with Lauri and learning to cross country ski were also great.

What did you think of your group leader?

Henri was fantastic and he made the week for the group: he is charismatic, personable, friendly, organised, very knowledgeable and patient.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

If you use a hairdryer, then pack your own as there isn't one provided in the rooms (apparently basecamp has two that can be borrowed). If you are vegetarian and aren't very fond of soya meat, then note this in the dietary requirements as it was a feature of many of the veggie meals at basecamp during the week.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

If you want to see the snow on the trees as per the pictures the period for this is typically mid-December to mid-February. As the weather warms the snow melts from the trees before it does from the snow pack on the ground.