Finnish Wilderness Week

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Although it was hard to pick only one, the two hour dog sledging trip with the huskies in Riisitunuri National Park was mine and my husband's highlight of the holiday. This was included as part of our holiday and there is the option to have a longer trip on one of the free days. The trip was exhilarating and magical and the snow covered scenery was from another planet. The dogs were obviously well cared for and were given affection by their owners when the dogs looked for it. There were truly many memorable moments that will stay with us forever and be spoken about often.

What did you think of your group leader?

Martti was a fantastic group leader. His level of instruction was set at the right level and he has a broad base of knowledge. He always had a smile on his face and nothing was too much trouble. Undoubtedly he contributed to our enjoyment of the holiday in a significant way. The rest of the team were great and all knew what was going on and were able to give advice if Martti wasn't around.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

The kit that is provided is excellent. I used all of it in the -28 temperatures, except I wore my own hat because it was slightly thicker - that said many others wore the hat provided and were warm enough. I also used my own baselayers and a Buff/snood for keeping my face warm - some used balaclavas. All of the kit dries easily in the rooms, thanks to the underfloor heating. You only really need to take casual wear for the evenings - the dining room is warm but can be variable so I'd recommend thin layers. Boardgames/cards are provided for evening entertainment. There are no TVs on basecamp and no music playing - for us a real bonus.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

If we could we'd go back in an instant.