Complete change of scene though extremely cold
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
I loved snow shoeing through the woods on the Castle Rock walk. The husky drive (short one included in the trip) was also fantastic, but my feet were so cold I thought I was going to get frost bit.
What did you think of your group leader?
Henry was a brilliant leader. Friendly, knowledgeable and proactive.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Take thick wool socks and borrow boots bigger than your usual size. Take a snood or balaclava - my eyelashes froze it was so cold. If I hadn't been able to cover my face, I would have been even colder. Take a kettle if you want hot drinks in your room. Take hand warmers for your gloves. The equipment they give you is top quality and you really do only need base layers - leggings / tops etc. The gloves they gave us were much better than the ski gloves I had taken. Unless you like standing around in the cold and being completely overcharged for the experience, I wouldn't bother with the reindeer farm visit. Unless you really want to see a reindeer close up. Or your children do. The walks are great (I loved the snow shoeing), the igloo building was really fun and the huskies fantastic. Snowmobiling also got very good feedback.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
The temperature varies quite a lot, but be prepared for cold.