FINNISH WILDERNESS WEEK

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

  Hearing the cry 'Northern Lights! Northern Lights!' at about 1230 a.m., scrambling into our clothes to run down to the lake and watching the Aurora was fantastic. The brilliant blue sky against the almost lunar landscape of the Riisintunturi National Park on our dog-sledding trip.  Cross-country skiing through the woods The Little Bear trail - a great morning of walking with some of the other members of the group: beautiful scenery, lovely company The guided trek to Castle Rock - the guide's knowledge really added to our enjoyment  

What did you think of your group leader?

Teddy/Bjorn was brilliant: good fun, knowledgeable, great teaching manner.  All the staff should be commended for their work - always smiling, ever helpful.  

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

You really don't need to take very much luggage at all - we used our own thermals, socks and hats but everything else we used belonged to Basecamp. Do take a belt.  If you want to take photos of the Northern Lights, you'll need a camera that you can set to an exposure of 30 seconds to a minute.  

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Our best holiday ever. We're still smiling!