FINNISH WILDERNESS WEEK

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Too many to pick from. I loved the variety of activities and the scenery and surroundings were just out of this world. It really is a magical location, whether you're walking through the forest on snow shoes, x-country skiing over the lake or hanging on as the huskies or reindeer take you on an adventure.I didn't expect to have so much fun shovelling snow all day to build a quinzee, but it was great fun.

What did you think of your group leader?

Teddy/Bjorn was an excellent group leader, very enthusiastic about his job and all the activities. He was always friendly and helpful, as were all the staff at Basecamp. You couldn't ask for better.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

After spending a whole day building your quinzee you really should stay the night in it - when will you get another chance to sleep in a snow cave?  Be prepared to spend some money on the optional activities - it might seem expensive but it's worth it. And make use of all the equipment in your free afternoons. The 'Little Bear Trail' is a lovely walk to do on snow-shoes with some great views. 

Is there anything else you would like to add?

We were unlucky and didn't get to see the northern lights but I'm not too disappointed - it gives me a good excuse to go back again!