FINNISH WILDERNESS WEEK

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Stood on the crisp snow covered riverbank, gazing into the break of white water cascading past 'The Mill' as I placed my snowball and thoughts in a secret position to be remembered upon my return to 'the real world'. Standing back to admire the 5 hours worth of hard work from our group of four quincee builders, before creating a 'Benny Hill' style sketch around them! Thanks girls - such fun!

What did you think of your group leader?

Superb! Very approachable, chatty and knowledgeable of the local area. All staff gave every effort to their jobs but also created a relaxed atmosphere whilst efficiently going about their work - from the cook to the group leaders, excellent.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

You really don't need to take much with you to wear, other than personal items such as underwear and thermals. A holiday where you could almost get away with hand luggage!

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Two disappointments - not bad on the whole! 1. Expensive additional activities 2. Mix up by Exodus with flights caused a VERY long day of travelling at each end of the trip and a few dashes through airports to make the connecting flights - it is not advised to repeat this scenario and I would likely cancel next time if a similar situation arose.