FINNISH WILDERNESS WEEK

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

Huskie sledding. Though bitterly cold the landscape was memorable especially as the daylight faded into dusk. The guide was a very interesting guy and the dogs were fantastic.

What did you think of your group leader?

Very friendly and amenable though didn't provide much insight into the Finnish way of life or culture. The team as a whole did do a good job though and I don't want to take anything away from that.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

The option to X country ski anywhere other than on the lake was very limited for a novice. There did not seem to be any trails as such and trying to attempt to go through the forest in deep virgin snow on undulating ground was very challenging if not impossible.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I thought the food options were very basic and limited. On Xmas day we were served a 'special' porridge for lunch which turned oyu to to be rice pudding more or less! I like rice pudding but at 11 Euro a head I thought it somewhat steep. A lot of dishes were the same as the vegetarian option with some meat added to it.