FINNISH WILDERNESS WEEK
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Seeing the huskies for the first time, feeling their excitement and joy and the fact that they were so friendly. Riding the sled through the snowy wilderness and marvelling at the incredible scenery, nothing but snow and trees for miles. Seeing the Northern Lights, if only faintly and briefly. The snow shoe walk on the Little Bear Trail was wonderful, so peaceful and remote.
What did you think of your group leader?
Eki was brilliant. It was the first time this trip had been run, with the 3 day husky sledding and he coped admirably with the complications of the numerous optional excursions he offered for the times we weren't with the huskies. The rest of the staff at Basecamp were also really friendly and helpful.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Although beanie hats are supplied, I took my own warm hat, as on the husky ride your ears and neck can get really cold. Otherwise the thermals and other gear supplied were excellent. When first starting off with the huskies REMEMBER to keep your foot on the brake! To the amusement of my fellow sledders, I was a bit slow on the brake and for a moment both sled and I left the ground! Also try not to demolish the sled by wrapping it around a tree!
Is there anything else you would like to add?
Go for it - a fantastic week. Can't wait to go again.