FINNISH WILDERNESS WEEK

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

I think just the scenery - I was worried about the short days and low light but it was actually quite magical. Soft snowy hazy days, everything coated in a thick layer of super soft powdery snow and sparkling ice

What did you think of your group leader?

Eki was a great group leader - very cool, assured and capable.  He looked after everyone in a very easy-going way, he knows everything about the area and dealt with a large group seemingly effortlessly.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Rest assured that all the equipment and absolutely everything but your thermal underwear can genuinely be provided there so don't bother loading up your bags with stuff that you can borrow there (and certainly don't bother buying anything specially). Stuff for evenings and travelling is really all you need. If you're keen on photography, a good camera and tripod are recommended to make the most of the beautiful light. Oh, and bring lots of heavy-duty moisturiser (yes, both girls and boys) as being outdoors all day in that weather is tough on your skin. 

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Have a go at everything, be prepared to spend a bit of extra money on the additional activities, and enjoy.  The food is great, rooms comfortable and the location, just fantastic.