FINNISH WILDERNESS WEEK

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

The husky sledding for me was the absolute highlight but cross country skiing around the 'Basecamp' lake to the second lake and into a forest that was something straight out of Narnia and making it to the top off the ice-climbing tower... actually the entire week was full of inspirational moments!

What did you think of your group leader?

Eki was great, really knowledgable and friendly. The whole team was excellent.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

Basecamp do supply everything you need, although we found that our own thermals were welcome, it was so warm and the ones they provide are fleecy, ours actually helped keep us cool! We also had our own socks and gloves which I prefered but again these are provided if needed. End of March beginning of April was very sunny, so sunscreen and sunglasses are definitely needed.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

Just an absolutely fabulous week, couldn't fault it... apart from having to come home at the end! There is quite a lot of free time so it's up to you whether you choose to take out the skis/ snowshoes that are free to use or the optional activities, which can add up but we had read the trip notes so were prepared to pay the extra. We actually ran out of time to do everything we wanted so will be returning one winter soon!