SNOWSHOEING IN FINLAND
What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Gently walking through the amazing snowy landscapes, especially in Riisitunturi National Park. Learning how to snowshoe, with expert tuition from Eki, so we were all upright and confident going uphill and downhill in just a few hours. Then snoeshoeing (or sliding) down the powdery slopes.
What did you think of your group leader?
excellent, enthusiastic and very skilled in sharing his enjoyment of the landscape, wildlife and park.
Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Equipment provided is good - just bring thermals, socks and extra hat. A neck or buff is useful as it's easy to take off when you warm up. It was cold when we were there, minus 30s, but the layers really do work. There is more information on the basecamp webpage and facebook - some good videos.
Is there anything else you would like to add?
This was a great introduction to snowshoeing and the lakes and rivers of the area. A great group and leader made this a fun trip. Very tasty food!