Backcountry Skiing in Finland

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While getting here might be tough, heading up to Finnish Lapland for a backcountry skiing expedition is more than worthwhile.

After flying into the international airport at Helsinki, you will take a connecting flight to a northern city, such as Ivalo or Tromso (in Norway). From here, you make the transfer by shuttle to the start of your trip.

Many backcountry skiers spend at least a week out here, exploring different areas or going on hut-to-hut treks through the numerous national parks.

Some areas are mostly populated by the indigenous Sami, which allows for some great cultural and learning experiences from time to time. Occasionally they will runs the lodges at which you may stay.




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What’s the weather like?

Winter lasts for about seven months in northern Finland. Average daily temperatures are around -6°C to -10°C during the winter. Northern Finland receives about 500 to 600 mm of snow per year!

How long should I stay?

This depends on how much time you have and what you would like to do. Most ski touring trips last between one and two weeks due to how difficult it can be to get to Finnish Lapland. Overall, at least one week should be enough time to enjoy a backcountry trek here.


Finnish, Swedish, Sami

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Best time to visit:

February to April. However, guides offer trips from December to May.






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