People per Guide
Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, Dec
Type of Trip
- Immerse yourself in Sami culture and the deep history of Finland.
- Conquer the harsh conditions of the Lemmenjoki backcountry and its wilderness.
- Safely accomplish fun activities within the park like feeding reindeer.
Explore the largest national park in Finland and one of the most remote areas in the world on an eight-day ski touring adventure! This immersive guided program uncovers the fascinating flora and fauna of a remarkable region while providing over a week of incomparable backcountry skiing on untouched snow!
The Lemmenjoki National Park extends over 2,860-square kilometers in Finnish Lapland, making it the largest of its kind in the Nordic country. It is home to wild reindeer and immense spruce forests. Visitors can expect to spot bears, eagles, and wolves among other wild inhabitants, though the most captivating feature of this landscape is its impeccably serene beauty. It even has a compelling gold prospecting history begging to be dug up!
This stunning region is a perfect destination for backcountry skiers to discover the unequaled atmosphere that exists solely in Lapland. Your hut-to-hut ski touring program provides just that, sending you to the most accommodating ski conditions in a world-class environment. Over eight days you will experience life like a Finn and enjoy the finer aspects of its remote culture and entertainment.
We will have the option to stay in with locally-owned wilderness cabins, immersing us into the Sami culture of northern Finland and the stunning landscape. Experiencing this ski adventure like a local is a truly enriching feature to our program, and it will undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on you and your fond memories.
Our days will consist of long and short backcountry objectives, aiming to achieve local goals like skiing along the Lemmenjoki River, snowshoeing to the summit of Morgan-Viibus, and photographing frozen waterfalls lost in the remote forests. You can even build your own “quinzee” – a hollowed-out snow shelter that mildly resembles an igloo. Sleeping in your quinzee is not required – unless you want to!
This experience is rare and unlike any other, so I always jump at the chance to introduce fellow skiers to it. I will guide you on a safe and satisfying trip through the wilds of Finland, so you can make lifetime memories in this gorgeous landscape. You will undoubtedly cross more than a couple items off of your bucket list along the way.
You should be in very good shape to complete the program, and the harsh weather and conditions of the region make it a challenging endeavor. You should have substantial backcountry experience and be prepared for the hostile environment and all that it can throw at you.
Book this unbelievable hut-to-hut ski touring program IMMEDIATELY and make this winter THE winter you finally make your Finnish backcountry dream come true!
Finnland is full of many other opportunities as well, like backcountry skiing in eastern Lapland and a guided ski touring program in the Kasivarsi Wilderness Area over eight days! Let me know if you are interested in one of these trips and we can make it happen!
Price per person
- Guiding fee
- All meals during trip
- Transport to the start of the trip
- Transport during the trip
- Group equipment
- Personal equipment
What happens if I need to cancel the trip?
If you decide to cancel, you’ll get a 100% refund (minus fees) if the cancellation is notified up to 60 days before the start of the tour, a 75% refund (minus fees) if you cancel between 59 and 30 days before the start of the tour, and a 50% refund if you cancel between 29 and 21 days before the start of the tour. If you cancel less than 21 days before the first day of the tour, you won’t receive a refund. Take into account, however, that if accommodation, flights or transfers were included in the trip you booked, then a different policy may apply as the guide will be bound by the provider’s cancellation policy.
What happens if the guide cancels the trip because of bad weather/unsuitable conditions?
If bad weather or unsuitable conditions force the guide to cancel the trip, he or she will: a) propose a similar activity at a different place where conditions are better, or b) propose to postpone the activity until a later date, or c) cancel. If you refuse option a), our cancellation policy will apply. Please note, however, that the call to cancel a trip due to bad weather can only be made by the guide (not the client).
What happens if the guide doesn’t show up or cancels for personal reasons?
If the guide cancels for reason of injury or other, you will get a 100% refund on your trip.
Arrive in Ivalo
We will meet in Ivalo and then head to our first cabin in the wilderness.
Day 2 to 7:
Lemmonjoki National Park
With infinite routes throughout the park, we will have the entirety of our program to dedicate to the Lemmenjoki wilderness. Our days will consist of 5km – 17km of backcountry skiing, depending on weather and the ability of the group.
The Lemmenjoki River is a pleasant objective, offering a quaint tour of the immaculate terrain. We can climb nearby Morgan-Viibus, feed reindeer, dig snow shelters, and blazing your own trails through virgin snow.
The evenings will be enjoyed in local huts and “kotas,” which are similar to tipis, making this a true Finnish experience in the Lemmenjoki. You will become acquainted with Sami culture and its history, giving you more than just a life-changing ski tour. This trip is sure to satisfy all your cravings for adventure and will certainly stay with you long after you depart Finland.
Depart from Ivalo
After breakfast on our final morning, we will leave from our accommodation and head to the airport after completing a fulfilling backcountry excursion.
We will be staying in wilderness huts, kotas, and tents for the duration of our trip.
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