Arrival by plane from Zürich to Kittilä and continue with a shutle bus to Kilpisjärvi. We head to the Mökki apartment (log cabin), our base during the upcoming days, and have dinner.
During these days, we will enjoy many hikes, of different length, in this unique region. Sometimes we will start directly from the from the hotel, sometimes with a (taxi) bus or a boat. You will be amazed by the wild tundra landscapes of the Finnish Lapland.
One day, we will visit a reindeer farm or do other local cultural activities, like listening to a Sámi, telling us stories of their everyday lives over crackling fires and also singing Joik songs.
We also have a day trip to Tromsø (Tromsø) in the programme, and one free day, for you to to choose what you want to do.
We will walk in the tundra, which is typically discolored at this time of the year, a reminiscense of the Indian Summer. Dwarf birch trees, which are usually barely man-sized, berry shrubs and bogs dive into warm yellow, red and orange tones of autumn. The Finns also call Ruska this time of autumn colors splendor. It is short and intense and marks a transition to the long winter. During the Ruska period, however, we still enjoy longer days than in Central Europe.
After a hike, if there is still some time left, you can relax at a sauna or swim on the adjacent lake. At dinner, we finish the day with local specialties and reminisces of these wonderful days in Finnland.
We return from Kilpisjärvi by shuttle bus to Kittilä and by plane via Helsinki to Zürich.
Accurate meeting place and time will be communicated to the participants later directly.
7 nights in a fully equipped apartment of a Mökki (typical Finnish log cabin) near the lake in Kilpisjärvi.
Apartment for single use is also possible (extra cost-limited number).
If you are 3 or even 4 people then you can all stay in the same blockhouse apartment, which includes up to 4 beds.
The apartments have: sauna, shower, toilet, open kitchen (for self-cooking) and living room, dishwasher, stove, oven, refrigerator, kettle, kitchen utensils, TV and radio, clothes dryer, hair dryer and WiFi.
EQUIPMENT: It is similar to mountain hikes in the Alps. Hiking boots with good treads.
Together with the detailed information, you will also receive a detailed packing list.
WEATHER: It is comparable to ours at the same time of the year in the Alps. It can change quickly. You can experience 3 seasons in one day, but the days are even longer than in Central Europe and in the sunshine, it can still be wonderfully warm. On the other hand, in bad weather thicker clothing may be necessary.
-Kilpisjärvi is a very small village, but has a fairly large shop, where we can buy snacks. The shop is easily accessible on foot.
Markus Glättli, Hiking Leader with Federal Diploma of Professional Education and Training, Ranger BZW and GeoGuide Sardona.
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