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Guided snowshoeing week in the Hossa National Park

Guided snowshoeing week in the Hossa National Park

Discover the unique wilderness of the Hossa National Park with the help of a local certified guide during this exciting guided snowshoeing week in Finland!


TRIP TYPE

Group

MOUNTAIN RANGES

Scandinavian Mountains

DURATION

7 Days

OFFER PERIOD

Jan - Mar

FITNESS LEVEL

Fit

SKILL LEVEL

Beginner

PAYMENT METHODS

Credit Card, Wire Transfer and more!

  • Marvel at the beautiful and magical winter landscapes of Hossa national park.
  • Spend 6 unforgettable nights in wilderness huts.
  • Explore the 'taiga' forests of eastern Finland.

Description

We invite you to discover the remote and silent wilderness of eastern Finland. Follow us on this guided snowshoeing week in the Hossa National Park and discover this magical winter wonderland.

Located in the province of Oulu, the Hossa National Park was established in 2017 as the 40th national park in the country. Home to bears, reindeers and woodpeckers, Hossa’s pristine wilderness and remoteness offers the ideal opportunity for those who are looking to escape from the bustle of daily life.

On this snowshoeing adventure, you will get to explore the ‘taiga’ forests, walk along ridges and over frozen lakes. Also, you’ll have the opportunity to take a glance at the history of this region and discover its historic rock paintings. During this program, we’ll walk approximately 6 hours every day in deep snow in varied terrain and with many short up- and down hills. Moreover, bear in mind that no previous snowshoeing experience is required but a good physical condition is necessary.

The unique wilderness of the Hossa National Park will be an excellent destination for this guided snowshoeing week. So, if you are ready to join us on this unique opportunity send your request and follow us on this snowshoeing tour in Finland!

Looking for more unforgettable adventures? You can also join us on this Backcountry skiing week in Eastern Lapland, Finland

Price includes

- Guiding fee

Price details

*Hire of snowshoeing equipment 40 € (snowshoes and poles) *Hire of winter boots 15 €

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kuusamo airport

Arrival at Kuusamo airport where you will meet your local guide. From there, we’ll move to the heart of Hossa National Park.

Day 2: Explore the Russian border zone

After learning some essential snowshoeing techniques, we’ll set off to explore the Russian border area and we’ll return back to our cabin in the afternoon.

Snowshoeing 7 km, 6 hours.

Day 3: Rock paintings

We’ll transfer by car and then snowshoe all the way to the Colour Rock to see its historic rock paintings.

Snowshoeing 7 km, 6 hours.

Day 4: Snow white forests, Jatkonsalmi – Peurapirtti/Hirvastupa

We’ll go to the Iso-Valkeinen lake where we’ll walk along frozen lakes and snow covered forests and we may even find some reindeers along the way.

Snowshoeing 7 km, 6 hours

Day 5: Ridges and lakes, Peurapirtti/Hirvastupa – Huosiusjärvi/Iikoski

We’ll walk along ridges, lakes and its surrounding forests that are home to many beautiful animals like elks, wolves, lynxes and hares. At lunch, we’ll enjoy a delicious picnic around an open fire and in the afternoon we’ll arrive to our last cabin.

Snowshoeing 8 km, 6,5 hours

Day 6: End of snowshoeing and reindeer farm Huosiusjärvi/Iikoski – Jatkonsalmi

This will be the last day of our snowshoeing adventure. By following ridges, we’ll arrive to our starting point where we’ll spend our last night in a cabin.

Snowshoeing 5 km, 4 hours

Day 7: Last day

Breakfast and transfer to Kuusamo airport.

About the guide: Finland

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Finland

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