- 5 days mixed activities
- No previous experience necessary
- Reasonable level of fitness required
Return non-stop charter flight from Gatwick to Kuusamo, airport transfers (for UK group flight only)
7 nights at Basecamp Oulanka
All breakfasts and all dinners
All Arctic winter equipment provided
Half day snowshoe walk
Half day dogsledding (1 person per sled)
Full day igloo building
Half day cross-country skiing
Free use of snowshoes, cross-country skis and toboggans
Guides/instructors for all activities
Downhill skiing at Ruka
Snowmobile and dogsledding safaris
A superb self-sustaining wooden complex that takes immediate inspiration from its wilderness location. Twin rooms with en suite bathrooms are in two separate buildings. The third building is a cosy restaurant and bar, with a log fire, sauna and outdoor hot tub. The heating system used throughout the complex relies totally on special wood pellets for fuel. Winners for outstanding accommodation in the VESTAS 2011 awards is proof of Basecamp's dedication to quality.
All breakfasts and all dinners included.
A mixed activity week for adults, with a good selection of guided activities and free time for independent activities or relaxation. None of the activities require previous experience.
Grade B (see our website for further information on our grades).
Normal group size and age
Normally 1 to 20, plus local guides and instructors. Minimum age 16.
Calling all mushers! On selected departures only, we are offering a truly unique itinerary that includes 3 extra days of dogsledding! Along with experiencing traditional winter activities from Basecamp Oulanka, we will spend more time with our four-legged friends, culminating in a 6 hour mush to places rarely seen by visitors. For more information please see Trip Notes.
The vast majority of Exodus adventures are adult group holidays. Groups are always small in size. We strongly believe that this adherence to small groups means a better experience for all; more time with your guide, less waiting around and a reduced impact on the communities and environments visited.
Each group is generally made up of like-minded travellers - with singles, couples and friends all joining in together. All these trips are suitable for single travellers, but if you prefer to travel with clients booking individually, please see our Solo Departures page.
Relatively full days, with 3-4 hours of physical activity, although occasional longer or harder days may be involved. Previous experience is not necessary, but you should be confident of your fitness level.
Winter Activities: It's about seeking out alternative ways to have fun in unspoilt locations, you won't find standard skiing or snowboarding breaks here.