- Relax in an unspoilt wilderness location
- Explore two national parks
- Have all winter equipment included
In the heart of Oulanka National Park sits Basecamp Oulanka. Surrounded by pristine wilderness and overlooking a lake, this self-sustained complex of wooden buildings provides a comfortable and cosy accommodation in a truely stunning location. During the stay we include a varied programme of activities such as dogsledding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. After grasping the basics we will set off with our guides, exploring the beautiful Kitkajoki River and surrounding frozen waterfalls. We also enjoy a full day of wilderness skills with the opportunity to stay in your own quinzee (a Finnish igloo).
A highlight of the trip is dogsledding through the silent snow-caked forests of the nearby Riisitunturi National Park. Free time can be spent using the cross-country skis or snowshoe equipment available at the lodge, or in the sauna and hot tubThe ski resort of Ruka is a 20-minute taxi ride away - for a snowmobile safari or a day of downhill skiing.
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What makes this trip responsible?
Tourism can be a real help to local communities, providing income, positive cultural exchanges and a financial incentive to protect their natural environment.
Ours is a 'total approach' to responsible tourism, covering everything from the way we plan and operate our trips to the practices of Exodus as a company. Exodus trips are designed to allow a high degree of economic benefit to the local communities; we buy local produce, eat local food and use local services, thus ensuring that as much money as possible is retained within the local economies and the host communities. With our responsible tourism policy we are continually reassessing our holidays, trying at all times to ensure that they are socially, economically and environmentally sound.
Awards for our work on Responsible Tourism
2006. British Travel Awards: Environmentally Responsible Tourism Company.
2004. Responsible Travel Awards: Best Tour Operator.
2002. BA Tourism for Tomorrow Awards: Highly Commended.
For full details please visit our Responsible Tourism Policy page.
Dogsledding through snow-capped trees, Riisitunturi National Park, Finland (Photo by Erkki Ollila)