Arrive at your hotel in time for dinner.
NB: Please note the 2014 itinerary starts with the December 2013 departures.
Day 2 - 7
On your first morning there will be a short briefing regarding the lessons and equipment is provided for the week. Lessons are usually on the first three days of the tour (Mon-Wed) and instruction is provided according to ability. A ski map is also provided per booking so you can easily explore the 200km of marked trails into the National Park of Urho Kekkonen and Kuusipaa and Ahopaat Fells. Along the way you'll pass traditional husky and reindeer corrals and will be able to stop for some warming hot lingonberry juice. During December and early January, there are 34km of illuminated trails so you can still ski despite the lack of sunlight.
Cross-country skiing areas will be amended locally according to conditions and wonderful panoramic views are guaranteed every day. Each route offers the best of this low rolling region of fells with pine and spruce trees as you ski past igloo villages, quiet towns and wild reindeer. Saariselka is the ideal base for this real winter wonderland adventure, with some good chances of seeing the incredible Northern Lights.
Return to Ivalo, fly to London.