Finnish Wilderness Week - 15th January

Hi! I'm just writing endless lists of things to take to Finland, and thought I'd see who else is going this Sunday? I'm very excited - it's nothing like any holiday I've done before! All tips will be gratefully received as I've no idea what to pack... Looking forward to meeting the group :-)

Hi Fran! I'll be joining you on the Finland trip this Sunday! I too am excited and definitely unsure of what to expect. Is there really only going to be 5 hours of daylight every day??? I'm trying to keep my packing to a minimum, but making sure I don't forget any essentials--I don't think there will be many stores nearby to try and buy something I've forgotten... I'm hoping the clothes they'll provide us will serve us well since I don't have a very extensive cold weather gear wardrobe! Are you a part of the group flight or are you arriving in Kuusamo and/or the Basecamp on your own?

Yep, although from what I've heard the snow reflects a lot of light so even when it's 'dark' it's not truly dark most of the time anyway. Talking of snow, I'm really hoping our flight's ok - Gatwick cancelled a few today, so let's hope the UK snow has washed away by Sunday! I'll be on the group flight with a couple of friends, how about you?
I've just invested in a balaclava - I look daft in it but it's lovely and cosy! Otherwise I think everything they provide should be fine - I'm just taking some base layers and decent socks, then just jeans and jumpers for the evenings.
This is my first cold holiday (apart from snowboarding when I was a teenager, but I don't really count that!), and my first ever trip with Exodus too - I've got high hopes!

Hi, count me in too, I'm used to packing bikinis and sparkly flip flops, so totally new territory for me, think I'm just about sorted, I'm really only taking jeans and jumpers, couple of thermal tops, socks.... oh, and big pants!

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