Uncovering the Arctic Winter

Uncovering the Arctic Winter

As snow and ice shape each journey and a magical light appears above, join a warm Finnish community to try life in the Arctic.

Explore life in the artic north in a special Finnish setting. Do as the Fins do with a dip in a frozen lake and a soak in wood-heated sauna. Chase the Aurora Borealis on skis and stop off for some ice fishing to catch your supper. Build your own igloo and sleep in it for one night. Cosy up by a bonfire and savour local homemade food. Snowshoe to a reindeer farm to discover authentic rural living.

Igloo building and sleeping

Nordic skiing

Finnish sauna

Northern lights

Arctic wilderness

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Price Includes

1 Guided snowshoe adventure

1 Igloo workshop and sleep

1 Reindeer farm experience

Wood-fired Finnish sauna experience

All meals from the natural landscape

Access to snow and ice equipment (self-guided)

Price Excludes

Travel to/from the adventure start/end point in Arisaig

Personal travel insurance

Any other items not mentioned as included


A small ecological hamlet with log cabins (double/single room)

Food & Drink

4 Breakfast

4 2-course lunch

4 2-course dinner

Equipment Provided

Nordic skis



Ice fishing equipment


Equipment Needed

Insulated water and windproof jacket

Insulated water and windproof trousers (salopettes)

Warm winter boot

Warm hat

Warm waterproof gloves

Sauna slippers


30L backpack

Wool base layers

Fleece/insulated jumper

Comfortable indoor clothes

Tripod for camera (if an avid photographer)

Travel adaptor



Arrival & Departure

Ranua Bus Station

Slow Travel

A series of trains and night trains from London to Rovaniemi followed by bus to the village.

Public transfer: Rovaniemi/Oulu – Ranua Bus station (Ilveslinna) https://liput.matkahuolto.fi/en

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Private trips also available.
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Uncovering the Arctic Winter

Your host and her family have been running exceptional nature-based adventures for many years and knows how to look after you.  Your will be welcomed as a friend and be able to explore and embrace this magical area.

Your host moved from crowded Middle-Europe back to Finish Lapland in her mid-twenties. The forest, the nature, the silence drove her decision to return to the arctic wilderness. She will show you her huge joys in her private wilderness. She loves biking in summer and in winter snowshoeing, cross country skiing, hiking, swimming, rowing, canoeing, hunting, fishing, picking food from the outdoor and the ever important time for relaxation in the sauna.

You will be staying approximately 1.5 hours from Rovaniemi in  typical Finnish log cabins and a traditional farmhouse by a glistening lake in the middle of private wilderness. The accommodation is equipped with luxury beds, bedding and textiles from natural materials as the core values are sustainability, locality as well as ecological and easy-going lifestyle. The saunas are ones you´ll find only in private finish homes.

Ranua, Finland

impact projects

5% of your adventure price goes directly to supporting one of these four amazing local conservation projects, which you choose at time of booking.

Saarijärvi Water Management and fishery board

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Protect the Saimaa ringed seal

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Finnish Natural Heritage Foundation

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Head Hands Heart Health

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5 days / 4 nights
GBP per person (inc. 5% donation)
Winter 2024
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