For something a bit different we signed up with Exodus for a Finnish Wilderness Week group trip. We had a very active week and the people we met throughout the week were great. From snow shoeing to snowmobiling to ice climbing it was the best way to enjoy the snow covered forests of northern Finland.

As far as location goes, we were about 100km south of the Arctic Circle and 12km from the Russian border in the Oulanka National Park.

Here’s what we did on our trip:

Morning – Learning to snow shoe with the group
Afternoon – Sasha and I headed off for a 6km snow shoe through the forest

Morning – Learning to cross-country ski with the group
Afternoon – Sasha and I did a lap around the frozen lake on skis

Morning – Husky dog sledding
Afternoon – Ice climbing

Morning – Ice skating on a frozen lake
Afternoon – Snow mobiling

Morning – Bushcraft in the snow
Afternoon – Snow caving building. Sasha and I also slept overnight in the snow cave

Morning – Snow shoeing in the national park
Afternoon – BBQ dinner

Morning – Snow shoeing the in local area
Afternoon – Fly back to Helsinki and on to London