Midwinter Ski Tour in Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park

This back-country ski tour on Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park takes you to the serene snow wilderness of Finnish West Lapland. A professional guide leads us in silent woods and on majestic treeless hills – Tunturi in Finnish. In the middle of our day we have a lunch break in small huts or tepees where campfire gives light and warmth to our rest and relaxation.

  • Professionally guided backcountry ski tour in Finnish Lapland from hut to hut
  • Program duration: 8 days / 7 nights, 6 skiing days
  • Duration of a skiing day is 5 – 6 hours
  • Main guiding language is English, group size 4-12 persons
  • Price 905 € / person

During this ski tour we ski with touring skis partly on prepared ski tracks as well on snow mobile tracks and wind-hardened snow blanket on open hill areas. Rent of skiing equipment is included in the package. The luggage will be transported from cabin to cabin, so on ski track you need only a small backpack for lunch, warm drink and accessories for that day. Duration of a skiing day is 5 – 6 hours.

After a brisk skiing day we relax in a bath in a sauna and have a delicious dinner. We stay the night in simple but cosy huts, where the only comforts are a wood-heated sauna, a tasty meal, good company and warm sleeping bag.

Polar night, in Finnish Kaamos, starts here at this latitude on the 4th of December and continues till 10th of January. During this time the sun is not to be seen above the horizon. However, it is not as dire as it may sound – during the Polar Nights the landscape is covered in snow, beautifully reflecting the light of the stars above. Twilight around noon – and headlamps – gives enough light to our trek. The time of the Polar Nights is the perfect time to watch the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis)

  • Day 1  – Arrival day. Transfer (optional) from Kittilä airport to Rauhala Village. A short introduction into the next days program. Dinner and overnight stay in cabins or rooms for  2-3 persons.
  • Day 2  – After breakfast we make our luggage ready for transportation to the next overnight place. The guide tells about the program and route of the tour. Before start we test ski equipment and the tour begins. Ski route takes us first to Lake Keimiöjärvi and then after to a little Village of Rasti. In Rasti we have our evening meal, sauna and overnight stay.
  • Day 3 – We start our touring to from Rasti Village to Fell Sammaltunturi and old Reindeer herders’ hut. After our break we will continue on the side of open hills (tunturi) to Pyhäjoki River and further to Pallasjärvi Lake where we have dinner, sauna and overnight stay.
  • Day 4  – From Pallasjärvi we head our skis to Pallastunturi Fell and from tehre to our overnight place in Harrisaajo, where we will  have dinner and sauna.
  • Day 5  – We make a day tour from Harrisaajo to the surrounding Fell areas and Rihmakuru valley. Lunch break in tepee on open fire.
  • Day 6  – Weather permitting we make another day with a breath taking view from the fell tops. From the Pallas Fells we go down to the information centre of Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park.  We learn about the nature and history of the area in the center through exhibition and multimedia show. Bus transfer to our starting point at Jerisjärvi Lake where we have dinner and overnight stay.
  • Day 7  – Our last skiing day takes us to a day trip from Rauhala  through snow covered tranquil woods and hilly grounds.
  • Day 8 – Departure day, breakfast at Rauhala.

Due to the weather conditions and other circumstances minor changes to the program are possible.

Price of the the ski tour program includes:

  • guidance and guide’s services
  • board as mentioned in the program: breakfast, lunch bags, dinner, accommodation
  • rent of equipment: touring skis, poles, ski boots
  • transportation of luggage during the program
  • bus transportation according to the program including return transit from Kittilä Airport or Levi to Rauhala

Additional services:

  • Additional day and night in Rauhala (full board) 94 € (limited availability, check before booking)
  • Rent of sleeping bag, 32 € / week

Accommodation for the first night and two last nights in the base camp Rauhala in a holiday cabins or rooms for 2-3 persons. During the tour accommodation in wilderness huts and holiday cottages in rooms for 2, 4 or 6 people. Most of the cottages have electricity and running water. Sauna is available every evening.

We start our tour from Rauhala Village in Kittilä. Rauhala is located ca. 30 km from Levi Ski Resort and ca. 40 km from Ylläs Ski Resort (Äkäslompolo Village). Kittilä (KTT) airport is about 30 min drive from Rauhala and transit is included. Read more how to get to Rauhala.

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- few places
- fully booked
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February 2018
Sat, 24 Feb 2018 - Sat, 3 Mar 2018 - Ask for availability
December 2018
Sat, 8 Dec 2018 - Sat, 15 Dec 2018 Unconfirmed
January 2019
Sat, 5 Jan 2019 - Sat, 12 Jan 2019 Unconfirmed
Sat, 12 Jan 2019 - Sat, 19 Jan 2019 Unconfirmed
Sat, 19 Jan 2019 - Sat, 26 Jan 2019 Unconfirmed
Sat, 26 Jan 2019 - Sat, 2 Feb 2019 Unconfirmed
February 2019
Sat, 2 Feb 2019 - Sat, 9 Feb 2019 Unconfirmed
Sat, 9 Feb 2019 - Sat, 16 Feb 2019 Unconfirmed
Sat, 16 Feb 2019 - Sat, 23 Feb 2019 Unconfirmed
Sat, 23 Feb 2019 - Sat, 2 Mar 2019 Unconfirmed

Terms and conditionsback to top

Health, safety and insurance

Any medical conditions (such as diabetes, heart disease or epilepsy) or other issue which could influence performance during the trip as well as special diets should be informed to the organiser   well before the tour. Take possible personal medication and prescriptions packed in a waterproof package. We recommend that you take an travel insurance with a cancellation cover for your flights and holiday. With an European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) you can receive necessary medical treatment for free or at a reduced cost in Finland, however the card does not render travel insurance obsolete.

How to get there

We start our tour from Rauhala Village in Kittilä, about 30 minutes drive from Kittilä Airport (KTT).  We can arrange transfer from any flight arriving to or departing from Kittilä. Rauhala is located ca. 30 km from Levi Ski Resort and ca. 40 km from Ylläs Ski Resort (Äkäslompolo Village). There are several ways to get to Rauhala.

Price and reservation information

Deposit (reservation fee) is 200 € / person . Deposit is primarily paid with credit card on booking. Final payment is due 12 days prior to tour start and it can be paid with credit card or bank transfer (IBAN) . After you have reserved flight or other tickets, please send us arrival/departure times and flight codes, so we can pick you up right time from the airport or inform about arrival to Rauhala. Please inform us also any health/medical conditions or special diets, we should take into consideration. If the passenger cancels the booking for no particular reason (see Package Travel Act, § 15) at least 12 days before the departure date the cancellation cost is equal to booking fee. Later cancelations are assessed the entire program fee . Office fee is 75€/person (in case of changes or cancellations defined in Package Travel Act). The company (Netgalleria Oy - Feel The Nature Treks ) is a package holiday company  registered by Finnish Competition and Consumer Authority and it has lodged security against advance payments for travel. This tour is a package defined in Finnish Package Travel Act. For more information: http://www.kkv.fi/en/ . Due to the weather conditions and other circumstances changes to the program are possible.

Equipment and clothingback to top

Personal Equipment Check list

  • Ski suit or other suitable outer layer (jacket, pants) clothing for skiing
  • Woolly hat, warm glovesLong underwear
  • Thin fleece and long sleeve thermal
  • Scarf / hood
  • Wind proof jacket with hood, scarf
  • Socks – Medium thickness wool / synthetic socks or medium socks teamed with a liner.
  • Backpack for day trips, Thermos bottle
  • Sunglasses / Skiing glasses
  • Warm winter boots
  • Comfortable clothing for cottage and evenings
  • Flash light or headlamp
  • Towels, toiletries
  • Hut slippers
  • Sleeping bag (night temperatures in the wilderness cabin can be between +10 – +15 °C)
  • Personal medications, Basic first aid kit, Blister kit (athletic tape, Compeed)

Prepare for colder ski-days before mid-March with:

  • warmer ski gloves/mittens
  • extra second layer (synthetic/wool) or warmer ski suit

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