An unforgettable ski trek through the picturesque Pallas-Yllästunturi National park, through the unspoiled wilderness of the treeless Lappish tundra and serene forests. We ski traditional style with a relaxed pace from cabin to cabin and have coffee and lunch breaks in small cabins and Lappish tepees.
After a brisk skiing day, we chill out in a bath in a sauna and have a delicious dinner. Some days we stay the night in simple huts and cabins, where the only comforts are a wood-heated sauna, a tasty meal, good company and a warm sleeping bag. We transport luggage from cabin to cabin. On ski track, you need only a small backpack for lunch, warm drink and accessories for that day. Visit a nature information centre in Pallastunturi gives you an excellent insight into the Lappish traditions and nature – flora and fauna.
Program in a nutshell
- Guided cross-country ski tour in Finnish Lapland from hut to hut
- Program duration: 8 days / 7 nights, 6 skiing days
- Total distance 150 km, typical day trip 20-30 km, classic style
- Main guiding language is English, group size: max 12 (*) see exceptions below
- Price 935 € / person
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- Day 1 – Transportation from Kittilä airport to Rauhala. Overnight accommodation in a holiday cabin or in the rooms for 2-3 persons. Dinner and accommodation.
- Day 2 – After breakfast, the guide will tell about the week’s program and the first days’ ski tour. We will pack our luggage for the transportation and after that start the skiing tour from Rauhala to Keimiöjärvi and from there onwards to Keimiö. Sauna, dinner and overnight stay. Day trip approx. 25 km through varying woodland.
- Day 3 – From Keimiö the trek continues to Pallastunturi. At the Information centre of the Pallas-Ounas National Park, we will have the possibility to learn more about the nature of this area, – it’s flora and fauna – from an exhibition and slide show. From Pallas, we continue along the Pallas Fells to Kerässieppi/Raattama. The day tour is approx. 33 km through the forest and fell grounds.
- Day 4 – Today we will make a day tour from Raattama in the surrounding forest and fell areas. Lunch break at an open fire or in a hut. The day distance is ca. 20 km.
- Day 5 – This day we continue northwards through the forest landscape to Hannukuru wilderness cabin, where we will have a break. From Hannukuru we continue our tour over open fells to Hietajärvi lake and Pippovuoma swamp. After crossing Ounasjoki we will reach Ketomella and our wilderness cabin. The day tour is approx. 31 km.
- Day 6 – In the morning we ski to the wilderness hut of Sioskuru, and continue along the Pyhäkero Fells to the wilderness cabin in Pyhäkero. After a break, we ski onwards to Hetta. The day trip is approx. 30 km. The landscape is wooded and open fell ground. In the afternoon transfer by bus to Rauhala.
- Day 7 – We will do a day trip from Rauhala in the surrounding area. Lunch break in a teepee (kota) on the open fire. Day distance 20 km through varying woodland.
- Day 8 – Breakfast in Rauhala, departure.
(*) We take a maximum of 12 bookings to a group. In exceptional cases, it is possible for a participant to move from one group to another within a week. In these cases, the group may temporarily have a maximum of 15 people.
To participate in this tour, you should have earlier cross-country skiing experience and be able to ski 5 km/hour in varying terrain (on track), max. 35 km/day.
What is included
- Guidance and guide’s services
- Full board as mentioned in the program: breakfast, lunch bags, dinner, accommodation
- Transportation for the luggage during the program
- Bus transportation according to the program
- Return transit from Kittilä Airport or Levi to Rauhala
- Additional nights in Rauhala (full board), 94 € / night, check availability, check availability before booking
- Rent of skiing equipment (Nordic cross-country skis, poles and ski boots), 94 € / week
- Rent of sleeping bags, 32 € / week
Accommodation for the first night and two last nights in the base camp Rauhala in holiday cabins or room for 2 persons. During the tour, accommodation is 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.
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Health, safety and insuranceAny 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 thereWe 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 informationDeposit (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.
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Personal Equipment Checklist
- Ski suit or other suitable outer layer (jacket, pants) clothing for skiing
- Woolly hat, warm ski gloves
- Long underwear
- Thin fleece and long sleeve thermal
- Windproof jacket with hood, scarf
- Socks – Medium thickness wool / synthetic socks or medium socks teamed with a liner.
- Skis (classic style, max 55 mm wide), poles and ski boots, ski wax
- Backpack for day trips, Thermos bottle
- Sunglasses, Sun lotion
- Warm winter boots
- Comfortable clothing for cottage and evenings
- Flashlight 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
There is limited mobile coverage on the area. In some areas where you cannot make a phone call, you could anyway send/receive SMS.
If you rent skiing equipment package from us, you can use your own ski boots with Salomon SNS Classic – bindings.