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From cabin to cabin in the Pallas-Ylläs National Park
Finnish Lapland Wilderness Adventure
4.-11. February 2023
25.2.- 4. March 2023
PRICE: EUR 1390 (ONE WEEK – ALL INCLUSIVE)

Join us for a perfect adventure for outdoor and nature lovers. We’ll hike for 5 days through a stunningly beautiful national park on snowshoes. You’ll get to know a lot about the Finnish nature and explore untouched paths. Relax after a long day of walking in the cozy cabin or even better in the wilderness sauna. Far away from civilisation on a starry night you’ll have the best chances to see the dancing Northern Lights.

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The Pallas-Ylläs National Park is located in the Finnish west of Lapland, in a forest and fell area between Kolari, Kittilä, Muonio and Enontekiö. The area is 1’020 km2 and is around 220 km north of the Arctic Circle. This part of Lapland has the freshest air in Europe. On clear nights there are best chances to see the amazing Northern Lights. Far away from the civilisation, hiking from cabin to cabin. It is the perfect trip for outdoor, nature and winter lovers!

Join us for an unforgettable adventure!

Day 1, Saturday
Arrival at Kittilä airport and transfer to the hotel in Pallas (approx. 70 km). Meeting and getting to know the group. Welcome dinner in the hotel and information about the upcoming week. Instructions on the program, the safety precautions, packing and other useful information for the coming days in the national park.

Day 2, Sunday
After breakfast, car transfer to the starting point in Ketomella (approx. 40 km). Our first stretch through the forest brings us closer to the fell and our ascent. After a few kilometers we reach the largest fell area in Finland and marvel at the endless expanse and the hilly landscape of the Pallas-Ylläs National Park. Lunch on the way is outdoors. Overnight in the wilderness log cabin “Hannukuru” with wood heating. We stay for two nights. (Distance approx. 10 km / duration approx. 8 hours)

Day 3, Monday
Day tour or alternatively relaxation in the wilderness log cabin.
After breakfast, it’s off to the Outtakka Fjell with light luggage. Lunch in a tipi en route. After returning to the “Hannukuru” log cabin, relax in the wilderness sauna. Delicious typical Finnish dinner. (Distance approx. 10-12 km / duration approx. 5-6 hours)

Day 4, Tuesday
The longest and most beautiful hike awaits us on the third day. After breakfast we leave our familiar home and hike over the fells. Breathtaking views in all directions – nowhere is the vastness and tranquility more noticeable than here! We reach our next wilderness hut “Nammalakuru”. Dinner and overnight. We stay for 2 nights.
(Distance approx. 14 km / duration approx. 8 hours)

Day 5, Wednesday
Day tour or alternatively relaxation in the wilderness hut
The second day tour takes us down to Lake Keräsjärvi (distance approx. 10 km). Those who prefer to treat themselves to some rest and relaxation after yesterday’s stage can relax in the log cabin or enjoy nature and the surrounding area. Last dinner in the wild. Overnight in the log cabin “Nammalakuru”.

Day 6, Thursday
After breakfast departure for the last stage of our tour. Soon the highest fell in the region (809m) can be seen: the Taivaskero. At this summit, the Olympic flame was kindled by the midnight sun for the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki. We reach Pallas and very slowly return to civilization. Picnic lunch on the way. Car transfer to Äkäslompolo / Ylläs, travel time approx. 1 hour. In the evening there is something very special on the program: sauna with refreshment in the ice hole! Two nights in Äkäslompolo. (Distance approx. 10-12 km / duration approx. 6h)

Day 7, Friday
Day at leisure. In Äkäslompolo you have the choice: a snowmobile excursion, husky safari, cross-country skiing course or a leisurely day in the village. We are happy to help you organize. Individual lunch. Goodbye dinner together in the evening.

Important: a husky excursion must be booked as early as possible. This excursion can often no longer be confirmed on site.

Day 8, Saturday
After breakfast transfer to Kittilä airport (50 km) or individual extension.

Price
per person EUR 1‘390
Single room supplement (for 3 nights) EUR 250
Backpack rent EUR 30
Sleeping bag rent EUR 50

min. 4 participants, max. 10 participants

Included
– transportation
– 3 nights in a double room in a hotel / hostel including full board (1x individual lunch)
– 4 nights in a dormitory in wilderness huts, all inclusive
– Wilderness sauna and ice-hole sauna
– snowshoes and sticks
– Sleigh / Pulkka (one sleigh for every two people)
– Guided tour by an English-speaking local guide (1-2 guides depending on the size of the group)
– Lots of facts and stories about Lapland

Must be brought
– Good stamina
– Warm and tall winter shoes (or gaiters)
– Warm and windproof winter clothing
– Scarf (Buff), additional face mask recommended
– Thermal underwear (our recommendation: merino wool)
– Lighter pants / jacket for staying indoors
– Slippers (Crocs or similar, the toilets are outside)
– microfiber towel
– Cosmetics
– backpack (30-40l)
– Thermos for your daily hot tee
– headlamp
– Sunscreen, sunglasses (and / or) ski goggles
– Sleeping bag (2 season is enough), no insulation mat required
– Power bank, from Sunday to Thursday there is no power supply

Good to know
The weather and temperatures can vary between +10 and -40 degrees Celsius in a week. Strong winds must be expected on the fells. Windproof clothing and a face mask are recommended. The trekking speed averages 2 km per hour.

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