3 independent reviews for Finland snowshoeing vacation

Reviews for Finland snowshoeing vacation

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review 20 Mar 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The whole vacation was excellent. Superb organisation, wonderful location and caring and efficient staff.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Don't worry about clothing. Basecamp provides everything you need to keep warm.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Definitely. The whole vacation was orientated towards reducing environmental impacts etc.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent. Loved the whole experience.

review 29 Feb 2016

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The frozen trees at Riisitunturi; the ability to walk all day without meeting any other human beings; learning how to make a fire in a snow pit and cooking reindeer sausages in the open air; spotting fresh wolverine tracks and bear markings.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Really don't bother bringing cold weather gear. The clothing supplied includes comfortable boots - even in very small sizes; two good warm layers (thick and thin, top and bottom) plus a waterproof outer layer (top and bottom - and an extra one if you go dog sledding), excellent inner and outer gloves, rucksack, thermosflask and head torch. Evenings are spent around a roaring fire in the main lodge, or in the sauna. Airport transfers are in warm buses. They recommend your bring your own vest and longjohns - I'd add a decent warm hat, pull up neckscarf, sunglasses and thin gloves so you can operate your camera without your fingers falling off.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

I hope so. I think most of us foreign visitors were keen to support the reindeer farm by buying a few souvenirs there. It was also very useful - I'd rather buy from a family business than at the airport, but perhaps they could stock some local jams? All those delicious berries...

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Fantastic! Great landscape, wonderful guiding, excellent food, top-notch equipment and accommodation. Just perfect.

review 5 Feb 2014

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The whole vacation was amazing, the location, the walks, skiing & husky sledding, the accommodation, the food & the wonderful staff who did their utmost to ensure that it was an unforgettable experience for us

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

I thought that "winter equipment provided" meant snowshoes, skis & boots etc but all clothing (plus thermos, head torch, rucksack) was also available to borrow, no need to pack anything other than a few baselayers & something comfortable for the evening. Having said that, it was nice to wear my own ski gear but don't buy things if you don't already have them....except maybe a balaclava/buff for the minus 30 days!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes, the whole concept of Oulanka is based on this & I felt that all the staff believed in it.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

A fantastic experience. Almost 5 stars

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