Note : From now on (winter 2022-2023), One of my dogs might join us during the snowshoeing programs. They are both alaskan malamutes, still young (1 and 2 years old), and learning their trade. I don't guarantee their participation : it will be their first winter "at work", so they will join only if/when the conditions are good.
-Half a day snowshoeing trip
Duration : about 3 hours
Includes : private guide service, snowshoeing gear, hot snack around the fire.
Price : 125€+30€/person ( 185€ for 1 or 2 participants, 215€ for 3, 245€ for 4...)
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-Half a day snowshoeing AND skiing trip (new !!)
Duration : about 3,5 hours
Includes : private guide service, skiing/snowshoeing gear, "hot berry juice break" during our trip, and light snack at the end of our trip, in a wilderness cafeteria...
Price : 140€ + 45€/participant (230€ for 1-2 participants, 275€ for 3 participants, 320€ for 4...)
Attention : each participant has to come with own backpack equipped with straps in order to carry own skis/snowshoes while using the other.
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-Full day snowshoeing trek
Duration : 6+ hours
Includes : private guide service, snowshoeing gear, hot meal in a forest camp, snacks during the walk, and of course great landscapes!
Price : 220€+70€/person ( 360€ for 1 or 2 participants, 430€ for 3, 500€ for 4...)
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-Visit of Lampivaara amethyst mine by snowshoes : Scroll back up and check "AMETHYSTS OF LAMPIVAARA"
-Evening snowshoeing trip : Scroll back up and check "NORTHERN LIGHTS/EVENING PROGRAMS
This trip is particularly suitable for a family with children, or for people who want to enjoy the lappish wilderness without making it too "extreme".
I pick you from the location off your choice in Luosto, and we head for a 3 hours snowshoeing trip in the boreal forest around Luosto. Snowshoes are easy to use, and let us go off the beaten tracks. They are also relatively silent, and as we travel in very small group, the chance of seeing wildlife is real.
At some point during our trip, we'll have a break at a Laavu (lean-to-shelter), where you will discover the world famous finnish sausage ( a.k.a the vegetable of the real finnish man) grilled by yourself on the open fire. We'll also enjoy hot drinks and some pastry, before heading home. Maybe some friendly hosts of this woods will pay us a visit to share our food...
DURATION : about 3 hours
PRICE : 125€+30€/person ( 185€ for 1 or 2 participants, 215€ for 3 participants, 245€ for 4 participants...)
INCLUDES : private guide services, snowshoeing equipment, hot drinks, sausages and cookies.
This program has been devised in order to combine the use of our "forest skis" and of snowshoes during the same trip.
I pick you from your hotel/cabin in Luosto, and we head for Pyhä-Luosto national park. During this trip, we will use the snowshoes in the steepest uphills, or if we meet some dense forest, but as soon as the terrain gets more flat or downhill, we'll put on the skis.
It takes only 1-2 minutes to change from one to the other, and you don't need to change shoes, because both our skiis and snowshoes are equipped with universal bindings (you can use regular hiking boots).
What is really good, is that if somebody feels uncomfortable with the skiis whenever we go downhill, it is possible to switch back to snowshoes, and have a slower descent! Note that, anyway, we will not do any extreme downhills ... The "forest skis" and the bindings are not adapted to free ride and crazy fast downhills !! This program is perfectly adapted for beginners, just let me know before, so I can adapt our trip to your tastes !
At some point during our trip, we stop around an open fire in order to grill the famous Finnish sausage, a traditional lappish pastry, and some hot drinks.
Duration : around 3,5 hours.
Includes : Private guide services, snowshoeing/skiing gear, "hot berry juice break" during our trip, light snack in a wilderness cafe at the end of our trip.
Price : 140€ + 45€/participant (230€ for 1-2 participants, 275€ for 3 participants, 320€ for 4 participants...)
Important ! Each participant has to come with a backpack equipped with straps for carrying own skis/snowshoes!
... Breathtaking sceneries guaranteed !
This full day snowshoe hike is devised for those who want to experience Lapland at its best, and who are not afraid of walking 4-5 hours (not counting the breaks), sometimes in demanding conditions ! We'll walk the mountains, cross the frozen swamps, roam through the arctic forests!
I pick you in the morning from the location of your choice in Luosto, and we drive to the starting point of our hike. The whole trip happens in the beautiful landscapes of the Pyhä-Luosto national park and its fell area. For lunch, we will have a break at a forest camp, and enjoy a warm soup, some grilled sausages by the fire (washed down with a glass of delicious crowberry wine), and black pot coffee with traditional pastry, before continuing our hike. We should end our trip sometimes in the afternoon. During this hike, we will cross all kinds of arctic landscapes, from the lappish fells to the boreal forests, and we will have good chance to see some arctic wildlife.
DURATION : 6+ hours the snow conditions can affect the duration of the trip... (around 4,5 h of effective walking)
WALKING DISTANCE : Around 10 km (it corresponds to around 15-25km by foot depending on the snow condition).
PRICE : 220€+70€/person ( 360€ for 1 or 2 participants, 430€ for 3 participants, 500€ for 4...).
INCLUDES : private guide services, snowshoeing equipment, lunch and snacks, forest skis, and probably some sweat.
"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the things you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds
in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover."