Full £ 1250
Spaces 8 / Remaining 4
18th-22nd January 2020 Spaces available.
This is our popular Arctic Survival Course.
Pre survival training lecture in preparation for the expedition in Finland Activities include awareness of cold weather injuries, food preparation, first aid and equipment needed for Finland.
Finland 5days/4 nights
Depart 18th January 2020
London Heathrow to Helsinki
Internal Flight: Helsinki to Ivalo
Return: 22nd January 2020 Ivalo- Helsinki-Heathrow
This unique experience is set in the pristine wilderness of Northern Finland 261km within the arctic circle. Built up of phenomenal breathtakeing scenery from pristine taiga forest to open frozen planes and as well as unforgettable sights of nature and the possibility of the Northen lights Aurora Borealis.
A once in a lifetime challenge this expedition combines the exciting activities of Arctic wilderness survival aswell as much more.
Four Nights will be spent Underneath the pine canopy in a man made shelter built by yourself and the team.During this time you will aclimitise yourself to being at one with the harsh elements that this extream arctic wilderness environment has to offer.
What Our Customers Say:
“Having joined the Arctic Survival Course with Dan and his team last year I can only say what a fantastic adventure it was and organised by a highly professional group of professional instructors”
What is included?
All Pre expedition support.
Pre Expedition training day. Dates to be confirmed.
Transport within Finland
Accommodation/ Group Tent
Sleeping bag, bivi bag, roll mat can be hired from us for £150.00.
Skis, snow shoes, poles and pulks
Ice fishing equipment
All main meals Breakfast, Lunch,Dinner
Personal travel insurance
Personal expenditure, Snacks, Personal medication, Everyday essentials sanetry towels, suncream etc…
All other items not mentioned in the programme.
Day 1 Your first Day will start with a short transfer from Ivilo airport Aprox 1.30 HRS On arrival at Drop of we will Gather for a warm drink light snack, document Equipment check aswell as a short introduction to your skis snowshoes and pulks. We will then travel onwards into the wilderness for about 3km were we will reach our base camp. On arrival at base camp you will be met by your chief instructor aswell as any other members of the instructing team. This is were it all starts and the rest of the day will be spent with Saftey talks, establishing camp and getting familiar with your kit and how to get the most effencey from it.
Day 2 if not already awake You will be woken bright and early to endolge in a Traditional sami breakfast to kickstart the day. The rest of day 2 will be spent constructing natural shelters, Creating fire, sourceing water and food. The afternoon will be spent with a small trek to an Aurora Borealis viewing location with a night walk back to base camp.
Day 3 This is one of our most plesent days by now you will have aclimitised to your surroundings and will be confident with use of your equipment so we like to loosen the rains a little alowing you to Futher these skills. The instructing team will separate the group into two diffrent groups were you will compete to finish the challenges given.
The afternoon will be spent with a communal fire were we can all have some great food a tad of traditional sami brew and some great storys. This will be held after a Aurora Borealis treck if unsuccessful in day 3.
Day 4 we will start to break down Base camp Leaveing no trace then as a group head deep into the forest in the hope to track and view some of the wonderfull wildlife Finland has to offer ending back at our starting location for some expidition refection and goodbyes before outbound transport arrives the instructing team will be with you until Ivalo airtport.