During this trip, beside learning the basics of forest ski techniques, we will discover the frozen swamps, peatlands, and the arctic wet forest areas around Luosto. (swamp edges are usually quite rich in fauna, so willow grouses, black grouses, and arctic hares are not an uncommon sight).
In Finland, we believe strongly in "learning-by-doing", and we will just put the skis on, and start our trip. Of course, the trip will be adapted to the level of the participants (Note : again, those skis are NOT downhill skis! they are similar in their use as classic style crosscountry skis, except that we go off-track. We don't chase steep slopes or adrenalin!!). At some point during our hike, we will have a break and make a fire in order to grill the famous Finnish sausage (aka the vegetable of the real Finnish man) and to enjoy a warm drink and traditional pastry.
The whole program last 3 hours, but the distance will vary a lot depending on the snow condition ( in the deep powder snow of January, 3-4 km can be already a challenge, and on the hard morning crust of April, 10km can feel really easy)...
Includes : private guided service, skiing gear, snacks and sausage around the fire.
Price: 125€+35€/person (195€ for 1 or 2 participants, 230€ for 3, 265€ for 4 ...)
IMPORTANT : For more information about our forest skis, visit our website www.arctic-horizons.com (winter programs>forest skis activities>what are forest skis), you will also see how to combine 2 activities in the same day, and find a lot of other useful information : when/how to find northern lights, what kind of clothes to wear during the Lappish winter, What are the different Lappish winterS...