This walking holiday in Finnish Lapland, in the quiet Kilpisjärvi village, is guaranteed to be a unique experience. In the village of just over 120 inhabitants, you will quickly know your way around the one street that goes through the village. But who needs roads when you have paths to walk on?
What is a walking holiday anyway?
Walk up the Saana fell, iconic landmark for all Finns. Do a day trip to Malla Strict Nature Reserve where your guide will tell you about atmosphere and climate research done in this remote location. Add a day trip to Norway to see the fjords, and your walking holiday couldn’t be more varied.
In the company of like-minded walkers, five days will pass quickly. The views here are breathtakingly beautiful; within a short walk, we are already above the treeline. So make sure to pack your camera with those boots!
We do the guided walks in the mornings and afternoons. In the evenings, you can take a quiet stroll in the soft light of summer nights, or just sit by the lake and enjoy the silence. The sun sets late, so you have no rush to be back at your cabin.
This guided walking holiday in Finnish Lapland takes you on moderate routes around the region, taking you into real wilderness, yet staying close by to your accommodation. Daily walking distances are between 6-12 km, so moderate fitness level is expected.
|dates||August 12th 2019, others by request|
|duration||5 days 4 nights|
|group-size||Min 4 – Max 6|
Pick up from Tromso at 10:00 am
On the way to Kilpisjärvi, we have our first walk in Norway, following a war memorial path which offers fantastic views over the fjord.
Day 2 – 4
We start our walks after breakfast, and head out to see the varied landscape of this remote village. Our walks vary in physicality (easy to moderate) and length (6- 12 km), but we always keep the pace moderate. We have lunch on the go, enjoy a sandwich and a hot drink overlooking some of the greatest views Finnish Lapland has to offer.
On the 4th day, we take the grand walk of the holiday; today we will walk up the iconic Saana, which has been overlooking your wooden cabins all these days. There is a good uphill to go, but landscape invites you to keep going; scenery changes rapidly with every 100 metres you walk. At the top you can write your name in the visitor book which has been keeping log of thousands of people walking up here every year.
Our last walk together is on our way back to Tromso. You guide will choose the walk for the day based on the group and weather conditions.
Return to Tromo around 16:00.
5 day-walks with a professional guide
4 nights in shared double accommodation (cabins), full board:
Breakfast days 2-5
Packed lunch days 1-5
Dinner days 1-4
all transfer during the programme, pick up and drop off at Tromso centre
You will stay in shared cozy wooden cabins by Lake Kilpisjärvi . Breakfast and dinner buffet are served in the main restaurant, packed lunch is provided for the walking trips.
You need your usual walking gear; good shoes for walking on uneven surfaces and layered clothing. The weather in Finnish Lapland can be anything from a hot summer day to windy and wet – all in one day.
You will get a detailed list of required gear once you have paid the deposit.