Friday – Winter Trek to Inari Wilderness

6 hours
easy

Join this guided trek to the untouched wilderness of Inari municipality. Depending on the snow circumstances, we hike with either snowshoes or modern Finnish “gliding snowshoes” (short and wide, partly skin-based skis). Our trek takes us deep in to the forest with no human-made structures or tracks, only untouched snow and calm nature. We will travel in the forest, admire its beauty, learn about the nature and examine animal tracks, trying to figure out who made them. If we’re lucky, we can see willow grouses in their snow-white winter outfit, grazing reindeers or even the biggest wild creature of Finland, moose. 

We will make an open fire to cook our lunch with, and enjoy a hot and nourishing meal deep in the forest. 

When we head back to car, it might be getting dark all ready. Snowshoeing / skiing in the dark is a magical experience. With the safety provided of our head torches, we can experience a totally different kind of forest. Mid-winter forest is silent and still, and moving around is like walking on a cotton cloud. Experience the complete darkness or use your headlamp to make big, deep shadows around you – either way, for sure you can make your imagination fly…

Schedule and directions: 

We start at 9:00 from Eräsoppi / Xwander shop (address Ivalontie 12 C 4) with a car ride to the site. Please be at the shop latest 8:45, so we have time for necessary preparations. The total duration of the trip is around 6 h. We return to the shop by 15:00.

The trip is executed with a minimum of 2 participants.

You can contact us by email and phone:

info@xwander.com

010 200 7636

Photos: Nette Pulkkinen, Julia Kivelä

What’s included?

  • Guide
  • Transportations from Eräsoppi / Xwander shop to the site and back
  • Snowshoes / gliding snow shoes and poles
  • Open fire lunch
  • Equipment for cooking and eating
  • Proper winter overalls, boots, mittens if needed
  • Pick ups from Ivalo region (Saariselkä & Kiilopää supplementary)

Please note

The whole trip is outside, so dress accordingly. Moving around makes you warm, but on breaks you might get cold. Dress in layers and bring extra warm and windproof clothing! In case you have any questions regarding what to wear or bring, don’t hesitate to contact us, we’re happy to help.

What do I need to bring?

Bring clothes suitable for outdoor activities

Daypack

Bring you water bottle and some small snacks

Cancellation policy

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 16 hours or less before the event

Experience type

Day tour / activity

Booking in advance

Cut off: 16 hours

Duration

6 hours

Difficulty

Easy

Categories

AdventureDay trips and excursionsHikingNatureFamily friendlyGroup friendlyOutdoor

Live tour guide

EnglishFinnish

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