Snow Surf Camp in Lemmenjoki

17-20.3.22 - Snow Surfing in Ivalo & Lemmenjoki

Snow surf camp is a four-day program where you will have a chance to make your own snow surf board and learn to ride it. We will take you to some of the best backcountry spots in Lemmenjoki Valley. No previous experience is needed.

Are you in for fresh air, beautiful nature, adrenaline, good vibes and fun? Come along!

If you wish and feel creative, you can design and make your own snow surf board during the program. No previous experience in woodwork is needed. We will provide you guidance, working space, tools and materials. It is also perfectly fine if you prefer to use that time for snow surfing (or e.g. piste skiing) instead. 

Are you making your own snow surf board or not, we will provide you all necessary gear for the sport: snowshoes, board, helmet, leash and back protection that you can use during the camp. 


Thursday 17.03
Day 1 – Arrival to Ivalo

  • Airport Transfers
  • Welcome Brief at 14:00
  • Snow Surf practices on Ivalo river banks & towed with Snowmobile
  • Snow Surfboard Workshop – Build your own board

Accommodation in Xwander Nordic Apartments
Meals of the day not included in price. (For food, plenty of shops and restaurants in Ivalo. Apartments have cooking facilities)

Friday 18.03
Day 2 – Head to Lemmenjoki

  • Snow Surfboard Workshop at 08:00
  • Transfer to Njurgulahti, Lemmenjoki (1:15h drive)
  • Lunch at Ahkuntupa (Not included in price)
  • Snowmobile Ride to the spots of the day (1-2 hours)
  • Snow Surfing down to the Lemmenjoki Valley
  • Putting up the camp and lunch
  • Starting making the pathways up to the hill
  • Night surfing per conditions
  • Sauna

Accommodation in Savotta squad-size tents
Dinner and snacks of the day included in the price

Saturday 19.03
Day 3 – Full Day (and night) Snow Surfing Lemmenjoki

  • Snow Surfing in Lemmenjoki
  • Lunch
  • More Surfing + Night Surfing per conditions
  • Sauna

Accommodation in Savotta squad-size tents
All meals of the day included in the price

Sunday 20.03
Day 4 – More Surfing and back to Ivalo

  • Morning Surfing
  • Heading back with Snowmobile to Njurgulahti and Ivalo
  • Stop in Inari Papana for lunch (Not included in price)
  • Finishing of own Snow Surfboard at Xwander HQ in Ivalo
  • Airport Transfers

Breakfast and snacks included in the price

Schedule made so that participants from Southern Finland can make to Thursday Helsinki-Ivalo flight leaving 11:30, and Sunday Ivalo-Helsinki Flight leaving 18:55

What’s included?

  • Guiding
  • Transportation in Ivalo & Lemmenjoki, including airport transfers
  • Accommodation  (1 night in Ivalo, 2 nights in tents in Lemmenjoki)
  • Snow Surf Gear (board, snowshoes, helmet, back protection)
  • Guidance, space, tools and materials for building your own snow surf board
  • Meals per what mentioned in the schedule

Please note:
This program is suitable for everyone who is interested in snow surfing. However, climbing hills with snowshoes can be physically demanding. Participants should be aware of their own level of fitness and limitations.

We recommend participants to have a valid travel insurance. 

4 days / 3 nights. Thursday – Sunday


What do I need to bring?
Bring clothing according to the weather. We recommend layer clothing: breathable base layer, insulating middle layer, at least windproof, preferably waterproof core layer and a warm jacket for breaks. Take also some spare clothes and gloves / mittens, a backpack (for carrying extra clothes, snacks, drinks and snowshoes) and winter boots. You can take your own goggles and helmet if you like.

For days 2 and 3 we reserve plenty of high energy snacks, muesli bars, chocolate, peanuts etc. But please make sure to also reserve some snacks of your own choice to be taken with you.

Remember to bring sleeping gear (sheets/sleeping bag), your personal toiletry and medicine. 

Cancellation policy:

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 3 days or less before the event