Backpacking and Hiking Courses with Ultralight Gear in Helsinki, Finland – Private Teaching

In addition to my all inclusive backpacking trips I can also teach you to hike on your own. You can learn knowledge and skills by yourself with time and gear can be bought with money, but with my courses you’ll be on your way much quicker when you see how it’s good to do things and how the gear works, and the biggest difference to reading books, watching videos or listening to salesperson is that you’ll actually be doing all the things yourself that you need to do when backpacking. You can borrow all the necessary gear for the courses, so you get to try them before buying anything.

The courses are private. You can come alone or with a friend, child, family or a dog. We can put extra emphasis on how backpacking works for specifically for you or for you together. Whether you want to hike a long distance trail, take it really easy or get to backpack in spite of your age or difficulty moving, the course can be adapted to almost all situations.

Personally I want backpacking to be as comfortable as possible and carrying a super large and heavy rucksack doesn’t make it so, so I use ultralight gear. What gear you need, how you should do things, how to cook and how to stay safe when hiking in remote places are all the same with both traditional and modern ultralight gear, but with ultralight gear your backpack is a lot, lot lighter. Who wants their backpack to rather be big and heavy than light?

Hiking course for beginners

Course for those who want to start hiking and camping in three season conditions (spring, summer, fall) in ultralight fashion. Learn the skills to enjoy your time outdoors in Finland and Lapland without carrying a heavy backpack.

We’ll go through everything you need to have and know to go backpacking by yourself. After the course you’ll know what gear is really important and where you can save money, and you’ll know what to do when you go on your first adventure.

Travel time to Nuuksio National Park from Helsinki around 30 minutes.

Two days. Includes everything. 210 €.

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Winter camping course in Nuuksio National Park

Winter camping course for those who have hiked and camped in summer, who want to learn how to camp in winter as well. Skills and knowledge for winter camping in forest environment.

We’ll go camping in winter for real so that you’ll see how to keep yourself from freezing and to know what kind of gear you need. You can borrow winter camping and hiking gear, or you can take your own three season gear to learn how you can use them in winter as well.

Travel time to Nuuksio National Park from Helsinki around 30 minutes.

Two days. Includes everything. 210 €.

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