Winter Camping in Finland: A Guided Tour From Helsinki
Group size: private, 1 or 2 plus guide
Availability: November to April
Duration: 2 days
Transport: pickup from your accommodation anywhere in Helsinki Metropolitan Area or the airport, travel time from Helsinki is around 30 minutes
Start and end time: when you want
Daily hiking distance: according to your wishes, from 1 to 20 km
Food and drinks: includes everything you need on the trip (inform of allergies or diets when booking)
Hiking gear and clothing: includes all the gear and clothing for every weather (fits approx. 150-195 cm tall, shoe sizes 36-47)
What you need to have: clothes against your skin, toothbrush, personal medication and hygiene products
For one: 340 €
For two: 580 € (290 € / person)
❄ Cold Facts About Winter Camping
I do my best to provide a comfortable but real winter camping experience, though there are some things in Finland’s winter that are impossible to change. Here are things you should be aware of when you’re thinking about doing this tour.
Typical winter season weather in Nuuksio National Park is from around −5 C to −15 C, sometimes gets up to 0 C and down to −20 C. Amount of snow varies every year and from early to late winter, but it’s typically from few centimeters to half a meter.
Camping in a hot tent is a lot warmer than being outside, but it’s not as warm as staying in a cabin. This is still real camping.
You’ll be warm when hiking and inside the tent when the wood burning stove is running. Standing still outside is going to be cold.
Moments when cold can creep up on you are when having a break, doing things with bare hands, setting up the tent, sitting by a campfire, taking down the tent, and going to the toilet.
National park’s toilets are cold outhouses.
We share one large tent. We are not packed in like sardines, there’s plenty of space, but it’s different compared to my summer camping tours where everyone can have their own tents.
You can borrow outdoor clothing but if you have winter clothing you’ve used before for example for skiing, it’s good idea to bring your own and borrow what extra you need from me.
We can do the tour with snowshoes when snow conditions are suitable.
Partner of Metsähallitus, Parks & Wildlife Finland
❤ Who’s This For
You want to experience real winter camping in Finnish forest.
You want to have more comfortable and safe experience of winter camping.
You want to see the snowy forest and frozen lakes, possibly walk on the lake ice.
You want to have an amazing winter hiking and nature experience while you’re in Helsinki.
You’re willing to endure occasional coldness while doing camp chores.
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