"Trek through this magnificent arctic fell country on foot or on skis, finding your way to a welcoming wilderness hut for the night. This vast park extends eastwards from the resort of Saariselkä through the wilderness of Finnish Lapland all the way to the Russian border. The remote fell of Korvatunturi is famous among Finns as the home of Father Christmas. The night sky is illuminated by the Aurora Borealis in winter and the Midnight Sun in summer."


Winter expedition in Urho Kekkonen National Park 6 days

The price includes taxes, online meeting and guidance.



Moderate and difficult level. The weather can change quickly and drastically during the hiking.

6 days

Sleeping overnight in tents in the forest.

Winter camping gear

You can borrow winter camping equipment from friends/relatives or rent them from outdoor stores or online if you do not have your own equipment yet. Additional information.

Group size

The maximum size of the group is 6 people.

Online meeting

We discuss about hiking planning, equipment, and meeting place. Questions and answers. The online meeting is held one month before the hiking starting date.

Who can join?

This expedition requires previous experience: sleeping overnight in a tent in winter, basic skiing skills and the ability to ski using a sledge for 10-20 km day trips.

If you do not have experience yet, we recommend to participate in some of our winter camping courses. You can read the course information here.

The participation in this activity requires a little previous winter hiking experience and basic skiing skills, but you do not need to have your own winter hiking equipment. More information about winter hiking equipment in this link.

Skiing is possible with forest or backcountry skis and using an expedition sledge. Ski trips vary from about 10 to 20 kilometers depending on the weather conditions, and we take breaks at regular intervals. In the area, the weather changes quickly and is unpredictable. For this reason, it may be needed to camp at anytime. We ski a total of about 65 to 80 kilometers long, which can still change according to the situation of the route. You can get to know about winter hiking equipment needed in this link.

We practice and learn more winter hiking skills during the expedition in the terrain. You will learn a lot of new useful information about winter expedition, how to navigate the terrain, read a trekking map, as well as camping routines.

Registration by email or SMS +358 443 041 863. Tell us which hike you would like to join. The first payment is 100€ for booking fee, and I will send the bill through email. Remember to pay the rest of the winter hiking one month before the starting date. You will be added to a WhatsApp group, where participants can get to know each other and agree about transportation if needed. Participants also receive a link for an online meeting and detailed information about the winter skiing expedition.

Suomen Latu Kiilopää car parking

Kiilopääntie 620, Saariselkä

+358 443 041 863 (only text message and video call)