The meeting point for this trip is Kajaani airport in Finland and the departure point is Kuusamo Airport.
Please note that we provide only one airport transfer for each group on arrival and departure (unless otherwise indicated). Before making any flight reservations we advise you to check with us your intended airports and transfer schedules. Due to the remote location and long distances, private transfers are very difficult and expensive to arrange. If you arrive/depart on flights that do not coincide with these single timed group airport transfers, you should wait at the airport or in the town.
NB: It is also possible to book extra nights, and take time to explore Helsinki, if the flight schedule dictates it and for any arrivals with a few hours spare before the transfer, then we suggest time at the local spa hotel in Kaajani.
Please note that you must have the appropriate insurance for your chosen activity. As we will be travelling in the mountains, you must be covered for helicopter rescue, repatriation and medical costs. We also advise you to take out Trip Cancellation/Curtailment Insurance in the event of you being unable to join the trip for whatever reason. NB: The insurance referred to below should only be purchased AFTER we have confirmed that your trip is guaranteed to run.
For ease of reference the clause relating to Insurance as set out in our Terms and Conditions is given below:
Insurance: It is a condition of booking that you are insured against medical expenses, injury, illness, death, cost of repatriation, and personal accident risks. This must include cover for the activities to be undertaken during the trip. For tours taking place outside the United Kingdom you must ensure that your insurance covers rescue from the mountains, including helicopter rescue. It is the right of the leader to make a decision to call for helicopter rescue if such assistance is needed. Costs incurred by you, the client, due to an evacuation, rescue or other emergency event shall be your responsibility. Any subsequent costs incurred for expenses not limited to but including such costs as hotels, food, transport etc shall be borne by you, the client. You are responsible for ensuring insurance cover is adequate for the particular needs of your chosen activity. You must be fully aware of the implications involved in arranging your own travel insurance and understand the limitations and exclusions of the policy. By agreeing to our Terms and Conditions you are authorising Tracks and Trails Ltd or the person employed to lead the trip for Tracks and Trails Ltd to instigate rescue and/or helicopter evacuation procedures without previously obtaining the permission of the company issuing your insurance policy. We reserve the right to cancel your booking at any time if we are not satisfied you have the necessary insurance policy covering your activity. Please ensure that your insurance covers you to the maximum altitude given on your trip itinerary. If you are unsure or are joining a bespoke trip then please contact us for specific details. Most of our trips have a maximum altitude of 3,000 metres, except the Tour de Monte Rosa which reaches 3316m. You must bring all insurance documentation with you at the time of the activity. We also recommend your insurance covers you for trip cancellation and baggage loss/damage. Tracks and Trails Ltd are unable to accept responsibility for the loss or damage to any client equipment or luggage.
For further details, please read the Insurance section on our website.
We ski in Finland at the time of year when the snow is at it's best, which is from mid-February onwards. The snow season in the inland regions of southern and central Finland, see the first snow falls at the beginning of December and it usually melts during late March and April. The temperatures in February are usually around -3°C during the daytime, and dropping to approximately -10°C during the night.
The total ski hire for the week is expected to be abourt 80 Euros for 6 days. These are lightweight 'fish scale' classic track skis.
All the rental skis are with Salomon SNS bindings. If you prefer to bring your own shoes and rent just skis and poles that is possible. Please make sure that your boots are compatible with SNS bindings.
To ensure we get the correct sizes, equipment hire is arranged in advance. Please make note of your equipment hire on our Booking Form. We will need to know your height, weight, normal shoe size (you must give us your everyday shoe size and not your personal adjustment for wearing boots) and the measurement of your height up to your armpits (for ski pole hire). The skis we use are “normal” cross-country skis for classical style, and the width is usually 44 mm.
This trip requires a minimum of 4 clients to book before it can be guaranteed to run and we take a maximum of 10 clients. This is slightly more than our normal group sizes of 8/9 and is due to the easy nature of the terrain and the fact that for 3 of the days you have two guides looking after you. A Tracks and Trails Cross County Ski Instructor, plus a local Arctic Wilderness Guide.
We feel strongly about protecting the environment and do not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We would ask that you arrive with a ‘water bottle’ or ‘hydration system’ that can be used repeatedly. We would point out that we operate a ‘zero tolerance’ for rubbish, and would ask you to remove all your rubbish items from the mountain even those you consider to be bio-degradable. You can read our full policy here.
Due to the specialised nature of many of our holidays, we co-sell a number of our trips with 'partner' companies. Our partners are carefully selected to ensure they reflect our own ethos and standards in terms of the service we offer to our guests. By encouraging our partners to sell our trips it means that your chosen holiday may reach its 'minimum' number earlier, allowing us to guarantee the trip and to give you the go-ahead to book your travel arrangements.
There may be occasions when our partners have helped to book your accommodation and organise the logistics for your trip. On these occasions your hotel may have recorded your room reservation in the name of our partners.
We guarantee that any partners with whom we work will offer the same package as Tracks and Trails. The price will be the same, though occasionally our partners may be operating in a different currency. Your itinerary and the items that are included, or not included in your trip fee will also be the same.
We believe in team work, and enjoy working with other small high quality companies. If you have any questions about this policy please contact us and we will be happy to discuss it with you.
Prices may vary depending on date.
|Code||Start date||Return date||Dates||Price||Status|
|FRF1 19||Sun 03 Feb||Sun 10 Feb||
Sun 03 Feb - Sun 10 Feb
Code: FRF1 19
|Price: £1695||Spaces available||Book|
|FRF2 19||Sun 10 Mar||Sun 17 Mar||
Sun 10 Mar - Sun 17 Mar
Code: FRF2 19
|Price: £1695||Spaces available||Book|