Winter tours 2020 published
Programs for the next winter 2020 have been published on our website. We have guaranteed departures for the following tours:
Ski tour on the Russian border
Kalevala ski tour
Off the trails snowshoeing tour
Winter fun in Finland -multiactivity tour - guaranteed New Year departure!
Wilderness husky adventure - new multiactivity tour!
Backcountry skiing and winter camping - dates will be informed later
See all winter tours here.
All above mentioned tours are bookable online at the regional webshop at www.wildtaiga.fi, click here.
Last minute places
Due to cancellations we have now place/s available on Russian border ski tour departures that have been earlier fully-booked (24.02., 03.03. and 17.03.) See all departures and further details about the program here.
On Off the trails -snowshoeing tour we have 1 last minute place available on 24.02. tour and additionally availability on 03.03. and 10.03. Read more here.
New departure date for Russian border ski tour
Due to high demand we have opened a new departure for Russian border ski tour. The departure will be from 18 to 24 March and tour is guaranteed to run.
See tour program and further details here.
Team Upitrek wishes Merry Christmas and all the best for New Year!
New Husky Safari available
Have you ever dreamed about driving your own husky sled through the winter wonderland, while enjoying the silence and breathtaking landscapes? On this 3 day tour you will enjoy the outdoor life and have the chance to participate in daily life at the husky farm. The highlight of the tour will be an overnight husky safari with accommodation in wilderness cabin.
Read more and book online here.
Book your winter tour now!
It´s time to book your winter tour now! Most of the guaranteed departure dates for our cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and winter multiactivity holidays are still available.
Please remember that the earlier you book, the better flight rates you may get. Have a look at the tour options here and don't hesitate to contact us for any further information at email@example.com.
New departure date on Kalevala ski tour
We have opened a new departure date for the new Kalevala ski tour, 23.02.-01.03. The tour is guaranteed to run and maximum group size 12 participants.
This ski tour is suitable for skiers with moderate physical condition and good skiing skills.
See tour program here.
New Year in Finland
Looking for a wintry New Year escape? Join our multiactivity holiday "Winter fun" and enjoy a mixture of activities on the snow.
See the program here. Minimum age 10 years.
Summer tours 2019 published
Programs for the next summer 2019 have been published on our website. We have guaranteed departures for Finnish border hiking tour and all other tours are available on request.
For groups we offer a new 10-day hiking tour combining three wonderful northern national parks, Hossa, Oulanka and Urho Kekkonen. Read more here and ask for a quotation for your group!
See all Finland summer tours here.
Places available on Finnish border hiking tours
Come and join us on a guided hut-to-hut hiking week along the Finnish-Russian border and in new Hossa national park!
We have places available on all departure dates at the moment:
22 July, 29 July, 5 Aug, 12 Aug, 19 Aug, 26 Aug
Groups are international and maximum group size is 13 participants. All dates are guaranteed to run.
For further details have a look at the program here.
Tours for winter 2019 published
Programs for the next winter 2019 have been published on our website. We have guaranteed departures for the following tours:
Ski tour on the Russian border
Kalevala ski tour - revised program!
Off the trails snowshoeing tour
Winter fun in Finland -multiactivity tour
Dates for Backcountry skiing and winter camping tour will be informed later.
Private tours are available on request but please note that during high season (from mid-Feb to mid-March) the availability is pretty limited. If you wish to travel with your own group, please contact us soon!
Extra departure for Ski tour on the Russian border
We have added one more departure date for the Ski tour on the Russian border for Easter Week. New dates are 26.03.-01.04.2018 and tour is guaranteed to run.
Have a look at the itinerary here and book your Finland ski tour soon!
Single-time group airport transfers will be from Kuusamo airport and to Kajaani airport coinciding with these Finnair flights:
26.03. HEL-KAO AY487 20.15-21.30
01.04. KAJ-HEL AY414 11.10-12.25
A few places available on snowshoeing tours
There are places available on February and March guided "Off the trails" snowshoeing tours as follows:
17/02 - 2 places
24/02 - 1 place
03/03 - 2 places
10/03 - 6 places
Have a look at the program here and book soon!
Places available on winter multiactivity weeks
Dreaming of a winter activity holiday in the real winter landscape?
Our "Winter fun in Finland" tour takes place in remote Kylmäluoma hiking area in eastern Finland. You'll accommodate in a cosy log cabin surrounded by beautiful snow-covered forest and daily activities take you to the forests and ridges and over the frozen lakes.
Guaranteed departure dates on Feb 3 and Mar 17 are both guaranteed to run and available.
Check out the program here and book soon!
And all good wishes for New Year!
Skiing groups getting full quickly
Our ski tour groups are getting full quickly.
On the Russian border ski tour there are places available on 18, 25 and 27 March tours. The first 4 departure dates are whether fully booked or with limited availability (1-2 places available).
Kalevala ski tour of 3 March is fully booked but on 10 March tour there are still places available.
Book soon to secure the place on your preferred departure date!
Book your winter tour now
The first snow has fallen in Finland and the winter season is around the corner. It's time to book your winter holidays! All guaranteed departure dates (cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, multiactivity weeks) are still available. Check out our programs and remember that if you are travelling with a group we can tailor a private tour for you!
New tour: Guided fatbike tour with guaranteed departure date
Next summer we will offer a brand new week-long fatbiking tour through stunning wilderness of northeast Finland.
The guided tour goes on some of the best mountain biking trails in Finland - in Taivalkoski, Kylmäluoma hiking area and Hossa national park.
The departure from Aug 22 to 29 is guaranteed to run.
Find out more here.
Backcountry skiing in Urho Kekkonen national park
Next March there will be again a unique opportunity to join our backcountry skiing tour in Urho Kekkonen National Park.
The dates are from Arpil 3 to 9 and the tour is guaranteed to run.
Once you book, you'll be going!
Read more: http://www.upitrek.com/english/backcountry-skiing-and-winter-camping/
Can I see Northern Lights on an Upitrek tour?
People keep asking us whether it´s possible to see Northern Lights on an Upitrek tour. Yes, it´s possible, but, no guarantee - you are at the complete mercy of nature.
Read here more about Northern Lights and observing them on our tours: http://www.upitrek.com/english/themes/northern-lights/
Christmas in Finland
Spend an unforgettable Christmas in Finnish wilderness! Join our active Christmas holiday from Dec 23 to 30, 2017. The departure is guaranteed - if you are booked, you are going!
We highly recommend bookings in time for the limited availability of flights.
Read more here.
Group size max. 14 persons.
Have a holidays in September? Check-out our offers for the end of the summer season. We have many interesting self-drive tours available until the end of September and cycling and canoeing tours still running as well.
Welcome to enjoy the autumn in Finland!
Finnish national parks, 8 days
Silence in the heart of nature, 7 days
The North Circular Tour, self-drive for families, 9 days
Karelian Beauty, 4 days
Read more here.
Lakes and Forests -cycling tour, 7 or 8 days
Read more: here.
Canoe adventure in Finnish wilderness, 8 days
Read more here.
Hiking tour reviews
"It´s my first trekking trip and it has been a wonderful and magical Finnish experience. Certainly enjoyed the interesting farmstay, the daily sauna and dips in the lake." - Han, Singapore
"Represented very good value. Showcased Central Finland and its woodland and swampland very well. We unreservedly recommend this trip." - Tony, New Zealand
More reviews for our Finland hiking tour can be read on the Feedback page: http://www.upitrek.com/english/info/feedback/
A new self-drive tour
Enjoy ´Silence in the heart of nature´ on our new self-drive tour along the Eastern border area. Short driving distances on quiet roads are effortless and you will have plenty of time for activities and relaxation in the nature.
Check-out the full itinerary here.
Next March there will be again an unique opportunity to join our back-country skiing tour, this time in Eastern Lapland next to Urho Kekkonen National Park.
Check out the program here.
The departutre March 28-April 4 is guaranteed to run, ideal for solo travellers as well!
Summer tours 2017
Our summer tours with departure dates have been published now on our website. For the Finnish border hiking tour there will be totally 6 guaranteed departure dates in July-August.
Have a look at all summer tours here.
Winter feedback summary published
As usual, we have collected client feedback also during the past winter season. Take a look at the feedback summary (based on 147 answers) below.
Winter tours 2017 published
Our programs for winter 2017 have been published. You find the tours with dates and rates on this website and for any furhter information we stay at your disposal at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We'll have again more guaranteed departure dates than ever, up to 7 on "Off the trails" -snowshoeing tour. For the multiactivity week "Winter fun in Finland" guaranteed Christmas and New Year departures are available.
See you in Finland next winter?
Last minutes to book a skiing holiday for this winter
Our Finland cross-country ski tours have sold well this winter and most groups are fully-booked already. But we still have some places available on Kalevala ski tours. Kalevala tour is our most demanding ski tour covering approx. 240 km in 6 skiing days.
Departures March 12-19 (1 place available) and March 19-20.
Read more here and book your place soon!
Additional airport transfers
Due to restricted availability of flights on some of our guaranteed departure dates we have decided to offer a few extra transfers from/to Kajaani airport (in addition to transfers from/to Kuusamo airport).
Additional transfers are organized on following tours:
* Russian border ski tour: Feb 13 and Feb 20
* Off the trails -snowshoeing tour: Feb 6, Feb 13 and Feb 20
* Winter fun in Finland –multiactivity week: Feb 13
Please contact us for further details at email@example.com.
New tour 2016: A guided and self-supported ski tour with sledges
Our new program "Backwoods skiing & winter camping" is a guided and self-supported ski tour through frontier forests. The tour is ideal for those who want to get off the trails and are a bit adventurous by heart.
You'll ski on unprepared trails through forests, swamps and lakes pulling your own sledge. Together with other group members and guide, you set up the tents, collect firewood and prepare meals around an open fire. Nights will be spent in heated tiipee-tents, before and after the wilderness-tour in nice cabins.
A guaranteed depature on March 23-30. The maximum group size is 8 persons so hurry up to book if you're interested!
Read more: Backwoods skiing & winter camping
Book your winter holiday now!
"Ruska" - the autumn colors are here now but in a few weeks Finland will be covered by new, white snow. Then it's time for all the fun that snow and ice enable - cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, husky sledding, igloo building, ice-fishing, snowmobiling - among many other exciting activities.
Our winter tours start to run just before Christmas and this season we will have more guaranteed departures than ever before!
Check out the program details on our website and book your place soon! See you in Finland!
Summer feedback summary published
We have collected client feedback again this summer. Take a look at the feedback summary (based on 45 answers) below.
We have also added some new clients testimonials on the website. Read the comments for:
*Finnish border hiking tour
*The varied faces of Finland bus tour and
*Finnish forests & lakes cycling tour
Guided ski tours
Winter is coming sooner than we realize! Book now a guided Finland ski tour and you'll have a great adventure waiting for you in a few months!
For full itinerary, dates and rates click here.
Hiking tours 2016
Finland hiking tour departure dates for next summer have been published now. There are more departures than ever, totally 5 weeks. All guaranteed to run and bookable now!
For full itinerary click here.
Places available for summer multiactivity week
Take a walk on the wild side! In August we offer guaranteed departure dates for our interesting multiactivity week called "Take a walk on the wild side."
During the week you'll walk, cycle and canoe in the wilderness and spend an unforgettable camping night on an island.
Some trekking with huskies is included as well.
Lear more about Finland summer multiactivity program here.
Book now Finland hiking tour
A walking holiday is just not about the walking but it is a great way to learn about the country you visit. On our guided walking tours you'll be accompanied by a local, professional guide who, during the week will provide you with plenty of information about the culture, nature and traditions in Finland.
Check out our guided hiking tour programme here and book your place soon!
Winter feedback summary 2015
Again this winter we have collected client feedback on our skiing, snowshoieng and multiactivity tours.
You can take a look at the feedback summary below.
We are happy to see that our guides were again high valued and the average of all questions was as high as 4,77 (max. 5).
Finland bus round trip
See the varied faces of Finland! Join our guided 11-day Finland bus round tour from Helsinki. We provide a guranteed departure on Aug 1, ideal for solo travelers and small groups.
Read more about our guided Finland bus tour here
Tours for winter 2016 published
We have updated the programs and departure dates for the winter season 2015-16 on our website.
There will be more guaranteed departures than ever before - eg. 6 guaranteed dates for the Off the trails -snowshoeing tour and 5 dates for the Ski tour on the Russian border.
Take a look at the programs on the web and contact us for further details!
New Wild Taiga brochure
Check out the new brochure of Wild Taiga area and learn about many possibilities our area has to offer! There's plenty of different activities available throughout out the year as well as cultural programs and high-class events.
You find the brochure here.
Welcome to our new website! You will find all our programmes under the categories "summer" and "winter". Should you need any further information please don't hesitate to contact us.
Other languages - Finnish, German, French, Spanish and Italian - will be published within a few weeks.