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Walking holidays in Finland

In summer the wild Taiga forests of Finland glitter with a myriad of lakes and make for an ideal summer walking destination. In winter being just beneath the Arctic Circle the Taiga presents the chance for some great snow fun walking in snow shoes. This is a truly wild and remote part of Europe along the border of the Russian bear. Experience Finland for your next walking holiday in summer or winter....or both!

To plan your ideal Finland walking trip, contact a specialist trekking consultant today.

Further below on this page, you can click through to our group walking holiday itineraries in Finland.

Finland is a fantastic destination in summer and winter for a walking holiday in the vast wilderness. In summer, trek though the forests and lakes of the Taiga, home to a variety of wildlife including wolves, bears and reindeer. In winter, being just beneath the Arctic Circle, the Taiga offers great snowshoeing adventures across lakes and into forests, with opportunities to go husky sledding and see the Northern Lights.

"Walking in remote forests of Finland - complete peace and quiet, led by Kimmo our excellent and very knowledgeable guide who went out of his way to ensure we all enjoyed our holiday. Staying in simple but very comfortable accommodation in remote areas, enjoying nature and the Finnish tradition of sauna and lake swimming." Karen Dawkins, Forests of the Midnight Sun

On our winter treks you will of course be walking over snow-covered ground and frozen lakes. The terrain is flat and undulating with no steep hills. In summer the terrain is similar, and conditions underfoot are usually good as you?ll be following decent trails, but at times you will journey through marshy and swampy areas. Accommodation includes log cabins and renovated guard stations, often with shared facilities.

The best time of year to visit Finland for a winter walking holiday is December to February, with January and February offering more daylight than the earlier winter months. In summer, the best time to visit is from July to September, when temperatures are warm, flowers are blooming and animals have come out of hibernation.

Holiday ideas for Holidays to Finland in Finland

Call of the Wild | 8 days | From £1,249

Walking holidays in Finland - Group - Call of the Wild | 8 days | From £1,249

This adventure holiday in Finland is all about fun and activity - from a day's cross-country skiing, to a mini snowshoe overnight expedition into the wilds to stay in a remote wilderness cabin.

Grade B - Moderate

Forests of the Midnight Sun | 8 days | From £1050

Walking holidays in Finland - Group - Forests of the Midnight Sun | 8 days | From £1050

The location for this wilderness adventure, just beneath the Arctic Circle and a stone's throw from the Russian border, adds a certain mystery to the atmosphere. The forests and lakes of the Taiga are...

Grade B - Moderate
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