We only take small groups on our Expeditions. You're guaranteed an experience of a lifetime and you'll learn so much.
Once paid we will add you to the expeditions Facebook group. Remember that flight prices fluctuate so the sooner you book them the better.
Join us for our 4th Arctic Circle Expedition in Northern Finland.
Date: Feb 22nd to 1st March 2018.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to push yourself, learn new skills and survive the extreme cold of the arctic regions.
We believe in small groups where everyone gets the chance to learn plenty of new skills. Business experts might say that it's counter productive but our aim is to get you to a level where you have can undertake your own expeditions having learnt the necessary skills, confidence and ability to risk assess.
We spend 6 days on the snow building up to an overnight expedition where we ski to our camp site, pulling sleds with all our equipment and food then ski back the next day. Our base for the expedition is a cosy lodge, tucked away deeply in the forest. It has no electricity or running water but is one of the many highlights of the trip.
'This is not a holiday, it is an adventure from start to finish. I have learnt valuable life skills on this trip and I feel very lucky to have experienced what I can only describe as the trip of a lifetime. Camp out in minus 18 with the Northern lights dancing in the sky?? Dreams really do come true after all!'
We provide all specialist equipment required: -26 degree sleeping bags, sleeping mats, jackets, mitts, skis, ski boots, poles and more. We don't want you having to purchase equipment you may not use again or will get very little use from in the future.
Experience is not required as expert guides are on hand to teach you all the skills you'll need: cross country skiing, arctic survival, camp craft and loads more./p>
Two days training in Wicklow in advance of the expedition is included, you'll have the opportunity to meet the guides and get hands on with the kit.
We're teamed up with gohop.ie, our travel partners, who will be looking after our travel logistics to get us to and from Finland. Flight bookings for this expedition are made through them so your travel is fully insured.
Full cost for this expedition is €1,490/£1,260 + flights (approx: €350-420 from Irish airports and £200 from UK airports) Flight prices increase as we get closer to the expedition date. Included; internal transfers, Irish guides, accommodation, catering, all equipment hire. You can pay for this expedition in installments.
Day 1 Depart Dublin Airport, 2 or 3 flights will land us about 20 minutes from our expedition base. Arrival late evening
Day 2 Ski and boot fitting, basic skills session.
Day 3 Progression from basic skills to hill climbing and descending. Arctic survival skills training.
Day 4 Longer day spend on the skis, also practice session pulling sleds. Camp-craft skills training.
Day 5 Morning: Advanced skills with sled. Packing and prep for expedition.
Day 6 Commence Expedition. Build igloo / Camp.
Day 7 Breakfast then ski out. Option to visit Ice Hotel.
Day 8 Depart for IrelandClick here for some FAQ on the expedition.
'Brilliant trip, great fun and got me to the point where i can now push on to longer trips and ski independently with confidence. Couldn't have asked for more.'