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Karu Arctic Bushcraft

Duration: Sunday - Sunday Course size: 6-16                                                                                                                                                   Prize: 1150 €/ person Date: 10th of February - 16th of February 2019 / 2th of March - 9th of March 2019  


On the Karu Arctic Bushcraft course, you will learn more about winter equipment, how to move around in the wilderness in winter, and how to survive dangerous winter situations. You will learn more about temporary shelter suitable for winter conditions, and how to conserve energy when staying outdoors in winter. You will also go ice fishing and prepare food over an open fire. You can hike through snowy forest with snowshoes or skis, and take a ride on a dog sled. We will stay the nights in a large heated tent, out in the open or, if you prefer, you can stay in temporary shelter.

The Karu Arctic Bushcraft course is held in the North Karelia region of eastern Finland. You will stay the night in a large heated tent out in the open. We will spend the first and last nights in a cabin or hotel, so that you are well rested before and after the course. 

ski in great outdoors finland

In Karu´s training areas, you can experience the real winter.


Who is the course for?

Karu Arctic Bushcraft is intended for everyone who is interested in winter bushcraft skills and who wants to learn new skills or expand their existing skills. During this one-week course, you will learn the comprehensive bushcraft skills required in winter under the guidance of professional and clear instructors. The course teaches you skills to move around independently outdoors in winter and to develop your skills on your own.


You will learn the following skills:

temporary shelter
  • Physiology and performance in the cold

  • Nutrition, water and risks

  • Equipment

  • Moving around: snowshoes and skis

  • Staying the night in temporary shelter

  • Making fire

  • Fishing

  • Preparing food over an open fire

  • Hazardous situations and survival

  • First aid


The course includes:

  • All food enjoyed during the course

  • All equipment and material required during training

  • Personal guidance

  • Traditional Finnish log cabin accommodation

  • Transportation from the city of Joensuu

northern lights

Please note:

Participants must have valid insurance as well as a sleeping bag, sleeping pad and appropriate clothing for the season.  Participants will stay the night in a temporary shelter built during the course, weather permitting. It is also possible to stay the night in heated tents. Only women can attend this course. Participants must be in a normal state of health.

More detailed instructions will be sent before the course begins.