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Karu Eastern Frontier Artic Expedition

Season: January-April
Duration: Sunday-Saturday
Course size: 6-16
Prize: 1150 €/person

Dates 2019: 3th of March - 9th of March

Dates 2020: 9th of February -15th of February

The Karu Eastern Frontier Arctic Expedition is an unforgettable experience. You will sleep outdoors under the stars and, where possible, in wilderness huts. You will walk on unbroken snow in snowshoes or glide across it on skis. The deep dark of winter and the quiet wilderness create a truly magical setting that charms even the most experienced outdoor enthusiasts. Our experienced local guides are specialists in arctic conditions, and will take you on an unforgettable journey into the land they call home. During the expedition, you can also go ice fishing and cook your catch on open fire.

Who is the expedition for:

The Karu Expedition is for everyone who everyone who is interested in spending time outdoors in winter, and in learning more or improving their skills during a guided expedition. During this one-week expedition, you will learn or revise the most important bushcraft skills required on a winter expedition under the guidance of professional and clear instructors. You will learn about the cycles of Nordic nature, and the local plants and animals. The course teaches you the skills you need to trek outdoors independently and develop your skills on your own

The first and last of the course will have shelter nights in a cabin or hotel, so that you are well rested before and after the course

Koli National Park

An expedition this long lets you truly get away from it all and become one with the nature.

winter trekking

During the expedition, you will learn:

  • The basics of trekking in winter

  • The basics of navigation

  • How to cook food over an open fire and use a portable stove

  • Food hygiene and storage

  • Different ways to make a fire and their uses

  • How to make different cooking equipment outdoors

  • How to spend the night in cold conditions

  • Safe trekking in winter

  • The basics of first aid

  • What to do if you get lost

skiing lapland
ice skating

The trek includes:

  • Skis or snowshoes

  • All the outdoor meals during the expedition

  • One meal prepared over an open fire during the expedition

  • Personal guidance

  • First and last nights in indoor accommodation

  • Transportation from the city of Joensuu

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Please note:

Participants must have valid insurance, bring their own meals, and have a sleeping bag, shelter and clothing suitable for the season. Participants must be in a normal state of health.

More detailed instructions will be sent to participants before the course begins.