Sliding snowshoes combine the best parts of skis and snowshoes. Sliding snowshoes are agile. They are faster than snowshoes and more practical than forest skis. In an uphill, the skin-based bottom will create an excellent grip whereas in downhills, they will slide like skis. The sliding snowshoes are a comfortable way of moving forward even in deep-snow environment such as forests. We will travel across varying terrains in the pure nature of Pallas-Ylläs national park. This trek will take you to the middle of enchanted places, where you have an opportunity to stop, listen and look around you.
During the day, we will travel about 5-8 km. The treks do not require a top fitness level, but a good general physical condition is a prerequisite. In this way, you can enjoy yourself without the trek getting too strenuous. During the tour, I will tell you about the history of the national park and nature. I will also tell you about winter trekking and how to survive in wilderness for longer periods of time.
Please, note that weather can change quickly in Lapland. Clear and nice weather can rapidly change into freezing temperatures and strong north wind, so you need to be prepared accordingly.
Price includes: Sliding snowshoes, skiing poles, food, and drinks.
Attention: The trip includes transport in the Ylläs region. We will pick you up and return you to your accommodation. Please, do not hesitate to contact me concerning the trek, gear, or anything else.
What should I bring with me?
Appropriate outdoor clothes: thermal underwear, winter jacket, winter trousers, winter shoes, a beanie or a warm hat and gloves or mittens. Travel insurance .
My Company provide guided tours in Ylläs
with same Wilderness Guide
My name is Jussi Pusa and I am your guide in all the trips. I have several years of experience of outdoors in the Finnish, Swedish and Norwegian Lapland. I have been enjoying the outdoors since I was a child. Wilderness is a passion for me, and therefore I wish to spend the rest of my life near nature and help other people to enjoy the silence and diversity of the wild. In the great outdoors, I have time to rest and breath and really see what is going on around me. In other words, to stop.
During the summer of 2018 I travelled alone across the eight most isolated and northern wilderness areas in Finland. It took me 36 days to cover 750 km. During this trek I saw and experienced a great deal, also about myself. I wish to teach about these experiences and lessons-learnt to other people during these trips.