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January 2025: Arctic Adventure Challenge

In January 2025, we are taking a small team on the trip of a lifetime to experience one of the most stunning places on earth, the Arctic Circle. Over five days, you will train in cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, Arctic survival skills, navigation, and campcraft. The adventure culminates in a two-day trek into the backcountry, where you will spend the night in a remote Arctic campsite with the Northern Lights for company.

About the Challenge

Your adventure runs from 26 January to 2 February 2025 and starts when you land in Tromsø, Norway. We then transfer to our Arctic base in Kilpisjärvi, Finland.

Here our guides will teach you the essential skills to survive and move in the extreme environment of the Arctic Circle.  

  • Cross country skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Arctic Survival Skills 
  • Campcraft 
  • Navigation 

You will then be prepared to tackle the Arctic cold in snowshoes or skis, pulling all your equipment in a pulk sled.  

A cosy cabin will be your home for the week. With the warmth of wood stove heating, you will be melting snow for water and working together as a team to put your skills into practise and survive in the Arctic. 

Have you ever seen the Northern Lights before? You might be lucky to experience them on this adventure you won’t ever forget.  

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to push yourself, learn new skills and experience the extreme cold of the Arctic regions.

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Frequently asked questions

  • What are the dates and where is it?

    Sunday 26 January to Sunday 2 February 2025. We fly to Tromsø, Norway and transfer to our base in Kilpisjärvi, Finland.

  • Do I need to be fit or a skier to take part?

    You do not need to be able to ski or have any experience of wilderness travel. A reasonable level of fitness is required for you to get the most and best out of the adventure. You will be provided with a fitness plan to support your training.

  • What equipment do I need?

    We provide all your specialist equipment; sleeping bags, jackets, mitts, skis, snow shoes, poles.

  • Is there any training before we go?

    Prior to the challenge there will be a Zoom briefing and a training day so you can meet your team mates and guides. You will have the option to join a Whatsapp group ahead of your trip to meet your fellow explorers and to support you in your training plan that will be provided before you go.

  • What is the Itinerary?

    Day 1: Transfer from Tromsø airport to accommodation at Kilpisjärvi, Finland. Join the evening welcome & dinner. 

    Day 2: Safety Briefing followed by a presentation on how to stay warm in extreme environments. An introduction to cross and back-country skiing, lunch at the cabin followed by an introduction to snowshoeing 

    Day 3: Ski to a remote shelter for lunch cooked on the fire pit. Skills sessions en-route. 

    Day 4: Longer ski and snowshoe day, taking a pulk (sled) with us for pulling practice. 

    Day 5: Depart on skis to a remote Arctic campsite/hut, dinner and hopefully enjoy the Aurora by night.

    Day 6: Return to cabin. Dry kit. Farewell dinner. 

    Day 7: Depart. 

    On these training days you will learn the skills needed from our guides who will also provide and teach you how to use all the specialist equipment you will need.

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