Alpkit
Results 1 to 24 of 24

Thread: Trip to Finland - shall we try and plan it

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Posts
    23,147

    Default Trip to Finland - shall we try and plan it

    After reading Nonsuch's excellent trip report from Finland a few of us fancy visiting at some point, how about trying to cost it up and see how what the damage is.



    I found this apartment we can rent out for 100 euros a night, sleeps 8-10 if you don't mind sharing

    http://www.outinranta.com/index3.html




    Flights from Leeds to Helsinki in February look to be about £300 for a 10 day return

    Linky


    Hendrik Morkel does some good stuff in Finland, he might be a useful guy to meet or help with the planning ..

    http://www.hikinginfinland.com/




    Rich




    My Blog

  2. #2

    Default

    Had a great time in June solo trekking in southern Finland. everything was very easy to sort out overthere and there are some excellent outdoor websites. Check out outdoors.fi

    Will try to have a look for the others bits i used when get time or connection (currently sitting in Brisbane waiting to fly to PNG with work)

    Do it Rich you won't regret it

    PS I'm sure i chucked up some thread or other but not sure what info there is in their but have a look.
    Cheers Will

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Finland
    Posts
    562

    Default

    Sounds good! I would be happy to join you if you need some local "spirit" to the trip.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Perthshire
    Posts
    2,101

    Default

    Good post Rich. I'm thinking about Finland for spring 2012.

    Ryanair can be the cheapest option. They fly to Tampere from Edinburgh and Stansted.

    The very cheapest way to do it would be Ryanir to Tampere, and then make use of the excellent free shelters in a nearby national park like Seitseminen (proably doable for £100-£150 all inclusive). However, as you have pointed out, renting self catering accommodation that sleeps ten or so also works out very cheap.

    The Europe meetup threads tend to get buried and I know from previous experience that organising a 'when/where shall we do this' meetup is a nightmare as everyone has different availabilities and agendas. However, if you propose a trip with fixed dates and locations, people tend to sign up.

    Money is tight for everyone and a key factor is making it affordable.

    If at all possible, getting Martti and other Finns on board would likely enhance the trip hugely.

    Feel free to PM me about this if you want. I do think that a trip to Finland with 8-12 BCUKers would be a fantastic experience.
    Ranger - a wilderness blog
    http://ranger-doc.blogspot.com/

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    forest row
    Posts
    718

    Default

    ***watching with interest***
    Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
    Failure is success if we learn from it.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    West Sussex
    Posts
    1,548

    Default

    When were you thinking of doing this trip? Is it too late this year or were you thinking of the Spring?

    Have always wanted to go to Finland & a BCUK trip sounds ideal.
    The happiest man is he who learns from nature the lesson of worship.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    W Sussex
    Posts
    5,223

    Default

    Im lucky as ive been to Finland quite a few times, love the place, Ive a couple of good mates in Finland, one right up north and one down in Helsinki, they might be willing to help out if you get stuck

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    on a hill in Scotland
    Posts
    389

    Default

    'Fin- Moot'

    Jealous already- please post a lot of photos!

    Cheers
    Ness
    Everybody dies- but not everyone lives

  9. #9

    Default

    It's an awesome place.

    This was my experience of it.

    http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/sho...t=74536&page=1

    I'd go back tomorrow.

    Ryan Air - seconded for cheapness
    Motivational beating will continue until morale improves.


    Just because you have a library card it don't make you Yoda!!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2003
    Location
    Perthshire
    Posts
    2,101

    Default

    More temptation, should anyone need it, is here:

    http://www.bushcraftuk.com/forum/sho...ic+circle+solo

    It shgould be said that both of the above trips were up to the Arctic Circle. this means either a flight or train to Rovaniemi, and both are quite expensive. Southern Finland would be a good deal cheaper.
    Ranger - a wilderness blog
    http://ranger-doc.blogspot.com/

  11. #11
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Whereever I lay my Hat
    Posts
    424

    Default

    Watching with interest
    We are all travellers in the wilderness of the world and the best that we find in our travels is a honest friend

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Northern Ireland
    Posts
    65

    Default

    great idea, I'd be up for it. Having looked at Docs post I'm seriously thinking about going.

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Northern Ireland
    Posts
    65

    Default

    Ok, I'm thinking seriously now about a trip over. Probably April 1st to 6th or around abouts. Probably goin solo but if anyone else is off let me now. Doing the research now.

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    forest row
    Posts
    718

    Default

    hmmm, im free that week, but it seem a bit short to go. im tempted to go the week before that aswell need to think about it though
    Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
    Failure is success if we learn from it.

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Shuffling about in the Fourth Dimension
    Posts
    8,447

    Default

    I can't do it this year but I might be up for something like it in 2013.
    Wayland

    _ _ _Wayland's World____________ Living a life less ordinary.

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Northern Ireland
    Posts
    65

    Default

    Well I'm off from Sat 31st March to 10th April.

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Northern Ireland
    Posts
    65

    Default

    cheers Wayland, enjoy Arctic trip bud.

  18. #18

    Default

    Is there still an interest?
    A homeless man is just a hardcore bushcrafter...

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Yorkshire
    Posts
    23,147

    Default

    No chance for me this year, I'll have no holidays left come June

    It'll have to be 2013 for me too
    Rich




    My Blog

  20. #20

    Default

    I was thinking about a trip in winter 2013.
    A homeless man is just a hardcore bushcrafter...

  21. #21

    Default

    2013.
    Noted with interest.
    da C.

  22. #22
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    forest row
    Posts
    718

    Default

    Yup I'm still interested
    Defeat is not the worst of failures. Not to have tried is the true failure.
    Failure is success if we learn from it.

  23. #23
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Posts
    295

    Default

    If it is cold and there is snow, I am interested!

  24. #24

    Default

    Is there still interest in this...this place looks amazing and I really fancy a trip away in late summer...like august time
    Wilderness is where the wild is uninterrupted by technology; without it the world is a cage

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •