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Arctic Wilderness Expedition

Date: 25 onwards MAR

Arctic wilderness expedition suitable for novices

No experience of cross-country skiing or winter camping is required

08 – 14 March 2024
Various funding options available
Organised and fulfilled by Travel and Trek

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Opportunity of a lifetime

A red teepee tent in the snow.

Heated teepee tents. Perfect for wilderness expeditions

A snowy wilderness with one person skiing with their baggage towed behind them.

Making tracks through this glorious open winter countryside.

Two mean wearing cold weather gear and skis. The scene is one of a cold wilderness, featuring two wooden shelters.

Making use of the shelters that dotted around this area.

Leisurely paced artic adventure

Introducing the Arctic Wilderness Expedition, tailor-made for beginners. No prior cross-country skiing or winter camping experience is needed, making this adventure exceptionally rare with its small group size (four–six participants).

Embark on a remarkable five-day arctic wilderness ski expedition, venturing off the beaten path deep into east Lapland, approximately 200 km inside the Arctic Circle. Experience the thrill of wild camping, spending nights in cozy heated teepee tents. Gather firewood from the pristine forest to create open fires, essential for heating food and boiling water. This expedition is perfectly suited for novices, as there’s no pressure to reach fixed campsites or cover specific distances.

In true self-sufficiency fashion, each member of the group will pull a sled (pulk) loaded with approximately 30 kg of supplies and equipment throughout the expedition, ensuring self-reliance. Please note that there are no Husky support dogs on this journey. Snowmobile support is available in an emergency. As the tracks often lead through deep snow, expect a leisurely pace more akin to a shuffle than a specific skiing technique. A reasonable level of fitness is recommended to fully enjoy this adventure.

Options to suit you


Self-fund prices start at £1,900. Travel and Trek offer a variety of sponsor options so you can choose what suits you best.


If the dates advertised don’t suit you then you can negotiate alternative dates directly with Travel and Trek.

Still have questions?

To find out more about the Arctic Wilderness Expedition, or to make an enquiry, please contact Travel and Trek.

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