Under the expert guidance of skilled instructors, you'll master survival skills crucial for thriving in the winter environment. Learn to build snow shelters, start fires in snowy conditions, ice fishing basics, navigate through snowy terrain, and identify edible plants, and wildlife tracks. These valuable skills will empower you with the confidence and knowledge to venture into the winter wilderness with ease.

As part of this extraordinary camp, you'll also have the opportunity to try your hand at ice fishing. Venture onto a frozen lake or river, drill a hole in the ice, and drop your line in the hopes of catching Arctic fish such as trout or perch. Enjoy the serenity of the icy surroundings as you wait for a bite, and revel in the satisfaction of a successful catch. You'll learn how the fish is prepared for tasty open fire lunch.

Throughout the camp, you'll be surrounded by the stunning winter beauty of Lapland. The glistening snow, pristine frozen lakes, and majestic forests will create a picturesque backdrop for your survival skills training and winter activities.

Whether you're a seasoned outdoors enthusiast or a novice adventurer, this winter Survival Skills Camp promises an immersive and unforgettable experience in the heart of Lapland's winter wonderland. Embrace the challenges, savor the thrills, and forge lifelong memories as you embrace the spirit of survival and exploration in the magical winter landscape.

Know before you go

  • We’re spending the whole day outside. Weather might be cold, so please wear warm clothes and bring extra clothing also. In case you need, we can lend you a warm winter overall and boots.
  • There’s no indoor toilet at the Wilderness Camp, but we do have a traditional Finnish outside toilet
  • There’s a campfire and a heated tent at the Wilderness camp, and these may be used for warming up when necessary
  • The participants will use sharp objects such as axes, knives and ice drills. We will also work closely with fire. Please be extra careful with these activities. If the participants are physically or mentally restricted, please let us know in advance, so we can assess necessary extra safety measures.

What do I need to bring?

  • Bring your camera and or phone!
  • Head torch if you have one
  • Water to drink
  • Tissues for a runny nose
  • Snacks, if needed
  • Your personal, necessary medication

Information

Duration

7 hours

Booking in advance

3 days

Difficulty

Moderate

Minimum age

15

Location

Ivalo

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