While in the wild, there is no escape from one-self..., while on the edge, one finds himself completely alive
Photo: Syöte National Park, Finland, 2019
expeditions & trips
In a nut shell: individual (bespoke) and group expeditions and trips from 5 to 14 days of different levels of difficulty, for all levels of fitness
When and where: summer and winter, Scandinavia being the main destination
For whom: for adventurers, nature lovers, and for those willing to slow down
Price: depends on the season and program. Individual trips are from £399 per day
Upcoming expeditions in 2021:
25 March - 2 April 2021, Winter Expedition: Alone with the Alone, Hammastunturi Wilderness Area, Finland
A 10-day off-track skiing expedition in the northern parts of Finland. After a few days of skiing together in a small group, along with intensive and attentive bushcraft training, you will have an opportunity to go on your own for two days. It is a chance to face and meet oneself. To be Alone with the Alone. To meet the mystery. We place much emphasis on preparation and safety. Held by Pavel Timashkov and Sofia Tammi.
Summer 2021, Vision Quest, Finland
Vision Quest is a unique opportunity to slow down and dedicate your time to look into a question, which is of vital importance to you. The outcome of the Quest will be the clarity and guidance on your next steps, sourced from the richness and mystery of nature. Group size is limited to 8 people. There will be two guides to hold the quest in a safe way.
September 2021, Foundations: Old-ways of Living, Seitseminen National Park, Finland
The program offers an introduction to traditional ways of living and is held in the heart of the Seitseminen National Park. We will stay in a traditional Finnish cottage away from modern technologies and conveniences. During your stay in the wilderness, you will learn some old ways of living, including safe ways of splitting wood, making fire and warming up the buildings, cooking on the wood-stove, washing in the sauna, fishing, mushroom and berry picking, storytelling and other.
Past winter trips in 2020:
This winter I was guiding a few trips with a well-established Finnish company Upitrek. I have know the owner of the company for some years. Urpo is a man of great integrity and care, which translates into the work he and his company does.
22 - 28 February, Kalevala Ski Tour, Kalevala Park, Finland, €1050
This is a demanding ski tour program for experienced skiers, covering 150 km in five days.
This ski tour takes you to the forests of northeast Finland, close to the Russian border, where the nature lays under a thick covering of snow making it a place of peace and spectacular beauty. The route passes through the extensive nature reserve of Kalevala Park whose geography is dominated by hills, forests, mires, lakes and rivers.
1 - 7 March, Off trails -snowshoeing, Hossa National Park, Finland, €940
On this snowshoeing tour you will get to explore the 'taiga' forests of eastern Finland. The week in the remote, silent wilderness, still safely and comfortably, is a great escape from the hustle and hassle of daily life. Our route goes mostly in Hossa national park through snow white forests, along ridges and over frozen lakes. Each night you will accommodate in a wilderness cabin, some of them without modern facilities but however with cosy atmosphere.