Arctic Adventure Trek 2020

Event Details

  • 11-01-2020 to 15-01-2020
  • Finland
  • Registration Fee: £249
  • Fundraising Target: £2300
  • You will be required to raise £1,840 (Fundraising option) or £1,040 (Part-payment option) of your fundraising total by 19 October 2019 to confirm your participation in the trip. Alternatively, if you wish to self-fund your trip payment of £1,150 is due 4-8 weeks prior to your departure date.

Register for this challenge

Snowshoe to a remote overnight cabin, push yourself in the harsh but compelling Arctic environment and try cross-country skiing and husky-sledding.

Staying in traditional log cabins in the woods, relax in Finnish saunas and enjoy the incredible night skies. If you're lucky you'll see the captivating dance of the Northern Lights.

What’s Included?

  • All transport from London to Kuusamo return
  • All meals except where specified, and accommodation
  • Discover Adventure leader; doctor (group size dependent); local guides and drivers
  • Local support and back-up equipment
  • Any specialist equipment for activities (except clothing) and instruction
  • Entry to any sites included in the itinerary
  • Airline taxes
  • Help for Heroes supporter’s tee-shirt

 What’s Excluded?

  • Any meals specified 'not included' in the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal spending money, souvenirs and drinks
  • Tips for the local guides and support crew
  • Inbound airport departure tax (no tax applied at the time of writing)
  • Optional visit to reindeer farm (can be booked locally)
  • Optional winter boot rental (approx. 40 euros)
  • Fees for any optional sites, attractions or activities
  • Any applicable surcharges as per Terms and Conditions

CHOOSE YOUR FUNDRAISING OPTION:

Fundraising – pay your registration fee and fundraise the remaining target.
Part-payment pay a higher contribution to the cost of your place and fundraise the remaining target.
We will retain 50% of the target plus any additional fundraising you achieve.
Full payment - self-fund your trip and fundraise.

 

Registration fee

First fundraising target

Final fundraising target

Tour cost

Airline taxes

Fundraising 

£249 £1,840 £2,300

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 Part-payment 

£249 £1,040 £1,300 £500

 Full payment 

£249  

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£1,150  

 

The team is on hand to answer all your questions from Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm. Whether you’re after ride specifics, training tips or fundraising advice, we’d love to hear from you.

Phone: 01725 514106

Email: events@helpforheroes.org.uk

Day 1: London – Kijaani/Kuusamo

Day 2: Snowshoeing

Day 3: Snowshoeing

Day 4: Husky-sledding & Cross-country skiing

Day 5: Fly Kijaani/Kuusamo 

Download the full Itinerary below.

Download Itinerary

 

Where does my fundraising go?
The fundraising we receive beyond this cost covering your target will allow Help for Heroes to continue providing lifelong support to our wounded Servicemen and women. Ideally, we would like your fundraising to have hit £2300 within two weeks of the challenge finishing.

Who organises the Trip?
This is an Open Challenge, meaning anyone can take part, organised and run by our partner Discover Adventure and is a fantastic opportunity to meet different people. All communications, regarding trip registration and logistics are directly with Discover Adventure, whilst Help for Heroes will support you every step of the way with your fundraising.

What will the trekking be like?
Discover Adventure grade their challenges on a spectrum of Yellow, Orange and Red, increasing in difficulty based on distance, terrain, climate etc. Discover Adventure grade this trip as yellow and it is perfect for first time trek challengers.

The Help for Heroes Events Team will work closely with you throughout your fundraising journey and share helpful tips and advice every step of the way. You will receive a comprehensive fundraising guide to help you get started, along with monthly fundraising ideas straight to your inbox!

Although sponsorship from your friends and family is amazing, getting creative and coming up with other ways to fundraise will provide a massive boost to your fundraising. You can do this by planning events throughout the months leading up to your challenge and for three months after the end of it – plenty of time to reach that magic target. Your fundraising journey is all part of the experience, so relish it!

It’s easier if you break your fundraising down into smaller monthly chunks and plan an event or activity for each month to hit that amount.

  • Your first target is £1840 which is due 19/10/2019. Take this amount and divide it by the number of months you have until that date. You now have your monthly target.
  • Plan how you can make that monthly target. For some great fundraising ideas contact the Help for Heroes Events Team.
  • Your final fundraising target of £2300 isn’t due until 31/01/2020, two weeks after your return.
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