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Arctic Adventure Trek 2020

Overview

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  

 

Itinerary

Day 1:

London – Kijaani/Kuusamo

Day 2:

Snowshoeing

Day 3:

Snowshoeing

Day 4:

Husky-sledding & Cross-country skiing

Day 5:

Fly Kijaani/Kuusamo to London

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Support and Contact

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

Phone: 01725 514106

Email: events@helpforheroes.org.uk