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Finland Winter Expedition Gay Adventure Tour

Finland Winter Expedition
Gay Adventure Tour

Saunas, snow and the Northern Lights await on this gay Finland tour

Helsinki, Saariselkä, Husky Safari, Northern Lights, Bugøynes, Kirkenes, Rovaniemi, and more!

8 Days from/to Helsinki, Finland

March 20 – 27, 2022

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Gay Finland tour Saunas, snow and the Northern Lights await on this all-gay tour of Finland. Our frosty Finland tour makes the most of winter: skiing, snowmobiling, dog-sledding and sleeping in glass-roofed cabins to admire the Northern Lights. Together we’ll warm up to Helsinki on an exclusive walking tour. And finally, we veer into Norway for a night, and if you’ve never swam in the Arctic Ocean—in the middle of winter no less—you can even scratch that off your list.

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Finland Winter Expedition Gay Adventure Tour Highlights

Cross-Country ski through snow covered forests

Slumber under the stars at Aurora Cabin, a luxury glass-roofed cabin in the wintry woods

• Take the reigns on a Husky safari and learn to steer your own dog-sled

• Dine at not one, but TWO acclaimed Michelin-starred Nordic restaurants

Ride snowmobile's into Finnish forests in search of Aurora Borealis, aka the Northern Lights

• Find out if you're on the Naughty or Nice list at Santa Claus Village

• Ferry through Norway's epic fjords and learn about the region's most succulent crustacean: King crab

• Let off steam in a traditional Finnish sauna

• Take your first frosty steps into the Arctic Circle

• Enjoy our most unique walking tour to date entirely dedicated to famed homoerotic artist, Tom of Finland


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Finland Winter Expedition Gay Adventure Tour Itinerary

Day 1 - Helsinki, Finland
Hei siellä—welcome to Helsinki! Our trip kicks off with a Group Meeting at 3pm. If you aren’t able to arrive in the morning, we recommend flying in a day early to settle in.

Today we’ll explore the capital city, including a visit to Temppeliaukion, the Lutheran church that’s impressively built into solid rock.

Our Welcome Dinner will be an exquisite three-course experience at a Michelin-starred restaurant.

Hotel: Klaus K Hotel, Helsinki


Finland gay winter tour - Saariselkä


Day 2 - Helsinki / Saariselkä
This morning we fly to Saariselkä.

A late afternoon buffet lunch awaits, followed by cross-country skiing at 4PM. Perfect for beginners, the experience includes a private coach for two hours.

Tonight’s traditional Lappish dinner features reindeer/elk as the main course.

NOTE: The cost of today’s flight isn’t covered by your departure fee, however, our team will advise you which flights to book.

Hotel: Villas Karhunpesä Hotel, Saariselkä


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Day 3 - Saariselkä
Kick off the day with a Husky Safari! Alaskan Huskies are cheerful, strong dogs who love to pull the sled through snowy landscapes. Working with a partner, you’ll lead the dogs on a 5-kilometre/3-mile trek.

After the safari, enjoy a warm snack and hot tea before the afternoon heats up with a traditional Finnish Smoke Sauna, an Ice Swim, and a three-course dinner.

Later this evening we’ll buddy-up and hop on snowmobiles for a 3-hour excursion in search of the Aurora Borealis, aka the Northern Lights.

Hotel: Villas Karhunpesä Hotel, Saariselkä


King Crab safari


Day 4 - Saariselkä / Bugøynes / Kirkenes, Norway
Today we cross an international border into Norway and visit the town of Bugøynes.

We are, quite simply, on the upper edge of the world here. During a traditional fish soup lunch, local fishermen will share their tales.

This afternoon we’ll visit an Arctic Sauna, where you can enjoy a dip in the Arctic Ocean…or not.

Tonight we stay in Kirkenes, with dinner served at the hotel.

Hotel: Thon Hotel Kirkenes, Kirkenes, Norway


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Day 5 - Kirkenes, Norway / Saariselkä, Finland
Today is devoted to a King Crab safari. We’ll board a boat and explore a gorgeous, grand fjord right on the Arctic Ocean. Our guide will help us spot birds, seals and even whales. They’ll also fill us in on the delicious King Crab before pulling up live traps we can select our own crabs from.

Afterwards we’ll prepare said crustaceans for lunch before returning to Saariselkä for dinner.

Tonight we’ll enjoy one of the tours most exciting experiences: slumbering in glass-roofed cabins in the wintry woods. If we’re lucky, the Northern Lights will shimmer above us as we doze off.

Hotel: Northern Lights Village, Saariselkä


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Day 6 - Saariselkä / Rovaniemi, Lapland / Helsinki
After checking out of our hotel, we’re off to Rovaniemi, the land of Christmas and the capital of Lapland.

After lunch we’ll visit Santa Claus’ Village, where you can cross the Arctic Circle and revel in the holiday spirit.

Tonight we have an evening flight to Helsinki where we’ll have an included dinner.

NOTE: The cost of today’s flight isn’t covered by your departure fee, however, our team will advise you which flights to book.

Hotel: Klaus K Hotel, Helsinki


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Day 7 - Helsinki
Rise and shine for the most homoerotic morning of any Out Adventure…ever! We have a three-hour walking tour devoted to artist Touko Valio Laaksonen, aka Tom of Finland. His work is famously tantalizing and defined by men sporting denim, leather, moustaches and bulging crotches.

Lunch will be served in a Russian-themed restaurant.

To end this journey in style, our Farewell Dinner will have us feasting at a Michelin-starred restaurant.

Hotel: Klaus K Hotel, Helsinki


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Day 8 - Helsinki / Departure
There are no activities planned today, so you are free to explore the city and depart at your leisure.

Your local guide will help arrange your included departure transfer to the airport. Safe journey!


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What's Included

• Arrival & departure transfers to/from the Out Adventures Joining/Finishing Point Hotels

• 7 nights accommodations throughout

• All meals daily (full board)

• Transportation by private coach

• Expert local English-speaking Tour Leader and Host

• Hotel porterage

• Gratuities to guides and drivers


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Not Included

• International airfare and airfare between Helsinki and Ivalo

• Items of a personal nature

Travel insurance is mandatory for all travellers.

• Visa fees


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Trip Notes

Finland Visa
If your passport is from the USA, Canada, or Europe you can stay up to 90 days without a visa. There may be exceptions, and all visas are the responsibility of the traveller.

Culture Shock
Finland is one of the safest countries in the world to visit, and it comes with all the comforts of home. However, the Finns are famously reserved (unless they’re at the sauna), so don’t be taken aback by awkward silence.

Local LGBT Scene
Finland, like all of Scandinavia, is easy to visit as a gay traveller. Sexuality is virtually a non-issue, but Finland could be considered one of Scandinavia’s more conservative countries (and it’s still rather liberal).

We’ll be near the Arctic Circle in the middle of winter, so pack accordingly. It will easily be freezing, with temperatures dipping as low as -15C/5F.


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Required Vaccinations
The WHO suggests immunization against Hepatitis A and B before visiting Finland. To determine if you should take preventative measures, talk to your doctor or a travel medical clinic.

You will need an international travel plug/adapter for F-type sockets.

We’ll be venturing through some remote parts of the country, with cellular signals to match. Most of our accommodations will have, at the very least, Wi-Fi service. Feel free to tweet, post and pin.

Travel Insurance
For everybody’s peace of mind, medical travel insurance is required on all Out Adventures tours. At a minimum, your travel insurance must provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses, emergency repatriation and personal liability, with a minimum medical coverage of US $200,000.


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All meals daily (full board)

The local currency is the European Euro (EUR). Finland is also among the world’s first cashless societies, meaning credit cards and electronic payment methods are widely accepted. However we recommend you bring about $400 USD in case of an emergency, or if your credit/ATM cards are placed on hold.

We’ve covered the gratuities for included activities, meals, and our local Tour Guide. You’ll only need to offer a tip on any extra drinks or services you buy on the trip.

What to bring
Our adventures entail carrying your own luggage on occasion. And while you’ll never schlep far, things can quickly get costlier than a celebrity breakup if you don’t keep your baggage under 20kg/44lb thanks to costly surcharges on domestic flights. You should also bring something smaller for day trips to carry water, your camera, and any souvenirs you find along the way.

Optional Activities
Every Out Adventure offers optional excursions that are not included in price of this trip. Please see the daily itinerary in your final pre-trip packet to learn what’s available.


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How We Travel
Out Adventures is all about good times with likeminded guys. Whatever’s on the itinerary – from fireside camping to five-star decadence – our goal is to make the experience magical. We’re also committed to supporting the communities we visit by hiring local guides, staying at locally-owned accommodations when possible, and celebrating local cuisine. It all adds up to a great way to immerse yourself in the culture.

Your Guide
All Out Adventures are led by a gay (or gay-welcoming) guide. Whenever possible, we hire destination locals. And we can also connect you with the right people if you’d like to delve deeper into the local culture. If you’re pleased with your guide, we recommend a tip of US $5-10 per person, per day…they’ll certainly appreciate it!

Flying Solo
If you’ve never travelled on your own, it’s an amazing way to get to know yourself while making new friends along the way. We can arrange for you to share a room with people in your age range at no charge, or you can pay a supplement for your own room. If there’s an odd number of solos, we’ll rotate a single room on a random basis.


Klaus K Hotel, Helsinki


Starting/Finishing Point Hotel
Klaus K Hotel, Helsinki
Klaus K Hotel is located in the heart and center of Helsinki. Klaus K is the first Preferred Hotels & Resorts property in Finland. Inspired by the national epic Kalevala we provide you modern, indigenous, memorable and uncomplicated experience.

Situated 100 m from the Esplanadi shopping district, this design hotel features free gym access. The rooms include free WiFi, LCD TVs and luxury beds.


Klaus K Hotel room


Hotel Klaus K’s soundproofed rooms have décor inspired by the Finnish epic poem, Kalevala. Some rooms include a bathtub and views of Helsinki’s bustling city centre. Italian cuisine and Tuscan wines are offered in Restaurant Toscanini.

Tram numbers 3 and 6 stop directly outside Hotel Klaus K, providing easy access across Helsinki.


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Finland Winter Expedition Gay Adventure Tour Prices

Tour Date Description
Per person
$ (USD)

Tour Only, Per Person, Double Occupancy
Price does not include intra-tour airfare between Helsinki and Ivalo.

$ 6,395

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Optional Single Supplement: $1,600

Min. $500 deposit required.
Remaining balance collected min. 60 days prior to departure.


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