Discover a winter ecotour.
A winter ecotour is not always what comes to mind when you think about eco-holidays, especially as sustainable holidays seem to be synonymous with beaches and jungles. So hot on the heals of Max’s big Swedish adventure I pick three of the best winter treats for you to explore.
These sustainable winter holidays offer access to some of the most spectacular landscapes, wildlife and scenery. Coupled to the scarcity of people and mobile signal they really are an opportunity to get away from it all. From the wilds of Finland to the Swiss Alps and beyond, a winter ecotour get’s you closer to the wildlife that thrives in the cold environment and believe me they are equally as fascinating as the residents of the warmer parts of the world.
Finland Husky Safari and the Aurora Borealis
Let the huskies take you on a voyage of discovery through the snow covered Finnish wilderness. This winter ecotour really packs in the activities; wolf tracking, snowshoeing, reindeer spotting as well as making friends for life with the Huskies. After a hard day in the snow you’ll spend your nights by the fire in the warmth of your hotel, where’ll you’ll get to sample some Finnish delicacies and your assured of some famous Finnish hospitality. Step outside an you’ll be treated by the Northern Lights truly a wondrous natural phenomenon to behold.
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Who is this trip for?
We’d recommend an intermediate level of fitness to get the most out of this winter ecotour. You’ll be staying in hotels along the way so your assured of a warm bed and some great meals. Definitely one for the eco-conscious traveller looking for a great experience but not quite ready for a cabin in the woods!
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Whitepod, eco-luxury in the Swiss Alps. Nestled at an altitude of 1,400 metres, Whitepod eco-resort, with its contemporary twist on the igloo, is gloriously other-worldly. Less than two hours drive from Geneva airport it feels like your travelling to another planet when you stay in a Pod. The accommodation at Whitepod takes the form of ‘pods’: spherical tents erected on wooden platforms, designed to have a minimal impact on the breath-taking alpine surroundings. These extraordinary Geodesic constructs provide all the comfort and luxury of a hotel whilst also remaining genuinely eco-friendly.
There are plenty of activities for guests to enjoy throughout both the summer and winter seasons at Whitepod. During the summer, enjoy the outdoors as you play a game of tennis or badminton, and test your logic with giant chess. When winter comes and the resort is blanketed in snow, enjoy Whitepod’s privately managed ski slopes reserved especially for guests.
Who is this trip for?
Definitely one for the luxury seekers. Whitepod offers amazing accommodation all year round with the option of getting involved in winter sports and summer hiking, but that’s totally up to you. You could spend your entire stay relaxing on the veranda marvelling at the view!
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Nordic Wilderness Adventure
This winter ecotour through the Finnish wilderness is a must for anyone looking to truly embrace everything that an an ecotour has to offer. You’ll spend your time in the remote, unspoilt Taiga Forrest. Immerse yourself in the local culture, get close to the varied wildlife in its natural habitat and take part in vital forrest conservation work. Nights will be spent in log cabins, where you’ll eat the spoils of the various foraging expeditions you’ll go on. You’ll get a chance to relax in the traditional Finnish sauna, rolling in the snow and hitting yourself with the birch is strictly optional!
Who is this trip for?
Definitely a trip for the seasoned eco-traveller, with basic but cosy accomodation in log cabins along the tour. This trip is very hands on and gives you the chance to take part in conservation in the Taiga Forrest.
Reserve your place on the Nordic wilderness adventure
So there you have it, my three favourite winter ecotours. I’m sure there’s something to wet your appetite whether it’s a hardcore eco-experience your looking for or a little bit of luxury.
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