Border to Border Ski: Arctic Adventure in Finland


Due to circumstances beyond our control, the LITW Border to Border Ski: Arctic Adventure in Finland program will not run as originally proposed. The organizers of the main event, the Rajalta Rajalle Hiihto committee, were forced to postpone the ski until 2025. (You can read about the decision on the organization’s website.) Nonetheless, the LITW team is exploring alternative options for an outdoorsy and cultural experience in authentically Finnish settings, including a significant, culminating Nordic ski event. The approximate dates of the program will be March 2-11, 2024. Your application to Border to Border Ski: Arctic Adventure in Finland is an expression of interest in participating in a program that attempts to capture the essence of the original idea, while it will be different in many ways. The final itinerary and cost will be determined soon. If you wish to be considered for other LITW programs, please be sure to submit one or two other applications, as well.

This program is open to skiers of all abilities; skiing instruction will be offered prior to the start of the program.

Original Program Description
An experience like no other: in seven days you will cover a total distance of 440 km on cross country skis. This event is not a race; you can choose to do smaller fractions of the daily ski distances and cover the rest of the day by bus. You get to experience Arctic nature and Finnish winter in Lapland in March when there are almost 12 hours of light each day. You will meet cross country skiers from all around the world and be hosted by wonderful volunteers from the villages that we ski through. We will be staying in hotels, motels and heated cabins along the way. Event website can be found at


Explore Finland in all its wintry glory, from Helsinki to Lapland and places in between. Nordic ski across magical landscapes and seek out the aurora borealis.

Program Leaders: Mika Latva-Kokko, Sergia Hay

Program Dates: Approximately March 2-11, 2024

Themes: Cross-country skiing; remote winter adventure; Finnish culture

Maximum cost: TBD