We started kiting 6 years ago when living next to the beach in southern Finland. Over year ago we moved to Nuorgam, the northernmost village in the EU. It is located 500 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, near to the Arctic sea. Nuorgam is a small village of less than 200 people but excellent place for adventuring with mountain bikes, kayaks, and kites. Next to our house is Kaldoaivi wilderness, which is is the biggest wilderness in Finland. With its almost completely treeless expanses, is the ultimate location for a kiteskiing adventures.
When you get older you start looking for different kitespots. When I was young, I wanted to go place with lot of other kiters. Now I admire the absolute peace and quiet of arctic.
We adore the Arctic nature of Lapland and wish to guide others in its enjoyment. Because the tourism is totally limited in these areas, the nature here is untouchable. It is something you should experience at least once in your lifetime. The nature here is just amazing: the water is like it was made from liquid crystals, the air is so pure and clean.
Kiteskiing is totally new way to hike around arctic wilderness in Finland, past 50 years people have used snowmobiles and skies. Like everyone who is moving in reindeer areas, have to be aware to not make any harm to the animals.
Mostly we have enjoyed the joys of kiteboarding in water. Now that we kite in minusdegrees we needed to upgrade our gear foil kites. When we started to look our new kites, we wanted to get the most stabile, safe and powerful kites to our use. PeterLynn kites are now flying across the biggest wilderness in Finland and taking their users to icefishing trip, willow grouse hunt, expedition or just for a ride in our backyard.
The Sami reindeer nomads went after the reindeer in the mountains and now we are going follow their footsteps with kites and sledges in our expeditions . A wide wilderness hides a lot of history, it is the home for sami people . We visit the old reindeer round-up place and hunt traditional ways willow grouse (in March only) and fish.
Depending on the conditions, you can expect a kite hike of around 30 to 50 km during the day. Pulled by kites across the Kaldoaivi wilderness reserve, we will cover a distance of about 120 km, depending on the winds. We will spend the nights in cabins or winter tents, and we will heat up the sauna beside Riekkojärvi Lake. Day time we will stop for some ice fishing or for setting snares for willow grouse.
If you want to experience the arctic wilderness in safe, you can be part of our kite expedition.