The ultimate thrill for any budding petrol head, our supercar experience will give you the chance to rally a Lamborghini Gallardo, a Subaru Impreza and a Volkswagon Golf on a track made of ice, coached at all times by four-time World Rally Champion, Juha Kankkunen. Learn how to control the cars at high speeds and how to drift a hairpin bend with perfect control. Find the best racing lines, hone your winter driving skills and perhaps even master the ‘Scandinavian flick’.
To top it all off, you’ll get to stay at the upmarket Hotel Rantasipi Rukahovi, one the most highly regarded ski hotels in Finland and the undisputed centre of nightlife in Ruka. It’s rare for such an experience to be open to individuals rather than group bookings, so grab the wheel while you can and take to the ice track.
PRICES & DATES
Price includes return flights to Kuusamo via Helsinki, all airport taxes, 2 nights accommodation at Ski Hotel Rukahovi in single room, breakfast, English speaking group travel assistant, - airport pick up and drop off, transportation to race tracks from hotel, track day at Meskusvaara race tracks, lunch at race track, snacks and refreshments at race track, WRC level rally drivers as instructors, Juha Kankkunen as your instructor, track safety, towing car, spare cars and petrol for the day. You will be driving VW Golf 2L 4x4, Subaru Impreza WRX STI and Lamborghini Gallardo.
Departures: selected dates in in February and March 2013:
We also have 4 day itinerary available on 21-24 Feb and 21-24 Mar with 2 days of driving on ice. This tour is also available for small groups on other dates
Fly from London Heathrow or Manchester to Kuusamo via Helsinki and transfer from airport to hotel. Check in to Ski Hotel Rukahovi for 2 nights and evening at leisure.
Day 2 – driving day
On amazing winter ice circuits in Lapland, Juha Kankkunen, 4 time World Rally Champion will teach you how to control a supercar at high speeds and how to drift a hairpin bend with perfect control. During the training your driving skills will advance rapidly. A personal instructor will be coaching you one-to-one at all times with Juha Kankkunen over seeing every step of your training.
The track day will start with early breakfast, after which you will be transferred to the race track. You will have driver briefing and coffee and meet Juha Kankkunen and the instructors. During the day you will learn advanced driving skills with powerful cars, car handling and braking techniques, car control in arctic/winter conditions, rally driving skills, track lines ”finding the clean racing lines”, 4 wheel (4x4) drifting techniques and Scandinavian flick. Lunch will be enjoyed inbetween the training and around 5pm you will be transferred back to the hotel.
Evening is at leisure to sample the nightlife of Ruka.
Breakfast and check out. Transfer to Kuusamo airport and flights home via Helsinki. Alternatively you can extend your stay and add snowmobile and husky safaris.