The Finlandia Hiihto | 2018
The Schedule - Specific Dates During Your Trip
Thursday, February 22, 2018
International flight to Helsinki, and then a transfer via bus to your hotel (about an 1 ½ hours). You’ll take over your rooms, and then there will be a meal for everyone that evening and an informational meeting.
Friday, February 23, 2018
A hardy breakfast, then a walk or mini bus ride to the stadium in order to familiarize yourself with the start and finish of the race. We will also be trying different waxes. If you wish, you can have lunch in the stadium where there will be tents, a hall, and different restaurants. You can do this before you go pick up your race bibs. In the afternoon, ski waxing and a briefing. Finally, a dinner.
Saturday, February 24, 2018, Start of the 50km and 32km Classic Race
Hardy breakfast in your hotel. Departure at 10:00 a.m. in order to go directly to the stadium. There will be 4 waves for the 50km classic race, each starting at 10-minute intervals. The departure for the 32km classic race is at 10:20am. There will only be one wave. You will be able to eat after the race in either the big hall or in the tents. Then you will be taken back to the hotel. There will be a dinner that evening with a briefing for the next day’s events.
Sunday, February 25, 2018, Start for the 100km, 50km and 20km Skating Races
Hardy breakfast in your hotel. Departure at 9:00 a.m. going directly to the stadium for the 100km and 50km skating race (there will have 4 waves, each starting at 10-minute intervals). The departure time for the 20km skating race will be at 11:15 a.m. with only one wave. You can eat after the race in either the big hall or in the tents. Then you return to the hotel. Everyone will have dinner that evening at the hotel. There is a possibility of leaving by plane that day for those who only will race on Saturday.
Monday, February 26, 2018
Breakfast in the hotel and then a bus ride to the airport