Kota Outdoors is a nature tourism firm selling guided skitreks for small groups in the wilderness around Rovaniemi, in finnish Lapland. The name comes from kota, traditional tent of the Samis, Lapland´s native people.
During our treks we want you to discover Lapland´s nature and traditions in an authentic , active and sustainable way; our treks take place in small groups (max. 4 pers.), so that the guide can take good care of every customer and also allows us to adapt the excursion level with ease. Our treks take places either on skis or on snowshoes, without the use of motorized vehicles.
During our treks we hope you to experience a bit of the magic and adventure which we lived during our first treks in the forest of the Great North. Welcome!
Giacomo, Kota outdoors´guide
Hei, I´m Giacomo, Kota Outdoors´ guide, I´m 31 years old, passionate about wilderness and life outdoors.
In summer 2016 I travelled to Lapland, looking for wilderness, and I fell in love with it. Never ending forest, tens of lakes, rivers, streams full of fishes, wilderness for kilometers and kilometers, and the chance to walk 10 days without meeting a person conquered me. Here I found the perfect ingredients to live adventures in nature
In 2017, as soon as I finished my studies in Natural Sciences, I moves to Lapland, to be able to live fully my passion for the outdoors and wilderness: from ski-trekking overnights at -30 C and ice-fishing, to summer activities like hiking, canoeing, fishing, hunting, picking berries and mushrooms. .
I´ve been dealing with outdoors also in my work: as a safari guide, I´ve guided snowmobile tours, snowshow treks and northern lights´ hunts. After a few years as safari guide, I took place in an intensive course of one year to become certified wilderness guide in Muonio, in the North of finnish Lapland.
During these years, I have built up experience and knowledge about local nature and weather, activities and related equipment, how to light a fire in the snow at -25 C, how to dress and what equipment take on a tent overnight ski trek in winter. During wilderness guide course, I focused the attention on safety: how to safely guide a group in Lapland in every season and weather condition.
During the wilderness guide course year I also ha the chance to get many certificates: certified canoeing instructor, first aid certificates, and official guide for the Urho Kekkonen National Park, second largest park of Finland.