Visit Finland launches UK campaign to find a polar explorer for the ultimate 3-month work experience opportunity

Climbing frozen waterfalls, diving under frozen lakes, and rallying to hunt for the aurora borealis are just some of the things in the job description

Aftab Ali
Monday 14 September 2015 17:16
The polar explorers will dive beneath the frozen lakes of Lapland
The polar explorers will dive beneath the frozen lakes of Lapland

Are you looking to get away over Christmas and New Year? Are you eager to get involved in some unique activities? Do you want to be at one with the snow and the arctic wilderness this winter? If so, read on.

No, this isn’t about a holiday. In fact, it may just be the best work experience opportunity. Ever.

Yes, the team at Visit Finland and Finnair have today launched a bid to find one lucky person in the UK to join a team of four polar explorers in Finland for a three-month long expedition called 100 Days of Polar Night Magic, allowing them to become master of the snow and ice in Lapland.

Finns are world-renowned snow and ice professionals and one Brit is being given the chance to join this league as the team works to climb frozen waterfalls, dive beneath frozen lakes, and take part in an arctic rally to hunt for the elusive aurora borealis, all in the heart of the frozen, dark, arctic landscape.

Experience 100 Days of Polar Night Magic - a taste of what applicants can expect on the job:

As well as being able to speak fluent English, recruiters have also specified how applicants much be experienced outdoor enthusiasts, keep themselves in good physical shape, and ensure they bring an open mind when applying.

Once chosen, the explorers will be required to share their experiences through photos and videos throughout their journey via online media and documentations of the themes will also be shared on the campaign site each week.

Described as ‘a true test of mind and body’, the expedition’s leader, Pasi Ikonen, said the role will be a unique and once-in-a lifetime opportunity to spend time in the Arctic Circle during the magical and challenging winter season.

One lucky person in the UK could find themselves working under the elusive northern lights this winter (via Verypcc/100 Days Of Polar Night Magic)

He added: “Without a doubt, this is the ultimate work experience opportunity for any future explorer.”

UK entrants can apply between 14 September and 19 October 2015. A winner will be chosen shortly afterwards with the expedition taking off on 5 December until 3 March. The added bonus? All costs will be covered, including food, accommodation, and all travel expenses.

So, what are you waiting for? Apply now for a start to your New Year you’ll never forget.

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