Wilderness husky adventure
Enjoy the thrill of leading your own team of huskies through the silent, snowy landscapes of northeast Finland. ***Feb&March departures guaranteed to run!***
Have you ever dreamed of driving your own husky sled through a breath-taking winter wonderland? Well, now you can. On this tour, you can enjoy the thrill of leading your own team of huskies through the silent, pristine, snowy landscapes of northeast Finland. You will learn the daily life of the huskies and help look after them. The highlight of this trip is overnighting in an original, rustic, wilderness cabin - just like the true husky drivers.
price / person
06.-10.02.2023 and 20.-24.03.2023
Other departures for groups on request.
5 days/4 nights
Min. 2 persons, max. 5 persons.
Kuusamo airport, please see "Good to know" for further information
Included in the price
*4 nights accommodation - days 1, 2 and 4 in guest house in twin or triple rooms with shared facilities, day 3 in wilderness cabin, no private rooms *full board (from dinner on arrival day until breakfast on last day) *day at the husky farm including day safari * overnight husky safari *sauna daily *English speaking guide *single-timed group airport transfers from/to Kuusamo airport *winter clothes hire (overall, boots, mittens, balaclava)
Day 1: Arrival
Arrival at Kuusamo airport where your guide will welcome you. A 1 h 15 minutes ´ transfer to husky farm.
Check-in, dinner and briefing about the upcoming programme.
Day 2: Husky farm and day safari
To start the week you are taken to the kennels to meet your dogs. You will be taught how to care for the husky teams and be given instructions on the equipment and how to drive the sled. After lunch, you will harness the dogs, split into teams and drive a nice, easy 10 km training trip. In the afternoon, you can relax or spend some time with the dogs and feed them. Husky sledding approx. 10 km.
Day 3: Overnight husky adventure
It ´s time for "the safari"! Your belongings will be packed onto your sledge and then you are ready to depart for an overnight tour into the wilderness. You will drive through old forests, over frozen lakes and swamps enjoying the exhilarating beauty and complete silence of the snow-covered nature that surrounds you. Lunch is at the halfway stage and served in front of an open fire. In the afternoon, you arrive at a cosy wilderness cabin located on a small river. There is no electricity or running water, but the cabin is heated by a wood-burning stove. Dinner will be prepared together in a tepee and enjoyed by candlelight. A sauna is heated and you can bathe and relax in its heat. What could feel better after a long day outdoors? Husky sledding approx. 25-35 km
Day 4: Back to the husky farm
The final stage of this adventure takes you back to your starting point. Before that though, you will enjoy a full day of sledding, 20-30 km, and one more picnic lunch in front of an open fire. On arrival at the farm it ´s time to thank the dogs, feed and take care of them. Husky sledding approx. 25-35 km.
Day 5: Return
Breakfast and transfer to Kuusamo airport for your flight to Helsinki.
Good to know
* On husky safaris everybody drives an own dog team (3-6 dogs).
* No experience on dog sledding is necessary, but you should be reasonably fit, confident in your sense of balance, and able to cope with the cold and long hours outside.
* For the overnight safari you can take only small back bag (max. 40 l) with you in the sledge. The rest of the luggage will be left at the base camp.
* Minimum age 15 years.
The joining point for this trip is Kuusamo airport. We organize single-timed group transfer for each group, please check the transfer schedule with us before booking flights. On last day the transfer will be organized back to Kuusamo airport.
We reserve all the rights to change the programme if necessary due to the weather or snow conditions.