Finland

Discover the Wilderness - Husky Sledding

Highlights

5 day safari with huskies - The fells of Lapland - Camaraderie of wilderness huts

Introduction

Husky dogs, magical winter landscapes and wilderness huts all go together to ensure a great winter adventure.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1. Arrive Kittilä, transfer to accommodation
Day 2. Learn about the dogs and set off on safari
Days 3-5. Husky safari
Day 6. Return to the centre for a sauna and farewell dinner
Day 7. Transfer to the airport and depart Finland

Cost

From £1780 per person

Departure Dates

Sunday to Saturday from December to mid-April

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Description

Leaving civilisation behind, your guide will lead you on an epic journey driving your own team of dogs through the wonderful winterscapes of Lapland. Spend cosy nights in wilderness huts sharing the days tales with your small group before the next days adventure begins. This is a great first time experience running with dogs you cannot afford to miss.

Discover the Wilderness
For the outdoor enthusiast who really wants to experience the wild nature of Lapland there is no better experience than this. Drive your sled dogs through the west of Lapland, passing beautiful forests, close to the mountains and over frozen lakes and along rivers. Idyllic landscapes that hold a real magic. Each evening you will arrive at simple, but cosy huts with saunas. Here, after looking after your dogs you can enjoy wholesome meals and fireside conversations. A simple but very pleasing life a long way from home.

Day 1 Arrive Muonio.
Depart UK. Arrive at Kittilä airport and transfer by road to Muonio. Enjoy dinner and overnight in cosy rooms in the Safari House or in log cabins nearby.

Day 2 Instruction and Safari into the wilds.
After breakfast you will be provided with safari equipment and given information about the programme for thr week ahead. Then it's time to meet the dogs and pack the sleds. You will be taught how to handle the sled and have some practice before setting off into the wilderness.

Days 3 - 5 Husky safari.
The safari will take you through beautiful winter scenery close to the Pallas-Ylläs National Park in western Lapland. Overnight stays are in simple but cosy huts with a sauna where you can freshen up and a wilderness toilet, but no shower or electricity, this is raw nature at its best! You take care of your dog team as this helps you to get to know them and is part of the enjoyment of the trip. You will help to prepare meals together with the group. Breakfast and dinner are prepared in the huts, and light lunches enjoyed by open fires in the wilderness.

Day 6 Return to the centre.
During the afternoon return to centre. In the evening there is a farewell dinner. Overnight at the centre or in log cabins nearby.

Day 7 Depart Finland.
After breakfast transfer to Kittilä airport for your return flights to the UK via Helsinki.

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This itinerary is just an example of possibilities available for trips to this area.
Price is based on 2 persons travelling and sharing a room and is dependent on travel dates and length of stay. Please contact us for more specific pricing.

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