4 days with huskies through Finnish Lapland

Our dog sledding season begins in early December, during the polar night, and lasts until the end of April, when it is light most of the night. 

We drive the tours unaccompanied by a snowmobile. We glide at the feet of snow-capped mountains through pine, spruce and birch forests, crossing open swamps and frozen lakes. We drive over the fells of Lapland with their fairytale snow-covered trees. This landscape in the national park is considered the most beautiful in all of Finland. 

On our trails covered in deep snow you can still feel the real touch of wilderness.

Our dogs are Alaskan Huskies. Alaskan Huskies are the most common sled dogs, they are bred mainly for their enthusiasm for running and motivation.

There are 40 sled dogs living in our camp and we are very proud of them.

Already in a short time you will get to know your dogs. By being together on the trails, as well as thanks to your care, the four-legged friends build trust with you, and you with the dogs - a special team spirit! 

 Please note when booking one of our 4 day husky tours that this is a physically active vacation. Therefore an average fitness level is necessary. You should be able to run shorter distances uphill with dogs and sledge.  More important is the balance and coordination of your body while standing on the sledge, and especially the ability to react quickly should you or the sledge get out of balance.    

During our tours the motto is "teamwork". This includes cooperation with the dogs - that you take care of them - but also cooperation among the participants.

 From the end of November, the snow remains and is about 40 cm deep until the beginning of December. The dogs are happy about the freshly tracked, new routes. 

From December 4, the sun disappears behind the horizon for a month. Nevertheless, we get 5 to 6 hours of daylight. In Finnish, this time is called "Kaamos". The special thing about Kaamos is the strong colors of the sky and the bluish tone of the light. 

 

Also, there is a high probability of seeing auroras during the long dark evenings. 

The weekly program

Our weekly program starts on Monday and lasts until Saturday morning. It includes 4 day trips with the dogs, 2 nights in a typical Finnish wooden house in 2-bed rooms right by the husky farm.

Pallas Husky farm in Rauhala
Pallas Husky farm in Rauhala

3 nights you will spend in a wilderness cabin at Madejärvi. This simple but cozy cabin is a typical Finnish log cabin without electricity and running water.

There is also a sauna right on the shore of the lake. The toilet is outside.

Madejärvi wildernes  cabin
Madejärvi wildernes cabin
Madejärvi wilderness cabin
Madejärvi wilderness cabin
Kota in Madejärvi
Kota in Madejärvi

Monday:

arrival at Kittilä airport. Onward transfer from 1 p.m. to Rauhala.

Dinner and overnight stay. 

Tuesday:

After breakfast, you will be equipped with the necessary winter equipment. There is an introduction to sledding and the daily tasks.

Soon we will harness the dogs in front of the sled and the first tour towards Madejärvi will start. During the tour we make a stop for an open fire lunch with hot drinks and grilled sausages on a stick. We learn to park the sledges, tie them with a knot and give the dogs a small snack.

In Madejärvi we take care of our four-legged friends first. Afterwards there is soup with coffee and tea in our Kota.

We then heat up the sauna and later in the evening we gather in our kota around the open fire for dinner.

Wednesday-Thursday:

The day tours from our camp lead to the beautiful fell and lake landscape of Tunturi-Lappi.

Friday: 

The dog sled ride ends at the husky farm, where the dogs can take their well-deserved break. 

Dinner and overnight in our cozy wooden house in Rauhala.

Saturday:

after breakfast the journey home begins. 
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The price includes: 

     - transfers from/ to Kittilä Airport

     - 2 nights in a holiday cottage and 3 nights a log cabin

     - 4 days with the huskies

     - full board

     - high quality winter equipment

       (winter boots, thermal jacket and trousers, fur hat, gloves + inner mittens, sleeping bag)

     - guiding in English, German, Finnish

For your personal use you should bring: 

- warm, fast drying sports underwear (thermal underwear) - mid layer for     insulation: warm garments that are flexible and comfortable

- thin fleece gloves (for handling the dogs)

- several pairs of wool socks

- a balaclava and/ or a buff

- sauna utensils (towels, shower gel etc.)

- hut shoes

- cotton or silk liner for the sleeping bag

- a headlamp or a torch

- sunglasses (in March and April)


Termine und Preise 2023/2024

 Date   

Price €  Availability

15.12 - 20.12

1 480 

2

21.12 - 26.12

1 570  Fully booked

27.12 - 01.01 

1 570 

Fully booked

02.01 - 07.01

1 480 

Fully booked

08.01 - 13.01

1 480 

Fully booked

15.01 - 20.01

1 480 

Fully booked

22.01 - 27.01

1 480 

Fully booked

29.01 - 03.02

1 480 

Fully booked

05.02 - 10.02

1 480 

Fully booked

12.02 - 17.02

1 480 

Fully booked

19.02 - 24.02

1 480 

Fully booked

26.02 - 02.03

1 480 

Fully booked
04.03 - 09.03 1 480  Fully booked

11.03 - 16.03

1 480 

Fully booked

18.03 - 23.03

1 480 

Fully booked

25.03. - 30.03

1 480 

Fully booked

01.04 - 06.04

1 480 

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