4 days with the huskies in finnish Lapland

Our season starts in early December during the polar night and continues until end of April when there is daylight almost throughout the night. We run the tours without a snow mobile guiding through a variety of landscapes of the Pallas-Ylläs National Park. Our trails pass through pine-, spruce, birch forests and open wetlands. We drive the dogs over the fells looking like from a fairy tale with deep snow and trees often bending down to the ground under a heavy snow load. These landscapes have been voted as the most magnificent in the whole of Finland. On our trails you can still feel the atmosphere of the true wilderness.

Our dogs are Alaskan Huskies.  They are the most common sled dogs because of their enthusiasm for running and their work motivation.  

We have a pack of 45 working dogs at our dog yard and we are proud of them.
In a short time you will get to know your dogs. After spending the days on the trail together and after taking care of them, the four-legged friends learn to trust you and you learn to trust them - a special kind of team spirit!

When you book our 4-5 days husky tour please note that you are taking part in a physically active holiday. 

This means you need to have an average fitness level. You should be able to possibly run uphill behind the sledge  for a short while.

Even more important is the balance and coordination of your body while being on the sledge and your ability to react quickly if your body or sledge is off balance. 

During the week our motto is teamwork and helping each other out. Teamwork with your dogs as well as looking after them and team work with the group. 

At the end of November the snow finally stays on the ground and by early December has reached a depth of 40 cm. The dogs are looking forward to run on the new tracks. Winter has arrived!

The sun disappears under the horizon for a month on the 4th of December. During this time we have 5-6 hours of daylight though. This dark time of the year is called "kaamos" in Finnish. The strong colors on the sky are a speciality and they are caused by the low light of the sun and the blueish light that comes with it.
There is a big chance to see the northern lights up on the sky on these long dark evenings. 

The Week Programme 

Our weekly program starts on Monday and lasts until Saturday morning. It includes 4 day trips with the dogs, 3 nights in Madejärvi log cabin during the husky tour and the first and last night in Rauhala holiday cottage. 

On Monday 
arrival at Kittilä airport, transfer with an airport taxi to Rauhala.
The winter clothing will be handed out, a dinner and overnight stay in the comfortable holiday cottage.
On Tuesday after breakfast transfer to the Husky farm. Before the first sledging tour we advice you about sledge driving. We harness the dogs in  front of the sledges together. Along the way to Madejärvi we have a lunch break and enjoy hot grilled sausages and warm drinks by an open fire.

Back at Madejärvi we take care and feed our four legged friends first. Afterwards we will gather together in our kota for a warming soup and bread and some homemade delicacies. After a warming meal you can enjoy the relaxing warmth of our 250 kg stone oven in the sauna. We will gather around the open fire in our kota again for an evening meal together at around 19:30-20:00 o`clock

 

During the husky tour you stay in Madejärvi log cabin - with a sauna right by the lake. In  the spacious and atmospheric cabin there are beds in two floors. 

It is heated with wood. At night there is an oil-heater ensures pleasant warmth. 

The LED lightning system is powered from a battery pack. With a matching USB-cable you can charge your telephone and camera batteries.

In the Kota kitchen we cook and eat together at the open fire. There will be delicacies from the Finnish kitchen.
The toilet is outside.
On Wednesday and Thursday we make  daytours from Madejärvi.

On Friday we finish the last husky drive around 15:00-16:00 at the husky farm in Rauhala where the dogs will have they break for a few days. There is a car transfer back to the holiday cabin for an evening meal and sauna. 
On Saturday breakfast and home journey begins.

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

Special dietary menus are possible with advance notice.

 

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)

 Date   

  Price  Availability  

06.12 - 11.12

2021

1 380 €

Fully booked

 

13.12 - 18.12

2021

1 380 €

1  

21.12 - 26.12

2021 1 470 € 1  

27.12 - 01.01 

21/22

1 470 €

1  

03.01 - 08.01

2022

1 380 €

1  

10.01 - 15.01

2022

1 380 €

1  

17.01 - 22.01

2022

1 380 €

1  

24.01 - 29.01

2022

1 380 €

1  

31.01 - 05.02

2022

1 380 €

1  

07.02 - 12.02

2022

1 380 €

1  

14.02 - 19.02

2022

1 380 €

1  

21.02 - 26.02

2022

1 380 €

1  

28.02 - 05.03

2022

1 380 €

Fully booked  
07.03 - 12.03 2022 1 380 € Fully booked  

14.03 - 19.03

2022

1 380 €

Fully booked  

21.03 - 26.03

2022

1 380 €

Fully booked  

28.03. - 02.04

2022

1 380 €

Fully booked  

04.04 - 09.04

2022

1 380 €

1  

11.04 - 16.04

2022

1 380 €

1  

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