Wilderness Husky Safari in Lapland - No Single Supplement!! - Dog sledding Trip
1 week: Harriniva Wilderness Centre to Harriniva Wilderness Centre (MP)This is how the native Sami people have traversed Finland’s winter landscapes for centuries. Drive and care for your own husky team during 5 days spent amongst the forests, lakes, rivers and fells of Finnish Lapland. The authentic way to explore one of Europe’s few remaining and genuine wilderness areas.
With over 20 years experience, the staff at the Harriniva Wilderness Centre offer comfortable accommodation, great food, exhilarating activities and evening entertainment.
On this holiday, you spend 2 nights in cosy cabins at Harriniva with full access to the hotel’s facilities. Out “on the trail” you will sleep in wilderness cabins without electricity, running water or indoor toilets. The accommodation may be basic but it adds to the authenticity of the adventure and you can always relax in some style before dinner, because, in true Scandinavian style, all the cabins have a sauna.
Flights, Arrival, Transfers and Introduction
On arrival, you will be met at Kittila Airport and taken to your transport for the transfer to the Harriniva Wilderness Centre. After settling in to your accommodation, there will be a meeting with your guides who will introduce you to the region and brief you about the days ahead. The meeting is followed by dinner.
5 Day Dog Sled Safari
After breakfast on day two you will be provided with all the necessary equipment, including thermal clothing and taken to meet the dogs. You will be taught how to handle your team and the sled and after lunch you depart into one of Europe\'s few remaining wilderness areas on your safari.
The huskies will pull your sled through the beautiful winter scenery close to the Pallas-Ounas National Park in Western Lapland. You will pass through forests, across fells and over frozen lakes and rivers covering up to 40km per day.
Only the hiss of the sled\'s runners breaking through the snow will disturb the perfect silence and you very quickly realise that you have well and truly left behind the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Overnight stays are taken in simple but cozy wilderness cabins with no showers, indoor WC or electricity. However, you can relax in some style while dinner is cooking on an open fire as the cabins all feature a sauna.
Everybody takes care of their own dogs and breakfast and dinners are prepared together. Lunches are eaten by open fires on the trail.
This far north there is a great chance of seeing the Aurora Borealis and with no light pollution whatsoever the night time sky will provide a picture show that will remain imprinted in your mind forever. Sometimes, we have to drag people back into the cabins!
After lunch on Friday, the final leg of your wilderness journey takes you back to the Harriniva Wilderness Centre. In the evening there will be a farewell dinner including Lapp specialities for all the members of your group
Return Airport Transfers and Flights
After breakfast you will be transferred to Kittila Airport for your return flights.