Harriniva - Wilderness Husky Safari (Adult Trip) - Dog sledding Trip
1 week: UK to Finland (HS)Wilderness Husky Safari
Quite simply, we love this place and judging by the feedback, so do our clients. Situated 230kms north of the Arctic Circle, this wilderness hotel combines Scandinavian style accommodation, the warmest of welcomes and a great range of winter activities and wilderness safaris. Located on the banks of the Muonio River (cross it when itís frozen and you find yourself in Sweden) the hotelís unforgettable safari programmes will take you into the very heart of Laplandís winter wilderness.
Safari Houses and Cabins
On our husky and snowmobile safaris you spend some nights in shared safari houses or cabins close to the main building. Naturally, you will have access to all the hotelís facilities. Each safari house has its own shower, toilet and sauna and provides the perfect place to bond with your fellow adventurers before setting off into the wilderness on your safari. You will eat all your meals in one of the main buildingís restaurants.
On our wilderness safaris you will spend some nights in a wilderness cabin or cabins. Generally speaking the cabins are rather basic (no electricity or running water) but comfortable and cosy, especially once dinner is cooking over the open fire. The cabins are usually so remote that there is little or no light pollution, creating the best possible chance of seeing the Aurora Borealis.
Flights, Arrival and Introduction
Your adventure starts on Sunday evening when there will be a meeting with your guides who will introduce you to the region and brief you on the week ahead. The meeting is followed by dinner.
Five Day Husky Safari
After breakfast on Monday you will be provided with all the necessary equipment, including thermal clothing and then 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.
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 ďswishĒ 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 in simple but cosy 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 a sauna is always available.
Everybody takes care of their own dogs. Breakfasts 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 may 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 Wilderness Centre. In the evening there will be a farewell dinner.
Departure, Transfers and Flights
Return airport transfers and flights.