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Finland: Husky Safari along the Russian Border

A Husky Safari along the Russian border through Finland's pristine landscapes

8 Days From £2229

A Husky Safari along the Russian border through Finland's pristine landscapes

What Makes Me Mighty Fine

  • Thrilling, eight day, full board, adventure featuring a five day dog sled tour along the Russian border
  • Experience the life of a Musher, as you travel up to 50km per day, caring for your team of dogs, enjoying campfire lunches and sleeping in wilderness lodges
  • Enjoy the sheer peace and tranquillity of nature as you venture into the wilderness
  • Look for signs of wolverine, elk and reindeer
  • Specialist Winter Clothing provided throughout the stay including thermal overalls, boots and balaclava on all itineraries

See the Finnish-Russian border, in truly unique style, on our multi-day Husky Safari. During this trip you will stay at Hotel Vuokatti, the Martinselkonen Wilderness Lodge, the Raate Wilderness Log Cabin and the Arola Farm – all offering you a different experience of this picturesque paradise.

The area’s calming views and comforting tranquillity provide an overwhelming sense of peace. This remote wilderness lets you admire the beauty of nature, completely undisturbed. You may even catch a glimpse of the Brown Bear, wolverine, elk or reindeer on your travels. And, with the entire landscape carpeted in pristine snow, you’ll find it easy to lose yourself in the magic of this Husky Safari experience.

With five days touring this beautiful area by dog sled, days on this wonderful break are absolutely action-packed, so when night falls, a welcome sauna will enliven you once more and prepare you for the unique opportunity to catch a glimpse of the extraordinary Northern Lights.

This trip is suitable for all adults with a reasonable level of fitness as all training is provided by our expert guides. They will accompany you throughout your Husky Safari adventure, ensuring you make the most of this truly remarkable experience.

Want a husky safari on the other side on the other side of Finland? Then our Husky Safari to the Wilderness is perfect for you!

Still in need of guidance? Check out our Finnish Holiday Ideas and find your perfect getaway. If you need any further assistance or wish to book, just call our helpful travel team on 0333 800 2033.

  • Day 1 - Arrive in Finland

    A Husky Safari along the Russian border through Finland's pristine landscapes - Arrive in Finland

    You will be greeted at Kajaani airport by a guide who will drop you off at your hotel where you will be welcomed with a hearty meal. Your Husky Safari begins tomorrow.

    Meals included:Dinner
  • Day 2 - Induction

    Induction

    Begin your day with breakfast, followed by an induction to the week’s programme. Several items of warm clothing will be provided. You will meet your guides and the team of dogs who will take you on your Husky Safari. After basic training and a safety briefing, you will tuck into lunch before heading north to Arola Farm (approximately 12km).

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 3 - Arola Farm to Martinselkonen Wilderness Lodge

    Arola Farm to Martinselkonen Wilderness Lodge

    Today the real adventure begins. After breakfast, you will load your luggage onto your sled and set off on your Husky Safari with your pack of dogs and your guide (approximately 20km). Enjoy the thrill of racing across snowy plains and frozen lakes as your Husky Safari takes you through some stunning wintry landscapes. After a coffee break, you will arrive at the lodge and warm up in an old-fashioned Finnish sauna. Later you will be treated to a traditional smoked salmon dinner in a Lappish tepee.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 4 - Martinselkonen Wilderness Lodge to Raate Wilderness Log Cabin

    Martinselkonen Wilderness Lodge to Raate Wilderness Log Cabin

    After breakfast, your Husky Safari continues through more delightful scenery (approximately 46km). You will stop, briefly, for a picnic lunch by the campfire. You will arrive at Raate Wilderness Log Cabin later that evening where you will tuck into a delicious hot meal. Round your day off with a hot sauna.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Husky Safari Round Trip

    Husky Safari Round Trip

    Today we set off on a circular route to explore the peaceful wilderness that surrounds the cabin. You will travel 32km, stopping for lunch which will be served by campfire. Admire the snow-covered trees which form unusual sculptures and keep an eye out for some of the native wildlife. You will return to the cabin, later that evening, for dinner and a hot sauna.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 6 - Raate Wilderness Log Cabin to Martinselkonen Wilderness Lodge

    Raate Wilderness Log Cabin to Martinselkonen Wilderness Lodge

    Begin the day, on your Husky Safari, with breakfast. You will then embark on a 46km trip, allowing you to explore other areas of the enthralling wilderness. Lunch will be served by the campfire, along the way. Dinner and a hot sauna will be provided at The Martinselkonen Wilderness Lodge.

    Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 7 - Martinselkonen Wilderness Lodge to Arola Farm

    Martinselkonen Wilderness Lodge to Arola Farm

    After breakfast at the lodge, a 21km Husky Safari will lead you to Arola Farm where you will enjoy lunch and, later, a farewell dinner, in the old farm house. Afterwards, you will be given the chance to say your goodbyes to the guides and, of course, the dogs.

    Meals included:Breakfast
  • Day 8 - Departure

    Departure

    Following a last Finnish breakfast, you will return to Kajaani airport for your flight home. What is your outstanding memory of the break? Did the huskies win your heart? You are sure to be returning home with amazing photographs and fabulous memories. Now that’s what we call a holiday!

    Meals included:Breakfast

Included...

  • Return international flights from London Heathrow (details of regional departures on request)
  • Escorted airport transfers
  • Seven nights' accommodation, including four nights in wilderness cabins
  • Tour as per the itinerary
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Thermal overalls, boots and mittens
  • Services of a professional guide
  • Specialist Winter Clothing provided throughout the stay including thermal overalls, boots and balaclava on all itineraries

Not Included...

  • Travel Insurance (this can, however, be arranged for you. Simply speak to our travel team for a competitive quote for comprehensive cover)
DatesHusky Safari along the Russian border in Finland - Prices From
FromToAdult
31/01/201701/04/2017£2,229
Notes
  • Prices are per person
  • Due to the nature of this tour, single travellers may be asked to share twin rooms
  • Participants should be a minimum of 15 years of age

No experience is necessary, but you should be reasonably fit and be able to cope with the cold. This Husky Safari is also recommended for those who have been to another sled dog centre and are looking for something different.

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