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What’s included

  • The services of a qualified local guide on safari
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK (flight inclusive option). If you are travelling land only, check with our office for joining time at the airport
  • Transfer to and from Kittila. Please note that if you arrive/depart outside of the specified transfer times, transfers are available at an additional cost
  • Accommodation as detailed above
  • Meals as shown
  • Sleeping bags
  • Warm overalls, boots, socks, gloves, hat and balaclava
  • A Mountain Kingdoms kit bag
  • The option of joining one of our four pre-trip meets in the Cotswolds

Husky Sledding Arctic Adventure, Finland

Tour

Finland | Tour

Husky Sledding Arctic Adventure, Finland

Duration:  7 days from the UK

Flight inclusive from £2,005,
Land only from £1,655

Book now or call 01453 844400

An epic five-day husky sledding adventure, staying in remote wilderness huts, travelling through pristine forests and across frozen lakes on the edge of the Pallas-Ylläs National Park.

Highlights

  • Explore the spectacular untouched scenery of Lapland
  • Drive your own dog-sled team, look after the huskies and let them steal your heart
  • Six possible chances to experience the Northern Lights, weather and activity permitting
  • Stay in cosy wilderness huts, lit only by candlelight and heated by woodburning stoves

Reviews          

Pirjo, the leader, was excellent, so well organised and efficient. Her cooking was amazing.
Mrs K, Orpington

This was the best experience I've had travelling for Mountain Kingdoms. Our knowledgeable expert guide, the pristine wilderness and our energetic husky dogs made this an exceptional active adventure.
Ms A, Gloucestershire

Fabulous adventure. Excellent trip itinerary away from the main tourist routes. Guide Pirjo was outstanding, her cooking for 3 full meals a day was second to none, she was patient and always upbeat.
Ms D, London

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A five day husky sledding tour which takes us from wilderness hut to wilderness hut, through forests and across frozen lakes on the edge of the Pallas-Ylläs National Park.

During this adventure we will explore the spectacular untouched scenery of Lapland driving our own dog-sled team of husky dogs for between 25 and 40 kilometres each day. Starting and finishing from excellent accommodation in cosy cabins at Harriniva, en route we stay at atmospheric wilderness huts, each with a steaming sauna. We look after our dogs and get involved with the daily routine so there are lots of physical yet rewarding activities.

This truly is an off-the-beaten-track adventure tour of a lifetime with a good chance of experiencing the Northern Lights - weather and activity permitting.

 


At a glance

Duration:  7 days from the UK

Guaranteed to run for a minimum of 2 clients

Maximum group size: 7

Land only joining city: Kittila

Accommodation types: Lodge & Wilderness Huts

Meal arrangements: All meals as per itinerary are included.

Itinerary overview
DayActivity
1
Meet on arrival at Kittila Airport, then transfer to Harriniva resort, near Muonio in North West Finland.
2
Collect your equipment, then meet your guide for an introduction and briefing on how to drive and look after your dog sled team. Start your safari across the edge of the Pallas-Ylläs National Park.
3-5
Husky Sledding through forests and across frozen lakes between cosy wilderness huts, driving your own dog-sled team of 4 to 6 dogs. Relax in a traditional sauna after dinner, and perhaps a roll in the snow!
6
Return to Muonio, afternoon at leisure to explore along the Muonio river, cross the bridge to Sweden or walk into Muonio town for some last minute souvenir shopping. Farewell dinner of traditional Finnish cuisine.
7
Transfer to Kittila airport.
Leader: Local Leader, Finland
Local Leader, Finland

You will have a fully qualified English-speaking 'Wilderness Guide' who will teach you how to handle the dogs, harness them, and how to drive your sled. Your guide will be happy to take you on a 5 day husky adventure through the wilderness of west Lapland and brief you each day. During the husky sledding you will be responsible for feeding and caring for your hard-working dogs and will no doubt build up quite a bond with them by the end of the trip.


Husky Sledding Arctic Adventure, Finland Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Arrive in Kittilä.

    On arrival you will be met and transferred by taxi/bus to Harriniva Resort, Munio. There will be a fixed transfer for the group at a set time.

    Join your safari group for a welcome dinner.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Harriniva Resort or Similar
  2. Day 2 - Introduction and husky sledding.
    husky sledding arctic adventure muonio river.

    After breakfast you will go to the equipment store to be fitted and issued with your warm overalls, boots, sleeping bags etc. You will meet with your guide who will give a short introduction to the programme. You then meet your own dog team, the sleds will be packed and you will be taught how to handle the sled.

    Mid to late morning you will set off on your husky safari. Lunch will be prepared en-route by your guide. On arrival at the wilderness hut in the late afternoon you will be shown how to de-harness, and tend to your dog team, light the fire and sauna and fetch water from the lake. You will then have time for a relaxing sauna before dinner. Dinner is prepared by your guide although you will be expected to muck in with the washing up or any other necessary chores.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Wilderness Hut
  3. Day 3 - Husky sledding.

    After another delicious breakfast you will attend to the dogs, pack up the sleds, tidy the hut and set off for another days sledding.

    The route will take you through the beautiful forest scenery, over frozen lakes and along rivers on the edge of the Pallas Yllas National Park. Your trusted dogs will do most of the work although you will occasionally have to help them up hill.

    You will stop for about an hour for lunch prepared in the wilderness by your guide. Then you set off once again for a couple more hours until you reach the next wilderness hut later in the afternoon. Again you will be expected to tend to your dogs and help with chores, although by now you will know your dogs individually and may spend as much time petting them as feeding them.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Wilderness Hut
  4. Day 4 - Husky sledding.
    husky sledding arctic adventure lapland forest.

    Sledding through forest and over frozen lakes. Lunch prepared by open fire.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Wilderness Hut
  5. Day 5 - Husky sledding.

    Sledding through forest and over frozen lakes. Lunch prepared by open fire.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Wilderness Hut
  6. Day 6 - Husky sledding and return to Harriniva.
    husky sledding arctic adventure lapland sledding.

    After one final day of sledding, you return in the afternoon to Harriniva. You and your dogs can have a well-earned rest or you may wish to use the free time to explore along the Munio river, cross the bridge to Sweden or walk into Munio town (approx. 30 mins walk each way) for last minute souvenir shopping.

    In the evening you will re-join your group and guide for a farewell dinner of traditional Finnish cuisine.

    Overnight iconOvernight: Harriniva Resort or Similar
  7. Day 7 - Transfer to Kittila Airport.

    After breakfast you will be transferred to Kittila Airport for your onward journey.

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2018

DatesAvailabilityLand OnlyFlight Inclusive from
Sun 14 Jan - Sat 20 Jan 2018Available£1655 Book£2035 Book
Sun 4 Feb - Sat 10 Feb 2018Limited & Guaranteed£1655 Book£2055 Book
Sun 11 Mar - Sat 17 Mar 2018Available£1655 Book£2005 Book

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No surcharges will be applied to your holiday after you book. Prices on this website are updated regularly. The Flight Inclusive holiday price, or Land Only holiday price, will be confirmed to you at the time you make your booking. There will be no surcharges after your booking has been confirmed.

Flight inclusive holidays

The 'flight inclusive' holiday prices shown on this website are based upon our preferred airlines and the best priced economy class fares we are able to secure at the time of publication.

We will be able to advise on fares with alternative airlines, upgrades to Business Class, and the options for flights from regional UK airports, please contact us for more details.

What’s included

  • The services of a qualified local guide on safari
  • Economy class return air fares from the UK (flight inclusive option). If you are travelling land only, check with our office for joining time at the airport
  • Transfer to and from Kittila. Please note that if you arrive/depart outside of the specified transfer times, transfers are available at an additional cost
  • Accommodation as detailed above
  • Meals as shown
  • Sleeping bags
  • Warm overalls, boots, socks, gloves, hat and balaclava
  • A Mountain Kingdoms kit bag
  • The option of joining one of our four pre-trip meets in the Cotswolds

What’s not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Optional activities
  • Tips


Review your holiday

Reviews

Read holiday reviews by Mountain Kingdoms travellers.

Overall score:           (Based on 4 reviews)

Very memorable holiday          

Pre-trip information was good e.g. kit list, first aid kit supplies. Also the day-by-day itinerary was how it was, without giving you any false expectations. We did find the mountain Kingdoms kit bag excellent as it fitted nicely into the sled and was very strong. Our leader greatly admired it, wishing she had one!!

Excellent trip leader          

Pirjo, the leader, was excellent, so well organised and efficient. Her cooking was amazing.

Fabulous adventure in Finland          

Fabulous adventure. Excellent trip itinerary away from the main tourist routes. Guide Pirjo was outstanding, her cooking for 3 full meals a day was second to none, she was patient and always upbeat.

Knowledgeable expert guide          

This was the best experience I've had travelling for Mountain Kingdoms. Our knowledgeable expert guide, the pristine wilderness and our energetic husky dogs made this an exceptional active adventure.


Extend your holiday

There are many ways you can extend your holiday with Mountain Kingdoms: book extra hotel nights, relax at a beautiful beach resort, take a warm-up trek, arrange a personal sightseeing tour or enjoy specialist activities such as rafting, birdwatching or a safari.

We're happy to suggest ideas, provide quotes and make all the arrangements. We can also assist with flight and hotel upgrades. Just call us on +44 (0)1453 844400 or email info@mountainkingdoms.com and we will be pleased to help.

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