If you want to experience the thrill of mushing your own husky team then this is the husky holiday for you. We recommend this trip for adults as endurance is required and you're taken far off the beaten track. Experience the true beauty of Winter as you and your husky team glide through the Finnish wilderness, feel the crisp air on your face and hear the crackle of the fire when you take a break from the reins. This trip will engage all your senses. Please don't try to pack any of the dogs in your case to bring them home!
This husky holiday is designed with dog lovers in mind:
- Flights from the Heathrow, Manchester, Dublin via Helsinki to Kajaani return
- All transfers
- 5 nights’ accommodation – Hotel Vuokatti & Suites Apartments
- Full board basis (all meals excluding drinks)
- 3 husky safaris
- The opportunity to drive your own husky team
- Thermal clothing (outer suit and boots) for all husky safaris
- Hot drinks / snacks during husky safaris
- Opportunities to see the Northern Lights if they are on display
- Full ATOL and ABTA protection
From £1395 per person based on 2 sharing.
DATES Monday – Saturday from 20th January to end of March
Sample of what you can expect on your husky holiday:
Flights from Heathrow, Dublin or Manchester via Helsinki to Kajaani, transfer to your accommodation. Check-in and time to explore the resort. Hotel Vuokatti & Suites Apartments Idyllic high-standard Hotel Vuokatti & Suites is located by Lake Nuas in Vuokatti.. Resort facilities include a free gym, free wireless internet access, spacious saunas and outdoor pool, a café and a la carte restaurant with magnificent views to the lake.
Transfer to the husky kennel which is located only 5 km from the heart of Vuokatti. We’ll go through the plan for the next couple of days and give you warm winter clothes (overalls, shoes, hats and mittens). We visit our kennels where you’ll meet all of our 80 huskies and we’ll introduce you to your dog team. You will learn how to harness the sled dogs and practice the skill of driving over a long distance.
Be swept from the excitement of the arena out into the peaceful and surreal winter forests. Learn how to harness the sled dogs and practice the skill of driving over a long distance. This trail is 12km long and you’ll drive it with traditional Björkis 2 person sled. You will be inspired by the peaceful motion and the beautiful scenery. Hot drinks included. After safari, transfer back to your accommodation. Duration of excursion 3-4h incl. transfers.
Morning at leisure. In the late afternoon transfer to the Husky Kennel as today you will be hunting the Northern lights with huskies. You will embrace the romance and beauty of the Finnish winter wonderland as you set of at night by dog sled. Powerful headlights cut through the darkness of the enchanted winter forest. As the forest gives way to the open frozen lake, on a clear night the heavens open up before your eyes hopefully offering up the spectacular scenery of the Northern Lights.
Relax by the warmth of the fire in our traditional Mongolian Yurt as your guide serves up delicious picnic dinner, then step outside for another spectacular view of the night sky. Come and enjoy this unique adventure being driven by your personal guide as you are wrapped in the warmth of reindeer hides, or join in the driving, either way this peaceful relaxing tour will glisten in your memory for a long time to come. We drive 2 persons per sled. After excursion transfer back to your accommodation. Duration of excursion 4-5 hours incl. transfers.
Transfer to the Husky kennel from your accommodation. Today you will have your own sled for the whole 30 km long trail which offers you a true sense of adventure as you enter areas less travelled. Be captivated by the scenic winter wonderland. You will also have opportunity to enjoy some delicious hot food and drink with your guide as you relax in our traditional Mongolian yurt by the warmth of the fire.
This tour offers more than just the excitement of sled dog driving. It is a discovery of Finland and its unique environment. Come and join us for a once in a lifetime husky adventure! After excursion transfer back to your accommodation. Duration of excursion 5-6 hours incl. transfers.
This day is for optional activities. For example you can take a snowmobile safari or snowshoe safari, hit the slopes, go cross country skiing or spend the day at Katinkulta Spa relaxing. (Additional charges apply for additional activities)
Transfer to the airport and flight back home via Helsinki.