Discover Europe's last wilderness on a husky sled
Did you know that the cleanest air in Europe is in Pallas-Ylläs National Park in North-West Lapland? Our 5-day husky tour follows the forests and frozen lakes on the edge of the national park. Each participant drives his own dog-sled team of 4-6 dogs. The daily distances vary between 25 and 40 kilometres, depending on your physical condition and the weather. This safari is a unique opportunity to admire the untouched nature of Lapland! Fire making skills are tested during the overnights in the simple wilderness huts.
PRICES & DATES
Price is based on travelling in low season (November, early December, early January). Price includes return economy class flights from London Heathrow/Manchester to Kittila via Helsinki, all airport taxes, return airport transfers, 2 overnights in log cabins near Harriniva, 4 overnights in wilderness huts, complete equipment (thermo-overall, boots, socks, mittens, warm hat, sleeping bag), 1 dog team of 4-6 dogs for each participant, full board (from dinner on first day to breakfast on last day) and a qualified wilderness guide. Accommodation is shared with other participants. No single supplement on this tour!
Departures every Sunday 22 November 2009 to 17 April 2010. Christmas departure on the 20th of December and New Year on the 28th of December.
Please contact us for winter 2011 departures and prices.
Day 1: Sunday
Fly to Kittila via Helsinki on a scheduled airline and transfer to Muonio, Harriniva Holiday Centre. Dinner in Harriniva. Overnight in cosy log cabins near Harriniva.
Days 2-6: Monday to Friday
After breakfast you will be provided with safari equipment and given a short introduction to the programme of the next days. You meet the dogs, the sleds will be packed and you will be taught how to handle the sled. Start of the safari.
The route will take you through the beautiful forest scenery, partly close to the treeless fell region, over frozen lakes and along the rivers.
Each night is spent in different, simple but cosy huts without electricity. Each hut has a sauna to wash yourself and a wilderness wc (without water). Everyone takes care of his dog team, helps to prepare the meals and make fire. Breakfast and dinner are prepared in the huts, lunch by open fire in the wilderness.
On day 6 return to Harriniva in the afternoon. Go through your safari memories together once more during a delicious farewell dinner with Lappish specialities. Overnight in cosy log cabins near Harriniva.
Day 7: Saturday
After breakfast transfer to Kittilä airport and scheduled flights home via Helsinki.