Finland: Dog Sledding Holiday at Harriniva
Learn to control your own team of dogs
Your base for this adventure in Lapland is the friendly Hotel Harriniva, which is located close to the beautiful Pallas-Ylläs National Park on the banks of the Muonio River. You will spend the first and final night of the dog sledding holiday at this superb hotel, enjoying facilities such as traditional saunas and their fine home-cooked cuisine. For the most part of your holiday, you will be travelling through the enchanting landscapes of Northern Lapland with your own pack of huskies, led by an experienced guide. Each night you will stay at a different wilderness cabin, which offers a comfortable bed and a sauna to warm up in after a day spent enjoying the outdoors.
Throughout your dog sledding holiday, there will be plenty of opportunities to spot native wildlife, such as reindeer, Arctic foxes, lynxes, wolverines, owls and other birdlife. What’s more, each night brings with it a chance to witness nature’s most incredible wonder, the Aurora Borealis. In Lapland, you are perfectly placed beneath the auroral belt and seeing the Northern Lights during your holiday would be an experience you will never forget. Embark on an adventure of a lifetime and embrace the spirit of Finnish Lapland.
Day 1 - Arrive in Finland
Fly to Kittilä Airport and transfer to the Hotel Harriniva. Spend the evening relaxing; try out the saunas and enjoy a delicious dinner.Meals included:Dinner
Days 2 to 5 - Husky Safari
On the first full day of your dog sledding holiday, your guide will introduce you to the lovable huskies and you can learn about how they are trained and cared for. Next, with equipment and clothing supplied by your guide, learn how to ‘mush’ the pack of huskies and spend some time practicing the technique. When we are ready, we set off on the first leg of the dog sledding holiday, over snow-dusted landscapes to our first wilderness cabin. After feeding the dogs, we cook dinner for ourselves and then snuggle down for a good night’s rest.
The dog sledding holiday continues in a similar vein over the next four days. We stay in different wilderness cabins and get to see so much of the beautiful landscapes of Lapland.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6 - Return to Harriniva
We embark on the final leg of the dog sledding holiday this morning and eventually arrive back at the Hotel Harriniva in time for a delicious ‘welcome home’ dinner. Make use of the hotel’s saunas and unwind after your husky safari in Finland.Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7 - Departure
After breakfast, your transfer arrives and you will be taken back to Kittilä Airport for your flight home.Meals included:Breakfast
- Flight from London Heathrow to Kittila.
- 2 nights in log cabins near Harriniva.,4 nights in wilderness huts.
- Complete equipment (thermal overalls, boots, socks, mittens, warm hat and sleeping bag)
- 1 team of 4 - 6 dogs for each participant.
- A qualified wilderness guide.
- Items of a personal nature
- Travel insurance.
- Prices are per person
- Participants in this tour should be 15 years old as a minimum