Husky safari in the Finnish wilderness

Price
£1865 including UK flights
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Duration
5 Days
Type
Small group
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Includes return London flights, transfers, 2 nights at Hotel Ivalo, 2 nights in a shared wilderness cabin, 3 days husky safari, full-board, cold weather clothing during activities, fully qualified guides & instructors during activities
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Description of Husky safari in the Finnish wilderness

Price information

£1865 including UK flights
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Includes return London flights, transfers, 2 nights at Hotel Ivalo, 2 nights in a shared wilderness cabin, 3 days husky safari, full-board, cold weather clothing during activities, fully qualified guides & instructors during activities
Make enquiry

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Planet

This husky safari holiday is all about getting back to basics and appreciating the natural environment of Finnish Lapland.

Clients will be taken on specially selected dog sledding trails around Lake Inari, which allow them to see the area without causing damage. There is a strict reliance on natural sources of energy like firewood, as is used during the outdoor lunches and when heating the cabin saunas. The cabins are based in an area with little-to-no light pollution, helping visitors to develop a genuine sense of appreciation for the land and skyscapes of Northern Finland.

‘Responsibility’ is a word which is especially central to this holiday. In a contrast to the usual practice of taking the lead in showing holidaymakers around, this holiday places a greater level of responsibility on the holidaymakers themselves. They will be in charge of their dogsled and pack of huskies. They will be expected to help with day-to-day tasks like collecting water from a frozen lake, heating a traditional sauna, and cooking. They will also have to tidy up the cabin and leave outdoor lunch sites unspoilt. This instils a sense of personal and team-based sufficiency which, at all times, has the safety of the surrounding environment in mind.

People

This holiday is run through a dedicated family-run company. It, therefore, benefits a smaller local business – one that places a high emphasis on providing authentic Finnish hospitality for its visitors. It must be pointed out that the benefit of this extends far beyond the period of visiting. Holidaymakers build a realistic understanding of everyday Finnish life and culture, rather than going home with memories of corporate hotels alone.

Given the insistence on clients providing a helping hand during the overnight husky safari, a sense of team spirit is developed and sustained on this holiday. Considering the small group sizes and the fact that clients can come from all around the world, this creates scope for building close links between international communities.

The way in which this holiday develops connections between human and canine ‘communities’ (if that word may be used in reference to the latter!) should not be ignored. The sense of teamwork and comradeship that is formed between humans and huskies is both heart-warming and inspiring. Visitors quickly come to appreciate why huskies play such a central role in Finnish life and see in little time why these incredible animals are regarded as far more than mere pets.

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