Husky safari in Finland, tailor made

“Four full days of husky sledding, firstly with a guide and then on your own. Cover daily distances of 25kms before returning to a cosy lakeside cabin for saunas and stargazing.”

Highlights

Old-growth forests | open peat bogs | birdwatching | wildlife tracking | drive your own team | dog walking | evening sauna | cosy cabin with all mod-cons |

Description of Husky safari in Finland, tailor made

This six day tailor made husky safari in Finland takes you into wild taiga forest landscapes to spend nights in a rustic log cabin where central heating, open fires and a wood burning sauna supply the warmth after a good day spent sledding with huskies over snow-covered trails.

For five nights you’ll be invited to stay within the surrounds of a small Finnish husky farm overlooking a lake with 25 dogs and a couple of local guides for company.

This is a unique opportunity to make the most of life in wild Finland with star-filled nights and the peace and tranquillity of pines bowed by snow adding to the remote, yet romantic, ambience.

Enjoying a traditional Finnish sauna on the shores of the lake is not something you’re likely to forget and provides just the right level of relaxation before retiring to the living room in readiness for a hearty evening meal.

As guests also have their own double room ,complete with fire place and fabulous lake views, a good night’s sleep is never in doubt with four full days out on safari with the huskies certain to conjure some of the wildest dreams you’ve ever had.

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Departure information

This trip can be tailormade and can be arranged to depart between 1st February - 31st March 2018
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Travelling with a local operator

This holiday is operated by a company based in the holiday destination and they will be able to provide expert local knowledge. They will be able to tailor make your holiday to suit your requirements not only concerning the dates of travel but also typically the standard of accommodation, and thus price. It is rare for local operators to be able to help with the booking of your flights.

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Environment

For us it is very important to undertake the sleddog tours in an environmentally friendly way. For that reason we don't use a big selection of different accommodations but offer mostly day tours from one cabin, the home of the dogs and myself. Travelling from cabin to cabin would require maintenance by a motor vehicle, either snowmobile or a car. It is also convenient for the dogs as they get to sleep in their own doghouses instead of staying under the sky in several other accommodation places. It enables them to fully recover from each working day and this reduces injuries.

Our dogs do eat a lot, so it is important to pay attention on the environmental affects of our dog food. Although well-being of the dogs is the most important factor in this case, we refuse to import our dog food from overseas. With the help of leading Finnish dog feeding specialists we have combined a diet that is both good for dogs and has as small carbon footprint as possible. Also the ethical aspects are taken strongly into consideration. In wintertime our dogs eat mainly salmon fishbones and heads (a byproduct from local fish farms), balanced with organic oat porridge, vitamins and minerals to reach the perfect nutritional value. In summertime, when dogs need less fatty food, the main component is self-caught lake fish. Fishing is done with selective methods in small lakes that have biomass overgrowth. Taking away small cyprinid fish (the reason for biomass overgrowth) and leaving predator fish in the lakes is good for these eutrophicated water ecosystems.

Sustainable thinking also reaches our dinner table. We mostly follow plant-based diet for environmental, ethical & healthy reasons. Occasionally we do eat locally caught fish and game meat, and we can also serve these for the guests. So one does not need to be a vegetarian or vegan to attend this tour, but if you want to try plant-based diet we are happy to serve it!

Outdoor lunches are enjoyed on fireplaces which are maintained by Forest and Park Service. Such fireplaces are in free use for everyone. We are doing co-operation with Forest and Park Service and we pay a certain amount of money when we use these places. This money goes for maintaining the fire places and other infrastructure in nature protection and recreational areas.

Community

We co-operate a lot with other companies in the area. For organising such tour there are many co-operators involved. When choosing the right partners we have always used local entrepreneurs and other local people who share the same passion to make a living in this remote area, surrounded by beautiful nature.

The food we serve is strongly based on local ingredients (meat, fish, berries, mushrooms, vegetables) which we get very locally, avoiding long transportations. Fish and meat comes from local fishermen and hunting clubs, berries and mushrooms are picked by ourselves or locals who earn some extra-money during autumn time by gathering the nature goods. Potatoes and other vegetables are being bought from a local small farm.

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


the amazing dogs, and great hosts

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


take hand warmers

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


yes it supported conservation

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


it was a great 4 days in the wilderness of Finland

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