7 independent reviews for Hiking with huskies holiday in Finland

Reviews for Hiking with huskies holiday in Finland

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review 4 Jun 2018

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

Everything was perfect! The dogs, the way they were cared for, Aki and Suvi who looked after us, the location. The whole holiday was brilliant. And of course the countryside - endless lakes and pine forests. The cabin we stayed in was right on a lake and the views and peace & quiet were breath-taking.

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

Walking with huskies is quite hard on the upper legs (I found), so get into shape before you go. In particular if you are not a big person as the dogs are strong and you walk in a good pace.

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

Aki and Suvi were very in touch with their surroundings, environmentally aware, used local produce wherever and visitors bring extra income to the area.

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

10 out of 10. For me everything was perfect. If you like dogs, hiking, local food and a wonderfully quiet and peaceful location, this is for you!

review 1 Jun 2018

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

Hiking with huskies with hosts Avi and Suvi was wonderful. Visiting the taiga in Finland was very special, and Aki and Suvi were the nicest and friendliest hosts I have ever met. The cabin was relaxing, especially the Finnish sauna and the lake. I was there in the summer and the 24 hour daylight was a treat.

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

I wish I would have stayed at Aki and Suviís place the entire time I was in Kuhmo. I stayed a few nights in hotel Kalevala, which was fine, but I liked the cabin on the husky farm better. I did a few activities before going to the husky farm such as one night in a bear hide, and a canoe trip. I think these could have been done from the husky farm rather than the hotel.

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

Supporting the husky farm was a pleasure. Aki will accept huskies that other places will no longer keep bc they are not good sledding dogs. This is not his attitude, he feels that if the dogs get along and they like it at his farm, then they can stay regardless of their ability. I loved hiking with lady gray.

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

I highly recommend this trip!

review 14 Aug 2017

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

Aki and Suvi were very welcoming and couldn't make us feel more at home! The dogs are all amazing, so friendly and the personalities all so unique and lovely! Everything from the location, to the walks and food was perfect and we would really love to go every year. We found it very relaxing and a home from home for the whole time.

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

Switch off your phones and enjoy the freedom and relaxation of being there!

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

Yes, the money is going direct to the hosts who use local foods, services and ingredients - even picking berries and mushrooms direct from around the area and then providing that as part of the meals.

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

Amazing experience, we fell in love with the place, dogs and just how well we were welcomed into the home.

review 3 Aug 2017

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

Meeting the huskies for the first time, canoeing on the private lake in warm sunshine, trekking in ancient forests with the dogs.

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

Would recommend staying with Suvi and Aki at the husky farm to get a proper Finnish experience. We learnt so much from them as well as having access to the traditional Finnish sauna and helping to care for the animals.

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

Definitely supported local people and supported conservation.

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

Absolutely brilliant! Holiday of a lifetime, amazing people, amazing scenery and amazing food!

review 8 Oct 2015

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

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

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

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

The hosts are very friendly, the food was delicious, my room was very comfortable and hiking with huskies is an unusual experience, they are such a smart and good dogs. A++++++++++ :)

review 6 Aug 2015

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

All of it, the whole being away from it all in a beautiful location.

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

Be prepared for quite a bit of down time, so books and games, enjoy chilling.

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

In an area with high unemployment it brought in money which has to be a bonus but didn't really see much of civilisation.

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

Great, a real escape from it all and a back to basics experience with great hosts and a fantastic way to get to experience the real Finland.

review 28 Aug 2012

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

The scenery was fantastic - pristine pine forests dotted with lakes but the most enjoyable part was getting to know our guide, Aki, and of course the dogs! We each had a dog on a harness that pulled us along - power assisted hiking! Our launch spot was lovely, as were the pancakes we cooked and ate with wild berries (blueberries) from the forest. We loved our day out with the dogs almost as much as they did!

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

It's really very easy to hike with huskies, you just need some half decent walking shoes. Next time we'll return in the winter and go out husky sledding. They have a 21km trail that we'd like to do..

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

Yes, tourism is increasingly important to help protect livelihoods and keep the younger people, like Aki, in work. We left no trace of our visit, the area is pristine and we'd played our part to ensure it stays that way.

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

We'd never heard of husky trekking before, but now we are raving about it - so much easier and more fun than normal trekking!

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