During this program you will go on a self-guided husky-safari on a 10-15 km track. Approximate safari time is about 45-60 min. Safari time varies, as it always includes a stop-over and is dependent on the weather conditions the dogs are running in. During the stop-over a musher and passenger can change places.
The trip by car to the husky kennel takes about 40 min from Rovaniemi city center.
Upon arrival you will get complete instructions of driving (mushing) the dog sledge on your own and then immediately start the safari. The kennel is located by beautiful Ylinampa lake which is surrounded by hills. The trail runs around the coast line. It is easy to drive, but very beautiful. The area in uninhabited (by humans), so we have good change to see wild animals and tracks. After the ride, your host will welcome you inside a cozy teepee where they can warm up around the open fire and have a hot drink. The host will tell about life with the dogs and answer any questions you may have.
Option: You can choose driving a single sledge alone for an extra charge (supplement for s single sledge)
- Hot beverage
- Warm clothing
- Supplement for a single sledge self-guided safari (age 16+)
For family safaris, please always bear in mind that one sledge can take max. 2 adults + 1 child (under 7 y.o.) or 2 adults + 2 small children (3-5 y.o.). Final decision about seating is taken by the host on the spot, as it can depend on participants weight, height, etc.
- We strongly recommend wearing warm winter clothing.
- We recommend applying non-water-based winter cream for face and cover any open skin areas.
- Please take off your gloves/mittens when touching the huskies. They love to play with gloves and might tear them easily.
- Do not be afraid of the dogs as they’re genetically friendly to people.
- Please do not feed the dogs.
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 2 days or less before the event
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 50% if booking is cancelled 7 days or less before the event
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 10% if booking is cancelled 90 days or less before the event