Heading West, North West

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION [Location: ロヴァニエミ]

  • Duration
    7 days
  • Availability
    Feb - Mar
  • Suitability
    All
  • Classification
    Easy

DAY 1:

Welcome to Lapland! After your airport pick up you will be transferred to the kennel where you will meet the dogs and have a briefing about the trail. Enjoy a lunch on open fire and participate in a short training run after what you will harness the dogs before your first journey. You will drive about 60-80km and see sleepy lappish villages as you head north into the arctic taiga forests. Reach a kota in Kienaja in the late evening where after feeding the dogs, you will have dinner and spend the night.

Husky team pulling sleight with happy people

 

DAY 2:

Our day starts early in the morning, when the stars are still bright, we will prepare the dogs and leave for a 70-90km journey. Our route continues up north, until Yllas. Admire the stunning beauty of a Lappish winter while driving down the trail. Later on we will stop for a long lunch break, feed the dogs and have some rest before pursuing the route. In the late evening you will reach a cabin or hotel in Yllas where you will have the opportunity of a relaxing time in a Finnish sauna.

people on Husky sleights with snowy landscape

 

DAY 3 and 4:

Today is one of the longest trails we run! 150 km of nonstop mushing to get to our destination in Kätkäsuvanto. We will stop for a lunch break on open fire during the day before continuing this journey, at times it will be challenging. Drive on large hills, bumpy trails until the middle of the night to reach a cabin in Kätkäsuvanto for a sauna and overnight stay.

resting husky team in snowy landscape

 

DAY 5:

In the early morning, you will leave and drive about 100 km crossing the Tornio river into Sweden and heading east towards Jukkasjarvi. Much along the ‘Tobacco trail’, an old trade trail also used for a sleddog race held in february. The trail winds through that special border area between tundra and taiga, mountain and valley and as it is still in the dark of night, you may have a chance to see the Northern Lights. Reach a cabin or hotel in Jukkasjarvi where you will spend the night.

Green northern lights and skiing track

DAY 6:

After the daily dog chores we can explore the village of Jukkasjarvi, maybe even visit the town of Kiruna, and have a generally relaxed day. In the afternoon we visit the famed ice hotel, this is the ice hotel that started it all years ago, and is still the most imposing of them all. A night in the ice hotel will be the fantastic end to our trip, and after all the wilderness camping in our sleeping bags, the idea of sleeping in an igloo will sound positively warm!

 

DAY 7:

After breakfast, we will harness the dogs and head back to Rovaniemi. It is guaranteed that everyone will be catching up on much needed sleep, after an exciting and extreme week. We will arrive in Rovaniemi in the afternoon and stop at the kennel. After saying goodbye to the dogs it is time to be ready for your airport transfer. Goodbye Lapland!

husky puppy on man´s arm

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Available every Sundays to Sundays from 11.2. – 17.3.

Group size: maximum 4 persons. Group departure available by request.

Previous experience is preferred as well as a good physical condition.

Night driving: A lot of the trail will be driven in the dark, we will provide you with high powered headlights to light the way.

We reserve the right for program and price changes due to weather and trail conditions, animal welfare reasons, participant capabilities and events beyond our control.

 

Price

3145 Euros / person

Details

Length:

7 days, 6 nights

District:

Rovaniemi

Destination:

Rovaniemi

Payment methods:

Invoicing, credit cards, voucher (cash)

Suitable for:

Adults, young people, couples, senior citizens, singles

Language:

English

Optional languages:

Finnish, German, French, Spanish…

Price includes:

Airport and local transfers, 6 overnights in guesthouse, shelter, cabin or hotel according to the program, meals mentioned, guide services, equipment, 7 days husky ride average 100km per day 2 persons sharing the sleigh, sleeping bag, winter adventure gear.

Guest Needs:

Travel insurance for adventure sports, positive adventure attitude

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