In the Wilderness with Huskies

Unforgettable Husky Adventure for five days! Come and join us for a once in a lifetime husky adventure!

5 nights

Itinerary

Vuokatti, Finland
Min. 2 persons – max. 10 persons
Not suitable for disabled travel

Vuokatti Safaris invites you to join us for this unforgettable Husky Adventure! This tour offers more than just the excitement of sled dog driving. It is a discovery of Finland and its unique environment. Come and join us for a once in a lifetime husky adventure!

During these three days you’ll get to see all of our friendly dogs and also get to know your personal dog team which will take you through beautiful winter forests. Day trips are 12 – 30 km. You don’t need to have earlier experience of dog sledding. We’ll give you driving and safety instructions and our professional guides will help and teach you new mushing skills along the way. Accommodation is in Vuokatti in either in a hotel room or holiday apartment by your wishes.

Departure dates 2020:
Sun – Fri 12. – 17.1.2020
Sun – Fri 19. – 24.1.2020
Sun – Fri 26. – 31.1.2020 – Fully booked
Sun – Fri 8. – 13.3.2020

Day 1

Flight from your airport via Helsinki to Kajaani, transfer to your accommodation. Check-in and time to explore the resort.

Day 2

Transfer to Vuokatti Safaris’ husky kennel which is located only 5 km from the heart of Vuokatti. We’ll go through the plan for the next couple of days and give you warm winter clothes (overalls, shoes, hat and mittens). We visit our kennels where you’ll meet all of our nearly 100 huskies. You will learn how to harness the sled dogs and practice the skill of driving over a long distance.

Come and join us to our beautiful route with a scenery of Vuokatti Hills. Travel across amazing landscapes with only the sound of your dog team breathing and their paws hitting the trail. This route runs on snow covered meadows, fields and forest. The trails is 12km long which takes approximately 1 hour (depending on weather). After an hour of husky sledding it is time to get to know our always friendly dogs better on a tour in our husky arena. Plenty of time to take photos and pet the dogs. After meeting the huskies, delicious soup is waiting at our cozy cafeteria. Duration of tour is 3,5hrs with transfers.

Day 3

Morning at leisure. In the late afternoon transfer to the Husky Kennel as today you will be hunting the Northern lights with huskies. You will embrace the romance and beauty of the Finnish winter wonderland as you set of at night by dog sled. Powerful headlights cut through the darkness of the enchanted winter forest. As the forest gives way to the open frozen lake, on a clear night the heavens open up before your eyes hopefully offering up the spectacular scenery of the northern lights.

Relax by the warmth of the fire in our traditional Mongolian Yurt as your guide serves up a traditional “musher’s burger”, then step outside for another spectacular view of the night sky. Come and enjoy this unique adventure being driven by your personal guide as you are wrapped in the warmth of reindeer hides, or join in the driving, either way this peaceful relaxing tour will glisten in your memory for a long time to come. We drive 2 persons per sled. After excursion transfer back to your accommodation. Duration of excursion 4-5 hours with transfers.

Day 4

Transfer to the Husky kennel from your accommodation. Today you will have your own sled for the whole 30 km long trail which offers you a true sense of adventure as you enter areas less travelled. Be captivated by the scenic winter wonderland. You will also have opportunity to enjoy some delicious hot food and drink with your guide as you relax in our traditional Mongolian yurt by the warmth of the fire.

This tour offers more than just the excitement of sled dog driving. It is a discovery of Finland and its unique environment. Come and join us for a once in a lifetime husky adventure! After excursion transfer back to your accommodation. Duration of excursion 5-6 hours with transfers.

Day 5

This day is for options. For example you can book a snowmobile safari or snowshoe safari, hit the slopes, go cross country skiing, rent a fatbike or spend the day at Katinkulta Spa relaxing.

Day 6

Transfer to the airport and flight back home via Helsinki.

Prices

Vuokatinmaa Holiday Apartments

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In the Wilderness With Huskies / Vuokatinmaa Holiday Apts Person
10. Jan – 9. Feb 2020 1 128 €
8. Mar – 9. Apr 2020 1 186 €

Prices include

Accommodation in a chalet for 2-4 people for 5 nights, airport transfers on daytime flights (Kajaani airport), linen & towels, final cleaning, 3 Huskysafaris mentioned in the program (one with snacks, one with dinner, one with lunch), transfers to the programs, full winter clothing. Minimum 2 adults.

Break Sokos Hotel Vuokatti

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In the Wilderness With Huskies / Break Sokos Hotel Vuokatti, Double room Person
13. Jan – 9. Feb 2020 1 095 €
10. Feb – 31. Mar 2020 1 149 €

Prices include

Accommodation in a double room, airport transfers on daytime flights (Kajaani airport), buffet breakfast, free use of gym, free spa ticket for one day, 3 Huskysafaris mentioned in the program (one with snacks 3hrs, one with dinner 4hrs, one with lunch 5hrs), transfers to the programs, full winter clothing. Minimum 2 adults.

Holiday Club Katinkulta

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In the Wilderness With Huskies / Holiday Club Katinkulta, Double room Person
10. Jan – 12. Feb 2020 1 185 €
13. Feb – 31. Mar 2020 1 234 €

Prices include

Accommodation in a double room, airport transfers on daytime flights (Kajaani airport), breakfast, free use of spa, 3 Huskysafaris mentioned in the program (one with snacks 3hrs, one with dinner 4hrs, one with lunch 5hrs), transfers to the programs, full winter clothing. Minimum 2 adults.

Hotel Vuokatti & Suites

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In the Wilderness With Huskies / Hotel Vuokatti & Suites Person
12. Jan – 5. Feb 2020 1 168 €
6. Feb – 17. Mar 2020 1 200 €

Prices include

Accommodation, airport transfers on daytime flights (Kajaani airport), breakfast buffet, free use of gym and sauna, 3 Huskysafaris mentioned in the program (one with snacks, one with dinner, one with lunch), transfers to the programs, full winter clothing. Minimum 2 adults.