Husky Adventure Week

Saija Lodge

Explore the winter wilderness by driving your own dog team! An experience you will never forget; especially not when you come along with our two day husky safari. You will spend one night in a wilderness cabin and have a lunch on an open fire. The other nights you will stay in our traditional wooden Lodge. Full board included.

Husky Adventure Week

* 4 days husky
* 1 night in wilderness cabin
* small groups
* “own” 4-6 dogs team


Day of arrival (Saturday)
After transfer from the airport to Saija and check in to your room, Saija’s famous Finnish homemade food is being served for you.

Introduction day
Today you receive information about the coming week, we provide you with safari clothes and we show you around the place. You also meet the dogs in the kennel.

Husky introduction (ca. 3 hours)
After an introduction to the sled-dog-world and to the equipment, what we will need during the tour, we leave for a test drive of about 13 km. Every guest leads his own dog team with 4-6 dogs.

Husky day-safari (4-6 hours)
Today we drive about 25 – 35 km, the route takes you through the beautiful forest and swamp scenery, over frozen lakes and along the river. We have a lunch around a campfire and return to Saija to spend the night in Saija.

Overnight Safari
The 2-day-safari will take you through the beautiful winter scenery. We stay over night in the simple but cosy wilderness cabin Harjajärvi. The cabin has sauna, but no shower, no indoor toilet and no electricity. You look after your own dog team and help preparing the meals. The breakfast and dinner are served in the hut, the lunch at a camp fire in the wilderness.

Free day
Today you have the possibility to join other guided winter activities or explore the surroundings by your own on skis or snowshoes.

Day of departure (Saturday)
Transfer back to the airport after breakfast

Programme information

2.12.2017 - 7.4.2018
Saija Lodge, Saijantie 8, FIN-93400 Taivalkoski
7 nights
2 - 6 persons
Yksittäinen hinta:
from 1599 € /person
Hintaan sisältyy:
collective transfer from/to Kuusamo/Oulu; 1 night in a wilderness cabin without electricity and running water; 6 overnights in Saija (double room) with own toilet, shower and sauna; for arrivals after 15.01.2018: 1 night in an igloo is included (depending weather conditions); full board during the whole week; husky training, 1 daytrip, 1 overnight trip (every day different trails); own 4-6 dog team per person; experienced English speaking wilderness guide; 1 afternoon smokesauna, 1 northern lights evening; winter boots, overalls and gloves

Detailed program

Season & Prices pro Person (according arrival dates):

02.12; 9.12; 16.12. € 1599
23.12; 30.12. € 2099*

06.01; 13.01. € 1599
20.01; 27.01; 03.02. € 1849
10.02. € 2099
17.02; 24.02; 03.03;
10.03; 17.03; 24.03;
31.03. € 1849
07.04. € 1599

(Addition for single room € 335)

* On Christmas Eve and Christmas Day we have special Christmas programs. The New Year's package includes a New Years party in Saija's kota (Lappish teepee).

Prices and programme are subjects to change.

Good to know

Collective transfers will be organized for the following flights:
- Arrivals on Saturdays in Kuusamo at 14:10 (Lufthansa) and in Oulu at 18:05 (Finnair)
- Departures on Saturdays from Oulu at 14:15 (Finnair) and from Kuusamo at 15:15 (Lufthansa)

Optional/to buy from the spot
- guided snowshoeing trip from € 54 p.p.
- extra husky safari from € 165 p.p.
- snowmobile safari from € 135 p.p.
- use of snowshoes/skies from € 16 p.p./day
- use of fatbike € 20 p.p./day

(For guaranteed departure on optional activities, in advanced bookings recommended)

Pictures by Markus Trienke and Annette & Matthias Witt.

Saija Lodge
Saijantie 8, 93400 Taivalkoski, +358 (0)8 847 511,,, Accomodation and food services with guided or individual summer and winter activities.
1599 €
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