Explore the winter wilderness by driving your own dog team! An experience you will never forget. This week package with huskies includes also a 2-day trip with an overnight stay in a wilderness cabin and lunch at a camp fire. Every day we choose a different trail.
YOU WILL HAVE
* 4 days together with huskies
* 1 night in a 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 apartment, Saija’s famous Finnish homemade food is being served for you.
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 (2-3 hours)
After an introduction to the sled-dog-world and to the equipment, which 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 rivers. We have a lunch around a campfire and return to Saija to spend the night in Saija.
The 2-day-safari will take you through the beautiful winter scenery. We stay overnight in the simple but cosy wilderness cabin Harjajärvi. The cabin has a 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 cabin, the lunch at a campfire in the wilderness.
Today you have the possibility to join other guided winter activities or explore the surroundings by your own on skis, snowshoes or fatbike.
Day of departure (Saturday)
Transfer back to the airport after breakfast.
PLEASE NOTE: The week includes all the activities above but the order may change.
3.12.2022 - 15.4.2023Place:
Saija Lodge, Saijantie 8, FIN-93400 TaivalkoskiDuration:
2 - 6 personsPrice:
from 1940 € /personPrice includes:
collective transfer from/to Kuusamo/Oulu (*spesific flights); 1 night in a wilderness cabin without electricity and running water; 6 overnights in Saija (apartment) with own toilet, shower and sauna; for arrivals after Mid-January: 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 dogs team per person; experienced English speaking wilderness guide; 1 afternoon smokesauna, 1 Northern Lights evening; winter boots, overall, hat, balaclava and gloves
Season & Prices pro Person:
3.12. – 24.12.2022 € 1940
24.12.2022 – 7.1.2023 € 2469**
7.1. – 14.1.2023 € 1940
14.1. – 15.4.2023 € 2225
(Addition for single room: Season A € 395, Season B € 355, Season C € 285)
** 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 spesific flights:
– Arrivals on Saturdays in Kuusamo and in Oulu, please ask for the flight schedule
– Departures on Saturdays from Oulu and from Kuusamo, please ask for the flight schedule
If you are arriving/leaving with another flight, please ask for a private transfer.
Optional/to buy from the spot
– extra husky safari
– extra snowmobile safari
– use of snowshoes/skies
– use of fatbike €
(For guaranteed departure on optional activities, in advanced bookings recommended)
Pictures by Markus Trienke and Annette & Matthias Witt.