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Saija Lodge

Husky Comfort Plus

Price / person
starting from

2399 €



The real and simple outdoor life and comfortable accommodation under the starlit sky. This package combines both. Learn about the life of a musher, when leading your own husky team. This is the most beautiful way to explore the wilderness of the area in winter.

Programme description

* 4 days together with huskies
* own dog team
* 3 nights in Sky Cabin, 1 night in a wilderness cabin, 3 nights in an apartment


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.

Introduction day
Today you receive information about the coming week, we provide you with safari clothes and we show you around the lodge.

Husky Introduction (2-3 hours)
You meet our dogs in the kennel and get a short instruction how to drive a dog sledge. The guide shows you the needed equipment for the tour. After that, the guide takes you on a test drive of about 13 km. You drive your own dog team with 4 – 6 dogs.

Husky day-safari (4-6 hours)
The chance to experience more dog sledging with our faithful huskies. This trip takes 4 to 6 hours and is 25-35 km long. The route takes you through the beautiful forest and swamp scenery, over frozen lakes and along rivers. The guide prepares a typical Finnish outdoor lunch for you at a campfire.

Overnight safari
The 2-day-safari takes you again 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.

Free day
Today you have the possibility to explore the surroundings by your own. You can also book an additional guided winter activity.

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

Programme information


2.12.2023 - 13.4.2024


Saija Lodge, Saijantie 8, FIN-93400 Taivalkoski


7 nights


min. 2 persons


from 2399 €/person

Price includes:

collective transfer from/to Kuusamo/Oulu (*spesific flights); 3 overnights in Saija's apartment with own sauna, 1 overnight in a wilderness cabin, 3 overnights in a glass-roofed Sky Cabin with own sauna, 1 night in an igloo is included (start Mid-January, depending on weather conditions); full board during the whole week; in the program mentioned guided tours; experienced English speaking guide; 1 afternoon smoke sauna; 1 Northern Lights evening; winter boots, overall, hat, balaclava and gloves

Detailed programme

Season & Prices pro Person:

2.12. – 23.12.2023 € 2399
23.12.2023 – 6.1.2024 € 3259*
6.1. – 13.1.2024 € 2399
13.1. – 13.4.2024 € 2699

Addition for single room: Season A  € 420, Season B € 370, Season C € 295.

Prices and programs are subjects to change.

*There is a special program at Christmas Eve and on Christmas Day. The New Years package includes a New Years Eve party at Saija’s kota (Lappish teepee).

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)

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