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Taiga dream

Come experience a exceptional trip by dog sled across the beautiful snowy landscape in the heart of the regional park of Hossa.

Programme information

Season:

January February March April

Place:

Hossa, Finland

Duration:

8 days / 7 nights

Persons:

from 3 to 5 participants

Price:

From 1490€/pers. without flights

Price Solo: Price Includes:

Airport Transfers (from/to Kuusamo airport)

Accommodation: Cottage or hotel and trapper huts

Full-board (from D1 dinner to D8 breakfast)

Activities supervised by arctic-specialist guides

Lending of a sleeping bag for the nights spent in shelters, a pair of boots against deep cold for the whole week, an extreme overall for dogsledding

Price / person
starting from

1490 €

Norwide Finland - Hossan Lomakeskus

info@hossanlomakeskus.com

+358 8 732 322

Season

Winter

Programme description

This is a protected area, away from mass tourism. You will drive your sled alone that can travel distances of 25-40 km per day. After a day of initiation, you will make a raid 5 days away from civilization. You will discover the life of our dog pack, you will learn how to feed, lead and take care of them. The pace of stages allows you to watch, admire and photograph the wild nature of the North. A classic that always delights all participants…

Detailed programme

Day 1: Journey and welcoming dinner
Transfer by bus or by car to Hossa (about 1 hour), at the gates of the park. Settle down in your log cottage or in your hotel room. First night, our guides greet you at the restaurant upon a welcoming dinner. The order of the activities of the week will be given then.
Accommodation: Cottage or hotel

Day 2: Dog sled initiation
First encounter with the dogs, each one leads a team of 4 to 5 dogs for adults and 2 to 3 dogs for children. Then we leave for about 25 km. In order to practice the activity gradually, some races on lakes will give each participant more and more confidence into his dog team. Then the circuit becomes more forested and sometimes more technical. By the end of the day, back to the hotel.
Practice time: 4 to 5 hours – Accommodation: Cottage or hotel

Day 3: Dogsledding Safari
Forward! Here we go for the beginning of the raid!
Heading south, the dogs run through the taiga. We cross alternatively lakes, bogs and of course coniferous forests. For this day we drive along the Russian border to arrive at our first camp. There, after having installed our dogs we will enjoy our first dinner over a wood fire.
Practice time: 4 to 5 hours – Accommodation: Trapper cabin

Day 4: Dogsledding Safari
This time we leave back to the north and get away from our Russian friends. We pass through various reserves where migratory birds flock the summer.
We return to the park Hossa and its network of frozen lakes. There, we set up our camp and spend the night by the fire.
Accommodation: Trapper cabin

Day 5: Dogsledding Safari
We keep going, pushing us further and further into the park Hossa. As we move away from civilization a certain complicity begins to link you with your team. Grazing light illuminates snowy fir trees around us. We reach our bivouac, where after enjoying the warmth of the traditional Finnish wood-fired sauna, we will enjoy the freshness of the frozen lakes water.
Accommodation: Trapper cabin

Day 6: Dogsledding Safari
Heading north! We start in the morning through dense primary forests, where we can see many traces of animals that have found refuge. Today we leave to the discovery of the famous Canyon Lake Julma Ölkky. It is surrounded by the cliffs that we will slide to its end. At the heart of this universe you live without a doubt one of the most mythical moments of this canine travel.
Accommodation: Trapper cabin

Day 7: Dogsledding Safari
For the fifth and final day of the raid, we will take you through the long diagonal of Park Hossa and rediscover all the landscapes that compose it. Lakes, snow-covered hills, bogs and of course the frozen expanses of virgin forest. After all that time spent at their side, we take the opportunity to spend some special moments with our faithful companions. For dinner we have a traditional Lappish meal: Käristus, or reindeer stew with cranberries.
Accommodation: Cottage or hotel

Day 8: Transfer
Transfer to Kuusamo

Wild Taiga

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Norwide Finland - Hossan Lomakeskus

Taiga dream

Price / person starting from

1490 €

Season

Winter

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