This holiday focuses on the delights of dog sledding. Based in a very comfortable hotel in the small ski village of Vuokatti, you will venture into the wilds of Finnish Lakeland on three safaris. We’ll get you eased in with an introductory 12km tour, chasing the Northern Lights during an evening safari, and you’ll end the holiday with a full day trip into the wilderness.
Dog sledding is an unforgettable experience and it is impossible not feel a sense of excitement and adventure as the dogs are being harnessed and leap around in eager anticipation of the trail. If the sleigh wasn’t anchored to the ground at the start, they’d be off in a shot.
The first time the anchor is released on your sled will be truly memorable as there will be no hanging around, the dogs will set off at a pretty pace and it always seems remarkably quick at first. They do soon settle down into a steady pace though and you relax into the journey and their excited howls are replaced with the sound of the sled’s runners on the snow.
Each of the safaris is designed to offer something different and to build on your skills. Full instruction will be provided of course and your expert guide will lead the way of each of the trips. The itinerary is designed to build your skills and confidence, culminating with your full day adventure.
In some cases, holidays which are more focused on dog sledding involve shared accommodation and a compromise on the comfort levels, but that is not the case here. Each night you will return to welcoming hotel accommodation where you can relax and enjoy your evening, relaxing in a sauna and dining in a very good restaurant.
Image credit: Vuokatti Safaris
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