Husky-sledding is usually one of the highlights of the trip! We drive to our husky farm and meet our intelligent, enthusiastic and very photogenic teams of huskies! After learning a little about the dogs from our ‘musher,’ we have an introduction to sled-driving and set off! Pairing up, we take it in turns to drive while our sled-buddy enjoys the ride. The dogs will be excited when they sense a run, but when everybody is ready to go they suddenly go quiet as they set off through the frozen wilderness. The trail takes us through snow-white forests and frozen lakes; a truly memorable highlight of our adventure.
After lunch we also have time for an introduction to cross-country skiing – one of the most popular winter hobbies in Finland. A relatively short tour through the flat pine forest and frozen lakes tests what we’ve learned; it’s not uncommon to see reindeer here, so keep your eyes peeled! Due to the number of husky teams available, we split the group so that half goes cross-country skiing while the other half goes sled-driving; the groups will then swap. Late afternoon we gather together to celebrate our Arctic achievements. Night cabin.
Sledding/Skiing approx. 5-6 hours
NB: The order of activities may change depending on local conditions and logistics.