Dog Sledding Adventure

Husky Safari with 2 nights in wilderness cabin
3 days
Dec - Apr
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A great introduction to dog sledding in Norwegian Lapland. Start the tour with pick up in Kirkenes, and from there transfer to the husky farm in the remote Pasvik Valley, near the Russian border. Enjoy two nights at the wilderness cabin and an unforgettable dog sledding safari through the vast primeval forest.  Here, far away from any light pollution, just step outside and look up to search for the fabled Northern Lights. No prior experience of dog sledding is needed - just a spirit of adventure!

Day 1: Kirkenes - Pasvik Valley - Wilderness Cabin
From Kirkenes transfer from the town, the airport or from the Hurtigruten ferry wharf (the ferry arrives into Kirkenes around 9am) to the husky camp, a trip of about 1 hour through the beautiful Pasvik Valley, which has one of the largest remaining primeval forests in Europe.

On arrival at the husky lodge, check in, then get ready for your next two days of adventure. Suit-up in the outer winter wear provided, before an introduction to handling the dogs & sleds. 2 persons ride on each sled, taking turns to steer or "mush". Then it’s off into the wilderness for the ride of your life! You will be amazed how silently your sled swishes across the snowy ground, and how eager and happy your dog team is to get your there. A late lunch is served around an open fire then continue to the wilderness cabin, your accommodation for the night. The wilderness cabin was built in the 1950's for forest workers, and has been recently restored, with a wood fire, gas oven, traditional wood fired outdoor sauna and outdoor toilet.The cabin has no electricity or running water - clean drinking water is taken from the lake and there is a shared sleeping loft. All guests participate in helping with the tasks needed to be done, such as carrying water and wood, feeding the dogs, cleaning the dishes, and changing the beds before leaving so the cabin is ready for the next guests visiting.

Day 2: The Adventure Continues
Today you will have breakfast at the wilderness cabin before suiting up again for another day of sledding through the winter wonderland. You will have lunch around the campfire before continuing on your day safari from the cabin. Return to the cabin this evening for a warm hearty dinner in the cabin before heading to bed for your second night in the serene wilderness. 

Day 3: Return to Kirkenes
This morning after a hearty breakfast it's back onto the dog sleds for a final exhilirating ride through the snowy landscapes, as you return by a different route (weather permitting) to the husky farm. Time to say goodbye to your 4 legged friends before your transfer back to Kirkenes town centre, the airport or the ferry wharf. 

Departures: Fridays and Saturdays from  December - late April 

Includes: 2 nights in the wilderness cabin, return transfers Kirkenes town centre, airport or ferry wharf- husky farm, use of outer winter-wear, all meals whilst on the overnight husky safari from a late lunch on Day 1 finishing with lunch on Day 3. For the included excursions you are accompanied by a local, English-speaking guide.

* the double price shown for this tour is per person, based on you and your friend or partner sharing the driving of one sled. The single price shown for this tour is for those who wish to drive their own sled solo.  

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Price per person FROM:
Double AUD$ 1953.00
Single AUD$ 2188.00

Includes: 2 nights in the wilderness cabin, return transfers Kirkenes town centre, the airport or ferry wharf- husky farm, use of outer winter-wear, all meals whilst on the overnight husky safari from a late lunch on Day 1 finishing with lunch on Day 3.

* the double price shown for this tour is per person, based on you and your friend or partner sharing the driving of one sled.  The single price shown for this tour is for those who wish to drive their own sled solo.  Please note the price may vary according to your dates of travel.

 

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