Hiking with huskies vacation in Finland

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This trip can be tailor made and can be arranged to depart between 1st May - 15th October 2016.
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Responsible tourism: Hiking with huskies vacation in Finland

Environment

During this tour we mostly move with the most ecological way there is: walking. Hiking with a husky = huskytekking.

We have our huskies attached to us all the time, so they are never running free and disturbing the wildlife, like birds.

Our guide knows very well the wildlife, the culture and history of the area, and is always willing to tell the guests about these things to give them a deeper understanding of what they see.

We leave no trash in the nature and we use no disposable dishes. We prefer having our water bottles filled with local good quality tab water instead of buing bottled water.

With food we concentrate on environmental, ethical and heath issues. We use locally produced food as much as possible. We are not big meat eaters, thriving mostly with plant-based diet. Occasionally we eat game meat and fish and can also serve those for the guests. However we are happy to serve vegetarian and vegan diet. During the Autumn tours we even have the possibility to collect berries and mushrooms with our guests and cook some delicious fresh food using those.

We take extra good care of our huskies, we only organize tours which the huskies are happy to make, and we would never force our dogs joining the tour if they are not willing to. Most of our dogs are bred for working dogs, but we also rehome some rescue dogs to whom we feel we are able to give a meaningful life and loving home.

Community

With nature tourism we want to bring extra value for our old forests and wildlife. Forest industry and mining are big sources of income in the area, but we are campaining to save old forests and native wildlife. Unfortunately most thigs are valued in money nowadays, and Finnish state has big difficulties to keep these remote areas lively. By bringing people here for nature vacations helps not only to bring income for locals, but also helps to save the recreational values of our nature.

Guests get to taste locally produced food, fresh fish, vegetables, berries, mushrooms, game meat, and special traditional breads during their stay. All these come from local producers or some, like berries and mushrooms, if not collected ourselves, from locals who can earn some extra money collecting those for us.

We highly respect our area and the people with whom we share this. We inform the locals and land owners about our tours, we ask for permissions if we are hiking close to the homes or cabins, and we inform them about our tours to come.

Our area is still very remote, we do not meet very many people during the tours, but the ones we might meet are usually very friendly. They are interested in meeting new people. It is a nice old tradition in our area to invite everybody you might meet in the wilderness to share your fire place with him and to serve him a cupful of fresh made strong coffee. We are keeping this tradition alive.

Reviews of Hiking with huskies vacation in Finland

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I am reborn! Simply the best vacation I have ever been on
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
Very enjoyable
It was OK
A bit disappointing really

Reviewed on 08 Oct 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?




2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?




3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?




4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


The hosts are very friendly, the food was delicious, my room was very comfortable and hiking with huskies is an unusual experience, they are such a smart and good dogs. A++++++++++ :)

Reviewed on 06 Aug 2015 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


All of it, the whole being away from it all in a beautiful location.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


Be prepared for quite a bit of down time, so books and games, enjoy chilling.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


In an area with high unemployment it brought in money which has to be a bonus but didn't really see much of civilisation.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


Great, a real escape from it all and a back to basics experience with great hosts and a fantastic way to get to experience the real Finland.

Reviewed on 28 Aug 2012 by

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?


The scenery was fantastic - pristine pine forests dotted with lakes but the most enjoyable part was getting to know our guide, Aki, and of course the dogs! We each had a dog on a harness that pulled us along - power assisted hiking! Our launch spot was lovely, as were the pancakes we cooked and ate with wild berries (blueberries) from the forest. We loved our day out with the dogs almost as much as they did!

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?


It's really very easy to hike with huskies, you just need some half decent walking shoes. Next time we'll return in the winter and go out husky sledding. They have a 21km trail that we'd like to do..

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Yes, tourism is increasingly important to help protect livelihoods and keep the younger people, like Aki, in work. We left no trace of our visit, the area is pristine and we'd played our part to ensure it stays that way.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?


We'd never heard of husky trekking before, but now we are raving about it - so much easier and more fun than normal trekking!

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