Husky safari in Finland

Five days on safari with your very own team of huskies gliding across the Arctic landscape and staying in wilderness cabins, this is a boundless adventure of team spirit.
Western Lapland Explore one of Europe's last wilderness areas Learn to drive your very own team of huskies Fantastic chance of spotting the Aurora Borealis by night Learn wilderness skills Lunch by open fire Prepare breakfast and dinner as a team Arctic Wilderness Centre
£2945To£3488 including UK flights
8 Days
Finland, Lapland
Small group
Group size
4-7 people
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Includes flights & transfers, 3 nights safari house/4 nights wilderness cabin, full board, 5 day husky safari with your own team of dogs, cold weather clothing, wilderness guides & instructors.
Min age: 18+ with good physical fitness.
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Description of Husky safari in Finland

Price information

£2945To£3488 including UK flights
Includes flights & transfers, 3 nights safari house/4 nights wilderness cabin, full board, 5 day husky safari with your own team of dogs, cold weather clothing, wilderness guides & instructors.
Min age: 18+ with good physical fitness.
Make enquiry

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Vacation information

Our top tip:
Superb warm weather clothng is provided by the vacation company, so you don't need to worry about being cold - or investing in pricey winter gear.
Trip type:
Small group, 1-7 adults (min. age 18).
Activity level:
3 nights safari house, 4 nights wilderness cabin.
Solo travelers welcome. Shared accommodation.
7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners.
Flights, transfers, 5-day husky safari, wilderness guide and instructor, cold weather clothes.


12 Reviews of Husky safari in Finland

4.5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed on 31 Mar 2023 by

A lovely and unusual experience; better than I expected. Read full review

Reviewed on 19 Feb 2023 by

It was all wonderful - our great guide, Meku, splendid dogs, lots of exercise, a perfect mix of weather. Read full review

Reviewed on 29 Jan 2023 by

The best .. I want to come back with my daughters Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Jan 2023 by

10/10. Great organisation (we had no blips or mishaps at any moment in terms of logistics)... Dogs are super friendly. It was a very active vacation (which we loved). The connection to Nature is incredible and will be forever remembered. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Feb 2022 by

Food is great. Guides are fantastic if a little scary, in an impressive way. Great to work with the dogs and learn to love your team. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was the husky sledding. Read full review

Reviewed on 27 Dec 2015 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was the dogs, it'll always be those amazing dogs. And also our guide. She was just incredible. We also saw the northern lights, and cuddled baby huskies, while it was snowing on Christmas Day. Read full review

Reviewed on 01 Mar 2015 by

If you love dogs and don't mind roughing it then this is the vacation for you. The income provided to the local economy is the main income for the year. The footprint on the environment is minimal. Read full review

Reviewed on 24 Mar 2014 by

The most memorable part of the vacation was not just one thing, but many memories of which - flying down hill trying to control my sledge and not fall off, making snow angels before going back into the sauna, lunch on an open fire on a frozen lake, the views, the noise of the dogs as we got ready in the morning to leave. Read full review

Reviewed on 11 Feb 2014 by

An unforgettable experience...Riding on husky driven sledges through a winter wonderland was the most memorable part. Read full review

Reviewed on 23 Jan 2014 by

Great...Going through the woods with the sled was the most exciting part. Read full review

Reviewed on 20 Jan 2014 by

One of the best, but don't expect five star treatment. You have to muck in and help when out in the wilderness camps, so just go and enjoy it, you will not be disappointed. Read full review

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The guides here are some of the most conscientious we have come across when it comes to environmental responsibility. Operating in the National Parks of this wild region is seen as a real privilege and they have enormous respect for the environment.

All guides operate a strict leave no trace policy and they ensure that this is followed by all participants during this five day safari.

At the wilderness cabins the facilities are basic and in many cases there are composting toilets provided for guests to use, the impact of which is minimal on the environment. All litter is disposed of responsibly and recycled where possible. As ever local ingredients will be utilized throughout and in this region menus tend to include reindeer and salmon, both of which have been sustainable herded and caught for centuries by the local people. Food miles are therefore at a minimum.

Wood for stove and camp fires is sustainably sourced and typically set campfire areas will be utilized throughout as they are provided in many regions visited.

Dog sledding itself is a relatively low impact activity and obviously requires no fossil fuels in order to operate. Routes are typically set trails and well maintained and due to the low temperatures and perma frost there is little trace of any of these routes come the summer months.

The only noise pollution caused could be the howl of the huskies, eager for the trail in the mornings.

Group sizes on this tour are typically set to maximum 8 pax including guide in order to minimize impact and maintain the experience for guests.

The welfare of the working dogs here is excellent and of paramount importance. The dogs are looked after as the number one priority by guests. The sled dog center has an exceptional reputation and complies with all Finnish veterinary regulations and standards for the care of the animals and the dogsí relationship with their mushers is an amazing sight to see.


Tourism in Finnish Lapland has become the main income source of employment and income replacing traditional industries such as forestry. Development from a period of extractive industry to an industrial society has come about quickly. In 1950 the largest part of Laplandís inhabitants lived in rural areas and more than half the workforce worked in forestry and agriculture. Today 65 % of the workforce are in the service industry, 22 % in processing and 10 % in primary production.

This huge growth in tourism and service provision has been developed in conjunction with a long-term sustainable tourism plan with one of the primary objectives being to maintain nature in its natural state while guaranteeing the traditional way of life. Much of this has been achieved along with membership of EU development programmes, aimed at diversifying sources of livelihood, effective usage of resources and to increase export.

Approximately a quarter of Laplandís 100 000 strong workforce was unemployed in 1997. Promoting entrepreneurship, ongoing re-education of the workforce and development of the educational system to suit the needs of enterprises is continuing. The target is to diversify the sources of livelihood, increase the value of refinement production and develop new enterprises particularly in the area of tourism. National measures as well as EU-programme measures support this objective.

We embrace this philosophy on our husky safari in Finland, employing local activity providers and using only locally owned hotels. In this manner we help to maintain jobs in an area where unemployment was, until recently, very high. Additionally, the use of local suppliers ensures that the tourism spend filters through to local economies via the tourism multiplier effect.

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