We have a number of longer 1-day safari options available from January onwards, including our favourite 20km magic of winter safari, the 40km Winter Wonderland Safari and our unique Reindeer Fondue safari.
We need a little more notice for these safaris in order to make sure that the tracks are in good condition and that the wilderness huts and food have been prepared in advance for you.
20km Magic of Winter Safari inc. hot squeeky cheese in a wilderness cabin
30km Call of the Wild Safari inc. a break or two for hot drinks, sandwiches and some local food snacks in a wilderness cabin
40km Winter Wonderland Safari inc. lunch in a wilderness cabin
Reindeer Fondue Safari - a short safari with a luxurious meal in a rustic cabin
20km Wilderness Kota Safari - inc. sausages and snacks over an open fire
'Magic Of Winter' Safari
This c. 20km safari along arctic trails is one of the ones that the guides enjoy driving best because of its variety. At times you are whipping along tight tracks with lots of ups and downs and corners and at others, you are traversing marshes, forest glades and frozen rivers. About half way, you cross the area’s largest lake, Ounasjarvi, (with an ice cover is >1m thick each winter…there is no danger of falling in). As you cross to its Southern Shores you can truly marvel at the Arctic Landscape and the life of those who have lived here for eons.
We take a break, in this safari, in a local ‘Mokki’ to experience a little of the traditional lake-side holiday-home life of the Finns. Enjoy drinks, Finnish squeaky cheese & cloudberry jam in homely comfort before returning, by dog sleigh, to the farm. For those who wish, we can teach you how to
actually look after your team during the breaks and once back at the farm, you will be welcome to help tuck your dog team back into their own kennels before saying goodbye.
Programme Duration: c. 3.5-hour
Price: Adults €125, Children (age 3 – 12) €70. Solo or guide-driven sleigh €150
Price includes: Farm visit, hot drinks, a snack and c. 20km safari.
This fun 30km safari combines the best of the trails from our adventurous 20km safari with some of the beautiful and tranquil end trails from our 40km safari. Together, they form a wonderful half-day product which gives you the best of both worlds.
If you are a small group, this is the longest day-safari that we generally offer since the 40km tracks take a great deal of effort to open if they have not been opened for an alternative group whereas our 30km trails are all part of our standard route network.
Depending on the temperature and conditions, we may stop more than once in a wilderness cabin for warm drinks, local snacks (squeaky cheese, and forest cakes) and sandwiches.
Programme Duration: c. 5 hours
Price: Adults €160, Children (age 3 – 12) €115, Solo or guide-driven sleigh €175
Price includes: Farm visit, driving instructions, c. 30km safari and a sandwich lunch with local snacks and hot drinks in a wilderness cabin
Programme Duration: c. 6.5 hours inc. farm transfers
Price: Adults €195 (solo price or with child), Children €125
Price includes: Guided farm visit, wilderness lunch and a 40km safari.
On this c. 12 km safari, your enthusiastic dog team will pull you across frozen marshes, rivers and forest glades before zipping you down to the Southerly end of Lake Ounasjarvi where a small Finnish Mokki lies nestled amongst the trees beneath the fells of Ounastunturi. On a clear night, this is the perfect place to relax and marvel at the Northern Lights since the Mokki’s terrace faces North.
Over dinner, enjoy fillets of reindeer served with game stock, (for dipping), sour-cream flavoured with garlic & blue-cheese, pickled cucumber, carrots, forest mushroom salad, lyngenberry jam and fresh mushrooms. Wine will be served with the meal but we caution that dog mushers need to
keep their wits about them, whilst driving, so moderation is key.
Whilst dinner is being laid out for you, you may want to burn some energy by ascending the ridge behind the house by snowshoe or helping the guides with the waiting dogs. Alternatively, feel free to enjoy the lights in solitary isolation. After dinner, you will be whisked back home across the lake by your patient dog team.
Programme Duration: c. 4 hours
Price: Adults €150, Children (age 3 – 12) €90, Solo or guide-driven sleigh €175
Price includes: Farm visit, driving instructions, c. 12km safari and an exclusive dinner in a wilderness setting
Once back at the farm, you will be welcome to help tuck your dog team back into their
own kennels before saying goodbye.
Programme Duration: c. 3.5-hours (only possible in daylight)
Price: Adults €130, Children (age 3 – 12) €75, Solo or guide-driven sleigh €155
Price includes: Farm visit, hot drinks, sausages, a bun and a c. 20km safari