Please note that whilst we offer 2-day and 5-day safaris each week through the season, we only offer our 3-day safari product as a standard part of our weekly program from April, so please request departure dates from April, unless making a group enquiry. If there is definitely going to be an earlier departure, it will be listed on our availablity page.
This three-day product is a full-on mushing experience which is ideal for people planning a short but adventurous break from normal life. Whilst our two-day program stays relatively close to our Arctic base, the extra night in the 3-day package enables us to explore a little further from home and to therefore encounter a wider variety of arctic landscapes.
This mushing journey in our taiga tour is the same as in our 'taiga tour + package (formerly known as our 5-day forests and fells' package), but without the hotel nights and full board on either side.
We have a variety of 3 day route options and we select the final journey based on factors like weather, group size and cabin availability. Regardless of the final selection, the route is long enough for you to form bonds with your dogs and it will definitely be hard to say goodbye to them at the end.
One route option journeys, on the second and third day, out to and back from - sometimes on the same route and sometimes on a circular route - the Sami village of Nakkala. The landscape and views on the last day of this journey can be spectacular. (One of our guides described the landscape as 'lunar but with tropical islands of ice-covered trees all around'. I guess it has to be seen to be understood.)
Another route goes to a very remote trappers cabin on the banks of the Palojöki river, on the edge of the Tarvantovaara Wilderness area. This cosy cabin is exactly what folk imagine when they think of a tiny cabin in the middle of the arctic wilderness. It is also the most sheltered so it is the best overnighting option for the dogs in inclement or very cold weather. Hence, this is often our choice during the coldest weeks but please don't ask us where we are going since the optimal route decisions are often made very late in the day.
Regardless of route choice, please note that you need to be reasonably fit and comfortable with being outdoors for a large part of the day in cold winter conditions to take part in this tour even if none of the routes spend a lot of time above the treeline in the more extreme tundra landscapes encountered in the 5-day tours.
Programme Duration: 3 days, 2 nights
Number of Days of Mushing: 3
Availablility: From the start of January until the end of April. (Please check here to find out current availability).
Schedule: This product generally runs from Monday through Wednesday because of the weekly Enontekio flights. Clients are responsible for their own airport transfers, hotel nights and board on either side of the safari. We may be able to pick you up from hotels in central Hetta, but if you are staying further afield, you will need to get to our base under your own steam.
Price: Adults €930
Price includes: 3 full days of mushing over a distance of 90 - 120km, all meals for the duration of the product and 2 nights in cabins (first night at the farm kota).
How to book:
Please go through this section of our website in detail for all answers to FAQs about the booking process, kit and clothing and detailed tour itineraries.
Our 'how to book' page gives step by step instructions as to how to proceed with booking.
Client Information Forms:
Once you have confirmed your booking with us, please don't forget to send through your completed client information forms so that we can plan for your equipment, dietary and health needs.
“Best Experience of My Life! 3 day Circular Tour. My 3 friends and I went on the 3 day circular tour with Raya, Pasi and Kit. We helped with harnessing our teams, feeding them and putting them to bed for the night. The experience was unbelievable, sledding through the arctic circle with amazing dogs who love to work hard and also cuddle up to you at night. The food was surprisingly yum for camp food as well!!