Hetta Huskies organises husky safaris in the far north of Finland, high above the Arctic Circle. Our basecamp (at Hetantie 211, Enontekiö) is just 4km from the centre of the 'Hetta' which, as the county town of the municipality of Enontekiö, is the main village in the part of Lapland known to Finns as 'Fell' Lapland (since this is where all of Lapland's rolling hills are found).
At 68 degrees North, we are 220km above the Arctic Circle – truly in the heart of the Arctic. Even today there is little permanent habitation above this latitude, whether in Europe, Russia or the Americas. Hence, we are right at the edge of civilisation, in one of the last great wilderness areas in Europe.
To get to us, you have to travel the last leg either by air or by road since the closest train stations are a couple of hundred kilometers to our south.
Finnair has finally announced the Spring 2016 Helsinki-Enontekiö flight schedule. Flights are scheduled for Saturdays, 20th February - 19th April, and currently cost €99 return.
There are only four roads running through the whole region. One leads west to where the northernmost borders of Sweden, Finland and Norway meet and continues on towards Tromso in Norway. En route, you can turn off towards Kiruna and Northern Sweden.
Another crosses the high tundra to our north before dropping down to Alta and the arctic ocean.
The remaining two roads effectively head south, contouring around the borders of the line of fells that form the Pallas-Yllastunturi National Park. To our east lies nothing but pure wilderness for mile upon mile.
The sub pages within this section detail how to reach us overland (by car, train and bus) from within Finland as well as from northern Norway and Sweden.
It is said that the municipality of Enontekiö has the purest air in Europe. We also have 8 clearly distinct seasons during the year, despite the fact that there are only 62 days in which we experience the midnight sun and 200 days when we could be said to be in 'winter'. From a skier's perspective, this means that we have the longest skiing season in Finland and for those seeking the ephemeral northern lights, they are present c. three nights out of four and can be seen on clear, dark nights for many months of the year.
This area is marketed, internationally, as 'Tossilappi' (which means True Lapland). The area's main tourism website has a good information map which looks at the multitude of adventure activity options available in the area, in some detail.