Phone-Free Family Mushing Adventure

So far, the youngest clients we have had on 5-day tour, were 8 and 9 years old and the oldest participant we have had, was 79. Whilst everything has gone well, we thought that adding a family-targeted tour might be nicer for the other adult guests.

Hence, we have now designed a family-targeted week package for late Spring (the optimal time for young explorers because of its longer warmer days), suitable for children as young as 8 that includes 4 days of mushing (including 2 nights on the farm, 2 nights in wilderness cabins and 2 nights in a family hotel), with 1 day of arctic activities and full board / accommodation on either side of the adventure week.

Once we have confirmed one family, we will advertise the tour as a 'Family-friendly' tour (since most families with children benefit from having other children on the same tour, where-as private clients prefer to be without children) and suggest the same dates for the next enquiring families.

FYI: We assume that those families that wish to mush with their child(ren), are keen that they use this time to take a break from electronics and to experience as much as possible with the dogs and in nature. Hence, although there is electricity in our farm kota, we can take your lead on whether or not we say for electronic items to be left behind at the house. We have a number of traditional board games, knowledge games and sled-dog related children's reading books to pass the time. Most of the time will anyway be taken up with on-farm activities with the dogs. Our young teenager will also get involved with helping with your group so long as that is fine by you. We also have a nature trail, an 'elf-den' (a wilderness shelter), a GEE-HAW maze, a treehouse and many other activities for your younger family members to explore.

Families with more than one child under 8 can book one child as a seated child and the second as a solo sleigh and the children can take turns driving and sitting.

The benefit of Purchasing the Tour as Package

The 7-day package suggested for this product includes a pre-safari night and the first night after the introductory day of mushing back at the farm. The 2 following nights are spent in wilderness cabins on safari (at our northern lights cabin and at Palojoki or Galdotievo/Näkkälä depending on the ages of the participants), and the final two days are spent in a local family hotel with activities back at the farm in in the local area during the free day.

What to do in your free day?

There are three activity-package options available for the free day...The first is a cultural package including a 3-hour reindeer farm visit, a visit to the local saami nature centre, and an evening of fun at a private sauna cabin where you will be challenged to try the ancient ritual of ice-hole swimming. Price:

The second is an arctic sports package including a 20km snowmobile ride, (small children need to sit in a sleigh if their legs are not long enough to reach the foot-rest in order to ride pillion), snowshoeing, and an option to try one out of XC skiing, the fat-bikes or our fat-maxes (we will guide you as to the best option once we know your children). An ice-hole swimming evening can be booked as an add-one to this package.

The third activity package is simply based around more time at the farm, working alongside the guides. An ice-hole swimming evening can be booked as an add-one to this package.

More information about these options can be found here


How to book:

Our 'how to book' page gives step by step instructions as to how to proceed with booking.

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.

General Information
Total Package Duration: 7 days including arrival and departure day
Number of Days of Mushing: 4 days
Additional Arctic Activities1 day
Schedule: We normally run these tours in addition to our standard weekly tour programme so there is some flexibility on start date in the week. However, depending on how late you book, the dates might be limited by wilderness cabin availability.
Availability: From the 4th week of March through until the end of April.

Price: There are no separate child and adult prices on the longer tours since we assume that each participating child will drive their own dog team.

NB: We will note the dates designated as family tours on our current availability page, once we have taken our first family reservation.

Accommodation & Board

We recommend booking packages when visiting with children. That way, everything to do with your pre-safari night (on the farm) and post safari night (in a local family-run hotel) is taken care of.

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.

Multiday Tour Dosier & Info. Pack: