These are our safaris which last from c. 2 - 4 hours - in other words, up to half a day.
If you have booked ahead of time, your team will be ready for you and we will run the farm visit part of your tour at the end. If not, it is no problem so long as we have staff and dogs available - we will simply get you involved in harnessing a team with us or, if you have children, show you around the farm first, whilst other staff prepare your team.
Our mid-length routes for those visiting for a day are the following:
|Mid-Length Tours||Frozen Lakes||Magic of Winter Safari|
|Overall Product Length||2.5-3 hours||c. 3.5 hour|
|Time Mushing||c. 2hours||c. 2.5 hours|
|Price per adult (shared sleigh)||€125||€165|
|Price per child (Age 3-12)||€85||€110|
|Price for solo or guide-driven sleigh||€225||€280|
This safari not only journeys across marshes, rivers and through forest glades but also across the area’s largest lake, Ounasjarvi. Once frozen, each winter, its ice cover is >1m thick. Hence, when your cross to its Southern Shores, you can be sure that there is no danger of falling in!
Once there, we will stop with small groups, on warm days, in a local ‘Mokki’ - an example of the traditional lake-side holiday home that most Finns aspire to own - to enjoy stories, drinks and a traditional ‘forest bun’ before returning, by dog sleigh, to the farm. When we have larger groups or the days are particularly cold, we will probably, rather, return to the farm, put away the dogs and then enjoy stories in our traditional but underfloor-heated farm kota.
Available: Through the winter
Programme Duration: 2.5-3 hours
Price: Adults €125, Children (age 3–12) €85, Solo or guide-driven sleigh €225
Price includes: Farm visit, driving instructions, a 12km safari, hot drinks and a traditional ‘forest bun’ in a lakeside cabin.
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, 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 (if it is a cold enough day for us to have pre-warmed the cabin with an open fire) or forest cakes (on warmer days, when we think people will prefer to sit outside and enjoy the view) 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 normally be welcome to help tuck your dog team back into their own kennels before saying goodbye.
When we have larger groups or the days are particularly cold, we will probably return to the farm, (rather than stopping in the wilderness cabin) to put away the dogs and then enjoy stories in our traditional but underfloor-heated farm kota.
Programme Duration: c. 3.5 hours
Price: Adults €165, Children (age 3 – 12) €110. Solo or guide-driven sleigh €280
Price includes: Farm visit, hot drinks, a snack and c. 20km safari.