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Karasjok - 3 Day Husky Safari
Karasjok - 3 Day Husky Safari OverviewThere are few who know huskies and mushing as well as Sven Engholm. Join the "Master" of this Scandinavian sport for a captivating experience in Karasjok. Time spent with this living legend and these beautiful dogs, is time spent in the company of the best there is, for the best husky safari possible. Max group size 8 approx
Authenticity explains the popularity of the Karasjok husky safari, which was created by Sven Engholm, (Scandinavia's 11 times winner of the Finnmarkslopet longest dog sled race in Europe and also a top ten finisher in the Iditarod 1800km North American mushing race). The passion for mushing and the excitement of the trail is simply contagious in his company.
Your wilderness adventure lasts three days and two nights, covering up to 25km to 50km a day. With breathtaking winter scenery as your backdrop, look out for local wildlife such as reindeer and moose in their natural habitats.
Your accommodation is a mix of log cabins at Engholm Husky Farm (6km from Karasjok). A launch pad for some of the world's best dog sledding - life is all about the dogs and sledding here, where fifty resident huskies are the main form of transport.
In keeping with the intimate and unique feel of this trip, there are only eight cabins at the husky farm. Each cabin has been built by hand and tastefully filled with handcrafted pieces, giving a combination of comfort with traditional Sámi decor. Whilst out mushing, if your host discovers a particularly unusual or useful piece of wood, they mark it on their GPS and it will be retrieved later. The wood is then crafted into something that adds to the unique beauty of each cabin. Admire lampshades made from bird feathers, seats and dining tables hung by ropes from the cabin ceiling and reindeer skin stool covers - everywhere you look there is something special that brings the great outdoors indoors.
Included in the price:
- Flights: Flights from London Heathrow (regional departures may be available on request) to Ivalo Airport (via Helsinki)
- Transfers: Return group airport transfers are included
- Accommodation: 2 nights shared log cabin accommodation (in own private room), 2 nights wilderness camp/cabin
- Activities (order subject to change): 3-day husky safari
- Meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
- Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
- Fully qualified wilderness guides and instructors during activities
AgendaDAY 1: Flights, Transfers, Welcome
DAY 2: Preparation, Safari Departure
DAY 3 – 4: Overnight Wilderness Husky Safari
DAY 5: Departure Day