- 5-day expedition crossing the Arctic Circle
- Drive your own dog team
- Chance to see the spectacular Northern Lights
Our tour takes us 68° North, to the stunning Pallas-Yllas National Park in north west Lapland. Boasting the cleanest air in Europe this region is awash with mile after mile of frozen lakes and pine forests that stretch out to the dramatic Pallastunturi Fells. To truly appreciate such a beautiful and remote part of the world, there really is only one way to travel; by dogsled. During the week you will learn how to harness and feed your own team of 4-6 huskies. Our guide will also teach you how to drive the sled and care for the dogs before beginning your safari through the serene snowy landscape. Once running the dogs need little care, leaving the 'musher' free to enjoy the scenery and the silence. This exciting trip takes us on a five-day expedition through Arctic Finland, travelling from one wilderness cabin to the next before returning to Harrivina where we bid farewell to our faithful dogs.
What makes this trip responsible?
Our local supplier aims to generate employment and revenue in the Muonio region by working closely with local communities. All food and resources are obtained locally and the accommodations used on this trip are built from materials of the area. The activity of dogsledding itself greatly reduces the carbon footprint of the area and the very limited use of cars for transfers helps to sustain the reputation of this area having the cleanest air in Europe - a fact that our local operator is proud to promote. In the wilderness cabins no electricity is used, relying totally on wood-burning stoves to provide heat.
On the move, Pallas-Yllas National Park, Finland