Husky safari 5 days
Maximum dog sledding with minimum of time.
3-days sled dog trip beyond the beaten tracks. Overnight in mountain cabin on Finnmarks plateau. Alternative we take other route and overnight in Engholm Husky wilderness camp. Cosy and warm basecamp tent, hidden in the wilderness. (Depending on weather conditions and time of year).
The tour starts from the comforts of Engholm Husky design Lodge outside Karasjok - in the heart of the Sámi culture. A reasonable level of fitness, concentration and a sense of balance are the key attributes needed. You will have your "own" sled and responsible for 4 -6 dogs. For participants who have experience with dog sledding, it is common to drive single dog team. With participants without previous experience of dog sledding, we normal start out the first day to driving a tandem team with 2 sleds and 8 - 10 dogs. You share a dog team with a partner or the guide. The guide and participants decide together whether it is best with double or single team. It is very easy to disconnect the sleds from each other so that there will be two single teams. Accommodation the night before and one after the tour on Engholm Husky design Lodge. 25-50km per day.
Day 1: Program start with dinner at 19.00. Then your guide will give all information regarding the tour.
Day 2-4: The morning is spent provision of snowsuits, boots etc. Organizing the teams of huskies and learning the basics of caring for your team and driving the sleds. The sled-tour starts directly from the lodge over a hilly stretch, lakes and marshes.
On the 3-days overnight trip we will drive in varied terrain, and we will stop for a lunch break around an open fire. Close-up nature impressions together with a guide, who likes to share his knowledge and admiration of nature, wildlife and outdoor-life with you. The area is winter pasture for reindeers.
We spent the nights at our wilderness camp. Cosy and warm basecamp tent, hidden in the wilderness. Alternative we take other route and overnight in a mountain cabin on Finnmarks plateau. (Depending on weather conditions and time of year).
A long stretch back to Engholm Husky lodge on different route through a beautiful landscape. We may see moose, as it usually stays in the valley during wintertime.
Dinner gathered in the warm atmosphere is waiting for us at Engholm Husky Lodge. We have a cosy wood heated sauna and outdoor hot tub ready on request for those tempted! Maybe with northern lights above.
Day 5: The program end at breakfast. It's worth considering whether to stay some extra days for interesting activities as lodge guest before and after the tour.