Husky tour advance form
Husky tour advance form
Harriniva Hotels & Safaris Husky tour advance information
During this safari you will follow the guide into arctic forests, through swamps, over fells and frozen lakes. The small groups will exist of 4–7 people, perfect to get to know new people. In the afternoon you arrive at the wilderness cabins in the forest where you spend the night.
These cabins have a sleeping area for the whole group, sauna and wilderness toilet. They may not be provided with running water or electricity.
The average day will start around 7:00 and will continue until the daily team work is done. During this time you will be outdoor doing physical work such as carrying water, preparing dog food, cleaning the dogs’ resting area, chopping wood/frozen meat and of course drive your very own husky team. After a long day outside, you can relax and give your muscles a rest in a very traditional Finnish sauna.
As the weather conditions can vary from -5ºC to even -45ºC you need to be in a good physical condition/health. Meaning that you are able to stand on the runners for few hours, you help the dogs by kicking your sledge in the uphill, and you haven’t had any recent injuries. Everybody drives their own sled, no shared driving possibilities for this program.
Should you wish to discontinue the safari for reasons other than emergency evacuation, you will be charged an evacuation fee of €300 per person.
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When on overnight safaris, bring spare clothes (underwear, socks, pullovers etc.)
- Long thermal underwear
- Turtle neck thin pullover
- Fleece or woollen shirt and trousers
- Thick and warm pullover
- Warm woollen or thermal socks (not cotton)
WHAT WE PROVIDE FOR YOU:
- Warm winter overall
- Snow boots and a pair of woollen socks
- Balaclava and warm gloves
- A sleeping bag with linen for overnight safaris
- Helmet for snowmobile safaris
What to bring with you
WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING WITH YOU:
- In springtime good sunglasses and sun lotion
- Head light and spare batteries
- Neck pouch for phone and camera
- Heat packs
- Working gloves for after safari routines, such as feeding the dogs and carrying firewood
FOR WILDERNESS CABIN OVERNIGHT
- Sweat suit or similar to wear in the wilderness cabins
- Jogging shoes or crocs to wear in the wilderness cabins
- Personal toiletries (medicine, soap, shampoo etc.)
- Quick dry towel
- Small rucksack for things that are needed during the safari
Useful tips for clothing
- We recommend following materials: wool, synthetic fiber or fleece
- Please avoid cotton clothes and jeans
- Wear layers. Colder weather = More layers
- Use comfortable clothes which are not too tight under overall
- If you wear glasses, we advise you to wear contact lenses
- Take snow boots one size bigger than your normal size. The air in the boots and having space to move your toes keeps them warm.
Overnight in Wilderness cabin
- There is usually no electricity or running water in the huts during your overnight safaris.
- Please pack your things in a soft backpack or a bag for the overnight safaris. Try not to bring too many things, as it can easily get crowded in the cabins.
- Things that you don’t want to take with you on a safari, you can leave behind in Harriniva in a locked storage room. You can leave all valuables in our safe (tickets, money, passport, etc.).
- If you are a vegetarian, have a special diet or a serious illnesses; please inform us well in advance, preferably when you reserve the safari!
- Mobile phone coverage may not be available everywhere.
Depending on weather and snow conditions and for the safety and comfort matter of the others we reserve the right to change the routes and the duration of the activities and safaris if necessary.
If our guest is noticed to be a potential harm or even danger to him/herself, animals or to others, or is in poor health we also reserve the right to discontinue the safari.