Our 7 day Arctic Mushing package is our 5 day Wilderness Mushing safari with room and board on either side. All of the logistics involved in organising your trip are thereby facilitated, including transfers to the farm from Enontekiö airport. We are also happy to provide advice or to organise transfers, at cost, for those travelling through Kittilä.
The only difference between this and our 8-day package is that the latter includes an additional day, night, breakfast and evening meal, and thereby makes it possible to explore the area a little more and to experience some extra arctic activities. The 8-day package also works out being the best value if you do stay in the area for an extra day since the difference in price is less than a cost of a hotel room and board.
One nice aspect of the packaged product is that it gives people a chance to come together already before the safari starts for some shared experiences on the farm and then to stay in the same family-run hotel in Hetta, in twin rooms, post safari.
The optimum group size for this safari is six clients and you are generally accompanied by two guides. This is an appropriate number for the size of the wilderness cabins and it also means that we can move through the wilderness without having to take too many stops. Most people find that when we combine would-be mushers to reach optimal group sizes, that the shared experience with like-minded adventurers is part of the fun.
If you are interested in an exclusive safari for just two people, or in booking as a slightly larger family group, please consider visiting us in April. It is rarely possible to accommodate such requests in our peak season - unless, of course, the exclusive groups would like to 'pay the safari full'. NB: For groups over 8 we tend to adapt the route slightly so as to utilise one or two of the few larger cabins available in the area.
Programme Duration: 7 days
Number of Days of Mushing: 5
From the beginning of January until the end of April. Please check our current availability page first, to see that we have spaces available when you hope to visit.
The standard 7-day product runs from Saturday to Friday and includes one night before the safari on the farm and one night post safari in the local hotel. (Modifications on this standard package are possible - for instance to take advantage of the mid-season Enontekiö flights - with set modification fees if there are additional hotel nights.)
Accommodation & Board
The first 2 nights of this package (ie the pre-safari night and the first night of the safari) are spent on the homestead in our traditional farm kota (circular log cabin with central fireplace) surrounded by all of our dogs and the last night is spent in a 3* family hotel in Hetta. The 3 additional safari nights are spent in wilderness cabins.
When on the farm, people have the option to spend the evening relaxing in the kota or joining in fully with farm life - including the feeding of 170 odd dogs. The safari's safety presentation is given on the second evening. Full board is included throughout.
Transfers to and from Enontekiö airport are included and we can help to arrange the logistics of your transfers from Kittilä airport for an additional fee.
Price: Adults: €1700. (€40 single supplement if a single room is requested for the last night in the family hotel.)
Price includes: 5 days of mushing for 30—40km per day through the arctic wilderness with a personal dog team; kit and clothing suitable for the arctic; expert guiding through the tour - for the majority of the time with a guiding ration of 1:3; a guided farm visit and sled-driving training session; briefings on arctic safety and survival; a personal mentor during the two evenings spent on the farm's homestead when there is the chance to take part in a wide range of farm and dog-related activities (walking oldies, playing with pups, brushing dogs, carrying out medically-related tasks or simply feeding the farm of c. 170 dogs) and 6 night's accommodation with full board (two nights of which are spent on the farm homestead in a traditional kota, 3 nights in wilderness cabins and 1 night, post safari, in a local family hotel.
How to book:
Our 'how to book' page gives step by step instructions as to how to proceed with booking.
Please go through this section of our website in detail for all answers to FAQs about the booking process, kit and clothing and detailed tour itineraries.
Client Information Forms:
Once you have confirmed your booking with us, please don't forget to send through your completed client information forms so that we can plan for your equipment, dietary and health needs.
We did a five day tour: It was an unbelievable experience._
My son and I took part in the five day husky safari..it was tough but one of the great experiences of my life. Owner Pasi and the other guides tried to make it as much five star as possible when you are driving a six dog power sled and staying in basic cabins and having a blizzard one day. The scenery is exceptional, they love the dogs and the dogs love everyone...you have to really love dogs to do this since some of the dogs sleep in the huts at night...but they are warm on a cold night. You also need to be relatively fit and it does get VERY cold. But this is a once in a lifetime thing to do._
"Pasi was always around, securing our trip with snowmobile and helping with the dogs, and doing the catering. He had his silent finnish way of speaking less, but always when he spoke, we listened very carefully. You don't often meet a man who has "done" the south pole without assistance."
"Anna was keeping the base functioning, issued our kit and clothing and gave pre-departure safety briefings. Afterwards, she checked our knowledge about our dogs. Yes, I say 'our dogs'. Because during those three days you got to know your team well, and saying goodbye was difficult."
"I can recommend Hetta Huskies for everyone who wants to have an experience on the arctic. If you are bored of all-inclusive packet holidays, and you want some action and new experiences, go to Hetta."