Come to us for a summer adventure - either for half a day or a full day. Either way, the day will pass very quickly as you not only spend time on the farm with the dogs but also discover some of the outdoor attractions of Hetta.
We have a range of activities that can be adapted to the number in your group and the range of ages taking part.
Summer adventure mornings generally include a farm visit, a chance to try hik-joring with a dog of your choice through the GEE HAW maze, and an opportunity to try out the agility course with a couple of the pups.
We then say goodbye to the dogs for a while and take a short hike to a secluded put-in lake on the Suonttajoki River - the perfect place to get to grips with paddling. As you meander down the small reed-filled river, you will gain in confidence before crossing to the far side of Lake Ounasjärvi for a short break in a Finnish lakeside cabin. Upon return, you will have a chance to say goodbye to the dogs on your way back to the farmhouse.
Duration: c. 10am - 2.30pm
Price: Adults €75, Children €45, Families (< 5 people, inc. up to 2 adults) €200
Summer adventure days generally start out as per an adventure morning. However, we spend more time with the dogs on the farm, showing you, in addition, how we massage the older dogs to stimulate their circulation and how we give basic obedience training to some of the younger ones. If it is a cool enough day, we may go for a taster ride with a go-cart or a quadbike or explore the marsh ridge with the dog of your choice.
Around mid-day, we prepare kayaks for an A-B kayak journey, travelling first to a put-in point c. 6km by road from here on the shores of Lake Muotkajärvi.
From there, it is a c. 2km paddle through to Lake Ounasjärvi via a small, fun, grade 1 tributary and then c. 3km to a cabin on the far shore where we will eat a sandwich and soup lunch before continuing back to the farm via the the reed-filled, meandering Suonttajoki River.
This is a really lovely kayak journey and a favourite of our guides. If we are in time, you will have a chance to join in with the evening feeding of the dogs upon return.
Duration: c. 10am - 5pm
Price: Adults €110, Children €75, Families (< 5 people, inc. up to 2 adults) €300