Huskies are not born fit, it takes lots of preparation and conditioning before the dogs are as fit as they can be. Visit the kennel and get a feel for how the dogs are prepared to be the amazing athletes they are.
✔️ Outdoor activity
✔️ Arctic Animals
✔️ Enjoy the beauty of Lappish nature
✔️ No special skills required
31.10.2022 – 30.11.2022
A 3 HOUR PROGRAM WITH 4 KILOMETER HUSKY CART TOUR
Our enthusiastic dogs will happily take you down the forest trail for an unforgettable experience. When there is enough snow to use sleds the program changes into 45 minute safari with a sled. The schedule of the program will stay the same, either 4km with a cart or 45 minutes with the sled depending on the snow situation.
✔️ 4 km drive with a husky cart or 45 minutes with a sled
✔️ Informative talks
✔️ Safety and driving instructions
✔️ Hot drinks and cookies
✔️ Return transfers from Rovaniemi city center hotels
❌ Transfer from Arctic Snow Hotel
PICK UP PLACE AND TIME
Please, check with the sales office the pick up place and time. It is very important to inform us your accommodation and mobile phone number, in case we need to contact you in Rovaniemi. During pick up driver will look for you by your name.
– Santa Claus Holiday Village
– Ounasvaara Rovaniemi
– Hostel Cafe Koti
We highly recommend investing in good winter thermals and socks, to insure a more pleasant experience during the tour and your holiday in Rovaniemi. Dress warmly, because it is better to be too hot than too cold.
– Cancellation more than 7 days before listed departure time, full refund from which deducted 50,- EUR cancellation fee
– Cancellation 7 days or less before listed departure time, no refund
A booking is confirmed when you receive a confirmation email. If you think you have made a booking and have not received an email confirmation, please send us an e-mail with an inquiry through our contact form, and we will figure this out together.
It is when you dress them well and it’s not too cold. Children can enjoy the tour very much if they are dressed well enough. For infants we would be wary with travelling below -20 Celcius.
If it’s really cold we travel according to the capabilities of our weakest member and might adapt the tour to suit the colder temperatures.
We can start our tours with sleds when we have enough snow on our trails, and all the wet areas are frozen. This is often in the first week of December, but can also be as early as mid November.
Although we can drive dogs ourselves under quite difficult conditions, we need very forgiving snow situations before we are able to safely take guests on the trail. Check our booking online calendar, it gives a fairly accurate picture of availability.
We do not provide snow goggles during our tours as we do not recommend using them. Personally we prefer to have our vision unimpaired. Goggles tend to fog up, limit visibility and cause unnecessary driving accidents with unexprienced dog drivers. If you really do want to use goggles please bring your own then.
We have what are called “Alaskan Huskies” They are relatively unknown outside of the sled-dog world. They tend to be more diverse in size, eye color and shape than their pure-breed cousins the “Siberian Huskies”. Please ask us about them, we are more than willing to “talk dog” and answer all your questions!
The answer is complicated and simple at the same time; Sometimes!
We breed dogs to keep our kennel healthy and that means sometimes no puppies and sometimes 1 or 2 litters per year. These pups tend to be born in the spring time and can not be considered “puppies” any more by time the snowfalls. We do our best to prevent unwanted and unplanned pregnancies in the kennel by castrating all our non breeding males.
We are aware that certain kennels time and or plan their litters for display purposes, but we find this a dubious and unethical practice not beneficial to the welfare of the dogs.
Maybe! Our kennel is remote and sometimes challenging to reach especially in winter by unexperienced winter drivers. In summer and autumn you can check with us first and get good instructions how to come here. We arrange transfers from and to Rovaniemi in order to keep the schedules working we prefer you use them. It has happened that we have had to delay our tours; to the detriment of part of our group, to go help lost or stuck drivers. In winter or autumn we do not offer any discounts for driving yourself. You can park near town and hitch a ride with our transfer, it’s faster and less stressful for everyone.
We can pick you up from:
– Hostel Cafe Koti (Valtakatu 21)
– Santa Claus Village (reception Santa Claus Holiday Village)
– Ounasvaara Chalets
If you are staying in a private apartment in Rovaniemi area, we will provide you a centralized pick up point. From that point you will be picked up at the informed time, so please be on time waiting for the driver.
The driver will look for you in the reception area by name and will have a sign that says “Bearhill”. Sometimes transfer might run with few minutes delays due to weather conditions, some customers being late etc. We try to make sure that any delays do not interfere with the program itself.
On the return journey we can drop you off to Santa´s Village, railway station, the Arctic Snow Hotel or the airport as well
Meet the magnificent Arctic animals on our sweet combo tour. Ride a reindeer sleigh and take a husky sleigh ride through winter landscapes.
A perfect way to enjoy the thrill of mushing a dog team with your family. Meet dogs, learn how to drive your sled and then head of for a thrilling dash through the magical snowy forest. Afterwards there will be time to mingle with the dogs, have a snack with juice and cookies around the fire.