Our tour takes us 68° North, to the stunning Pallas-Yllas National Park in north west Lapland. Boasting the cleanest air in Europe, this region is awash with mile after mile of frozen lakes and pine forests that stretch out to the dramatic Pallastunturi Fells. To truly appreciate such a beautiful and remote part of the world, there really is only one way to travel: by dogsled.

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5-day expedition above the Arctic Circle

Drive your own dog team

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Finnish Dogsledding Adventure

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Day 1

Harriniva

Our trip starts in Harriniva, located in the beautiful rolling fells of western Lapland, near the border with Sweden. The first night is spent in a cozy log cabin. (D)

Day 2

Harriniva - Muonio territory

In the morning we take a short walk to the Arctic sleddog centre where we meet our friendly huskies for the first time. After an instruction on the basic principles of mushing, we pack our sleds and ready ourselves for the 5-day expedition into the wilderness. As we set off from Muonio, signs of human activity become fewer and fewer, and by the time we reach our spot for lunch by an open fire all thoughts of city life are quickly forgotten. Passing through the snow-covered forests of the Muonio territory our journey eventually brings us to the first wilderness hut. Before enjoying the sauna and the roaring fire, our guide will explain the importance of looking after the dogs first and will show us how to feed them and settle them down for the night. (B)(L)(D)

Day 3

Muonio territory - Pallas-Yllas National Park

Today we are given full control of our dogs as we harness them ourselves for the mush ahead. The route takes us further away from Muonio and towards the border of the Pallas-Yllas National Park. En route we will cross great frozen lakes and pass through the ancient Vuontisjarvi forest. Heading deeper still into the wilderness the sled tracks start to become a little more challenging before finally reaching our cabin for the night.

Day 4

Pallas-Yllas National Park

Using a simple reindeer track carved through the snow by the local herdsmen, today's route takes us into the oldest national park in Finland, the Pallas-Yllas National Park. The primeval forest that defines this stunning region is not only home to a wide variety of wildlife but also boasts the cleanest air in all of Europe. As we glide silently through the narrow tracks the surrounding fells create a dramatic backdrop to this memorable day. As we arrive at the cabin for the night, the day culminates in a fantastic view over the Ruototunturi Fells, whose peak is the meeting point of the Muonio and Enontekio municipalities. (B)(L)(D)

Day 5

Pallas-Yllas National Park - Muonio territory

Today our trails take us briefly across the municipality border into the Enonteko territory before returning back into Muonio. On the way to our cabin we will pass across the largest swamp area of the region, which covered in snow creates a unique landscape. (B)(L)(D)

Day 6

Muonio

On this final day of dogsledding we take a 35km route back towards civilisation. As we near the Arctic sleddog centre once more the tracks begin to widen and the dogs get a whiff that they are now on the home straight. A ripple of energy and excitement suddenly grips the pack as their home comes into view. Once back at the centre we unharness our dogs for the last time and bid a final farewell to our four-legged companions. (B)(L)(D)

Day 7

Harriniva

Free day to enjoy a variety of optional activities on offer today including unguided cross-country skiing and snowshoeing or snowmobile safaris. (B)

Day 8

Harriniva

Our trip ends in Harriniva. (B)

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