Just returned from an amazing 5 day husky dog sledding Xmas tripA review of Harriniva - Five-Day Husky Safari by Emma Schofield31 January 2012
Have just returned from an amazing 5 day husky dog sledding Dec 2011 Xmas trip. It was fantastic, the weather was cold don't get me wrong, but nothing can compare to how friendly the dogs are and they are eager to get going no matter what the weather or time of the day and how cool sledding is!! The cabins are basic, no electricity or running water, but they are comfortable, there are mattresses to sleep on and it's warm once the fire has been going for a bit. There are even toilets too! - well long drops, but you have to brace the cold to get to them from the cabins!!! It's not a typical holiday, you do have to help out feeding the dogs, lighting fires (if you want warm water or a sauna), chopping up dog meat, but it's fun - I never thought I would say that standing outside feeding dogs out of a huge trough in -10degrees would have me smiling, but the dogs have worked hard to get you there so you want to make sure they are fed and happy. It's picture perfect scenery - photos will never do it any justice!! The guides are super friendly and prepared to help out with anything - sledding is hard initially but after a few days you get the hang of it and by the end you are holding on with one hand and taking photos with the other! Food is super tasty - anything you can ever imagine cooked over a fire you will have! I'm a fussy eater and managed no problems!!
The dogs were fantasticA review of Harriniva - Five-Day Husky Safari by Maeve Murphy11 January 2012
The dogs were fantastic. Loved the fact that it was pretty much hard core wilderness i.e. no running water or electricity so it was truly back to basics. There was a great sense of achievement on completing the five day safari and totally recommend this trip.
An absolutely wonderful tripA review of Harriniva - Winter Adventure by Judy Bould04 January 2012
Had an absolutely wonderful trip last week, found the activities very stimulating. Dirk our guide was superb, a good sense of humour, helped with all activities and he helped the group bond well. Full marks to the team, highly recommended for anyone looking for an active winter holiday.