Price from £1,965pp
All prices include: transfers, accommodation, guided activities, meals and cold weather clothing; all as listed.
VISITING: Finland
BROCHURE CODE: 5029

Key facts

  • Duration:8 nights
  • Pace:Active
  • Suitable for: Ages 18+ with a good level of physical fitness. See our terms for further information.
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  • Transfers: Return group airport transfers
  • Accommodation: 2 nights in safari houses with shared facilities, 4 nights in wilderness cabins, 2 nights in cabins with shared facilities
  • Activities (order subject to change): 7-day dog sled safari with your own team of dogs.
  • Meals: 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 8 dinners
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Fully qualified wilderness guides and instructors during activities

A note on flights: Whilst flights are not included in the holiday price, our team will happily provide a quote and arrange them for you. Simply ask one of our travel experts for details of the available options from your preferred departure airport. Direct flights are available on some dates and our team will offer you the best available flights and fares.


If you have experienced an overnight husky safari then you are likely to have been left wanting more. For those with some experience, this expedition is the real deal.

This holiday is not for the fainthearted and you will spend 7 days out in the wilderness, in the company of your own team of huskies, exploring the wilds of Lapland. The sense of adventure during this winter holiday is hard to beat and it really is an expedition like experience, covering around 300km over the 7 days, and reaching areas of Lapland that few visitors ever get to see.

This is the best chance that anyone can have to really form a bond with the huskies and, as you work together over such a long period, you will truly become a team. You will look after the dogs throughout, feeding them and settling them down for the night, they are your responsibility for the entire time.

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As a group, you will all work together during your four nights in the wilderness cabins and will collect firewood and help prepare the evening meals. This all helps to build a sense of camaraderie that is very hard to find in the modern world. This is not a sugar-coated experience and guests must all work together at the camps and get their hands dirty.

The terrain is varied and wild, rugged yet beautiful and the experience is sure to be one that you will never forget.

A good level of physical fitness is required to participate in this husky dog safari as well as previous dog sledding experience, ideally an overnight expedition.

If you would like to finish off your holiday with something extra special then we can arrange for you to spend the night in either an Aurora Dome or in a snow room at Torassieppi Winter Village. 

Image credits: Antti Pietikainen
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  • Helsinki City Break

    The majority of our remote destinations in Finland can only be accessed by flights that connect through the Finnish capital city of Helsinki so a stopover here is a popular choice.

    In Helsinki you can enjoy some world class restaurants, a rich culture and a beautiful coastal location on the Baltic Sea. Some of our favourite experiences include a tour of the Ateneum Art Museum, stopping off at one of the city’s many coffee shops and taking a ferry ride out of the main city to visit the incredible UNSECO listed Suomenlinna Sea Fortress.

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    Please note that the included flights will not always allow for a stopover but we shall do what we can to meet your requirements. We would advise getting in touch with our Travel Experts to discuss all of the options available and they will happily provide a quotation for you. 

    Image credit: VisitFinland.com


Other options

  • Overnight at Torassieppi Winter Village

    From: £47pp

    Spend a memorable night in a traditional snow igloo room within Torassieppi Winter Village. Snow structures and igloos have been used for centuries as a form of protection from the Arctic weather and whilst the outside temperatures can plummet, inside they remain more moderate.

    Your bed may be made of snow but the warm reindeer skins and thick sleeping bags which cover it ensure a warm night.

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    Any required transfers, sleeping bag, hot drink and breakfast all included. You will enjoy your evening meal at your hotel prior to transferring to your igloo.

    Please note that the price shown is based on your spending either the first or final night of your holiday in a snow igloo room and therefore you will not require your primary accommodation for this night. If you wish to stay on any other night then additional supplements apply so that you are able to keep your hotel/cottage accommodation. 

    Available: Monday to Saturday at 8.30pm

    As activity schedules can be subject to change we may be unable to confirm the exact night that you will spend at Torassieppi although every effort will be made to accommodate specific requests they cannot be guaranteed. Your final itinerary including confirmation of the date of your stay at Torassieppi will be confirmed upon arrival in Finland.

    Please contact us for a quotation.


    Please note: Prices are based on you spending the first or last night of your holiday in this unique accommodation and not keeping your original accommodation. If you would like to do this on any other night during your holiday you will need to keep your accommodation and supplements will apply.

    Image credit: Antti Pietikäinen
  • Night in an Aurora Dome

    From: £92pp

    The remarkable Aurora Domes are situated at Torassieppi and offer a unique experience for overnight guests. These dome-shaped tents are filled with cosy features and they're simple but warm. The domes have been designed so that one wall is see through and therefore provides views of the night sky and, with luck, the Northern Lights.

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    The domes are equipped with a double bed and a wood burning stove to keep you nice and warm. The toilet, shower and sauna facilities are located a short walk away (50m).

    Any required transfers and breakfast are included. You will have dinner at your hotel prior to transferring to the domes.

    Please note: the price shown is based on your spending the first or final night of your stay in a dome and therefore not requiring a hotel room or cottage. Should you wish to spend an alternative night glamping then additional supplements will apply. Please contact one of our team for a quote.

    Available: Monday - Saturday

    Image credit: Antti Pietikäinen

We include more, no hidden costs

On each of our holidays you will see a clear outline of exactly what's included in the price of your holiday. We never use 'headline' or 'lead-in' prices like so many tour operators, as we prefer to include as much as we can, rather than see our clients incur considerable additional costs in our destinations.
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Dates
Sat 10 Mar 2018
to Sun 18 Mar 2018
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Adults£ 1,965
Sat 24 Mar 2018
to Sun 01 Apr 2018
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Adults£ 1,965
Sat 31 Mar 2018
to Sun 08 Apr 2018
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Adults£ 1,965

Next year's provisional dates and prices

To secure places for next season, you can make a provisional booking and fix the cost of your holiday at the provisional package price displayed online. Simply by paying a deposit, you will protect yourself from any package price increases. The departure dates and itineraries remain subject to change and we will contact you when the final dates and itineraries are confirmed. You will have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. If you decide not to travel we will refund your deposit. We reserve the right to charge supplements where there are significant changes to an itinerary or increases in flight costs. Any non-package rates remain subject to change.

Dates
Sat 09 Mar 2019
to Sun 17 Mar 2019
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Adults£ 2,210
Sat 23 Mar 2019
to Sun 31 Mar 2019
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Adults£ 2,210
Sat 30 Mar 2019
to Sun 07 Apr 2019
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Adults£ 2,210

For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum 4 and maximum 6 people (approximately)

Group sizes
Most of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate. Minimum numbers are detailed on each holiday page and are always approximate. Group sizes for tailor made holidays will vary for each of the activities. For private departures you may also be joined by other guests during the activities unless you have discussed specific private activities with us.

If your selected date has not yet reached minimum numbers you will be informed at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date has not reached the required minimum numbers nine weeks before your scheduled departure date we will contact you and discuss the various options available to you. We will always do all we can to operate a holiday and in some cases we may be able to operate the holiday by combining your itinerary with that of other guests for some activities (this may mean that the maximum group size is increased but this will be discussed in full with you).

If we are unable to operate the holiday then you will be offered the chance to transfer to an alternative holiday or date (subject to availability). If the alternative is more expensive you will be asked to pay the difference, if it is cheaper then you will be reimbursed. You will also be offered the option to cancel and receive a full refund of all monies paid.

Minimum age

Whilst Artisan Travel only sells holidays to those aged 18 years and over on a small selection of holidays there may be those under the age of 18 who have booked with other companies and where our local supplier also allow those under 18 to participate (additional activities during tailor made holidays for example). Our travel experts will answer any concerns you may have in this regard.

Medical History and advice

You must inform us at the time of booking if any of your party has a disability, medical or behavioural conditions which could affect their own participation in the holiday or indeed that of the other people on the holiday.

We cannot be held responsible for any incident or event arising from your failure to do so.

Experience and fitness

Any activities included in your itinerary are all designed for beginners. Full instruction and tuition is provided for all activities and you do not need to have any previous experience. For example you need never have set foot on a pair of skis of any kind before a cross-country ski tour. We have adults of all ages and fitness levels taking part in our holidays.

We do highlight certain itineraries where an increased level of fitness is required.If you have any questions at all with regards to fitness levels please get in touch and talk to one of our experts. You can find further details in our trip preparation section online. You must inform us at the time of booking if any of your party has a disability, medical or behavioural conditions which could affect their own participation in the holiday or indeed that of the other people on the holiday.

Guides and safety
It is absolutely essential when partaking in any activity that you listen very closely to, and abide by, the instructions provided. Nobody knows the environment better than our activity providers who work here almost everyday.

Consequently, their knowledge and experience is unsurpassed. If there is anything that you are unsure of during a safety briefing or that you would like to clarify with the guides please make this clear to them immediately before starting the activity.

There may be rare occasions when our guides consider local conditions unsuitable for a certain activity. Hence, your itinerary may be subject to change at short notice but we will always endeavour to firstly find a replacement on the day and secondly, to provide the cancelled activity later in your stay whenever possible. Very occasionally it proves impossible to provide the activity in which case you will be refunded when you return home.

Our guides' word on activities is always final and your safety is their principal concern at all times, please respect their decisions. By following their instructions, your safety and enjoyment during each activity will be greatly enhanced.

You must inform us of any medical conditions that may affect your participation in an activity at the time of booking.

Booking activities locally
In almost all of our destinations you can book and pay for additional activities locally. Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss that occurs through any activities that are booked in your destination (see our terms and conditions for further details).

Please always ensure that your safety is your primary concern when arranging any such activity.

Car Hire

If your trip includes car hire the named driver must have a credit card registered in their name which they can present when they collect their car along with their driving licence, as a deposit will be held on the credit card.  Please see your trip dossier for full details.

Overnight husky safari

Please note: Should you wish to discontinue the overnight husky safari for reasons other than emergency evacuation, you will be charged an evacuation fee of €300.


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