Price from £2,045pp
All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, guided activities, meals and cold weather clothing; all as listed.
VISITING: Norway
BROCHURE CODE: 5203

Key facts

  • Duration:4 nights
  • Pace:Active
  • Suitable for: Ages 18+ with a good level of physical fitness. See our terms for further information.
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  • Flights: flights from London Heathrow (regional departures may be available on request) to Ivalo Airport (via Helsinki)
  • Transfers: return group airport transfers are included
  • Accommodation: 2 nights shared log cabin accommodation (in own private room), 2 nights wilderness camp/cabin
  • Activities (order subject to change): 3-day husky safari
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Cold weather clothing for the duration of your stay
  • Fully qualified wilderness guides and instructors during activities

Authenticity explains the popularity of the Karasjok husky safari, which was created by Sven Engholm, (Scandinavia's 11 times winner of the Finnmarkslopet longest dog sled race in Europe and also a top ten finisher in the Iditarod 1800km North American mushing race). The passion for mushing and the excitement of the trail is simply contagious in his company.

Your wilderness adventure lasts three days and two nights, covering up to 25km to 50km each day. With breathtaking winter scenery as your backdrop, look out for local wildlife such as reindeer and moose in their natural habitats.

Your accommodation is a mix of log cabins at Engholm Husky Farm (6km from Karasjok). A launch pad for some of the world's best dog sledding - life is all about the dogs and sledding here, where fifty resident huskies are the main form of transport.

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In keeping with the intimate and unique feel of this trip, there are only eight cabins at the husky farm. Each cabin has been built by hand and tastefully filled with handcrafted pieces, giving a combination of comfort with traditional Sámi decor. Whilst out mushing, if your host discovers a particularly unusual or useful piece of wood, he marks it on his GPS and it will be retrieved later. The wood is then crafted into something that adds to the unique beauty of each cabin. Admire lampshades made from bird feathers, seats and dining tables hung by ropes from the cabin ceiling and reindeer skin stool covers - everywhere you look there is something special that brings the great outdoors indoors.

Image credits: Engholm Husky, Oliver Kay (client Jan '17)
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Our pick

  • Extend your stay at Karasjok

    From £145pp

    If you can't quite bear to leave Karasjok just yet then we can arrange for you to extend your stay in order to take advantage of the other activities on offer here. Your extra night or nights will be spent in one of the cabins (based on two people sharing) and includes breakfast, a packed lunch and your evening meal.


Other options

  • Husky safari

    From: £268pp

    Engholm Husky Centre is renowned for its enthusiastic sled dogs and racing heritage. During one of your free days, you may wish to further experience the joys of dog sledding and take the trails once again for another thrilling safari into the wilds. We will be more than happy to arrange an additional full day safari for you.

  • Cross-country skiing

    From: £140pp

    If you book additional nights or have a free day during your holiday, you have the option to add on a guided cross-country skiing activity. This a much-enjoyed and traditional pastime in Scandinavia, and, once you have the hang of it, can be marvellous fun and a great way to travel across the snow-covered landscape.

  • Visit to a reindeer herd

    From: £281pp

    Reindeer are of huge importance in Lapland and if you have a free day or book additional nights on your Karasjok Adventure we would strongly recommend this activity. It will give you a unique and valuable insight into the lives of Sámi herders in this region. You will spend time at the reindeer pasture and encounter the animals whilst also having the chance to ask the herder any questions you may have.

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
Tue 02 Jan 2018
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Thu 11 Jan 2018
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Mon 16 Apr 2018
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Please note: Our holiday prices are based on the lowest available airline fares. These fares can sell out quickly and, as a result, prices may increase and supplements may be applicable. We recommend booking at the earliest opportunity in order to secure the best possible fares and flight times.

Supplements:

Single supplement (transfer only - return journey) From £381

Next year's provisional dates and prices

You can secure places on your chosen holiday for next year by making a ‘pre-reservation’ and paying a deposit. All departure dates, prices and itineraries for next season are provisional and subject to change. We will contact you when the final details are confirmed and 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 in full. Our travel experts will happily provide you with full terms and a complete quotation.

Dates
Tue 01 Jan 2019
to Sat 05 Jan 2019
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Adults£ 2,305
Thu 10 Jan 2019
to Mon 14 Jan 2019
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Adults£ 2,150
Thu 17 Jan 2019
to Mon 21 Jan 2019
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Thu 24 Jan 2019
to Mon 28 Jan 2019
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Thu 31 Jan 2019
to Mon 04 Feb 2019
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Adults£ 2,150
Mon 11 Feb 2019
to Fri 15 Feb 2019
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Adults£ 2,200
Mon 18 Feb 2019
to Fri 22 Feb 2019
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Adults£ 2,200
Mon 25 Feb 2019
to Fri 01 Mar 2019
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Adults£ 2,200
Mon 04 Mar 2019
to Fri 08 Mar 2019
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Adults£ 2,200
Mon 18 Mar 2019
to Fri 22 Mar 2019
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Adults£ 2,200

For our full booking terms and conditions please click here

Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum 2 - 8 people

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.

  • Husky safari 26 January 2017 by Kay and Paul Humphreys

    The dog sledging was excellent - very hands on and involved.

  • I really loved the trip 02 January 2017 by Oliver Kay

    The guides, Chrystel and Ingrid, were outstanding. They worked so hard and were so helpful and fun. Husky sledding was the experience of a lifetime and you really got involved with the dogs. From rigging their harnesses up, feeding them, cleaning up after them - it really showed the reality of what dog mushing is. I really loved the trip and the Northern Lights really made it extra special.

  • Wilderness was breathtaking 22 January 2015 by Caroline Stern

    The husky safari was excellent; the dogs were big and strong and the wilderness was breathtaking.


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