Come experience an exceptional trip by dog sled across the beautiful frozen landscape in the heart of the regional park of Hossa.
This is a protected area, away from mass tourism. You will drive your sled alone and will travel up to 25-40 km per day. After a day of initiation, you will start a 5-day raid away from civilization. You will discover the life of our dog pack, you will learn how to feed, lead and take care of them.
The easy pace allows you to watch, admire and photograph the wild nature of the North.
A classic that always delights all participants...
- Airport Transfers (from/to Kuusamo airport)
- Accommodation: Cottage (see upgrades) or hotel and trapper huts
- Full-board (from D1 dinner to D8 breakfast)
- Activities supervised by arctic-specialist guides
- Lending of a sleeping bag for the nights spent in shelters, a pair of boots against deep cold for the whole week, an extreme overall for dogsledding (Deposit required for material and provided equipment: 50 euros for the boots, 50 euros for the overall, 50 euros for the sleeping bag)
- The flights to/from Kuusamo
- Tips, drinks and personal expenses
- Your insurance (cancellation and repatriation): we do not offer insurance. We strongly advise to take out such insurance and bring your documents with you when travelling
- Optional Rental of technical gear
Clothes to take
« The three layer system » :
Extreme conditions need extrem level of protection. For your clothing, the multilayer method is the best. You will have to wear several layers of clothing. The closest layers to your body let it sweat easily. The other layers keep your body warm and protect it from extreme weather conditions.
. Base / Inner Layer
Close-fitting articles of clothing: polypropylene, polyester, capilene, wool or silk baselayer thermals.
. Insulating / Middle Layer
Warm pull-over or fleece jacket.
. Shell / Outer Layer
Goretex, or a comparable ski jacket is strongly recommended for this layer for its excellent water and wind resistant properties.
You will need the following:
Waterproof shoes, winter hiking shoes, sports shoes or snow boots (for evening wear)
Warm winter jacket (ski jacket or down jacket)
Ski trousers or ski overalls
Warm pull-overs or fleece jackets
Warm baselayer thermals : very important. Thin technical fibers as Carline or Polartec are extremely efficient.
Expedition waterproof mitten/gloves and fitted silk gloves
Swimming suit (sauna)
Microfiber towel (sauna)
Personal effects that you must bring with you:
A sleeping bag linr for each overnight in trapper cabin (it goes into the sleeping bag that we lend you, for hygienic reasons)
Your driving licence (compulsory when you drive a snowmobile)
A credit card : we make a copy of it that is used as a deposit for all the equipment provided
Equipment to take
High protection sunglasses
Personal medicine kit
Sun-cream (from the end of February)
Vaseline or waterfree mosturising cream
A thermos, in order to always have some hot beverage with you while practicing the activities. For lunch, the guide will provide you with hot beverages.
Equipment provided by Norwide :
Boots (type SOREL) are issued on arrival and are yours throughout the week
For dogsledge safaris : winter jacket for extreme cold and leather mittens
For each bivouac night spent in a trapper cabin: sleeping bag
Your belongings must be distributed into 2 bags :
1- A suitcase or flexible travelling bag (max. 20kg)
2- A backpack (30 to 40L) for your usual belongings that you will bring with you while practicing the activities
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