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Dogsledding At Basecamp Oulanka

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  • Dogsledding In the heart of Oulanka National Park
The Dogsledding at Basecamp Oulanka tour starts and ends in Basecamp Oulanka. The Dogsledding at Basecamp Oulanka is a Trekking tour that takes 7 days taking you through Basecamp Oulanka, Finland and other destinations in Finland.

In the heart of Oulanka National Park sits Basecamp Oulanka. Surrounded by pristine wilderness and overlooking a lake, this self-sustained complex of wooden buildings provides a comfortable and cosy accommodation in a truely stunning location. Dogsled through the silent snow-caked forests of the nearby Riisitunturi National Park. Free time can be spent using the cross-country skis, snowshoes or fat bikes.
Day 1 Fly to Kuusamo; transfer to Basecamp Oulanka

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Day 3 Snowshoe and wilderness skills session.First husky ride in the afternoon.

After breakfast we take a short transfer to the nearby Riisitunturi National Park for our mushing adventure. Our route takes us deep into the National Park and up onto the surrounding fjell where we are rewarded with a fantastic view. Travelling on your own sled, you are able to really appreciate the serenity of this beautiful snow-laden landscape. (1h30 sledding, 10 km).The afternoon is free to experience some of the optional activities that Basecamp has to offer such as ice climbing or fat biking. (min 4 persons).

Day 4 Husky expedition into the finnish wilderness to the Olilla cabins.

Today's long dog sledding expedition will take us into the wilderness first to the Hiidensuo conservation area. After a lunch in the wilderness by open fire we will work as a team and takle together the Muovaara hill, the biggest in the region. On it's top we will be rewarded with breathtaking views over frozen lakes and forests. We will overnight in wilderness cabins of the Olilla fishing farm set in beautiful sourroundings, each cottage offers a wodden heated sauna. (6 hrs sledding, 45 km).

Day 5 Round trip excursion to viewpoint, lunch by openfire

Roundtrip around the farm to explore this trully remote location. Depending on the group's ability we will be mushing through a trail through a frozen lake or a hilly forest. Lunch break by openfire. This location has little or no light pollution so there is a fantastic chance of seeing the Northern Lights in all their glory if the conditions are right. (5 hrs sledding, 30 km).

Day 6 Long mush back to husky farm with good chance to see reindeer.

We will take the trail back to the husky farm through the snowy forests and across the frozen lakes, the route back through Poronkutsu is known for sightings of reindeer, with a bit of luck we will have a chance to see hughe herds of reindeer in their natural sourroundings. In the late afternoon we will part from your husky team and transfer back to the Basecamp. (6 hrs sledding, 45 km).

Day 7 Free day Optional activities like Castle Rocks snowshoe walk

Free day. Options include unguided cross-country skiing, fat biking or snowmobile safaris. As a farewell celebration, we have the option of eating dinner around a campfire, or in a tepee (Kota) on the edge of the National Park.

Day 8 Transfer to Kuusamo and fly to London.

Transfer to Kuusamo, fly to London.

what’s included
  • All breakfasts
  • 3 lunches and 7 dinners
  • All accommodation
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Local tour leaders throughout
what’s excluded
  • International Flights
  • Any international flights to/from Basecamp Oulanka are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Dogsledding at Basecamp Oulanka tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
Tour details
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 7 days
Tour Type Group Tour  
Minimum Participants 3 people
Age Requirement 16+ yrs
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language English
Starts/Ends Basecamp Oulanka, Finland/Basecamp Oulanka, Finland
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Dogsledding at Basecamp Oulanka
5 - Excellent
“This holiday was a wonderful experience, one of the best we have had and one that we plan on doing again next year. Having stayed at Basecamp Oulanka last year on the snowshoeing holiday, also a great trip, we wanted to return there again as we could find no faults with the place. The staff are always so willing and helpful, the accommodation is great, the food is Finnish and of a very high standard and the range of activities offered make for a fantastically varied and full week. Having experienced one day of dogsledding last year we couldn't wait to return for a week's worth of it. We did and we were not disappointed. Sledding through the countryside, which was like a scene from a Winter wonderland, hearing nothing but the hiss of the sled runners on the snow is a very moving and wonderful experience as is the thrill of traveling at speed through the forests or over the frozen lakes by 5 huskies. The quietness contrasting with the excitement and noise of the dogs as they are harnessed and straining to be on their way because they really do want to run, it's stopping them that is the problem. You still though have the opportunity to do other things as well so you can go for a walk in the woods, cross country skiing, relax in the inevitable sauna or hot tub or simply sit and read whilst having a pint. We experienced a whole range of weather, from stunningly clear days to a day when we crossed a frozen lake in a blizzard, in the dark at a temperature below -20C, both extremes beautiful in their own ways. The welcome that we received at Olilla, the camp you go to on your 3 day expedition, was equally friendly and welcoming with the owners, as well as providing wonderful food always joined us for 'apres sled' drinks and a chat.”
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A deposit of 191 USD is required to confirm this tour. For any departures within 19 August 2017 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

The Dogsledding at Basecamp Oulanka tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this Dogsledding at Basecamp Oulanka tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Cancellation No additional cancellation fees apply for this Dogsledding at Basecamp Oulanka tour. You can cancel the tour up to 57 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 56 days of departure.
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