We are a French family, expatriate in Finnish Lapland since 2010, in the heart of Taiga, passionate about our sled dogs, freedom, preserved and authentic landscapes of Lapland. We welcome you on our farm, throughout the winter, in small groups, to make you discover Lapland, otherwise.
We are located on Vanttauskoski, a small village in the municipality of Rovaniemi, 55 km from the city. In the heart of the forest, we live with our dogs and in the rhythm of the seasons.
We have created a small family structure, based on our dog passion and dog team. The people we welcome come to discover the Lapone nature, the landscapes and the feeling of freedom of our lakes and forests, the tranquility of the place and the authenticity.
We welcome small groups of 2 to 6 people per trip ; one person per sled ; two persons per snowmobile
THE ESSENTIAL OF LAPLAND IN 2 UNFORGETTABLE DAYS!
Saturday: We pick you up on the town of Rovaniemi, the train station or the airport, at 12.00; the road to the village of Vanttauskoski is about an hour. At your arrival, you drop your things in the chalet and you put your cold clothes, which are graciously at your disposal (combination, shoe, over-gloves);
During this afternoon, you will be introduced to the sled dog activity. You meet our sled dogs, get to know the equipment, and learn how to handle a sled; You will drive your own sled of 3 to 5 Nordic dogs, for a first hike of 8/10 km, on single tracks. After the hike, you thank the dogs returning to their habitats.
In the early evening, you can enjoy the sauna; In winter, the often icy temperatures offer a contrast between the hot and the cold, much appreciated by amateurs, delighted to alternate pleasure and thrills. Diving in the icy water of the lakes and rolling in the snow is considered good for the blood circulation!
After a Finnish dinner (salmon soup), if the sky is clear, you can admire the aurora borealis from the cottage, which illuminate the sky of Lapland, in a magical show. Aurora Borealis can dance in the Lapon sky, up to 200 nights a year!
To see the aurora borealis, the sky must be clear and have no light pollution nearby; the best time is between 22.00 and 02.00 in the morning. they can last a few seconds or several hours. the luminous spurts of the aurora are manifested about every other night between September and March.
Sunday: After a restful night in the cabin, and a breakfast, you will be introduced to snowmobiling. You take possession of your cold equipment and your racing car, and will be initiated at first to its handling. In a small group of 2 to 6 people, two people by snowmobile, you will go for a first hike through the forest, on a private track. We have lunch at grillikota, (Finnish barbecue); grills or a picnic will be offered. After lunch, we take you back to the city of Rovaniemi.
Weekend : activities, 1 night in a cabin, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast, 1 lunch ; transport to and from Rovaniemi, cold clothing : 580 euros per person (3, 4 persons) ; 630 euros per person (2 persons)
Visit the kennel, a hot drink at grillikota; 10 euros per adult; children (4/10 years): 5 euros (group only)
Discovery, 1 km + visit the kennel, a hot drink at grillikota; 60 euros per person (1 person per sled); children (4/10 years): 30 euros
Sled dogs 3 km + visit the kennel, a hot drink at grillikota; 80 euros per person (1 person per sled); children (4/10 years): 40 euros
sled dogs 8/10 km + visit the kennel, a hot drink at grillikota; 130 euros per person (1 person per sled); children (4/10 years): 60 euros
Sled dogs 16 km + visit the kennel, a hot drink at grillikota; 190 euros per person (1 person per sled); only February and March
snowmobile mini safari : At the heart of this activity, you will be introduced to snowmobile driving. You take possession of your equipment and your snowmobile, and will be initiated at first to its handling. In small private or semi private group of 2 to 4 people, two people by snowmobile, you will go for a first hike through the forest on private tracks. (car license required for the driver)
Minisafari 1 hour : 110 e/ person
Minisafari 1/2 hour : 60 e/ person