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News

Developing the operation and service environment with help of European Union

17.3.2014
Lapland Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment has granted Husky Travels Oy financial support to the premeditated development project in Husky Park. Getting this European Union support makes it possible to for example build a Kota for customer service during 2014-2015. This Kota is a long wanted addition to develop our service environment. 

 

Summer carriage season opened!

24.5.2015
Now the park has already dried enough so that we have been able to drive the first customers with our summer carriage! :) Of course everyone hopes for a hot summer, but the drawback is that we can't let the huskies run if the temperature is over +15 degrees Celsius. Huskies are not made for hot weather, there is a risk of a heatstroke in much lower temperatures than humans. When we enjoy ourselves in the sun, the huskies find some place as cold as possible. The temperatures they enjoy the most are under -20 degrees.

Condition of routes

500 m route

The route is open.

2 km route

The route is closed.

5 km route

The route is closed.

1 h route

The route is closed.

2 H ROUTE

The route is closed.

the northern lights hunting safari

The route is closed.

Life of huskies'

Arctic Circle Husky Park has operated next to Santa Claus Village for several decades. At the moment there are about 100 huskies in the park, some of the still puppies. :) The focus of all operations in Husky Park are the dogs, real, purebred Siberian Huskies, and special attention has been paid to their well-being and natural needs. This can be seen for example in fencing placing, which is unusual in this kind of operations, and also in dog feeding, which consists only of Vom og Hundemat vitaminized raw food.

In Husky Park we don't wake up hearing crow, but a sonorous howling of a husky choir. For breakfast the huskies are given warm and fleshy soup, from which the day gets a good start. When the fencings have been cleaned, the huskies start a deafening yell, as all the dogs want to get to work. Huskies are born to run, and there is nothing more pleasant for them than to pull a sledge with friends. The dogs are fetched from the fencings one by one and harnessed in their own place in front of a sledge. The work day consists of safaris of differents lengths, and the dogs run 30-60 kms a day - quite many marathons a year! Huskies get a little snack between the safaris. When the day is over, the harnesses are taken off and the dogs are taken back to their own fencings, after which it's time for their evening soup. The day ends just like it started - with "thank you and good night" howling.

General guidelines

During summer/autumn 2015 Husky Park is open open daily at 10-16. When the weather is good and the temperature is under +15 degrees it is also possible to take a 500 m ride with a summer carriage pulled by huskies.

During winter season (starting around 1.12.2015) Husky Park is open daily at 10-16, also at other times when ordered. The shorter rides and safaris (500 m, 2 km, 5 km) don't need any prior reservation, we are driving them non-stop during opening hours. 

For groups, please make a reservation in advance by e-mail office(at)huskypark.fi or phone +358 50 5415158 / Mari Rantanen.

For the self driven safaris you don't need any prior driving experience. The guide will give you safety and driving instructions before the safari. The guide will drive in front of the group with his/her own sled, so the guide can help you during the whole safari.

Please wear warm clothes and shoes so that the coldness does not ruin this immemorable experience for you.

General

During summer and autumn you can come to visit in Husky Park and also ride with our summercarriage if the weather is good. There is an entrance fee to the park.

The safari prices include guide services with driving and safety instructions. Children under 15 years old sit in the guide's sledge during the safari. Children over 15 years old can drive their own husky team if the guide considers it possible. Husky Park keeps the right to decide on arrangements for childen according to weather conditions and children's size and age. 

For small children we recommend only short husky safaris. Summercarriage rides are not recommended for children under the age of 4.

Free entry during winter season.


Visit

Visit in Husky Park. Come and meet the genuine Siberian Huskies and their puppies! Includes introduction of the park and the dogs.

PRICES

Adults 8 €
Children (4-12 years) 3 € 

 

Jenga (500 m)

A moment of unforgettable experience in a husky sled! After the tour you will visit the kennel with the charming huskies and their puppies as its main stars. Duration about 30 min.

prices

Adults 28 €
Children (4-12 years) 15 €

 

Tiny Quarter (2 km)

Experience memorable moments and thrill of speed sitting pulled by a husky team! After the safari we'll get to know the other residents of the kennel including sweet husky puppies eager to be petted, and enjoy warm juice by the fire. Please reserve about 30-45 minutes for your visit, duration of driving 10-15 min.

prices
Adults 40 €
Children (4-12 years) 25 €

 

Enjoying the Feeling Five (5 km)

Enjoy the Laplands beautiful nature sitting in the sled! You can relax and let your senses rest in the calming sceneries and surrounding silence while the guide is driving the husky team. After the safari you can warm up by an open fire in the "kammi" having some warm juice, and also spend time in the park meeting the other dogs.

prices

Adults 62 €
Children (4-12 years) 30 €

 

Aslak's Round Eight (about 8 km)

Do you want to experience standing on the sledge skids and control an enthusiastic husky team? Come along and enjoy a husky safari in the middle of Lapland's exotic nature. At some point of the trip we stop to take pictures. After the safari we drink hot juice in an old Lappish building and meet the other animals in the farm. Here you can see real Siberian huskies, and also their charming puppies, waiting for you to pet them. This safari is a must for all people who just love animals! Duration about 1 – 1,5 h, time of departure daily at 9.00 am and 12.00 pm.

Note: Requires booking in advance!

prices

Adults 97 €/person (2 persons per sled) / 125 €/person (1 person per sledge)
Children (4-12 years) 58 €/person
Notice: Transport not included.

 

To Jänkhä (13-16 km)

Experience a husky safari in Lapland's enchanting nature, driving the husky team yourself! We are travelling with sleds for two persons, pulled by 4-6 huskies. You are able to meet challenges and feel the joy of success as you are in charge of the husky team, and the other part of the journey you may just sit and enjoy the ride immortalising your your trip in photos or videos. This safari contains lots of laughter! During this safari you can also enjoy the most true character of Lapland's exoticness – the cold tingling on the cheeks, shimmering snow, calming silence and beautifully bare nature. In the halfway of the safari we'll have juice and cookies in a goahti as the guide tells us about the life in a husky farm. After the break we change drivers and guide the husky team back to Husky Park. Duration 2,5 h (duration of driving about 1-1,5 h), time of departure daily at 10.00 am.

Note: Requires booking in advance!

prices

Adults 149 €/person (2 persons per sledge) / 180 €/person (1 person per sledge)
Children (4-12 years) 90 €/person

 

Night Trip

Enjoy the Northern Lights in a unique way! Admire the magical lights dancing in the sky while you are sitting in the sledge being pulled by a husky team. During our journey to the top of the arctic hill, away from the city lights, you can rest your mind and put your focus up to the sky. The darkness of the night and the Northern Lights blazing in the sky create a breathtaking atmosphere which can be felt only in Lapland! The silence of the wilderness around us is broken only by the smooth sighing of the sledge skids. We will have a stop to warm up a little in a goahti, as we also grill sausages and drink hot juice. If Lapland's magic is on our side and the Northern Lights show themselves to us, during the break you can also photograph the Northern Lights, and capture these unique moments with your camera so you will have them for a lifetime.

Notice: Capturing the Northern Lights succeeds best with a camera with long exposure time and a tripod.

After the engaging displays, we will return back to the home of the huskies so they are able to have a good night rest to be ready for the next day.

Duration 2-3 hours, time of departure on Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun at 8 pm.

prices

Adults 149 €
Children (4-12 years) 95 €

Notice: Requires booking in advance. Price includes transportation from Rovaniemi center if needed. No Northern Lights guarantee. Min. group size 3 persons.

Additional details and inquiries

 

HUSKY PARK / KRISTIAN ERKKILÄ

Chief of Operations / sales
+358 40 824 7503

 

Mari Rantanen
Office Manager
+358 50 541 5158

  

office(at)huskypark.fi

Husky Park

Kulkuskuja 1
96930 Napapiiri

office(at)huskypark.fi

Personnel

Husky Park, Kristian Erkkilä
Chief of Operations / sales
+358 40 824 7503

Mari Rantanen
Office Manager
+358 50 541 5158

Netta Välimäki
Office Assistant
+358 44 503 4694 

Kaj Erkkilä
Managing Director
+358 400 880 057

office(at)huskypark.fi