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Summer in Husky Park

17.2.2016

Summer is almost around the corner and we are happy to introduce our new summer programme! Along with the "good old" ride with the summer carriage, we are now offering also other exciting and memorable activities to tour summer guests. Check the price list below and start planning your summer. :) We are waiting for you in Husky Park! 

Change in opening times

5.1.2016

Phew! Our winter season has started crowded as expected, and the warm weather has been tough for dogs to work. Now the busiest season is over, and we are returning to the previous opening hours 10-16. After the tense pressing the dogs can now have a little lighter days, and are able to keep running enthusiastic and energetic also the rest of the winter season. 

After December, which was much warmer than average, the weather forecasts show much colder weather. If the tempereture goes down to -30 degrees Celsius, we have to close the gates due to customers' safety. The ride is too cold then, and the risk of frost injuries is too big. Of course, we hope that it doesn't get THAT cold, and the dogs could run every day, because that is the greatest thing they know. :)

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14.12.2015

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Summer is here!

12.6.2016
Summer has arrived in Husky Park, despite of occasional snowfalls. :) During the last two weeks the temperature has changed from few minus degrees to even +28 degrees! 

Also the summer is busy in Husky Park. This summer we have especially many and big changes going on. We have changed the departure area more functional, and are now making a cooling pool for warm days. They surely enjoy when they get to take a dip in the cold water, like we people also would, but this luxury is only for dogs. ;)

Our biggest project this summer is the construction of a new main building. There will be new premises for the staff in the building, and also acutely needed storage space. We have also other ideas to use this building, but we'll get back to them later! However, at the moment it looks pretty wild when entering in Husky Park, the work site with it's excavations is not a pretty sight. So please, dear customers, try to be patient and understanding! When you'll pass the work site, the dogs, attractive park area and our happy guides will surely make up the first views. The construction proceeds during summer and autumn, so the present excavations will soon change to rising wall structures and shapes of the building. It is a joy for lus to see it, I hope also you'll join our happiness! 

Condition of routes

Jenga (500 m)

The route is open.

Tiny Quarter (2 km)

The route is closed.

Enjoying the Feeling Five (5 km)

The route is closed.

Aslak's round eight (8 km)

The route is closed.

the night trip

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

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 44 235 7005 / Heidi Roos or +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

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. Rides with our summer carriage are not recommended for children under the age of 4.

 

Winter 

Visit in Husky Park

Visit in Husky Park. Come and meet the genuine Siberian Huskies and their puppies! The price includes visiting the park, photographing and petting the dogs and warm juice in "kammi".

PRICES

Adults/children (4-12 years) 5 €
Family ticket (2 adults and max 3 children) 15 € 

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. Total 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 you'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. Duration of driving 20-25 min, total duration 45 min - 1 hour.

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 and enjoy some warm juice and cookies in a goahti. 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, driving time 30-40 minutes. 

Note: Requires booking in advance! Min. group size 4 persons. The entrance fee is included to the price.

prices

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

 

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 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 1,5 - 2 hours, time of departure on Mon, Wed, Fri and Sun.

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.

 

Summer

Visit in Husky Park

Come and see the life in Husky Park! You can take photos, visit our beautiful park and meet the genuine Siberian Huskies. With your entrance ticket you may also join a guided tour in our park daily at 12.00 (duration about 0,5-1 h). Along the route there arehuskies running free, eager to meet guests and maybe also play a little! :)

Prices

10 e/adult, 5 e/child (4-12 years), family ticket 20 e (1-2 adults + 1-3 children)

Note! If you want to use your photos to any commercial purpose, please agree about it with our staff before you leave the park.

 

Jenga with summer carriage / Autumn Thrill

An unforgettable experience in a summer carriage pulled by huskies! The rides can be started as soon as the ground dries a little, around end of May. This 500 m ride, Jenga, is available when the temperature is under +15 degrees and our main guide finds the weather cool enough for huskies to run.When it is too warm, there is a risk of heat stroke and the huskies should mostly just lie in the shadows. As the autumn gets a little cooler, we'll open also the longer route Autumn Thrill. Even more fun! :)

Note: Autumn thrill (1 km) available appr. 1.9.- 30.10. (until sled rides become available)
Departures daily after the guided tour around 1-1.30 pm

Prices
30 e/adult, 15 e/child (Jenga), 40 e/adult, 20 e/child (Autumn Thrill)

 

Hiking with huskies

Let's go for a walk in the forest with huskies! The rides can be started as soon as the ground dries a little, around end of May. Please wear clothes and shoes suitable for the weather and forest. One husky for two persons. Huskies pull hard, so it is good to let your arms rest while the other person is walking the dog. Not recommended for children under age of 12.

Departures: Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 14.00 (min. amount of
customers 2)
Duration: 1-2 hours, depending on the group's wishes.

Prices
20 e/person

 

Bog Adventure with snowshoes

Memorable hike with snowshoes to a bog nearby! Snowshoeing at the bog along the routes the guide shows are safe. Please wear clothes and shoes suitable for the weather and wet ground. Not recommended for children under age of 12.

Departures: Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 14.00 (min. amount of customers 2) Duration: 1-2 hours, depending on the group's wishes.

Prices
20 e/person

 

Arctic Circle Crossing Ceremony

Crossing the magical line of Arctic Circle has been considered a great achievement already decades ago. Nowadays, it's not only possible to cross the line but to make the experience even more memorable with a genuine Arctic Circle Crossing Ceremony.

The ceremony takes place in kammi, an old Lappish building in Husky Park, where the participants sit around the fire, enjoying a Shaman's drink, which is a blend of secret, but very Finnish ingredients. The Lapp shaman, who also tells stories about Lapland, arranges the ceremony. Atmosphere of the ceremony is very Lappish and exotic. As a proof, as well as a concrete memory of the Arctic Circle Crossing Ceremony, every participant receives the original Arctic Circle Crossing Certificate.

Note! Requires reservation in advance!

Prices
370 e/group 

 

 

 

 

Additional details and inquiries

 

HUSKY PARK / KRISTIAN ERKKILÄ

Chief of Operations 
+358 40 824 7503

 

HUSKY PARK / PASI TUOMI

Area Controller
+358 44 929 5144

 

Mari Rantanen
Office Manager / Sales
+358 50 541 5158

 
Heidi Roos

Office Administrator / Sales
(1.9.-30.4.)
+358 44 235 7005 

  

office(at)huskypark.fi

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Husky Park

Pukinpolku 5
96930 Napapiiri

office(at)huskypark.fi

Personnel

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

Husky Park, Pasi Tuomi
Area Controller 
+358 44 929 5144 

Mari Rantanen
Office Manager / Sales
+358 50 541 5158

Heidi Roos
Office Administrator / Sales
+358 44 235 7005 

Markus Sirkiä
First aid responsible
+358 45 872 6979 

Kaj Erkkilä
Managing Director
+358 400 880 057

office(at)huskypark.fi