Husky Tour - Karelian Adventure

HUSKY TOUR - KARELIAN ADVENTURE

 

 

Husky dogs were originally bred by Arctic indigenous peoples to pull sleds in cold northern regions. They are muscular and energetic, with thick fury coat and often blue or brown eyes (or sometimes each of different color). Scientific research has shown that Huskies are one of the oldest types of dog, domesticated by people since very early. Nevertheless (or may be because of that) they are among the most intelligent kinds of dog. For the people who do not know huskies it seems sometimes that it's hard for relatively small dogs to pull large sleds, but actually it is more of a fun to them. What they fear most is boredom. Having a sleds race is an exciting adventure for the huskies as well as much as it can be for you.

 

Period: December - April

Duration: 5 days/4 nights

Group: 2-12 pax

 

Day 1

Arrival to Moscow or St.Petersburg. City tour, transfer to the train station, taking overnight train to Petrozavodsk.

Day 2

Meeting with the guide at the railway station of Petrozavodsk. Transfer to the village of Matrosy ( 35 km). After substantial breakfast in the guest house you will get acquainted with safety measures and riding technique and meet huskies that during the following three days will become your closest friends. Soon the sledges are ready, the dogs are harnessed and cheerful huskies’ bark is the signal of the coming adventure. Today you will cover the distance of 25 km from Matrosy to Pryazha and enjoy the stunning winter scenery of the Karelian countryside.

Tea with sandwiches on the way.

Accommodation in the guest house upon arrival at Pryazha. Time to have a rest and enjoy a delicious dinner.

Day 3

Breakfast. Today you will broaden your knowledge in the skill of husky sledding and continue the snowy trip in the Karelian countryside. Fresh air, white snow soft like a blanket and sleeping nature create an unforgettable atmosphere of a winter fairy tale. You will cover the distance of 20 km till the village of Svyatozero (20 km). Tea with sandwiches on the way.

Accommodation in a traditional Karelian house in Svyatozero (Attention: WC is situated outside of the house). After you get accommodated a traditional Karelian dinner will await you. Sauna for extra pay.

Day 4

Breakfast. Huskies and you have achieved a full harmony in communication and work with each other. You have become not only a strong team but also good friends. Today you cover the distance of 15 km and make a circle starting from the village of Svyatozero.

Transfer from Svyatozero to Matrosy. Farewell dinner. Transfer to the railway station.

Day 5

Arrival to St. Petersburg/Moscow. Transfer to the hotel or airport.

 

Price includes: accommodation in the guest houses and meals according to the program, transfers, dog team, professional dog musher, and guide, train tickets in 4 persons compartment.