Here you can be a musher by yourself!
You will have own husky team and work as a team with these great friends. We will teach you to drive the sled and tell you about the huskies life. We go for a 1 1⁄2-2 hour sleigh ride on easy ground across the lake and to the forest. It is a lot of fun with up- and downhills. On the way you can enjoy the winter wilderness. We will stop and have a campfire in the middle of the nature. A little break let you to relax and listen the silence. After that it is much easier to drive sled.
The distance of the ride is 20-25 km depending of the weather conditions and your skills. Duration of the whole tour, including transfers, is about 3-4 hours.
!!!! Maximum group size 4 adults. Almost private!
About aksana - the Doer
Aksana and Antti this adventurous couple has worked in the great outdoors for 20 years. They have filmed their trips, written hundreds of articles, and based on their outdoor experience they have been involved in the product development of outdoor supplies.
Antti is a professional photographer and guide who particularly focuses on outdoor photography. He has done photography for advertising for a number of large enterprises. He also owns his own
brand Kurola Photography, making it possible to express his artistic impressions of the beauty of nature. Antti’s images have been used to decorate a number of hotels and he has held a number of photography exhibitions. The Finnish Post Office has also used his pictures for its stamps. Antti has a photography gallery at his work premises.
Aksana organises yoga trekking and retreats all over Lapland and at her home in Sierijärvi, Tuulenpesä Home Farm.
Nature provides content for Aksana’s tales, the treks she organises, yoga practice and training sessions.
Nature with its fantastic diversity, delicious wild food made from natural produce, yoga, meditation, ease of breathing, yoga treks, husky sled rides, and meeting lovely people are the things they love most about their work.
“It is wonderful to be able to offer unforgettable experiences for people visiting Lapland. Seeing how we give people so many happy moments makes us happy.” “
Aksana’s own yoga experiences started back in 1991 and she has worked as a full-time yoga teacher for around five years. Her special focus is on yoga therapy.
Perhaps the greatest and most significant learning processes for Aksana have been obtained from spending long times alone in the wilderness. The wilderness facilitates a deepening of life’s levels: to feel, comprehend and internalise.
“The most important and intrinsic learning I have received is listening to my own heart. Time needs to be reserved for taking a moment to stop and feel the strength of presence and internal wisdom.
Through my own misfortunes, thankfulness, leniency, resilience, loving oneself as one is and the power of focusing on life’s positive sides have become significant issues.”
We hope that our paths will one day cross and we can head towards a balanced, prosperous life, and the life that suits you best – or perhaps experience an unforgettable moment on your trip to Lapland.
The fantastic experiences we feel are important and unique are precisely what we want to share with others.
We have warm winter anoraks, gloves and hats. You need to have good winter shoes.
Dear Antti and Aksana,
It was amazing. We’d like to thank you for a beautiful tour with the Huskies. They are so kind. A great Huskies-tour, About ca 25 km on the frozen lake and the forecast as well to. Even the BBQ was super. A wild-outdoor fire with sausage and mustard with berry-juice and a tee.
So after we could play and cuddling with 16-17 dogs.
So good luck for the future and we wish you al the best.
Hope sometimes to come back.
We wanted to take a husky sleigh ride, but didn’t want to pay too much for a touristic 20 minute ride. So this was exactly what we wanted. It was just Antti and the two of us.
This Trip was everything we hoped it to be. First we were picked up at our apartment and took the short ride to their home. We got some warm clothes from them and went to meet the dogs. Antti then prepared the sleds and we began our two hour ride. With a short break for a tea in the middle we had the best time ever. The dogs enjoyed it as well. They didn’t like the break though.
Back home the dogs were fed, we drank a coffee and Antti drove us to the reindeer farm next door.
We had such an amazing time in Lapland and our visit to Aksana and Antti was just the icing on the cake. It was such an wonderful and unique experience and certainly not something you'd not get from a large tour company.
Their house and hospitality was second to none and it gives you a lovely insight into Lappish culture. I never expected to be guiding the dog sleigh but it was so much fun across a frozen lake and the scenery was magnificent.
Afterwards we were treated to delicious food inside their beautiful home. We will return!
Aksana and her husband were really very very nice with us, we absolutely felt like in family with them. It was my partner birthday and they remembered about it, we were offered a delightful cake and tea and postal pictures.
We spent half day with them. each of us drove our own sled. They always ensured about our safety, they freely loaned us warm clothes, activity was absolutely magical, under shy sun of January, at the sun rise.
It was easy to learn with them and Aksana is french-spoken, feel free to make her work :-)
Easy access to get to the farm, we went there with our own standard car.
It is not touristic attraction at all, it is a real experience and human share.
I dislike groups, we were only four.... both of us and .... both of them :-)
If you want to experience sledding, don't worry and go ahead, they are obviously the family you need!
We booked a private trip with the huskies for ourselves and our 5 and 6 year olds. We were picked up at our hotel by Aksana and driven to their home and husky farm next to a stunning frozen lake surrounded by snow covered trees. There were 8 huskies (4 per sleigh) and we were shown how to drive the sleighs, with children wrapped up warm inside. Antti and Aksana came with us on their snowmobile and made sure we were OK on several occasions during the hour and we covered around 8kms on the lake.
The place was magical and it was a great experience. Part way round, we had some warming hot berry tea.
Once back at the house, the children had a chance to cuddle the huskies and cat and we were offered hot drinks and crisps with homemade salmon dip followed with delicious homemade Finnish pancakes and jams. This was such a wonderful way to see the area and a great way for the children to meet the animals. We would definitely recommend this.
This was even better than our dog-sledding experience in Yukon and in the Swiss Alps. We had even more fun this time! Thanks Aksana for making our dreams come true and taking care of us at your own home! Looking forward to come back soon.
Thank you so much! big words. we are grateful.
Aksana and her husband were very welcoming and tried their best to meet our schedule and requirements. The track is well marked, secluded and fun to ride around. They follow along on a snowmobile to ensure safety of the mushing teams. Dogs are very friendly and beautiful.
We really enjoyed that the group was small (only the three of us) and everything felt friendly and well thought out. Thanks guys, we had a blast!