Fantastic Family Trip!
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.
I can highly recommend this sauna experience to anyone who wants to have an authentic and relaxing local experience in a real Finnish sauna. The heat ("löyly" in Finnish) in this sauna is very soft and nice. The sauna is located in a nice, traditional surroundings, close to Rovaniemi center but in a quiet environment at the yard of the owners of the sauna. The owner family is really nice and friendly and they speak fluent English. The sauna is brand new and very clean. Just go and try it!