Husky tour is a great way to experience winter in Karelia in its most pristine beauty. Become a part of the husky team and try driving the sled yourself under the careful direction of your guide. A night in a cozy and warm traditional tent covered with reindeer skins far from civilization will make our trip a real adventure. Cheerful emotions and good mood guaranteed!
07:00/08:30 Meeting at the railway station in Petrozavodsk with the guide and transfer to the husky farm (30 km).
Kangasyarvi Lake: Breakfast upon arrival. After breakfast you will get acquainted with huskies, one of the friendliest dog breeds in the world. Your guide will teach you how to harness huskies and how to prepare sledges for the ride, and give you full instruction in handling your sled and caring for your husky team.
After the sledges are ready and the dogs are harnessed, begins a true adventure. Joyful huskies’ bark will break the silence of the sleeping Karelian forest and color it with vivid emotions. Today we are heading to the picturesque Kangasyarvi Lake.
During our trip we will make a stop for picnic. After we reach our destination, the dogs will have some rest and we will explore the untouched winter landscapes of Karelian forest with snow shoes. In the evening we will enjoy hot dinner cooked over the open fire, share our impressions and enjoy the atmosphere of a winter night far from civilization.
You can stay outside as long as you like to look at the night sky full of stars or even to witness the Northern Lights, if you are lucky, before you go to sleep in a big common tent.
Kinerma Village: After breakfast we continue husky sledding. Today we cover the distance of 15 km to reach ancient Kinerma Village. Upon arrival Nadezhda, local resident of Kinerma Village, will meet us and get acquainted with the history of the ancient settlement.
You will see solid houses made of huge logs, which are more than 100 years old, and feel the atmosphere of a true Karelian village. After a walking excursion you will have lunch in the farmer’s house with dishes of national cuisine cooked in the big Russian stove. After lunch transfer to Petrozavodsk.
What to take with you?
- comfortable clothes: pants, warm sweater, 2 pairs of woolen socks, 2-3 pairs of cotton socks, T-shirts, warm jacket, woolen hat, gloves;
- warm comfortable shoes.