Great experience ....guide was very good and knowledgeable. Comfortable car and great reception/activities during the visit to the farms .....must do safari. Thanks!
Our tour guide Alex was great! He was very accommodating and friendly. I also really enjoyed meeting the reindeer and huskies. Although the actual sled rides were a little short they were worth it for the experience. Afterwards, Alex asked all the members of our group where they needed to go and dropped them to their various locations. He even accompanied me to the train station, helped with my luggage and took me to my Air BnB apartment. Thank you so much!
The reindeer and husky trip was selected because it combined two of the activities that were on our wish list and ensured that our granddaughter of 4 years was not subjected to the cold for too long a period.
Our three generation party of five were picked up promptly at our hotel in the centre of Rovaniemi. Our friendly tour guide outlined the program of the visit and was a fount of knowledge and engaging during the travelling to and at the respective reindeer and husky farms.
At the reindeer farm the Sami guide took us to a typical reindeer herders tent where he performed an Arctic Circle initiation ceremony followed by storytelling whilst sitting around a blazing log fire. Following this we were taken for a sleigh ride which we drove ourselves through an enchanting landscape which was just like being in your very own Christmas card. Afterwards we met more reindeer and were able to pet them and feed them with lichen. My granddaughter had been told that if she winked at a reindeer and it winked back it was Rudolf there was much winking with a successful outcome. Finally we were invited back for refreshments in a Sami log cabin.
At the husky farm we had a very exhilarating and thrilling 2.5km ride as you whip around the track with the cold wind in your face in a sledge driven by 12 dogs. After the ride we retired to a cabin and whilst we warmed ourselves by the fire were given lots of information about the dogs by a husky loving enthusiastic Ukranian girl and we were plied with the local hot berry juice. There was also the opportunity to visit the dog kennels
This tour is highly recommendable especially for young families and experiencing reindeer and huskies shouldnt be missed.
The only downside to the trip was its cost which I thought very expensive for just over 2.5 hours but seemed to be the going rate.