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Scenery was fantastic and dogsledding through the wilderness was breathtaking.
Seeingall the dogsled circling the lakes and then disappearing through the trees. the dogs were superb. Not being a dog person, I was a little apprehensive but these dogs were exceptional. they were well taken care of and they responded to us without hesitation.
Pirjo was excellent. She was clear with her instructions and helpful when we asked anything. She always checked the dogs were harnessed correctly. Her ability in the wilderness was second to none and her cooking throughout the expedition was delicious.
Whilst warm clothes are needed, during the expedition the outer clothes provided by the company were of a very good quality. I never felt cold. Be prepared to help with the dogs and with some housekeeping at the cabins - everyone helped and worked well as a team.
Would love to go again - great experience.
A really amazing experience that made this the best Exodus adventure I have had (and I've been on some fantastic trips).
Learning to work with and look after my own dog team who then took me through some wonderful and inspiring landscapes. Staying in some marvellous wilderness cabins - basic, but very cosy once the fires were going. Travelling with a great bunch of people.
Pirjo was a great group leader. She shouldered enormous responsibility (7 untrained dog handlers, 40 huskies, varied weather, ensuring that we were all well fed (dogs and humans alike) - the list goes on), but she rose to the challenge brilliantly. Thank you, Pirjo, for a wonderful holiday.
The arctic kit you will be given at Harriniva is second to none, but I would recommend taking the following: thin, but warm, gloves for use when sorting out the dogs' harnesses etc (mitts are the warm and comfortable, but not good for fiddly stuff), a flask to carry a cold drink for each day out (it can be very thirsty work), UK-made Buffalo clothing was exceptional (I wore a Buffalo top under my arctic kit, and my wife used Buffalo mitts). Expect to work hard, the dogs will need help going uphill or through soft powder and handling a sledge takes some getting used to.
For the free day at the end, some of us went snowshoeing in the National Park. This was great fun and, after a great lunch, we went to the sauna followed by a lake swim - invigorating doesn't come close! Thoroughly recommended for the reckless.
Lapland is without doubt my favourite part of the world. The winter wonderland landscape takes your breathe away and is simple stunning. So what better way to see this up close and personal than on a sledge being lead by a team of friendly hard working amazing huskies.
Staying in basic wilderness camps with no electricity only serves to add the to the experience (mobile stayed off all week :)) these camps once the wood burning stoves have been lit become warm very quickly and it was part of the experience to collect water / top up the wood for the next visitors.
Unharnessing one of my lead huskies at the end of a day and he wanted a cuddle - how to melt the coldest of hearts. All of the huskies on my team were as good as gold and frankly I wanted to steal them all.
Pirjo was an excellent leader, issuing clear instructions / detailing what we would encounter during the day out on the trail. Importantly the food she prepared was excellent.
Take hand wash for use after trips to the outside loos. Neutrogena hand cream would have been very useful - a number of the group suffered with cracked hands from the extremes in temperate between the warmth of the provided mittons and having to remove them.
If you have any sense of adventure and enjoy the snow / winter holidays and dogs then this is a must!
The breathtaking Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) are one of natures most awe-inspiring shows, but to see the Northern Lights is not an easy thing. Here are a few hints on when and where to see them. An Exodus adventure holiday isn't a bad place to start.
They can be seen as far south as Scotland, but the best locations for sightings lie in a wide ring that more or less follows the Arctic Circle. Think Iceland, Greenland, North Norway, Sweden, Finland, Canada and Alaska.
The ‘season’ runs from October to March. Within this window the slightly better months for activity are October, February and March. During periods of high solar activity (not forecastable) they can often be seen every night, but the sky has to be clear of cloud cover of course, and you need to be away from other light sources.
Katarzyna Crompton - Iceland Operations
If you are considering this trip, it's good to be is a dog person, as most of the time revolves around them! If you are not prepared to handle the dogs (sometimes quite firmly), and work for them then maybe you should think again. You should be prepared to get dog poop on your hands (!) and obviously there will be times that you do get cold but, saying that, the equipment supplied was first class.
Barry Snell - Exodus client
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