A day with huskies in Karelia

You will embark on an exciting journey to the Polar Explorer's House to visit the famous traveler Viktor Simonov. Sometimes adults need a fairy tale even more than children. 

Here at the training base and headquarters of the Arctic expeditions, where a full cycle of preparation for Arctic trips to the North Pole, through the Bering Strait, etc. is carried out, you will learn not only interesting facts about the Arctic, but also get acquainted with the northern sled dogs of 3 breeds.

The tour is held on any dates except 29.12–10.01.

Location

Petrozavodsk
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Duration
1 Day
0 Nights
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 18 Jan, 2025
    • 27 Jan, 2025
    • 31 Jan, 2025
    • 28 Feb, 2025
    • 6 Mar, 2025
or
Comfort
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Easy
For any person
Group
Up to 45 people
Minimum age
2 years old
Group meet at
Petrozavodsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Polar Explorer's House
We will visit the Polar Explorer's House and get acquainted with the legendary expedition dogs that conquered the Arctic
Gastronomic delight
Let's enjoy a fragrant lunch in the best traditions of Karelia
Arctic Letter
By the fireplace with a live fire, you will write an Arctic letter, which will be delivered and sent to you by a famous polar explorer

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - A day with huskies

    The beginning of the tour in the village of Matrosy, you need to get to the starting point of the tour yourself (ask the manager for the start time of the tour, depends on the date of arrival, in the morning or afternoon).

    Acquaintance with sled dogs of 3 breeds, including the pet of the English Prince Harry and film actor dogs, conquerors of the Arctic — participants of Arctic expeditions. 

    85 pets will give you their unconditional love and boundless kindness. 

    Have a fun dog sledding ride through the picturesque Karelian forest. 

    Those who wish (over the age of 18) will be able to feel like a kayak by driving a dog sled on their own (the cart is controlled only by an instructor).

    Take a walk to the wish tree and the Bolshaya Tolly Threshold, a picturesque ice—free threshold on the Shuya River.

    In the Polar explorer's House, by the fireplace with a live fire, you will write an Arctic letter, which will be delivered and sent to you by a famous polar explorer on a real Arctic expedition. 

    Isn't it a miracle?!

    Enjoy a fragrant lunch in the traditions of Karelia with lohikato, a rustic plate (pickles and smoked meats), a gate in the best traditions of the north, a morse of northern berries, herbal teas and Karelian tinctures of different strength (for tourists over 18 years old).

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Difficulty
For any person

Accommodation

Comfort
  • Basic+

The tour does not provide accommodation. 

Skiing route: 2 km through the Karelian forest.
Duration of the program: 3-4 hours (excluding transfer).

The cost of the tour excluding the transfer:

  • adult — 5,300 rubles/person.;
  • child 5-12 years old — 3,300 rubles/person.;
  • children under 5 years old accompanied by their parents are free of charge.

Tour conditions

Group
up to 45 tourists
Minimum age
2 years old
Duration
1 day
Group meets at
Petrozavodsk

Included in price

  • excursion;
  • Arctic letter (optional);
  • support of a professional instructor;
  • team management training;
  • dog sledding — self-driving or by an instructor;
  • a hot lunch with lohikato, a rustic plate (pickles and smoked meats), a gate with garlic fudge, a morse of northern berries, herbal teas and a tasting of drinks with northern herbs and berries;
  • provision of specialized equipment;
  • independent walk to the wish tree and the threshold of the Big Tolly (optional).

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Petrozavodsk and back;
  • meals not specified in the program;
  • transfer;
  • individual walk with a dog — 400 rubles/hour;
  • photo shoot with a professional photographer (booking in advance) — from 6,000 rubles.;
  • snowmobiling (seasonal) — 6,000 rubles/hour;
  • overnight at the Polar Explorer's House (reservation in advance) — from 1,800 rubles/person.;
  • wood—burning sauna (reservation from 2 hours) - 1,200 rubles/hour;
  • master class on cooking lohikato + hot lunch + samovar on cones with homemade cakes — 2,500 rubles /person.

It's important to know

Are plane tickets included in the price of the tour?

Air and railway tickets are not included in the price of the tour. You can purchase them yourself or contact us for help.

Was insurance included in the price?

Dates and Prices

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  • Individual dates available on request
    1 Dec, 2024 – 31 Mar, 2025
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  • US$ 51
    18 Jan, 2025 1 day
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  • US$ 51
    27 Jan, 2025 1 day
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  • US$ 51
    31 Jan, 2025 1 day
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  • US$ 60
    28 Feb, 2025 1 day
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  • US$ 60
    6 Mar, 2025 1 day
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