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Husky expedition through the forests of Karelia

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Test your strength in an expedition to the northern dense forests. You will overcome kilometers of snowfields by making your way through the impassable taiga like discoverers.

You will learn how to drive a dog sled, to cook over a winter campfire and to sleep in tents in the snowy forest.

Expedition features:

  • the route is intended for physically fit and hardy people accustomed to hiking and camping;
  • group of 6 to 12 people;
  • tour dates: any from late January to early March, available on request;
  • the tour cost is calculated on a case-by-case basis depending on the number of people in a group;
  • groups on the route have snowmobile escort;
  • the number of guides: 2-3 people depending on the group size.
1 526 €
What’s included in the price? Submit request
Duration
11 days
10 nights
Dates
  • Any dates on individual request
  • group dates
    • 3 Feb – 13 Feb
    • 18 Feb – 28 Feb
Complexity
Need a good shape
Accommodation
    Comfort
    Basic
    Group meet at
    Petrozavodsk
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    Route

    • Day 1 — Transfer to the husky kennel

      Meeting of participants in Petrozavodsk and group transfer to the husky kennel in the village of Matrosy in 30 km from Petrozavodsk.

      Check in to the tourist center.

      Lunch.

      Getting familiar with the leader of the expedition, tour through the husky kennel, getting familiar with the dogs to take part in the expedition.

      Briefing on the upcoming route, safety instruction.

      Dinner.

      Free time.

      Overnight in cabins at the tourist center.

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    • Day 2 — Training

      Breakfast.

      Getting familiar with the equipment and gear. Distribution of sleds. Training exercises for dog sled driving.

      Lunch.

      Training ride within the territory of the husky kennel and around the village.

      Dinner.

      Free time.

      Overnight in cabins at the tourist center.

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    • Day 3 — The dog sled expedition

      Breakfast.

      Transfer from the village of Matrosy to the village of Chalna.

      Start of the dog sled expedition with snowmobile escort along the route from the village of Chalna to Pertruchey (about 25 km per day).

      Lunch at the midcourse.

      Making a tent camp.

      Dinner.

      Overnight in winter tents.

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    • Day 4 — The dog sled expedition

      Breakfast.

      Riding from Pertruchey to the river of Malaya Suna (about 32 km per day).

      Lunch at the midcourse.

      Making a tent camp.

      Dinner.

      Overnight in winter tents.

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    • Day 5 — The dog sled expedition

      Breakfast.

      Riding from the river of Malaya Suna to the lake of Peldo (about 34 km per day).

      Lunch at the midcourse.

      Making a tent camp.

      Dinner.

      Overnight in winter tents.

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    • Day 6 — The dog sled expedition

      Breakfast.

      Riding from the lake of Peldo to the village of Maselga (about 28 km per day).

      Lunch at the midcourse.

      Making a tent camp.

      Dinner.

      Overnight in winter tents or in the log cabin.

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    • Day 7 — The rest day

      Breakfast.

      The rest day. Walking around the neighborhood.

      Lunch.

      Russian sauna.

      Dinner.

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    • Day 8 — The dog sled expedition

      Breakfast.

      Riding from the village of Maselga movement to the cape of Inzhunnavolok (about 25 km per day).

      Lunch at the midcourse.

      Visiting the shores of the lake of Syamozero.

      Making a tent camp.

      Dinner.

      Overnight in winter tents.

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    • Day 9 — The dog sled expedition

      Breakfast.

      Riding from the cape of Inzhunavolok to the village of Kungozersky through the village of Syargilakhta (about 22 km per day).

      Lunch.

      The finishing point of the expedition.

      Transfer to the village of Matrosy.

      Check in to the tourist center.

      Dinner.

      Summary of the expedition.

      Overnight in cabins at the tourist center.

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    • Day 10 — Additional day

      Additional day in case of changes in the weather conditions.

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    • Day 11 — Departure

      Breakfast.

      Transfer to Petrozavodsk.

      Departure of the participants.

    Accommodation

    Comfort
    Basic

    Please, check the actual cost and dates when booking.

    More info about accommodation in the husky kennel:

    It is located 30 km from Petrozavodsk. It is a picturesque location in just 200 meters from one of the most picturesque and popular rafting places, Bolshoy Tolli on Shuya river. The eco-complex includes a barn, a kennel for northern sled dogs (90 animals), a pine forest, a park, guest houses and a bath complex. All dogs in the kennel located on the territory of the tourist complex take part in well-known international expeditions in the Arctic.

    Polar Explorer Guest House

    It is designed to accommodate up to 12 people at a time. The house has two triple and one double room, two bathrooms and a shower. Typically, its guests prefer not to cook but to order meals from the local kitchen. There is the tourist complex administration is located with the saloon, a cozy fireplace lounge with a large TV and Wi-Fi.

    Husky Guest House

    It is designed to accommodate up to 14 people at a time. The house has 5 rooms, a well-maintained toilet with hot water a shower and a kitchen, a TV and Wi-Fi. Usually, its guests prefer to cook their own meals by themselves.

    Important to know

    • Personal equipment you need for the tour
    • How to get to the group venue, Petrozavodsk, and back?
    • How are dogs prepared to expeditions?
    • Additional information
    • Expedition rules
    • Are plane tickets included in the tour price?

    Husky expedition through the forests of Karelia

    Duration
    11 days
    10 nights
    Group
    Up to people
    Complexity
    Need a good shape
    Group meet at
    Petrozavodsk

    Included in price

    1. Meals from 1 to 10 day (hot breakfast and lunch, lunch snack at the midcourse, dinner);
    2. Accommodation:
      • Accommodation at the tourist center (3 or 4 nights);
      • Tent camp (5 or 6 nights);
      • One night in the log cabin is possible.
    3. Rental of group equipment:
      • Dog sleds;
      • Snowmobiles;
      • Campfire equipment;
      • Group first aid kit;
      • Crockery (mug, bowl, spoon) for each participant;
      • Wet wipes, toilet paper;
      • Winter tents;
      • Arctic sleeping bags;
      • Mats.
    4. Gasoline for snowmobiles;
    5. Transfers from Petrozavodsk to Matrosy (the husky kennel) and back;
    6. Medical insurance and accident insurance;
    7. Support from professional guides and instructors (2-3 persons) on the route;
    8. Consultation on the preparation of documents for obtaining a visa to the Russian Federation;
    9. Invitations for tourists from the tour company to obtain a visa.

    Paid extra

    1. Flight/train tickets to Petrozavodsk;
    2. Rental of warm jackets and pants during the tour (provided at the Matrosy tourist center) at the rate of 200 rubles per day;
    3. Additional excursions, meals, accommodation and services that are not included in the program;
    4. Expenses related to obtaining a Russian visa (visa fee) and other documents;
    5. Additional payment for an English-speaking translator is RUB 10 000 per day per group.
    1 526 €
    What’s included in the price? Submit request
    Duration
    11 days
    10 nights
    Dates
    • Any dates on individual request
    • group dates
      • 3 Feb – 13 Feb
      • 18 Feb – 28 Feb
    Complexity
    Need a good shape
    Accommodation
      Comfort
      Basic
      Group meet at
      Petrozavodsk
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      1 526 €
      What’s included in the price? Submit request
      Duration
      11 days
      10 nights
      Dates
      • Any dates on individual request
      • group dates
        • 3 Feb – 13 Feb
        • 18 Feb – 28 Feb
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