Winter activity in Karelia: snowmobiling and dog sledding

A two-day trip on snowmobiles and dog sleds through the most beautiful deserted places of South Karelia with an overnight stay in a cozy guest house of the eco-complex. 

The program includes an exciting tour of the kennel of northern sled dogs, acquaintance with real Arctic veterans of expeditions to the North Pole and other Arctic routes. 

A journey in which you will experience the real silence and serenity of the nature of the north and get an unforgettable experience.

Location

Petrozavodsk
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US$ 370
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Duration
2 Days
1 Night
Departures
  • Group departures
    • 31 Oct – 1 Nov
    • 7 – 8 Nov
    • 14 – 15 Nov
    • 21 – 22 Nov
    • 28 – 29 Nov
or
Accommodation
  • Guest House
    1 night
Comfort
  • Basic+
Difficulty
Moderate
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers
Group
Up to 4 people
Minimum age
8 years old
Group meet at
Petrozavodsk
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Weekdays: 8am - 8pm
Weekends: 8am - 7pm (GMT +3)
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Tour highlights

Furry friends
Visit the Polar Explorer's House and get to know the legendary expedition dogs that conquered the Arctic
Snowmobile drive
Take a mini snowmobile expedition
An evening for the soul
Spend the evening by the fireplace, enjoying the dance of a live fire and Karelian cuisine

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Getting to know sled dogs and traveling by dog sled

    Meeting in Petrozavodsk or at the airport.

    Transfer to the Polar Explorer's House (30 km).

    Breakfast in Karelian style.

    Briefing, acquaintance with the instructor, information on the completion of the program.

    Safety instructions, equipment selection. 

    Getting to know sled dogs. 

    Collecting a team. 

    Training in team management. 

    A dog sledding trip through the Karelian forest to the forest lake. 

    A snack by the campfire at a rest stop while traveling along the route. 

    Return to the Polar Explorer's House. 

    Summing up the results of the day. 

    Dinner by the fireplace — Karelian cuisine and tasting of Karelian tinctures on northern herbs and berries. 

    Watching films about the Arctic From the tapes of the international Arctic film festival "Arctic Open". 

    A wood-burning sauna.

  • Day 2 - Mini snowmobile expedition
Difficulty
Low physical intensity for amateurs and non-experienced travelers

Accommodation

Accommodation
  • Guest House
    1 night
Comfort
  • Basic+

The tour includes accommodation in the Husky Moa eco-complex (Polar Explorer's House).

The cost of the tour for 1 person:

  • adults — 32,900 rubles.;
  • children aged 8-12 21,700 rubles;

The supplement to the program for traveling by one person in a sled / snowmobile is 5,000 rubles / day.

If there are more than 4 participants, the tour is carried out on request.

Guest House Polar Explorer's House or Husky Moa Eco-tourism complex 1 night
Guest House Polar Explorer's House

The house has 6 rooms: double, quadruple, the rest are triple, two bathrooms and a shower cabin. Usually, guests who do not cook themselves, but prefer to eat from the kitchen, move in here. The administration of the tourist complex and the cabin company are located here - a cozy fireplace room with a large TV and Wi-Fi.

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Another option
Husky Moa Eco-tourism complex

Husky Moara tourist eco-complex is located in the village. Sailors, 30 km from Petrozavodsk. This is a picturesque place just 200 m from one of the most picturesque and popular rapids for rafting the Bolshaya Tolly rapids on the Shuya River. On the territory of the eco-complex there is a stable, a kennel for northern sled dogs (70 individuals), a pine forest, a park area, guest houses and a sauna complex. All the dogs of the kennel located on the territory of the tourist complex participate in famous international expeditions in the Arctic.

The Husky House has 5 rooms, for a total of 14 people. The house has a well-equipped toilet with hot water, a shower and a kitchen, there is a TV and Wi-Fi.

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Tour conditions

Group
up to 4 tourists
Minimum age
8 years old
Duration
2 days 1 night
Group meets at
Petrozavodsk

Included in price

  • all transfers and excursions according to the program;
  • provision of specialized equipment;
  • walking along routes with equipped bivouacs (parking place);
  • wood-burning sauna;
  • support of a professional instructor;
  • meals according to the program, including hot campfire meals;
  • photo and video shooting with your own equipment;
  • accommodation in a guest house;
  • insurance.

Paid extra

  • air and railway tickets to Petrozavodsk and back;
  • meals not specified in the program;
  • photo shoot with a professional photographer — from 5,000 rubles.;
  • walking with a dog — 350 rubles.;
  • it is possible to organize an additional day on snowmobiles or dog sleds — check with the manager;
  • the supplement to the program for traveling by one person in a sled / snowmobile is 5,000 rubles / day.

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.

Dates and Prices

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  • Individual dates available on request
    1 Nov, 2024 – 30 Apr, 2025
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  • US$ 370
    31 Oct – 1 Nov 2 days 1 night
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  • US$ 370
    7 – 8 Nov 2 days 1 night
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  • US$ 370
    14 – 15 Nov 2 days 1 night
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  • US$ 370
    21 – 22 Nov 2 days 1 night
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  • US$ 370
    28 – 29 Nov 2 days 1 night
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