Birk Husky Farm

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Husky Farm Holiday and the Northern Lights

With Russia within sight across the river, it is little wonder that borderland regions become evocative of the meeting of two cultures, two ideologies and two ways of life. This is a place rich in stories both from the East and the West with a backdrop of forests, frozen rivers and the Northern Lights. This holiday indulges those looking for a genuine wilderness experience and incredible dog-sledding both by day and night. You'll be hosted by Trine on her husky farm where you'll get to know her beloved husky dogs and stay in cosy guesthouse accommodation. This holiday can be combined with a stay in Kirkenes and the Snow Hotel.

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ITINERARY

WHAT, WHERE & WHEN

DAY 1:

Arrive in Kirkenes and transfer to your accommodation at Birk Husky Farm in the borderland between Norway and Russia. Settle into your room in the cosy guesthouse and say hello to the pack of husky dogs who live on the nearby farm.

In the evening try and catch your first glimpses of the Northern Lights in the dark skies.

Staying at: Birk Husky Lodge



DAY 2:

Today you'll join a full day dog-sledding adventure. You'll travel in a small group of up to 8 participants and will have a chance to drive the sled to the snowy forests of Pasvikdalen. Enjoy the silence as the dogs take you over wild landscapes. This tour includes a stop for lunch and hot drinks. Your guide will tell you about the local Arctic wildlife which includes the elusive brown bear.

For a true taste of a dog-musher’s life, we can also recommend the overnight wilderness tour which is available during set dates. During this overnight tour you will receive all the knowledge you need from your guides to take care of your own team of sled dogs. During the first day you will cover a distance of up to 15 km staying in a cosy wilderness cabin with no electricity. In the evening, you will have a chance to try a traditional sauna. During your stay you will enjoy local food such as fish from the river, king crab or reindeer meat. Please get in touch to find out how to include this in your itinerary (supplement required).

DAY 3:

You’ll have the day either at your own pace or perhaps try another excursion in the wilderness including snow mobiling or participate in the dog day spa. Once a week the dogs are given a day off to rest and recuperate. You can help out by changing their hay, manicuring their nails, and offering plenty of cuddles.

DAY 4:

Today you’ll return to the airport or continue your journey in Norway.

Extend your stay with a night in a hotel room made of snow at Kirkenes Snow Hotel. Or perhaps enjoy a voyage along Norway's Arctic coastline on board the Hurtigruten Coastal Express to Tromso and the Lofoten Islands. Please get in touch for a detailed itinerary and price quotation for your preferred travel dates.

PRICE

From £775 per person based on two people travelling (excluding flights). 1 night in the guest house and a 2 night wilderness dog-sledding expedition: from £985 per person.

£775.00 GBP roughly converts to: 853 EUR | 1,015 USD

Price conversions are indicative only, payment is in GBP.

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Price Includes

  • Transfers from Kirkenes/Kirkenes Airport (at set times)
  • Three night's accommodation at Birk Husky Farm guesthouse based on twin/double sharing
  • Full board from dinner on arrival to breakfast on departure day 
  • Day tour dog-sledding excursion (sharing sleds)

 

All our trips include:

  • 24/7 emergency line and concierge service
  • Personalised travel documents
  • Exclusive access to our client travel app where you'll find your travel documents, destination guides, maps, practical tips, Arctic Library and pre-trip inspiration

Price Excludes

  • Flights
  • Activities - we'll help to tailor your stay with your choice of dog-sledding excursion. If you wish you can upgrade to an overnight husky sledding tour and include optional activities such as snow mobiling and ice-fishing. Please get in touch with our team who've travelled to Birk Husky farm to learn more.

Additional Info

This trip has flexible daily departures

Many of trips can be tailored to your requirements and departure dates. Please get in touch with us for a tailored quotation and details of availability for your preferred travel dates. All trips and departures are subject to availability.

AIRPORT ARRIVAL

Kirkenes (KKN)

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Traveller's Top Tips

Laura from Magnetic North Travel

The Pasvik Valley is famed for its rich wildlife and birdlife. In March and April, look out for exotic visitors to the bird feeders. Recent visitors include the Siberian Jay, the Siberian Tit and the Pine Grosbeak.

Reviews

Husky Farm Holiday and the Northern Lights

4/5

Great experience with the huskies. The husky safari at the Birk B&B near Kirkenes is absolutely great. Organization from Magnetic Travel went all very smooth. Nice and easy.

by Guglielmo, London on Jan 05 .

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