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Vuokatti Safaris


Activities for the whole family!


Vuokatti Safaris arranges unforgettable holiday experiences all year round - how about a husky ride, summery paddling adventure or a snowmobile safari during your winter holiday? All these activities (and more) are available from Vuokatti Travel sales department - info@vuokattitravel.fi

 

SUMMER SEASON WEEKLY SCHEDULE:

MON-SAT 11:00 am - Visit to the Husky Centre // adult 19€ - child (4-14y) 12€

Meet our friendly dogs! Our guide will introduce you to the energetic world of the huskies.

You’ll get to know our charming husky individuals and hear about their behavior, training and care. Funny glutton contest included. Program is available at any weather.

MON-SAT 10:00 am - Husky Mercedes Ride // adult 59€ - child (4-14y) 39€

Experience dog sledding in the summer with our “Husky Mercedes”! Ten huskies pull this specially adapted cart on wheels around the circuit.

Program includes harnessing the dogs with guide and husky ride about 1,5 km depending on temperature. Program includes Tour in Husky Arena so you’ll get to meet all of our 80 wonderful husky personalities.

THU 13:00 - Canoe Trip // adult 79€ - child (4-14y) 49€

A relaxing guided canoe trip suitable for families and beginners. We teach you how to paddle and and we’ll provide tips along the way if needed. Enjoy Finnish nature while paddling on calm water! Refreshing juice and snacks included.

MON 10:00 am - Fishing trip // 299€ / trip

In Vuokattis’ pure and pristine waters you will have a great chance for a good catch! Our experienced fishing guide will show you his best fishing spots and teach you different methods in fishing. The fish native to the area are trout, perch, pike and pike perch. And while fishing you can always admire the beautiful Vuokatti Hills from the water!

TUE 11:00 am - Finnish Nature Tour // adult 59€ - child (4-14y) 39€

This tour is perfect for families or anyone who wants to learn more about Finnish nature. Enjoy the beautiful nature and views from top of Vuokatti hills. Stop at a wooden hut where you will be making fire with help of your guide. Sit down while the guide tells you about how people used to live in this area in the older days and how the forest was key for their living. Enjoy delicious snacks you cook by an open fire and take a sip from your drink. Length of the walk max 1km. Depending the season berry picking can be also included in the program (cloudberries/blueberries July, blueberries/lingonberries August/September).

SAT 14:00 - Bear Watching Evening // 200€ / person (min. group size 10)
- 235€ / person (min. group size 6) - 280€ / person (min. group size 4)

Welcome to Finnish wilderness where you can experience Europes’ largest carnivore in the nature! The Brown Bear (Ursus Arctos) is the national symbol of Finland and can weight up to 300kg. Truly an unforgettable experience and the best opportunity to take the shot of a lifetime from the comfort and safety of our specially designed hides. Our first-class wild animal observation place is located near Vuokatti in Kuhmo. In this area, large carnivores have been photographed for over 30 years as it provides an excellent opportunity to see and photograph wolverines, bears and wolves. Especially wolverines and bears are frequent visitors of this area.

At 2 pm transfer from Vuokatti to bear hide. You’ll be escorted to a wooden hide where you can safely wait for the appearance of the bears. There is one seat for everyone with a camera hole and the hide has a dry toilet. Packed picnic food is provided for the evening. After magical evening accompanied by bears, at 9.30pm you will be escorted back to our bus and transfer back to Vuokatti. Age recommendation min. 10v.

 

WINTER SEASON WEEKLY SCHEDULE:

MON-FRI & SUN 11:00 am - Snowmobile Safari // driver 129€ - adult 89€ - child (4-14y) 69€

This safari takes you up to the Vuokatti hills where beautiful winter scenery will open up. On our way back we’ll stop for a break and enjoy hot drinks & snacks.

WED 13:30 & SAT 10:00 am - Scenic Snowmobile Safari // driver 179€ - adult 139€ - child (4-14y) 99€

Have an unforgettable winter activity day on our Scenic Route Safari with the lead of our experienced local guides. This snowmobile safari brings you the best our region has to offer for snowmobiling. We drive up to the Vuokatti hills, then move on to the most beautiful forest trails full of thick snow, and lastly, we enjoy some gorgeous frozen lake trails along this route.

We drive with brand new Touring model snowmobiles, which are quiet, environmentally friendly and provide a comfortable modern ride for both driver and passenger. On our way back we’ll stop for a break and enjoy hot drinks & snacks.

MON, WED, THU & SAT 10:30 am - Nuppu and Nallo Trail // adult 89€ - child (4-14y) 59€

Vuokatti Safaris’ husky kennel invites you to come and join in the magic of sled dog driving. Adults and teenagers can safely drive themselves, whilst children sit warmly on board the sled.

Feel the excitement build as the dogs are harnessed and put into their running teams. Vuokatti Safaris’ experienced guides will teach you the basics of driving a husky sled, before setting you off on our Nuppu and Nallo winter trail. This trail is 0,5 km long and we’ll drive it several rounds. Introduction to our huskies day to day lives and hot drinks included.

MON, WED & SAT 13:00 - Alfons' Forest Trail // adult 139€ - child (4-14y) 99€

Be inspired by the husky energy and beautiful nature on our 6 km forest trail. Introduction to our huskies’ day to day lives and hot drinks included. We drive 2 persons per sled and driving time for 6km is 30-40 minutes depending on weather.

THU 13:00 - Into the Wild with Kaneli // adult 199€ - child (4-14y) 129€

Come and join us to our beautiful route with a scenery of Vuokatti Hills. Travel across amazing landscapes with only the sound of your dog team breathing and their paws hitting the trail. This route runs on snow covered meadows, fields and forest. The trails is 12km long which takes approximately 1 hour (depending on weather). Before hitting the trail you will get driving instructions and winter wardrobe if needed.

After an hour of husky sledding it is time to get to know our always friendly dogs better on a tour in our husky arena. Plenty of time to take photos and pet the dogs. After meeting the huskies, delicious warm snacks are waiting at our cozy cafeteria.

TUE & FRI 11:00 am - Husky Adventure // adult 269€ - child (4-14y) 169€

A fairytale winter adventure with huskies on our 20 km trail. Along the way we will stop on an secluded island and enjoy delicious snacks in the warmth of our traditional Mongolian yurt. We drive 2 persons per sled and driving time for 20km is between 1h30minutes and 2 hours depending on weather.

WED & SAT 18:00 - Howlind Northern Lights Tour // adult 239€ - child (4-14y) 149€

Truly unique husky adventure on our 12 km trail when the night falls. Come and join us to our beautiful route with a scenery of Vuokatti Hills and with a good luck the amazing show of Aurora Borealis. Travel across amazing landscapes with only the sound of your dog team breathing and their paws hitting the trail. This route runs on snow covered meadows, fields and forest. The trails is 12km long which takes approximately 1 hour (depending on weather).

After an hour of husky sledding it is time to get to know our always friendly dogs better on a tour in our husky arena. Plenty of time to take photos and pet the dogs. After meeting the huskies, delicious picnic dinner is waiting at our cozy cafeteria.

MON & THU 10:30 am - Snowshoe Adventure // adult 79€ - child (4-14y) 49€

Guided snowshoe adventure in Vuokatti hills. Enjoy the beautiful winter scenery and silent white nature. Hot drinks and delicious snacks included.

FRI 18:00 - Magic of Northern Lights // adult  99€ - child (4-14y) 69€

When the the nature is covered by the dusk the magical Northern Lights will appear on the sky. This showshoe adventure is the perfect way to explore winter landscape authentically and with a bit of luck you might see the amazing show of Aurora borealis.

This trip starts from Safari Center where from you’ll head up to the Vuokatti hills enjoying amazing snowy forest and peaceful nature. From the top of the hill view is amazing with all the lights shining from the village. After the walk you’ll enjoy some hot drinks and snacks while listening to guides stories of the nature. Perfect for families and groups!

FRI 10:30 am - Ice-Fishing // adult 79€ - child (4-14y) 49€

Fun day at frozen lake! Start from Safari Center where warm safari gear will be added if needed. Walk to the lake through small forest where our experienced fishing guide will lead you to his best fishing spots where fish are waiting to be caught. You start by chopping up a hole in the ice – this is already a fun experience – and after that you can start fishing! The fish native to this area are trout, perch, pike and pike perch – hopefully you catch some! You will change your fishing spot several times during this excursion. Hot drinks included. Perfect for families and groups!

SAT 11:00 am - Reindeer Sleigh Ride // adult 79€ - child (4-14v) 49€

Come and meet our reindeer and enjoy a memorable sleigh ride! On this tour you will learn about these arctic animals and reindeer herding in Finland. Everyone will have a chance to test the reindeer herder’s most important tool, the reindeer lasso. Then it’s time to hop in the sleigh, sit back and enjoy the ride. Finally we will enjoy drinks and snacks by an open fire in a traditional hut. We drive two persons per sleigh.

 

Book your holiday adventure now! info@vuokattitravel.fi