Fantastic 3 day sledding tour with Huskies over the Finnsmark Plateau. We booked through Much Better Advetures in the U.K. and had the most fabulous experience. Every aspect was above expectations from the accommodation, the food, the transport and the adventure. Phil, Marco and team were exceptional! Knowledgeable, enthusiastic, insightful and great fun. Nothing was to much trouble and they looked after us brilliantly.
On arrival we were taken to the lodge and given waffles and hot chocolate, then we were fitted out with our Arctic suits that were clean, very high quality and very comfortable….not to mention very warm! Hats, boots, gloves, even socks and Google’s were provided so they have everything!
1st night we were introduced to the dogs and given instructions on how to control the sled and dogs. Very hands on with the huskies and sled set up, then off for a 6 ride around the local area tracking a frozen river and through the woods with a head touch as the light faded. Exhilarating stuff and excellent fun.
Then checked in to our beautiful teepee with perspective side for watching the Northern Loghts that gave us a magnificent display throughout the evening. Dinner was a hearty, delicious stew and much conversation with the other 9 guests around a communal table. The chalets/ teepees were delightful with wood pellet burners, blankets and duvets that kept us amply warm.
Next day we packed up sleds and dogs into a trailer and had a 20minute drive before setting the sleds up for a two day crossing of the Finnsmark Plateau. Great fun, spectacular scenery and brilliant guiding and information from Phil. We stayed overnight then sled fed back to the lodge the next day covering 60km in total.
Another night in our cosy teepee and another breakfast and then we were on our way home.
Just an EPIC trip, can’t recommend it enough and if you like adventure you really feel a bit Ranulph Finnes!
Thank you to Phil, our host, who made it so special.