We Didn't know what to really expect but we needn't of worried, it was Fantastic experience! Philip and Katja made us feel at ease straight away, we fell in love with their place and the dogs who with their individual characters endear them selves to you.
First day out on our training run I really didn't want it to finish, we then embarked on 4 days of mushing into a pristine wilderness,we loved the cabins and enjoyed the hands on aspect of the trip, we are not being known for standing around with our hands in our pockets.
We were never cold even at -27 and I suffer from hashimoto thyroidisum as the kit supplied is first rate. The food was wonderful and gluten free for me. The staff are very professional and all we were left to do is enjoy our selves.
We both learnt a lot about the dogs, who's enthusiasm for their job never wanes, they are very pro about the work. It was an honour to mush with them, I'll never forget my team.
We really would like to return one day :)
We also thank the other guests for making our trip enjoyable with the great banter and the appreciation of good music! And a special thank you to Philip and Katja for looking after us.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Border Inn is a luxurious dog sledding lodge located in the wilderness of northern Finland and situated 2km from the Russian border.At The Border Inn we specialise in week long Husky Safaris which are run along the Finnish-Russian border.We also offer snow machine tours, ice fishing and a variety of other winter programmes. ... more less