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Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

An unexpected highlight on a trip to meet Santa. We tried the short taster on the first day of our holiday and enjoyed it so much we went back for the longer trek (5km) first thing in the morning before catching the flight home. Great welcome and instruction and dogs were eager and strong on the trek. Magical going out...

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 March 2015

If you're looking for a real wilderness adventure then this is it. I was there with my 23 year old daughter & we had a truly memorable experience. The scenery is amazing, the dogs unbelievable & Philip & Katja work extremely hard to make your stay unforgettable, with the quality of the food being an unexpected bonus.. Yes there are...

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1Thank DavidAlines
scotland
Reviewed 23 February 2015

My Son and I had an amazing time at The Border Inn. It was a special trip for my sons birthday and it didn't disappoint. Phillip and Katja were charming hosts and very fine chefs. They have a very relaxed manner and you are made to feel at ease immediately. They both have an amazing knowledge of the many dogs...

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1Thank cannaScotland
Reviewed 24 April 2014

My partner and I had a mixed experience during our stay at The Border Inn. The husky sledding was completely exhilarating! Much more difficult than I imagined which made a day of not falling off the sled a real achievement! It is an activity we would both love to do again. Ending the day with sauna was a fabulous immersion...

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4Thank Mary M
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 June 2013

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,...

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Thank Leafa1982
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2013

This was a holiday that was among one of our best. I would recommend this holiday overall as excellent. Although I was taken out of my comfort zone, I had the most amazing time. From the food to the accommodation, to the dogs and to the hosts Philip and Katja.. Who each made a life time of memories in such...

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Thank Jillyb H
London
Reviewed 24 April 2012

I've just come back from a week dog mushing at the Border Inn, and I cannot recommend it highly enough. It was exactly the sort of small authentic experience we were hoping for. Being out in the wilderness was an amazing experience, made all the better by the great hosts Philip & Katja (who run the safaris). The dogs were...

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1Thank GozimbaTravel
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2012

Our trip during February 2012 was a well balanced mix of excitement and relaxation in the wilds of Finland. Our hosts at the Inn made us feel very welcome and although there was only a loose timetable, this actually helped keep the atmosphere relaxed and convivial. Phillip, Katja and Marco could not have done more to answer any questions we...

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3Thank Well_travelled_biker
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 January 2011

What a fantastic trip! if you are looking for something a bit different then look no further. This is a family run business (Scottish guy with his Finnish wife and their two adorable girls), their passion for the dogs is plain to see, this is a real gem of a find. We were collected from the small airport at Kuusamo...

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8Thank the_travelling_Brit
manchester
Reviewed 3 March 2006

The Border Inn is the place to go if you want great company, terrific food, fantastic surroundings and the absolute joy of dog-sledding. The place is run by Phillip Ross, helped admirably by his wife and brother, who make sure that you have everything you need for the best adventure ever! At the end of one of Phillip's dog-sledding weeks...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
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  • Breakfast included
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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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 

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Address: Sammakko-Ahontie 7, Kuusamo 93700, Finland
Region: Finland > Northern Ostrobothnia > Kuusamo
Number of rooms: 3
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