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Aekaeskerontie 480, Akaslompolo 95970 Finland
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Traveller_Fin_10 wrote a review Mar 2021
Finland182 contributions73 helpful votes
We did a short family tour with huskies. It was brilliantly organized and we had super guide with us. We got to learn few things about huskies as well. Really worth doing, both kids and adults found it to be a really good experience.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Terence Ng wrote a review Jan 2019
Singapore, Singapore15 contributions5 helpful votes
We came here to visit our daughter who is volunteering at the dog camp and ended up doing the 5-day wilderness tour. We were apprehensive about the cold (coming from the tropics). The company website is informative and gave us some mental preparation and confidence to go ahead. What we experienced on the tour was amazing and just beyond words. The 3-4 hour daylight scenery we get were breath-taking. On the average, we drove about 40km or 6-7 hour a day. It was not physically tough for us (we have active lifestyle) but we have to keep our focus on the dogs as anything can happen (chew the cord, poo/pee, clear icicle from paws etc). When we reach our cabins for night stop, we have to chain-up, de-harness the dogs and feed them before we attend to ourselves. In the morning, after breakfast and wash up, we have to harness the dogs, cleared their poo, de-ice our sled, check the dogs paws for injuries. Takes 2.5 hours to get ready before setting out. Thankful to have done the dog-sled tour with a great team - 2 Swiss ladies- Daniela & Denise, a German- Stefan, Belgium- Helmand and our dry-humoured Brits guide, Nick (he does dog-sled, cave, and wild life (wolves) tour in Finland, Canada and Spain - very knowledgeable about everything). In the different cabins (over 4 nights), we took turn to fetch water from the lake, cook, wash dishes (using lake water in two plastic basins), start the fire for cabin and sauna, dump waste water. We did sauna together and rolled in snow naked (ok- men and ladies separately). No toilet in cabin, so to take pee at night, got to dress up. I would highly recommend this tour to those who are looking for a taste of Dog-sled expedition (Amundsen was the first man to reach South Pole using dog-sled and ski). Of course, this is not a 5-star trip and you need to be able to adapt to basic cabin living and simple food.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Traveller_Oldie wrote a review Jan 2017
East London, South Africa267 contributions125 helpful votes
I can highly recommend this experience for anyone who has a love for coats and always wanted to expect the thrill of dog-sleighing. This is as close as you can get to the real experience. You spend a lot of time with the dogs and you really get to know them personally and see how different they are. I really miss them already. The Wilderness tour takes you into beautiful places and the areas are nice and remote, the cabins are great (cosy, but comfortable) and doing your own chores as well as looking after the dogs makes the experience authentic. We had a great guide - he was very strict as far as the dogs are concerned, but was extremely knowledgeable, about the dogs and about mushing. This made the experience even better and we spend all evenings discussing dogs, polictics, history and many more. To the whole team, both on the trip as well as during the stay at the lodge - well done and thank you!! We had a special occasion with my daughter's birthday, and they baked a birthday cake and arranged the Aurora Borealis as a special gift for the birthday...!!!
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Date of stay: December 2016Trip type: Travelled with family
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Pineapple0 wrote a review Apr 2016
Hong Kong, China6 contributions7 helpful votes
The lodge is in a beautiful setting, and I love that Akaskero continue to look after the older dogs. our guide did not explain what to do and would swear at us and make snide comments when we made mistakes. On my worst fall he yelled the worst swear word at me. He never asked if we were ok, or seemed to care about anyone. The evenings were tense and uncomfortable/awkward.
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Date of stay: April 2016
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Konstantinos P wrote a review Apr 2016
Thessaloniki53 contributions14 helpful votes
What can I say...I have visited many countries, I have been in many adventures trips and so on, but this is really something else, it goes to a different level.Why ? The first reason is the interaction with the dogs. I will not explain this, you just have to experience this! I miss my 4-leg friends so much ! the other reason is that for 5 days we experienced the lack of almost every kind of "civilization" which proved to be extremely healthy in all levels ! What else? amazing nature , Aurora Borealis, the guide (Marcus) was very good, kind, professional , knowledgable with love and interest for what he does. Moreover , we had sauna in every hut and wood station ,so cutting woods for the sauna and the fireplace + other activities like icefishing etc. The trails was so beautiful crossing forest, hills, lakes and rivers. Not to forget every night that the dogs were transformed into "wolves" (amazing !). The boutique wooden hotel ( more like a chaulet) at the start is very nice with very good staff, amazing food and warm cosy rooms with private bathroom. The day after we came back from the tour with the dogs, we went on a very nice snowmobile day-tour which was also incuded in the price ! Have in mind that this is not a luxury hotel, this is a hotel close to nature , and also for the tour with the dogs you have to abandon your comfort zone, but this is the reason why you go there. I took part in the advanced tour starting on 31rs of March. I could say much much more, but I will close here my review by saying a huge "thank you". Thank you Akaskero team.We will meet again !
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Date of stay: April 2016
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OxfordBoy80 wrote a review Mar 2016
London, United Kingdom65 contributions25 helpful votes
I really enjoyed both the activities I did at Akaskero - the 'wilderness tour' husky sledding and snow shoe hike (an extra activity). The dogs seemed well looked after and clearly love the sledding (i was sceptical before going but i'm a convert now!). We stayed in very basic huts but that was part of the fun and what we all signed up for. I also liked the way we were thrown in at the deep end with the sledding. Just a shame Akaskero let themselves down with some of the details. Firstly, our guide was grumpy and rude - every mistake received an aggressive telling off. Given it was everyone's first time that was way over the top... Then there was pickups/drop offs which was messed up 3 times. No list of names meant we were hanging around waiting for 3 people at the airport who didn't realise they were staying at Akaskero (they'd booked through a third party...). They wrongly assumed we'd all want to hang aroubd for 3 hrs at the dog kennels after the snow shoe hike rather than take the earlier bus which left without us. Around 10 of us on the 10am flight were put on a 5.45am transfer to kittalia airport meaning we arrived at a small provincial airport 3.5hrs before the flight after an unnecessary 5am start... Finally, the 'hotel' is lacking some basics. Earplugs and an eye mask are essential (luckily i had both) given the walls and curtains are paper thin. The tiny single beds were pretty uncomfortable and multiple tiles were coming off the wall of the ensuite... it wouldn't take much to sort those things out. On the plus side the food was pretty good. So overall i enjoyed the experience inspite of Akaskero not because of them!
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Date of stay: March 2016Trip type: Travelled solo
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greenpaul wrote a review Feb 2016
Zurich, Switzerland113 contributions81 helpful votes
An all round positive experience. The lodge: The lodge is simple but perfectly serves its purpose as a base for the husky sledging week. There is a comfortable lounge, a nice restaurant area and the rooms are fine, possibly a bit small if occupied by two people. The food served in the evenings is surprisingly varied and well executed. The lodge is nicely situated, quite far off the next bigger road, with a lake out front, views of the Akaskero hill and a sauna in the lake. There is a hole in the ice outside the sauna for the real finish experience. The dog sledging: There were four groups on the wilderness tour at the time, two English/French speaking, two German speaking. Whilst the lodge's guests are often German speaking, it really is also a suitable venue for non-Germans. In terms of age there was a great variety, ranging from mid-20s to mid-50s, but it seems that also teenagers and older dog-sledgers frequently take part in the tours. The dog sledge guide I had, Andre, was great, preparing us tourists really well for the 5 days of sledging and making sure that we understood how to care for the dogs, what to look out for in terms of safety etc. Also over the three nights in the wilderness huts he really taught the group many things and was a perfect guide. The week was a truly great experience and I loved the dogs and the stays in the huts. With this comes a disclaimer - the wilderness huts have no electricity, no running water, outside WC huts. You can 'shower' Finish style with a bucket of warmed up water in the saunas. You have to be able to cope with these conditions - which in my opinion make the experience - otherwise this tour might not be for you. Comment on the dogs: the Akaskero lodge seems to be really very good to its dogs, there is a 'retired dogs' area as well as one for the disabled ones. All of the dogs are respected and treated well and get the care they deserve. Other dog sledge centers seem to have a more economic approach to their dogs, i.e. If they don't work ... For me one of the best experiences ever. For slightly 'adventurous' minds this is a definitive 'just do it'!
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Date of stay: January 2016Trip type: Travelled solo
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Lobowitz wrote a review Aug 2014
Onex, Switzerland56 contributions23 helpful votes
went there to enjoy a wonderful experience with 3 friends and my girlfriend for a 5day husky tour (the advanced one) we are around 30 years old pros: friendly guides (Steffy was awesome) amazing dogs chalets are amazing (ask for them); decent room, big living room with a fire pit, your own sauna, pretty romantic food is decent the price seems to be cheap compared to other tours proposed Lapland if not the cheapest the advanced tour is great Cons: we were happy that the tour was customized for our small group because the average age of the remaining tourists were mostly over 65 years old and many were exclusive german speakers to be honest, not sure i would have enjoyed the trip if I came by my own, not that i despise retired people, but I enjoy it when you have a more equal distribution of ages in groups
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Date of stay: March 2014
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Z0rglub wrote a review Jul 2014
Geneva, Switzerland225 contributions152 helpful votes
I will make it short : I did some husky tours before in Canada and this was my first time in Finland. The resort is great and the staff very friendly and helpful. The food was nice too for that kind of resort. We chose the accomodation in a chalet and it had a private sauna and a fire pit in it. The tour was the Advanced one and it was really good. And it was also the cheaper one ! I strongly recommand it. The only "problem" was the average age of the customers, who seemed to be all retired.
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Date of stay: March 2014
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Karen H wrote a review Apr 2014
Essex107 contributions65 helpful votes
The Austrian owner works closely with the German travel agencies which is why 90% of the guests are German. This is the base camp for the various tours that are done. The rooms are basic (wait till you go on the tours, then they will be heaven!). No hairdryers, TV etc. Hot water is not guaranteed unless you get in first when you all get back from the dog camp. Evening meals are taken sitting with your group. Fixed meal. Tours are brilliant. Cabins are an adventure of sorts - hopefully they empty the toilets before the season starts for 2014. There are 500 dogs at the camp and 150 are retired and not destroyed like they are in other countries. Dog welfare is first and foremost. You clean the pooh, feed the dogs, wash up, sleep on a mattress or bunk, no alcohol, no smoking and you can't always drink the water. This is also a physical tour - you must help the dogs up hills, so push the sled and run in deep snow behind the dogs and they'll thank you. If you are not fit, then you will find this hard work.
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Date of stay: March 2014
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