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Wild Spirit Park

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Ivalo, Finland
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John S wrote a review Nov 2021
Rosharon, Texas247 contributions72 helpful votes
We had a great visit to wild spirit park in Ivalo, it’s definitely worth a visit if you are in the area. It’s not an large place by any means but their are enough to see with Arctic foxes, snow dogs, a wild hog, goats and of course the sledding dogs that you can interact with. We went in early November and while there was snow it wasn’t enough to go sledding. That didn’t effect our overall experience though as the owner was thorough in explaining the stories of each of the animals there. We had a great time and at only a 10 euro donation to visit it’s probably one of the best values as far as experiences go. Plus you get the added benefit of knowing it goes to the cost of taking care of the park.
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Date of experience: November 2021
JJS123_12 wrote a review Sep 2021
London, United Kingdom67 contributions63 helpful votes
What a wonderful place this is! We loved the fact that it is more of a sanctuary for the animals - artic foxes, racoon dogs, the wild boar Romeo and goats! - rather than a commercial establishment. Tiina is wonderful, having dedicated her life to looking after animals rescued from cruel hands. The huskies are great and whilst we couldn't do a traditional husky ride as it autumn, it was great to meet them and hear about each one etc Do pre book - a visit or a indeed husky safari/sledge tour in winter - you wont regret it :)
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Date of experience: September 2021
Yirui J wrote a review Apr 2021
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After reading so many good reviews from different channels, we decided to book a visit with my husband. Due to the warm weather, the husky safari was not possible anymore. But we were introduced to all animals in the park and had chance to hear stories of them. The owner, Tiina, is so heartful and devoted to keep an excellent care of her animal friends. We were touched by this lady and her commitment. Because of the covid situation, the place is lacking for the visitors which means directly economical loss. We hope that she can continue her valuable mission so you can also do some donations, as we do as a godparent to lovely fur friends.
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Date of experience: April 2021
Alysha W wrote a review Mar 2020
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We pre-booked a husky safari. When we arrived we were friendly greeted by Tiina, who moved here 15 years ago for her love for animals. The tour was amazing, some beautiful spots and we were introduced to every husky who was on our sled. Afterward we were invited in a Kami, which is a vert cosy stone house with a fireplace. We got some tea and cookies and she told us beautiful stories about the animals she had. Afterwards we got a tour around the farm and she told us about the artic animals. She has a wild pig, 26 huskies, 4 artic foxes, a gold fox, a cross fox, 2 racoon dogs and 2 Finnish goats! She is a vert friendly and warm person. She takes care of the animals very well. This is an absolute must visit when you are in Lapland!
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Date of experience: March 2020
Thomas M wrote a review Dec 2019
Harrogate, United Kingdom55 contributions17 helpful votes
Stopped by during our visit to Ivalo. Luckily for us, our hotel called ahead to see if they were open. That is when we learned you needed to book a tour and not just show up. We drove over and were met at the gate. Wonderful tour to see the animals. It was obvious she puts a lot of love and care into the place. Really enjoyed the visit. Only thing I would suggest is to have a fire going in the small hut when the tour goes in to look at the photo book. It was a cold day and a brief respite from the cold would have been welcome.
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Date of experience: November 2019