Arctic Expedition

Arctic Expedition, Espoo: Hours, Address, Arctic Expedition Reviews: 5/5

Arctic Expedition
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08:00 - 22:00
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08:00 - 22:00
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08:00 - 22:00
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08:00 - 22:00
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08:00 - 22:00
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You are welcome to experience the true soul of Finland only about 40 minutes away from Helsinki, in Nuuksio National Park, near the Finnish Nature Centre Haltia. The warmth of fire, speed and excitement with your new furry husky sled dog friends, on the beatiful lake landscape. Just waiting for you, your friends, family or colleagues to enjoy. You don’t need to be an Arctic explorer to visit us. Just come as you are and spend some delightful and exciting moments with us. Meet our friendly Siberian huskies which love your hugs, learn about our arctic dogs and -way of life and raise your adrenaline in a fast sled dog ride with a dog cart or a dog sled. Warm refreshments are available in most of our products. Welcome to Nuuksio, Espoo - and enjoy the Arctic Expedition with all of us! Tapio Mansikkaniemi Head musher
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Tim M
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Jun 2022 • Couples
My wife and I booked onto a husky hike with Tapio and his huskies for the final day of our trip in Nuuksio. From the outset, Tapio was very friendly and made sure that we were always comfortable with the dogs. We each had our own husky to hike with and got to experience their individual personalities. They are beautiful animals and it was a pleasure to spend time with them up close. After a brief discussion about the distance we would like to hike, Tapio guided us around the trails of the national park. Due to risk of forest fires we were unable to have a fire, however we stopped at a very scenic location where Tapio provided us with a fantastic selection of fresh fruit, pastries and chocolate, as well as coffee and water. The experience was excellent and far exceeded our expectations. Thanks Tapio!
Written 23 June 2022
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Jacquelyn K
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Apr 2022 • Couples
Absolutely incredible experience and would recommend to anyone visiting the Helsinki area. Tapio was lovely and provided lots of information about the dogs and happy to answer any questions. He will let you drive the sled and help with setting up the dogs and feeding after. Traditional Finnish snacks were provided and he catered to dietary requirements (vegan). This was definitely worth the money.
Written 14 April 2022
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Culture801600
11 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Tapio was amazing! He told us a lot about Finnish culture and his dogs. The dogs were quite friendly and provided an unforgettable ride.
Written 14 April 2022
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FemkeC.
Belgium37 contributions
Mar 2022
Many thanks for this great experience!! We enjoyed this very much ,the dogs are really beautiful and friendly animals , we have beautiful pictures and memories thanks to Tapio. This Huskie experience is just amazing. You can ride the sled yourself, cuddle the huskies, have a nice Finnish sausage and pancake at the fire... This all thanks to Tapio! He is so a lovely person who takes you around beautiful places in Nuuksio national Parc with the dogs. An experience to never forget.
Written 29 March 2022
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chrismatthews16
Truro, UK38 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
What a special day! This truly was a day we’ll never forget and worth every euro. Easy to reach on public transport from Helsinki, taking less than an hour if you time connections right. Tapio is friendly and knowledgeable and the dogs were just adorable. They love cuddles and attention and were all so well looked after and cared for. Sledding over the most beautiful frozen lakes behind the dogs was such a special experience. As was the campfire in the woods, cooking sausages, pancakes and marshmallows. Perfect day in Finland!
Written 16 March 2022
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Kris S
5 contributions
Mar 2022
Wow, that was one of the best things we've ever done. Tapio is a kind hearted person who puts a smile on your face. He and his husky family are top prepared and have some great stories to share. After we were welcomed and petted the huskies, we were given the chance to drive the dog sled ourselves. That was a very special experience.

One of the highlights is also the break at the campfire with tea/coffee and delicious snacks. Tapio was so nice and organized falafel especially for us, since we are vegetarians. The pancakes were super delicious and will stay in our minds for a long time!

After the break with great conversations, we went back with the dog sleds and then we were allowed to feed the dogs. What a great experience! We will definitely be back. Thanks again Tapio!

Best,
Steffi & Chris
Written 14 March 2022
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ChrisRobin30
Amesbury, MA15 contributions
Mar 2022 • Solo
What an amazing experience. Tapio is amazing! From the moment He picked me up from the bus stop, I felt welcomed and part of his team. Loved the dogs. Sitting by the fire with food sizzling and the sounds of nature is cathartic. Simply bliss.
Written 11 March 2022
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Annemarie
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Feb 2022 • Family
I would have left a higher rating when possible, this was unforgettable!
A full experience of getting the dogs installed for the sledge and then in the sun over the frozen lakes, high speed, pulled by real well looked after and ever so sweet husky’s. For us this was a real expensive experience but it is worth every penny of it. We drove over three lakes, my son led the sledge with me in it;) We had a break at the other side and ate some sausages and real nice Finnish snacks (you also could choose in advance other snacks) and then back again.
Still in the sun, over the three big lakes, how lucky can you be.
Tapio was a very patient and kind person, thank you for this amazing experience.
We wish you and your beautiful country all the best 💕
Written 1 March 2022
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Kyle B
2 contributions
Feb 2022 • Friends
When in Finland…. Must do activity! Tapio and his huskys had a great sense of humour and very knowledgable - especially the dogs! Would highly recommend! Tapio was very accommodating and great fun!
Written 17 February 2022
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Veerle
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Jan 2022 • Couples
The husky dog sled is for sure a must do. At first we got the opportunity to meet the dogs and take pictures with them. Then we sledded across 3 frozen lakes and had a break around a campfire to roast some sausages and marshmellows. We even got the opportunity to ride the sled ourselves. In addition, musher Tapio was very good company and taught us a lot about the dogs. The arctic expedition definitely exceeded our expectations. We were doubting a little because of the price and the cold but it's worth every Euro and the overalls that we got from Tapio kept us warm the entire trip. Of course the trip itself was amazing but it was also in the details such a Tapio fetching us from the bus stop and dropping us off at the reindeer park afterwards and arranging everything. Thanks again Tapio!
Written 31 January 2022
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