Last updated: 18 January, 2023
This simple but comfortable Lapland hotel has 64 rooms and 28 log cabins, suitable for all ages and budgets. But what sets it apart from other accommodation in Lapland is what’s outside your bedroom door.
With over four hundred huskies – Harriniva is the biggest husky centre in Finland and the place to come for a husky safari. Tour options range from several hours to several days. Multi-day tours, staying in one of their traditional lakeside wilderness cabins, gives you the opportunity to harness, rig, feed and prep the pack for the following day’s mush, followed by dinner and a sauna. Open to ages 4 and up.
They also offer snowmobile safaris, which along with the dog sledding tours, take you speeding out onto the tundral plains and through the dense boreal forests that make up Lapland’s most spectacular wilderness. Other enticing icy activities on offer include reindeer safaris, ice fishing, snowshoe hiking, and northern lights workshops – pretty much all your winter bucket list activities are covered.
Husky and snowmobile tours are available only from November until April, subject to weather and snow conditions, though you can visit the husky farm at any time. The Northern Lights appear from the end of August to the end of April – this is also, at time of writing, when the hotel is open for guests.