HUSKY SAFARI POSIO
Come and live your nature activity with O'Nordic
O'Nordic was established in 2022. The small husky farm is located on the southern slope of Hyväniemi, 20km from Posio towards Kuusamo. Surrounded mainly by the great Lake Kitka and forests, we welcome you all year round with our Alaskan huskies and our Yakutia laikas!
In winter: dog sledding, snowshoeing with dogs.
In summer autumn: cani-hike for the whole family, visit of the farm.
Maïlys, your French guide will share with you her passion and the love she has for her sled dogs.
"Love what you do, do what you love"
Why choose O'Nordic?
Love & well-being of our dogs
Sharing and knowing with our dogs. Also come and discover our Yakutia laikas, a primitive breed little known as sled dogs! We attach great importance to the health and welfare of our animals.
Small private groups
Privatized reservation: You participate in activities with those around you! Far from mass tourism, you will share a moment with us and our dogs.
You can come and visit our dogs throughout the year. Also discover our world with our laying hens (visit only in summer)
Originally from France, both (Maïlys & Mehdi) graduated with a master degree in wildlife conservation and biodiversity of sustainable development, we are passionate about nature, wildlife and dogs.
From autumn 2018, we share the same passion for working as a guide/handler for sled dog compagnies (France, Sweden, Finland). In 2019, we have decided for a permanent life in Finland, and we bought our first house in 2020, in Posio.
Sultan, adopted from a shelter in France at the age of 5, was our first Alaskan husky. It was once that we settled in Posio that we continued to acquire other alaskan huskies, with their past stories or from a very young age (like Nimi). It is with us that they continue their adventures until the end.
The Yakutian laika was after the acquisition of Sultan (an Alaskan husky), the breed we turned to. It is a recent breed, but old due to its origin. Coming from a region with an extreme climate (Yakutia), these dogs were used as sled dogs, hunting dogs, reindeer herding dogs, but also as companion dogs.
Our first hens arrived in 2021. At present, there are about thirty laying hens that accompany us every day.
During the summer season, they enjoy the yard with a large space just dedicate for them. Sometimes you can even find them outside for the more adventurous.
All year-round activities
Lapland is a beautiful environment, where the cold transforms the landscape into a crystallized, white, silent, soft and peaceful universe. But it is also an opening towards adventure because Lapland can provide us with surprising weather.
The immensity of Lake Kitka will make you feel lost as if in a white desert, surrounded by more or less large islands.
Come and discover this magnificent universe with a dog sled ride, or a snowshoe hike accompanied by a dog.
SUMMER & AUTUMN
Explore Lapland in summer under the midnight sun, or in autumn during the magnificent "ruska" season, with the magic of the forests, the immensity of the lakes, and the picking of berries or mushrooms. Come and meet the dogs and our laying hens, or also take part in a hike accompanied by a dog, suitable for families and children! Friendly and nice moments guaranteed with our dogs.