Maglelin Experience: Happy dogs and satisfied customers make the ideal husky safari
By Molly McPharlin | Photos: Maglelin Experience
An experience of the natural beauty and peaceful landscape of Lapland is simply incomplete without a husky safari. Maglelin Experience gives visitors the opportunity to explore the region while gliding over the snow on a sled pulled by a lively pack of Alaskan huskies.
Maglelin Experience was opened four years ago by Raine and Karoliina Niemi. After spending 20 years travelling from their home in southern Finland to Lapland to train their sled dogs and participate in competitions, the Niemis decided to follow their passion. They bought a property 25 miles from Levi in western Lapland, next to Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, where they created cozy and contemporary lodge-accommodation for up to eight guests, with views of the Northern Lights. Here, they offer a variety of husky safari experiences, including family and private safaris.
Maglelin is an Inuit word that means ‘driving with sled dogs’. Karoliina found the name in an old book when she began breeding huskies herself. The Niemis have bred almost all their huskies and their way of life is centered on caring for them. High-quality food, sufficient exercise and rest make huskies happy, and their well-being is a primary part of Maglelin Experience. The pair hope that every customer will experience contented dogs on their safari.
Maglelin Experience is a family company and the Niemis say they don’t have plans to become the largest husky safari around. Instead, they intend to maintain the high level of quality on the safaris they already offer.
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