Safety information for safaris
Clothing and Equipment
Each participant is given the necessary clothing for the duration of the safari. Your own clothes under the overalls during should be light, warm and comfortable, e.g. wool, fleece. Our snowmobiles and other equipment have been tested in demanding conditions and they are proved to work well.
Safety is our top priority. All our guides have undertaken our training program and have a long experience. We provide guidance in English. Some of the languages are available at an additional cost.
All the snowmobiles are insured as required by the Finnish Traffic Insurance Act. This insurance covers medical care for injuries to the driver and the passenger arising from accidents. Personal injuries and damages to other parties while driving a snowmobile are fully covered according to the Finnish Traffic Insurance Act.
Valkea is not liable in general for personal injuries or material damage arising from accidents during other activities and excursions in which snowmobiles are not involved.
Personal travel insurance is therefore highly recommended.
Safari participants are held liable for damages caused to snowmobiles scooters. The amount of the self liability is 700 EUR / snowmobile / accident and 500 EUR / husky team / accident.
The self liability is mentioned during the snowmobile driving lesson before safari.
The driver of a snowmobile must be 18 years old with a valid driving license. Minor (16 – 17 years old) with a valid driving license can participate in safari as driver under control and permission of parent.
Children under 12 years are seated into the sledge pulled by the snowmobile.
Driving a snowmobile under the influence of alcohol or any narcotic products is prohibited by Finnish law.
As the responsible safari organizer, we reserve the right to change the routing and duration of the programs if necessary, according to the prevailing weather and snow conditions or if deemed advisable for the sake of safety and the comfort of the participants. We also reserve the right to discontinue the safari if a participant is seen as a potential danger to him/herself or to others, or is in poor health.