Terms and conditions

Snowmobile Activities

Child age is 12 years and under. 

Children may be passengers on a snowmobile as long as they are over 140cm and will be required to pay 75% of the adult price.

Drivers must be 18 years of age and possess a valid drivers license which must be carried with them when operating a snowmobile.

Drivers will not operate a snowmobile under the influence of alcohol or drugs. (Due North Safaris has a 0% BAC Tolerance)

All drivers and passengers must respect the guides leadership and respect all applicable rules during the tour.

Drivers are responsible for their machine. This means in case of an accident or damage to the machine there is a self liability cost of a maximum €1500. Damage and fault will be assessed by the guides upon returning to the safari house.

To reduce the €1500 self liability to a maximum of €250, a self Liability waiver is available for €25 per driver per tour.
The self liability waiver must be purchased before the tour and is only available for tours on our week schedule. The self liability charge (€1500 – €250) in case of damages must be paid at the Due North Safaris office directly after the safari.

All snowmobile tours include snowmobile, fuel, thermal outfit, helmet, guiding, insurance and catering mentioned in the tour description.

Husky Activities

To take control of your own team of huskies you need to be 18 years and above.

Children 2 years old and below are not allowed on any husky tours.

Children 6 years old and below are not allowed on any husky tours longer than 9km.

Transportation

Transportation between your place of accommodation in the Yllas area and the safari house is included in the price of all tours.

Other

Due North Safaris reserves the right to interrupt the safari if a participant is seen as a danger to him/herself or to the other participants.

Due North Safaris reserve the right to change the itinerary of the excursions should the weather or safety of our customers so require.

Upon Booking, it is your duty to inform us of any allergies, food intolerances or special requirements needed.

All Safaris can be privatized given time and availability. Price will be normal scheduled cost multiplied by 1,5 to get the final cost of your private safari.

All Safaris require a minimum of 2 adult pax unless otherwise stated.

Bookings and pre bookings

Bookings can be made beforehand (pre bookings) or on the spot.

Pre bookings shall be made in writing or telephone. For pre bookings made by telephone, a handling fee of 5 Euros will be added to the total and credit card details will be taken for security. Due North Safaris will confirm all bookings in writing. The bookings final confirmation will be sent after the pre-payment is paid.

When booking, the customer must provide the full names and dates of birth of all participating.

Bookings on the spot must be made no later than 17:00 the day prior to departure.

Payments

Immediately after a booking has been made, Due North Safaris will send a written confirmation with 2 Invoices.

1st – Will be the value of 50% of the total. This pre-payment shall be paid within 30 days after the initial booking is made. If the initial booking is made less then 60 days before arrival, the pre-payment is due immediately.

2nd – will be the remaining 50%of the total and is due 30 days before delivery. If the booking is made less than 30 days prior to arrival, then the full payment shall be made immediately.

The supplier will take the Credit Card details as a security if necessary.

On spot bookings must be paid in full at the time of booking.

Reservation on price changes

Due North Safaris generally reserves the right to change prices mentioned on their brochures and web pages.

The Supplier shall inform the customer if a surcharge is to be imposed.

The given prices include VAT according to the Taxation Laws and Regulations of Finland.

Due North Safaris reserves the right to change the prices in case of any unforeseen increases in costs (including but not limited to taxes, fuel prices etc.) beyond the control of Due North Safaris.

Cancellations

Cancellations must be made either in writing or in person. Any documents and/or Vouchers received from the supplier must be handed back at the time of cancellation.

All cancellations will incur a 20% cancelation fee, Unless:

  • The cancellation is made after 17:00hrs the day prior to your activity. In this case there is no refund.
  • If the cancellation is made with more than 90 days remaining until the scheduled trip. In this case a full refund will be made.

If a tour is cancelled by Due North Safaris due to weather conditions that we deem unsafe for that particular tour, then an alternative tour will be offered (subject to availability) or a 90% refund will be made

  • Should Due North Safaris cancel a tour, it will be done on the day of the event by the guide responsible for that particular tour.
  • Weather conditions that Due North Safaris may consider cancelling a tour for are: Extreme  cold (-40 and below).

Force majeure

Strikes, lockouts, conflagrations, explosions, wars or warlike conditions, substantial restrictions on supplies and other circumstances outside the Supplier’s control entitles the Supplier to cancel the agreement without any liability in damages.

Applicable Law and Jurisdiction

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the Finnish Law. The Finnish Courts shall have the exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute, controversy or claim related to such a demand. The District Court of Lapland (in Finnish: Lapin Käräjäoikeus), placed in Rovaniemi, shall be the court of first instance.

Severability

If any part, term or provision of these terms and conditions is partly or wholly held invalid, illegal or unenforceable, the validity or enforceability of other provisions, extent part and remainder of these terms and conditions shall remain in full force and effect.

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