Swoosh through the snow pulled by beautiful huskies on this exhilarating 3 or 5-hour experience from Saariselkä. Travel to a husky farm by minivan or coach, and meet the friendly dogs and their keepers. Then, take turns to ride or drive a 2-seater sled around a snow-covered circuit through frosty woodlands and fields. Afterward, sip a hot drink beside a wood fire, and hear heart-warming tales about the huskies’ life and their care. Upgrade to a 5-hour trip to enjoy an extended sled ride followed by a wholesome lunch by the fire.
Ride a sled pulled by gorgeous Lapland huskies
Choose a 3-hour or 5-hour husky experience, dress warmly and make your own way to the starting point in Saariselkä. Then, hop into a coach or minivan and travel to a husky farm in the nearby countryside.
Listen to the excited barks of the dogs and greet the friendly mushers — the people who drive the husky sleds. Meet the adorable huskies, and after a safety briefing, climb aboard your easy-to-ride, 2-seater sled.
Opt to sit inside or stand on the runners to drive, and learn how to handle the sled. Whether you choose to sit or drive, you can switch halfway through your ride if you want.
With your team of huskies harnessed up, cruise out in convoy along a snow-laden circuit. Swish around the frozen landscape and wintry woodlands, and as you go, soak up the crisp Arctic air and sounds of the panting huskies.
Arrive back at the husky farm and refuel with a warming drink by the campfire. Hear interesting facts about how the huskies are trained and cared for, and snap pictures of your husky team.
Later, travel back to Saariselkä, where your 2-hour trip ends at the original start point.
5-Hour Husky Experience Upgrade with Lunch Why not take your husky adventure up a notch by selecting a 4-hour experience with a longer sled ride and delicious, Lapland-style lunch?
When you upgrade, you get to enjoy a longer husky sled ride around an extended circuit. Then, after your trip, you’ll enjoy a hearty bowl of meat or vegetable broth by a campfire in a cozy tent or hut, along with a comforting hot drink.
Your 5-hour trip finishes back at the original departure point in Saariselkä.
Please note: the order of activities above may change on the day of your tour depending on weather conditions and other seasonal factors.