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Who Needs a Sled When You Can Take the Bus?

Mighty Fine customers absolutely love our Husky Sledding experiences but it seems some huskies prefer a different kind of transport!

When the 722 bus service pulled up at a stop in Norsborg, Sweden recently, a Siberian Husky hopped on board and helped himself to a seat. Despite being a model passenger, the unescorted dog was soon taking another ride – this time in a police car – to the local police station.

Happy to say, the owners were soon located and reunited with their fare-dodging dog. Let’s hope they manage to curb his passion for independent travel!

16. September 2014 by James Walker

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The Draw of the Paw

Dog lover Christine Meerman-Cooper of Fife, Scotland, embarked on the journey of a lifetime earlier this year as she travelled to Alaska for a 12 day husky safari.

In November last year Christine saw an advert on Facebook from the legendary dog musher Joe Henderson, calling for 12 people to join his expedition team. She applied, thinking she had no chance of being picked; but she was wrong!

Three weeks before the 33-year-old marketing consultant was to wed her fiancé, Tim Cooper, in Lapland last December, she received a call saying she would be joining Joe’s team. Elation filled her as her marriage took place in her Lappish snowy paradise, similar to the one she’d be travelling across in a few months’ time. More...

12. August 2014 by Emma Smith

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Essays on Huskies

Students at Norway’s Arctic University in Tromsø will soon be able to list dog-sledding as one of their qualifications!

Students on the Arctic Outdoors programme and the Outdoor Life course, will study practical and written components on dog sledding as well as taking part in the famous Finnmarksløpet dog sledding competition.

It is thought the inclusion of dog-sledding in an academic setting will help to highlight this Arctic mode of transport as a significant sport and outdoor activity.

To get a fascinating insight into husky sledding in Norway, take a look at our fabulous dog sledding holidays.

 

27. February 2014 by Emma Smith

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Real Men Play Finnish Football

Finland Snow Scene

Whilst many footballers tend to over-dramatise on-pitch developments, Rovaniemen Palloseura players face Arctic conditions each time they take to the pitch and never think twice about it.

The Finnish Premier League team embraces the freezing temperatures. Indeed, at one time or another, most players have faced temperatures of -18.

So how do team mates from Nigeria, Mexico and El Salvador cope with the freezing conditions? ‘They are shocked when they arrive,’ explains defender Tuomo Könönen ‘but after a while they are fine.’

If you want to travel to Lapland but aren’t feeling quite so brave, check out the Mighty Fine Company and you can leave your football strip at home!

22. October 2013 by Emma Smith

Mind Games in the Wilderness

Crown Snow Iso-Syote

Zooming through the forest around Iso-Syöte on a snowmobile is something of a dream-like experience. An experience all the more enhanced by the eerie sight of strange silhouettes, glimpsed at speeds that don’t allow for a proper look.

Is that really a stooping old man? Could that actually be a small child hiding in the forest? Oh my word, that has to be a polar bear!

I was sure I saw all these things and more when I visited this winter wonderland last year. It was, therefore, with some relief that I listened to our local guide explaining the concept of ‘Crown Snow’. More...

15. October 2013 by James Walker

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