No trip to the far north of Europe would be complete without a ride on a dog sled and our Scandinavia Husky Sledding breaks offer a whole host of experiences to enjoy, whether you are travelling alone or as a couple, group or family. With everything from half day taster sessions to full-on, entire holiday experiences, our holidays cater for all tastes.
Scandinavia : Husky Sledding
The Thrill of the Pull
There’s nothing quite so thrilling as your first experience of dog sledding. An assault on all of the senses, you’ll be charmed by the sight of the playful dogs, intrigued by the noise of their excited barks and yelps and invigorated by the feel of the chill Arctic air on your face. Our trips to Scandinavia for Husky Sledding safaris are truly magical and, once tried, you’ll be absolutely hooked on this traditional mode of transport.
Before you set off on your journey, you will be given a full driving and safety briefing by your expert guide as well as time to meet the dogs who will take you on your fabulous journey. Make sure you have your camera to hand, these marvellous creatures are extremely photogenic and you won’t want to miss a moment of your time with them.
Many of our customers try dog sledding for the first time on one of our combined activity holidays to Scandinavia. Husky Sledding lines up alongside snowmobiling, reindeer sleigh rides and snowshoeing to create a holiday where the fun never ends. In most cases, these breaks include a half day dog sled experience and many holidays also offer the chance to book a second (optional) safari should you find the first one isn’t enough to satisfy your passion for this amazing pastime.
If you want something a little more intensive when travelling to Scandinavia for Husky Sledding, how about some of our fabulous adventure holidays? You can experience the life of a husky musher, learning all about the animals and how they are looked after and trained before setting off on an overnight safari into the wilderness.
Alternatively, journey to Svalbard, home of the polar bears, and stay in a replica Trapper’s Hut with 80 huskies as your next door neighbours. You’ll enjoy an extended snowmobile adventure during your time here as well as the chance to get out and about with your new found friends.
We also have Scandinavia Husky Sledding breaks along the Russian Border and through the Finnish countryside. Both of these holidays feature daily sledding adventures as you travel from one wilderness lodge to another, journeying off the beaten track and discovering natural beauty at every turn.
Don’t Forget the Aurora
With days filled with activities and fun on our trips to Scandinavia, you’ll be delighted to know that night times are equally as exciting – thanks to the draw of the amazing Northern Lights. Our dog sledding venues tend to be perfect for Aurora spotting too so, once darkness arrives, keep your eyes on the skies for nature’s very own light show.
There’s a host of stunning accommodation options on offer in Scandinavia and Husky Sledding holidays take in some of the very best.
You can stay, for example, in a treehouse disguised as a UFO. You can opt for an overnight stay in one of the many ice and snow hotels in the region or you could make it a romantic dream come true in the famous Eagle’s View hideaway at Iso-Syöte. This picture perfect suite features panorama windows and the most amazing 'nest' bedroom complete with round bed and spa bath.
Log cabins are also a real hit on dog sledding breaks thanks to their wonderfully authentic feel, cosy atmosphere and great facilities. Cuddle up by the roaring log fire and warm up with hot drinks and snacks made in your very own kitchen area. Perfect!
Just the Two of Us
Talking of romance, as well as some great honeymoon ideas, we also offer Icehotel weddings where, as well as the ceremony and celebrations, you can try a host of different winter activities including husky sledding. Why not lay down the gauntlet and see which of you will become champion musher?
Ready to Book?
If our Scandinavia Husky Sledding breaks sound like your kind of holiday, speak to our friendly travel advisers for more details or to book your very own Arctic getaway.