The excitement is catching, and the enjoyment is palpable – what better way to get the adrenaline pumping in the middle of the Arctic Circle than mushing a team of huskies through Lapland’s pristine snowscapes? The still Arctic tundra, the glistening frozen lakes, and the vast open stretches of snow are an immense, picture-perfect playground for your newest four-legged friends – and they can’t wait to help you explore.
From the moment you affix the harness, the huskies know which way this day is heading - impatient for the off, they tug on the guide ropes and can’t wait to get going. But hold on to your sled: this isn’t just a leisurely jaunt in the snow. A day-long duration of balance and boundless energy isn’t for the faint hearted: your eager team of huskies are brimming with strength and spirit, bounding through the trails and enjoying every moment – do you have the energy to keep up? After navigating the Arctic tundra, you return to the retreat of the kennels, leaving the dogs in the hope of more fun, another day.
And ‘more’ is what our Husky Sled Adventurer holiday is all about – a return to mushing for those who have already enjoyed it so much. An evening Northern Lights husky safari will reacquaint you with mushing, in preparation for the more demanding day-long safari – the highpoint of this holiday.
For those yet to experience mushing a husky sled team, you may wish to try our Northern Lights holiday, which includes a shorter ‘Call of the Wild’ safari and is perfect for beginners.
** There is no longer any availability on this tour for winter 2023 **
- Full-board hotel accommodation
- Return flights with 18kg luggage
- Airport transfers
- Northern Lights Husky Safari
- Husky Adventure (full day - including travel time)
- Loan of thermal suits and boots
- Government Air Passenger Duty
- We take the welfare of our husky friends very seriously. On this holiday, we use up to four different kennels in Finland and Sweden. Each kennel satisfies our criteria for ensuring the wellbeing of the huskies throughout their life (including retirement) and meets ABTA's 'Animal Welfare' standards.
Your Husky Sled Adventurer break begins with a flight from your chosen UK airport to Enontekio, in northwest Finland. From here, you will make the 50-minute transfer to Karesuando - a spectacular journey, travelling through the majestic forests and passing countless frozen lakes. The charming village of Karesuando will be the base for your Arctic adventure, from where you will venture out on the exciting activities detailed below.
The itinerary will be organised according to the local conditions and snow forecasts closer to the time, so a full itinerary will not be given until arrival at your chosen hotel. If you would like to add any additional Arctic excursions to your holiday, such as snowmobiling or spending a night in an igloo, then we recommend adding these to your holiday prior to departure to guarantee availability.
Northern Lights Husky Safari
Duration: 2 hours
Take a magical evening safari on a sled pulled by a team of dogs, hopefully travelling under the beautiful Northern Lights (of course, this cannot be guaranteed). Two adults share a sled and dog team.
Full Day Husky Sled Adventure
Duration: Full Day
Enjoy travelling through the snow-clad forest with your dog team, stopping for a warming lunch amidst the wilderness, before returning to the husky farm, where your dogs will at last enjoy a well-earned rest and perhaps a treat or two!
I had a brilliant time with the huskies. The full day trip is even better than I thought it would be. I had a candle lit lunch cooked in a lodge in the middle of a forest. What a brilliant time I have...Read More
I had a brilliant time with the huskies. The full day trip is even better than I thought it would be. I had a candle lit lunch cooked in a lodge in the middle of a forest. What a brilliant time I have had and thank you to everyone for making this a memorable break.Read Less
- Colin Stanford
Frequently Asked Questions
Is this tour suitable for children?
Due to the physical requirements of this tour and the extreme weather conditions in Lapland, we don’t recommend Husky Sled Adventurer for children under the age of fifteen.
Is Husky Sled Adventurer suitable for beginners?
Although prior experience of husky sledding is not strictly necessary, a degree of physical mobility and stamina is required. The tour does include a full day’s mushing in the wilderness and so may not be suitable for those with medical or complex needs. For those wanting to try husky sledding for the first time and still enjoy the full-length safari, you may want to consider the Aurora Hunter or Northern Lights holidays, which are also part of our Arctic Spirit collection and include other Lapland activities such as snowmobiling.
What is the deposit?
To confirm the holiday, the deposit is £200 per person. The final balance is due ten weeks before departure, though these terms may differ if you have booked through a travel agent.
How many people share a husky sled?
Usually, one person ‘mushes’ the husky team, and one person rides as the passenger in the sled, with the opportunity to changeover halfway through the safari. Where there is an odd number of guests, it may be necessary to share with other members of the group or a guide. To ensure weight and balance are spread evenly across the husky sleds, it may sometimes be necessary to change guests around within groups, as the guide instructs.
What currency should I take?
The currency in Finland is the Euro; the currency in Sweden is the Krona. Many hotels and establishments in the Nordic countries will not accept cash and only accept card payments (the Davvi Arctic Star hotel only accepts card payments, not cash). All Transun optional excursions are advertised in Sterling; credit and debit cards are accepted as payment for excursions booked in resort.