For many animal lovers, it is the hard-working huskies that are the highlight of a winter trip inside the Arctic Circle, and our Husky Sled Adventurer package has been designed exactly with them in mind. This three or four-night break includes two thrilling excursions that will give you plenty of opportunities to befriend these beautiful creatures and marvel at their eager enthusiasm for work – a Northern Lights Husky Safari and then a full day Husky Adventure!
This trip offers the chance to explore Lapland by husky, discover the beauty of Karesuando and the surrounding area and, if that's not quite enough, there are numerous optional excursions that you can book to make your holiday even more special.
- 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
What we love
- Making some new four-legged friends!
- Traversing the snow-covered landscape with your very own team of eager huskies
- Enjoying the rush of your sled over the snow as you seek the Northern Lights on a night safari
Aberdeen, Bournemouth, Bristol, Doncaster, East Midlands, Exeter, Humberside, Isle of Man, Leeds Bradford, London Gatwick, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich
Couples, Singles, Groups
Your Husky Sled Adventurer break begins with a flight from your chosen UK airport to Enontekio in northern 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 then be the base for your Arctic adventure, from where you will venture out on the exciting activities detailed below before flying back from Enontekio.
We’ll organise the running order according to the local conditions while you’re there so a set itinerary will be provided at a later date. You will also have the opportunity to choose from our programme of optional excursions: maybe try your hand at snowmobiling or spend a night in an igloo – a definite highlight of our Arctic Spirit programmes!
Northern Lights Husky Safari
Duration: 2 hours
Take a magical evening safari on a sledge 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!
Optional Excursions & Extras
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.