12 km mush a bit more, January-April
We are family-owned business established in 1889 and run by the third generation, the oldest tourism business in the Rovaniemi region. Here you can get away from the crowds and see how much fun dog sledding can be in genuine Lapland! During this personalized experience you can learn how to drive your own team of dogs in small groups of max six participants.
We start by getting winter overalls and boots for anybody needing them. Then it's time for your driving lesson. We'll teach the necessary driving skills and then set off with our beautiful Siberian huskies for an exciting drive through the forest, following the guide's team, without snowmobiles spoiling the magic. Participants travel in pairs, each taking turns to drive and ride on the sled. After the run, you can cuddle and pet the dogs and take photos, followed by a kennel tour where we explain how we care for the dogs and ensure their well-being. We'll finish off with a warm drink and cookies in our old, traditional house.
The route is approximately 12 km long. It requires good balance and quick reactions, as well as strength and a good level of fitness, as you will need to run up small hills. It is demanding because the route has some tight turns, uneven terrain and steep hills.The dogs are usually very excited at the start and quiet once they are running. The time spent sledding depends on the speed the dogs run. This will vary according to the snow and weather conditions. Our dogs usually run at speeds that range between 10km/h and 20km/h, however, in the right conditions they can sprint some parts of the route at around 30km/h. On avarage, the driving time is approx. 60-70 minutes.
Children under 15 years ride in the sled driven by a parent/responsible adult or member of staff. The tours are not suitable for children under 2 years.