Visit an Ethical Husky Kennel with 10 km Husky Sled Ride
After being picked up and given warm clothing (recommended as it can be very cold during the safari), your guide will drive you to a very lovely husky kennel located 30 minutes drive away from Rovaniemi. As soon as you get out of the city, you will already be enjoying the magical snowy forests and surrounding landscapes.
At the kennel, you will be welcomed by the mushers and the excited barking of their lovely dogs. You will be introduced to your dog team and given safety instructions and some tips on how to drive the sleigh. Once ready, you will embark on a great sled ride adventure through the winter scenery for about 10 km (around 1 hour / 1 hour 15 minutes depending on the snow conditions). You are always 2 adults maximum for the sleigh ride (one driving, and one passenger sitting in the sled – please note that only guests older than 18 years are allowed to drive), and you will have the possibility to switch the driver and passenger halfway.
After the safari, the mushers will take time to share their lifestyle, explain to you what the job of a musher consists of, how they train their dogs and answer all your questions around an open fire. All the dogs are very photo enthusiasts, so do not forget to bring your camera with you!
On all our excursions, our groups are limited to 8 people maximum, however at the kennels there can be other customers. It is very important for us to provide you with the best experience possible, and avoid mass tourism. This way, your guide will know you better and will be able to address all your needs and answer your questions. We also strictly select our partners based on ethical and responsible principles, to promote more authentic and respectful tourism in Lapland.