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 farm 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 farm, you will be welcomed by the mushers and the excited barking of their lovely dogs. You will be introduced to your dog team and will be given the safety instructions and some tips how to drive the sleigh. Once ready, you will embark for a great sleigh ride adventure through the winter scenery for about 10 km (around 1h/1h15 depending on the snow conditions). You are always 2 adults maximum for the sleigh ride (one driving, and one passenger sitting in the sleigh) 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 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 !
In all our excursions, our groups are limited to 8 people maximum. It it very important for us to provide you with the best experience as 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 a more authentic and respectful tourism in Lapland.
- Transfers from/to your hotel for hotels outside the city center
- Winter clothing/boots
- Safety and driving instructions
- 10km husky sled safari
- Time to take pictures with the dogs
- Informative talk about the dogs and the life of a sled dog
- Hot beverage and cookies
Please be prepared with good under clothing. Bring your good mood and your best cuddles for the dogs! And don't forget your camera either !
Hotel pickups commence between 5 and 30 minutes prior to the start time. Your pick up time will be confirmed by email one day prior to the activity.
COVID-19 : Your safety is our priority! Because of the Covid-19, we have taken additional measures to limit the risks of contagion and similar risks during our tours. Now more than ever, it makes even more sense for us to keep our philosophy of small group tours and to refuse mass tourism. Check our sanitary policy here.
Meeting point : Wild About Lapland Office
Pickup is offered in following places
- Apukka Resort (a 40€ supplement might be asked – please contact us)
- Arctic TreeHouse Hotel
- Lapland Hotels Sky Ounasvaara
- Santa Claus Holiday Village
- Walk in the office