When can you go husky sledding?
Husky sledding needs good quality snow and minimal ice to be safe. Holidays in November and December at the start of the winter season can risk being too mild with unstable snow conditions which can result in cancelled trips. By January the snow has usually stabilised but temperatures can be at their lowest so some of the day trips can be colder. Evening dog-sledding adventures bring the chance to view the Northern Lights. By February there are more daylight hours meaning more opportunities to join longer expedition tours right until early May in some areas. Get in touch with our expert team who'll help you select the perfect tour for you.
What happens on a dog-sledding tour?
The dogs will be excited to see new guests arrive at the farm knowing that their run is imminent. They will be harnessed in teams of 6 to 8 dogs per sled. There will be one leader dog - not always the biggest - but always the most intelligent. There will be some powerful dogs strategically harnessed and others with stamina that thrive on longer expeditions.
Then there’s the moment when you stand on the sled, the dogs are pulling at the ropes keen to get going and you wonder how you’ll control this crew. The moment of doubt soon disappears when the anchor is released and the dogs set off. And then silence except the thud of paws on snow and the quickness of breath as they work together to pull the sled. You’re in charge now.