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Choosing a Dogsled Tour

Compare our range of dogsled tours in Sweden, Norway and Finland

Compare tours at a glance:

See also: When to go dog sledding | Dog sledding FAQs

You may also wish to listen to a radio interview with Bob from the Nature Travels team (given for Classic FM South Africa) discussing our dogsled tours and things to consider when choosing a tour and read our blog article on How to drive a dogsled.

Accommodation Season Duration* Landscape Min. age
Aurora Husky Adventure in Finnmark (Norway) Wilderness cabins/unique cabins at Husky Lodge Dec-May 5 or 8 days Frozen lakes/forest/tundra 13
Discover Dog Sledding in Lapland (Sweden) Wilderness cabins Nov-Apr 4 days Forest/frozen lakes 6
Dog Sledding and Northern Lights in Vindelfjällen (Sweden) Wilderness cabins Nov-Apr 5 days Forest/frozen lakes/mountains 15
Dog Sledding and Winter Camping on the King's Trail (Sweden) Winter camping Mar-Apr 8 days Mountains 18
Go Dog Sledding in Trøndelag (Norway) Modern chalet/wilderness cabin Jan-April 3 or 5 days Frozen lakes/forest/mountains 15
Husky Mountain Expedition in Lapland (Sweden) Mountain cabins Mar-Apr 8 or 12 days Mountains 18
Husky Sledding at the Foot of the Jotunheimen (Norway) Mountain cabins Dec-May 2-5 or more days Mountains 14
Live Like a Husky Musher in Svalbard (Norway) Cabin at kennels Year-round 8 days Valleys in mountain area 18
Midnight Sun Dog Sledding in Svalbard (Norway) Winter camping Apr-May 7 days Valleys in mountain area 18
Northern Lights Dog Sledding in Lapland (Sweden) Wilderness cabins Dec-Apr 8 days Forest/frozen lakes 18
One-day and Overnight Husky Tours in Kiruna (Sweden) Wilderness cabins Nov-Apr 1-2 days Forest/frozen lakes 6
Polar Lights Husky Sledding in Finnish Lapland Wilderness cabins (with additional facilities) Dec-Apr 6 days Forest, fells, frozen lakes 16
Private Dogsled Tours for Two in the Taiga Forest (Finland) Room in cabin at husky kennels Jan-Apr 4-6 or more days Forest/frozen lakes 18
Wilderness Dogsled Adventure in Vindelfjällen (Sweden) Wilderness cabins/mountain cabins/winter camping Mar-Apr 8 days Forest/frozen lakes/mountains 18

*In most cases (except for 1-2 day tours), tour duration includes arrival and departure days, for example an 8-day tour will normally be arrival + departure + 6 days' sledding. Please see website information for each tour under "Itinerary" for details of daily arrangements.

Where are they?...

Map of Dog Sledding Tours in Sweden, Finland and Norway
  • 1. Discover Dog Sledding in Lapland
  • 2. Husky Mountain Expedition in Lapland
  • 3. Dog Sledding and Winter Camping on the King's Trail
  • 4. Northern Lights Dog Sledding in Lapland
  • 5. One-day and Overnight Husky Tours in Kiruna
  • 6. Dog Sledding and Northern Lights in Vindelfjällen
  • 7. Wilderness Dogsled Adventure in Vindelfjällen
  • 8. Private Dogsled Tours for Two in the Taiga Forest
  • 9. Aurora Husky Adventure in Finnmark
  • 10. Midnight Sun Dog Sledding in Svalbard/Live Like a Husky Musher in Svalbard
  • 11. Go Dog Sledding in Trondelag
  • 12. Husky Sledding at the Foot of the Jotunheimen
  • 13. Polar Lights Husky Sledding in Finnish Lapland

Calling all mushers! Discover the adventure of life on the trail on a husky holiday in Sweden, Norway or Finland!

If you are looking for a winter holiday with a difference this year, how about a dog sledding adventure in the Nordic countries? The season for our dog sledding holidays runs from mid-November to early May depending on the tour.

Nature Travels offers many ways to answer the Call of the Wild. A large selection of scheduled dog sled tours of varying duration and level of challenge are offered on fixed dates throughout the season, ideal for solo travellers, couples or families. If you would like a private dog sledding tour, many of the tours can also be booked by small groups on custom dates by arrangement - perfect for your very own husky holiday with friends or family or adventurous training expedition!

One-day and Overnight Husky Tours in Kiruna

Photo: Kristen McLean

Dog sledding is a wonderful sport, and Sweden, Norway or Finland offer world-class opportunities for a husky holiday. The combination of outdoor adventure, nature experience and personal challenge is hard to resist - and dog sledding is a marvellous way to experience the beauty and tranquility of the winter mountain world. Many of our experiences run in areas with restricted access for snowmobiles, ensuring there is nothing to disturb the silence but the excited barking of your husky team straining to be off!

Nature Travels dog sledding holidays are suitable for anyone in generally good physical condition, though the level of challenge varies considerably between tours and it is important to ensure you choose the most suitable experience for you.

Life on the trail can be demanding, but above all you will need a willingness to work with the huskies in your dogsled team, caring for them and earning their friendship during your tour. All tours are based on each (adult) participant driving their own dogsled with 3-5 Alaskan Huskies or Siberian Huskies depending on the tour. For some tours, those who are not able or do not wish to drive their own sled can choose to share a sled or use a sled attached to the guide's sled.

Dog Sledding and Northern Lights in Vindelfjallen

Photo: P. Karlsson

You will be given full training and guidance in handling your dogsled before the tour from your local guide. Some strength and fitness is required when braking the sled or when it is necessary to step off the sled to run or "scoot" behind for short distances when travelling uphill, but you will be surprised how quickly you gain confidence and begin to develop the skills needed. You should be very proud of your progress as a musher by the end of your tour!

Each of our dog sledding holidays offers something different, and it is important that you choose the best experience for you. We have outlined information on the range of options for dog sledding in Sweden, dog sledding in Finland and dog sledding in Norway in separate articles. You may also find our dog sledding FAQs of interest. Alternatively, please contact us and we will happy to answer any questions you may have.

Our dog sledding tours are ideal for and very popular with solo travellers, couples, small groups of friends or larger groups arranging a private itinerary. A private version of one of the scheduled public tours may be a suitable option if you are 4-6 or more persons travelling together, such as for adventurous training for Armed Forces groups or a charity dog sledding expedition.

Combining dog sledding with other activities:

Finally, if you like the idea of a husky holiday but are not looking for a dedicated dogsled tour, we offer a range of experiences which include dog sledding alongside other winter activites. Our Aurora Lodge Escape in Lapland multi-activity experience combines dog sledding with other activities in the beautiful Lapland wilderness.

For families with younger children or those who would like to just "have a go", it is possible to arrange husky day tours when staying at our Winter Log Cabin Escape in Värmland experience, usually using shared sleds driven by a guide.

Dog sledding is a unique and wonderfully addictive experience, and there are no better places for it than the Nordic countries! If you haven't tried it, you really should. And if you already have, then it's time to get back on the trail!

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