- Sport levelBeginner
- Spoken languagesFinnish, French, English
- Duration4 hrs
- Opening seasons:
Mush like a local on this sledging masterclass near Rovaniemi!
Master the basics from a team of genuine mushers and their four-legged friends on this dog sledging lesson near Rovaniemi. A chance to explore the Finnish Taiga forest and learn how to drive your own team of Siberian Huskies – leading the pack as you race across frozen lakes and winter plains – high in the Arctic Circle!
This activity takes place in Sierijärventie near Rovaniemi. A traditional farm and yoga retreat, this scenic location in Lapland is located on the shores of Lake Sierijärvi and neighbouring pine forest used for dog sledding.
Meet your guide at a traditional husky farm on the outskirts of Rovaniemi for this dog sledging lesson. Putting you in the driving seat, your instructor will teach you all the essentials – from preparing your dogs to learning the voice commands. Getting to know your pack, understand the importance of sledge control and turning – trying a practice run before you head out on a 25km scenic tour through the forest. Unlike other husky drives – you will follow a lead guide that will set the pace and allow you to ride in his tracks – giving you a true taste of Finnish life without it feeling too frenetic! Travelling across a frozen lake to a winter clearing, stop to tend to your Huskies, enjoying a warming mug of grog and sit around the campfire. After a break, you will drive on to some exciting hilly terrain where the dogs will really show you their power and potential – reaching speeds of 10-15km/hour. Returning back to the farm, there will be enough for a few farewell cuddles with your faithful team – returning to Rovaniemi where your adventure will end.
A mushing masterclass suitable for adventurous beginners over the age of 16 years old. This is a hands-on experience not suitable for small children. Operating during the Arctic winter from December-April, please dress appropriately with winter boots and warm outerwear.
→ You are automatically reimbursed for the full activity price
2) Cancellation between 4 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
→ You are entitled to a 50% reimbursement
3) 4 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, is considered last-minute cancellations
→ No reimbursements will be effected
- Hotel pick-up/drop off
- Dog Sledding
- Snack & Hot Beverages
- Winter Boots
- Winter Outerwear
- Hat, Gloves, Scarf