Three unforgettable dog sledding days
Another word which is bandied around a lot is ‘authentic’ but truly the word applies to our Karasjok Three Day Husky Safari. Created by Sven Engholm, an 11-time winner of Europe’s longest sled race and a top 10 finisher at the Iditarod, Sven’s passion is apparent throughout the whole experience.
Dog sledding is truly a great adventure and to be shown the ropes by those who work with Sven (you may even get the man himself) is an honour.
After your first night at the lodge, you’ll meet your team of huskies. Your guide will select the size of your team and will assess your ability to handle the sled after initial instruction. For some, it is best to start riding in tandem and then progress to having a solo team.
You’ll pack and prepare the sleds and will then set off on the trail. You’ll travel through frozen marshlands and across lakes and may well encounter Sámi reindeer herders and their animals on your travels. There are also moose in this area and witnessing such a majestic animal is quite a treat so keep your eyes peeled.
The routes will always be determined by the conditions at the time, but you will cover between 20 and 50km a day.