Meet the huskiesSaariselkä, Finland
Huskies adore running, and their incredible power and skill has been utilised for centuries to transport goods and people in some of the world’s most remote, snow-bound communities. They’re a joy to watch, but it’s even more fun to let them take you on a wild sled ride through the snow and ice. Especially when that snow and ice is located in the idyllic setting of Finland.
As part of Hurtigruten’s Follow the Lights 18-day small group escorted tour, you'll visit a husky farm in northern Finland to learn all about these amazing creatures. There’s also the unique opportunity to experience a sled ride through a landscape of frozen lakes, fairy-tale forests and snowy plateaus.
What’s a husky sled ride like? It’s exhilarating to say the least. Imagine being pulled along by up to 60 huskies across the snowy Finnish terrain at speeds of up to 50 kilometres an hour. Imagine if you fail to follow rule number one of sled club: don’t let go of the sled! That’s not a whole lot of fun, but you’ll receive proper training and safety tips before you set off. But seriously, don’t let go of the the sled.
The tour starts in Oslo and finishes in Helsinki.
Hurtigruten’s 18-day Follow the Lights small group escorted tour starts at US$5,000 a person.
Be prepared for sharp turns, some occasional bumps and freezing temperatures.
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