What could be a more magical winter experience than being pulled on a sled by huskies? For many this is the perfect way to enjoy the winter months and is fast becoming a key part of many winter holidays.
When thinking of huskies, Lapland is one of the first places that spring to mind with the area in Finland an extremely popular destination. The resorts of Yllas and Rovaniemi are popular destinations amongst holidaymakers who wish to enjoy this extreme winter activity. The arctic conditions of Finnish Lapland are ideally suited to travel by husky pulled sleds as the dogs will lead you through the wintry countryside as you sit back and enjoy the stunning views while the dogs do the job they were born to do.
If sitting back and enjoying the ride is too boring for you then why not take the reins yourself? Trips can be specially tailored to ensure that those who wish to try to control the team of dogs they can. If you want the adventure to last, longer trips can be arranged which can include up to ten days and nights. Don’t worry you won’t be curled up with the dogs at night as overnight stays are usually done in wilderness cabins coming equipped with saunas. What could be a more perfect winter trip?
Another popular place to enjoy the sport is in Vindelfjallens nature reserve in Sweden. Here you will be able to learn how to “mush” and look after your dogs receiving the initial instructions before being able to take the dogs out further each day into Europe’s largest nature reserve. As you make your way further into the hills you’ll be able to marvel as stunning new vistas come into view relishing the best of winter experiences in one of the most sumptuous areas of the world. Not all your time will be taken up with the dogs; despite being amongst the strongest and fittest of dogs a rest day is always required. Then you’ll be able to enjoy another great winter treat such as fishing on a frozen mountain lake.
Whether you decide to go to Sweden or Finland, one thing you must ensure you do before travelling is obtain appropriate currency from a bureau de change before travelling. You wouldn’t want to be left without any local currency before heading out into the wilderness!
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