Winter

Become a musher

Become a musher

This dog sledding tour lets you drive your own dog sled (a musher is the driver of the sled) in a hilly terrain. You need a base fitness so that you can help the dogs in the climbs. You don't need to have any prior experience from dog sledding to complete the tour.

When
December–January, daily 9 am–12.30 pm
February–March, daily 12.30–4 pm

Price
From SEK 1850/person

How it works

The tour starts when you arrive at the kennel. You are welcomed by our guide and equipped with warm clothing, shoes and gloves (included).

The guide then introduces you to the dogs and gives a detailed description of how to handle the dog sled. You help get the dogs ready in the teams. You then drive two and two – one sits on the sled the other controls the sled standing behind the seat.

After half the distance we stop and make a fire and enjoy a warm snack. Now you have the opportunity to change positions with each other.

We are located in Granö, about an hour northwest of Umeå in northern Sweden.

Good to know

  • Dress warm for your husky tour. Adult-size warm clothing and shoes are available to borrow in sizes S-XXXL/37-48.
  • We have a very limited supply of children’s clothing. Please dress your child very warm.
  • When it’s very cold we have safety precautions in place. In temperatures below -18 c, we don’t allow children under 12 on the tours. In temperatures -28 c to -32 c, we alter all tours to 1,5 hours. Below -32 c, we cancel all tours.

 

For who?

  • You need to be 15 years old or older, 155 cm tall and weigh minimum 50 kg in order to drive your own sled
  • Children under 3 years are not allowed to participate on a husky tour
  • Children ages 3–5, or shorter than 120 cm, may participant on a tour sitting in the lap of an adult only. For that reason, only 1 child between 3-5 years sled (with 2 adults) is allowed. If you want to go with several young children, please contact us before you make a reservation.
  • Children ages 5–15 may be a passenger but may not drive the sled.
  • For safety reasons, we do not recommend a dogsledding tour if you are pregnant. We advise against participation on a dogsledding tour from around week 20 of pregnancy.