Winter

Taste of mushing

This shorter dog sledding tour is perfect for anyone who wants to get a taste of running your own dog team. You don't need to have any prior experience or fitness to do  this tour. A good tour for most people; from families with children to seniors. The tour takes you through forests and over frozen marshes for about 1,5 hours.

When
December–January, daily 2 - 3.30 pm
February–March, daily 9 - 10.30 am

Price
From SEK 995/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 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.