If you're looking for a unique experience in the wilderness of Northern Finland, book a husky safari. The beautiful fluffy dogs will give you a thrilling walk through the forest, and don't forget that husky farms are close to one of Finland's best ski resorts, Levi. Once you've had your fill of huskies, why not book yourself some time at a cosy Finnish sauna?
In this article, we share 4 useful tips for those wishing to travel to Lapland! The following topics are covered in this overview:
1. Husky safari in the wilderness of Northern Finland
The husky safari in the wilderness of Northern Finland is a great way to explore the Arctic Circle. The ride takes you through forests and over frozen lakes, while you get close to nature and try your hand at dog sledging.
For this adventure, you will need warm clothes (fleece jacket/pants, wool socks) as well as winter boots for walking in the snow. A hat and scarf are also recommended for keeping warm in cold temperatures.
2. Husky sledge ride in the Finnish forest
During this husky-safari trip, you will be taken on a ride with the most loyal dog in the world: the Siberian Husky. It’s not just any dog, it’s a true companion to explore nature and wander in the wilderness with.
You will go through the winter forest of Finland unforgettably while being accompanied by your guide and your very own team of Siberian huskies.
The trip is self-guided, which means that you can choose between a 5 or 10-km track length depending on your preferences and how much time you have. We recommend going for the longer option so that you can get more out of this unique experience!
3. Husky kennel & safari in Finland
Who are Huskies? The Husky is a species of dog that originated in Northern Europe. The two main subspecies are the Siberian Husky, which originated in Siberia, and the Alaskan Malamute or American Eskimo dog, which originated in Alaska. All these dogs are descended from the same ancestor, the wolf! However, over time, they evolved into their breeds with unique traits such as different colours and different sizes (the Alaskan Malamute is larger than both other breeds).
Siberian-Alaskan Huskies are amazing animals: perfectly trainable, intelligent, hardy and fast. And most importantly: they are friendly, love to meet people and learn new things.
Husky kennel and safari is a unique experience that will allow you to go on a real wilderness adventure with your guide and team of Siberian Huskies.
You will visit a husky kennel where you will learn about how these beautiful dogs were bred in Finland hundreds of years ago. From there, you can go on a 5 km or 10 km safari with your guide and a team of Siberian huskies.
The husky kennel is located in the picturesque area of Levi, Finland. It is surrounded by forests and lakes, which is ideal for dogs to run with you. The kennel itself was built with the Siberian Huskies in mind, so they live there comfortably for a long time.
4. Husky sledging with children
Husky sledging with children is recommended for children over three years old who can sit in the sledge and hold onto it on their own. They should also be warmly dressed in winter clothes, thermal overalls or an arctic suit.
Sledging with children can last approximately half an hour or less. You can also opt for a 45- or 60-minute tour of a husky farm. If you have young children, we recommend that you take them on one of the sleigh rides harnessed to a husky or reindeer.
5. It is time to book a husky safari in Levi, Finland
The best time to go husky sledging is from December to April. If you want to see the Northern Lights while riding a husky and the stunning snow-covered landscape of Lapland, we recommend that you visit Levi between November and March.
The most popular way to book a unique tour of Levi is online; that way, it's easy to choose a time that suits your needs and budget.
A husky safari is for anyone who wants to get away from everyday life and spend some time alone with nature. It is also a great opportunity to learn more about the history and traditions of the region. The dogs are very friendly, so if you've never had the chance to ride them before, this would be ideal! We wish you an enjoyable trip!