Family-friendly Self-drive Dog Sledding Safari in Ylläs

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Answer the call of the wilderness and drive your own team of huskies on this 2-hour dog, family-friendly sledding safari in Ylläs!

Answer the call of the Arctic wilderness and drive your own team of huskies on this 2-hour dog sledding safari in Ylläs! Welcoming adventurers of all ages.

Located in Northern Finland, Ylläs is a year-round destination that offers a wide range of activities and experiences for travellers who appreciate the natural beauty of Lapland and the unique Arctic culture of the region. Whether you're a nature lover or a winter sports enthusiast, dog sledding might just be one of the most thrilling ways to enjoy Ylläs' winter wonderland.

Your adventure begins at one of the listed meeting points in Ylläs (please specify when booking), from there you'll enjoy a scenic drive to the husky farm. Upon your arrival, you and your group (a maximum of 15 participants) will be provided with winter gear (thermal overalls, boots, wool socks, a hat, a scarf, and gloves) and then you will receive a safety briefing in addition to dog sledding techniques from your experienced guide/musher. Now, for the fun part. You'll meet your energetic team of dogs before setting out at high speeds into the snowy forests of Finnish Lapland.

Midway through your 5-km (3-mile) tour, you'll stop to give the huskies a break and switch drivers. This is an excellent moment to take amazing photographs! Once you've returned to the husky farm, you'll be treated to warm beverages around a cosy fire. While sipping on your drink, your guide will share entertaining stories about dog sledding and the daily lives of the huskies. After saying goodbye to your four-legged friends, you'll return to Ylläs with lifelong memories.

When visiting Finland, don't miss this family-friendly, self-drive, dog sledding safari in Ylläs. Book your next adventure in Finnish Lapland today!

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Practical information

Transfers are offered from the following locations, please specify when booking.

- Ylläs Lake Hotel (at the reception area)

- Lapland Hotels Saaga (at the reception area)

- Hotel Ylläsrinne (at the reception area)

Course of events

* Participants can choose between listed pick-up locations or meet at the Hotel Ylläsrinne, please specify when booking

- Please arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the departure time

- Transfer

- Meet your experienced guide/musher

- Put on winter gear (thermal overalls, boots, wool socks, hat, scarf, and gloves)

- Safety briefing and introduction to dog sledding

- The adventure begins!

- Break (switch drivers)

- Return to the husky farm

- Warm drinks and biscuits around an open fire

- Return to the original departure point in Ylläs

Activity requirements

Please note that a minimum of 2 participants (2 adults) is required in order to run this activity.

In addition, this excursion features 2 people per husky team, one adult as a driver and one adult as a passenger. Halfway through the tour, adults can switch drivers. Children up to 12 years are always seated as passengers in the sleigh.

Meeting point:
Pick up from listed hotels in Ylläs or meet at the Safartica Ylläs Office at Hotel Ylläsrinne Hotellintie 6, 95980, Ylläsjärvi
Spoken languages:Finnish, English
  • Guide
  • Transfer from listed meeting points
  • Thermal overalls
  • Winter boots
  • Scarf
  • Hat
  • Gloves
  • Wool socks
  • Warm drinks
  • Cookies
  • Transfers outside of listed meeting points
Do not forget to bring
  • Warm clothing layers
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera


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Laura G., Germany — 29/03/2024
Gut und straff organisiert. Man merkt, dass es darauf angelegt ist mehrere Gruppen täglich dort durchzuführen. Die Fahrt als solche ist vielleicht 20 min.

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