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Jeris Winter Cottage Escape

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Family winter adventure

Family winter adventure

From £ 1715.00
7 days
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Where can I go to experience a husky safari?

The majority of our snow holidays in Finland, Sweden and Norway will include a dog sled experience and we offer husky safaris of varying durations to suit all families. We have everything from short safaris for little ones to family wilderness adventures and everything in between!

Our Father Christmas holidays, designed for smaller people, include wonderful safaris but typically of a shorter duration – they are still the real deal however! Those holidays with more of an activity focus will typically include a safari of around an hour or more.

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For those families who want to enjoy longer husky safaris and have older children, our trip to Fjellborg is ideal, incorporating some full day husky safaris in the snow covered fells of Swedish Lapland. Each day you and your trusty team of dogs will glide across the frozen ground and between trees, stopping to enjoy the incredible scenery and enjoying hearty campfire lunches. This is a definite bucket list trip!

It doesn’t matter where you are in the North; Finland, Sweden or Norway, the landscapes are invariably beautiful and the sense of adventure and isolation is only heightened as you cross vast frozen lakes and negotiate the trickier paths that lead through the snowbound forests.

The near perfect silence is always your companion on any husky safari broken only by steady panting of the dogs, the sound of your sled on the snow and the giggles and laughter of those enjoying this remarkable activity.

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Things you need to know

First and foremost it is important to remember that the dogs are not pets – they are working dogs who live outside with their fellow friends. That’s not to say they won’t be friendly, indeed if there are puppies you can of course expect cuddles, but you need to treat the dogs with respect and caution as you would with all unknown dogs.

On a husky safari how it works is that each sled has a team of 4 to 6 dogs and most sleds accommodate two people – one to stand on the sled controlling the brake and another person sat in the sled.

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You will not have to ‘mush’ the dogs as such as they will eagerly follow their guide; all you need do is control the brake.

The dogs, especially when in their team formation, can be exceptionally strong. Whilst this means they can pull you easily across the landscape and gather a lot of speed, it can often take you by surprise at first, so you will need to hold on tight and ensure you are ready with the foot break (a firm two-footed stamp is sometimes required). The mushers will tell you what to do, so make sure you listen carefully to their expert instructions.

As the husky experiences are usually designed for beginners, they are not meant to be too demanding, but for those who are standing on the back of the sleds, a fair amount of balance is required as well as stamina to remain standing in the cold as you travel along.

Each of the trips have varying restrictions on age and height and each mushers have their own rules on who they allow to drive the sled and who has to sit, so please check the individual pages or speak to our Travel Experts to see specifically what your family can do.

Get an expert opinion

Family holidays are so important so please get in touch and let our Travel Experts use their firsthand experience to help you make the right decision for your family. We’ve explored our destinations with our own families, we’ve slept in the accommodation, dined in the restaurants, rafted on the rivers, zip wired through the tree tops, played in the snow, marvelled at the Northern Lights… So please contact us if you have any questions.

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