Dog Sledding in Finland

Dog sledding in Finland offers a diverse range of trips in a breathtaking endless wilderness. Including easy-going trails for beginners to adventurous multi-day expeditions deep into the realms of Lapland, Husky Holidays enables you to access some of the world’s last remaining untouched wilderness landscapes.

Following heavy annual snowfall, you’ll get to lead your own team of excited huskies through forests and over frozen lakes for miles and miles. Staying overnight in remote cabins, these incredible journeys reveal the untouched beauty of Finland and get you to areas that are only accessible by sled.

Your experienced guides prioritise safety and enjoyment for you and the dogs, ensuring a memorable and sustainable experience, whilst cooking delicious food, and sharing insights into local lappish Sami culture. Your dog sledding holiday in Finland will be both thrilling and educational, and a trip like none other!

Dog Sledding in Finland for Beginners

Winter Adventure Finland Snowmobile

Winter Adventure Finland

Perfect family holiday for those wanting to experience all winter activities. Warm comfortable hotel. Snowmobile tour, husky safari, snowshoeing and ice fishing, Reindeer farm visit. Sun to Sun from 3rd Dec to 8th Apr 2023. 8 days / 7 nights.
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Winter Snow Adventure Husky Holidays

Winter Snow Adventure

Enjoy all the fun things winter snow can offer on this adventure. XC skiing, husky safaris, snowmobile safari, snowshoe walk and Reindeer farm. Comfortable chalet apartment with own front door, ensuite and sauna. 3rd Dec to 8th Apr except Christmas/New Year.
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Lapland Winter Fun Snowmobile

Lapland Winter Fun

Family friendly hotel based winter adventure with option of chalet style accommodation. Stunning lakeshore location. Husky safari, snowmobiling, Reindeer farm, northern lights and snowshoe. 1st Jan to 9th Apr, 8 days / 7 nights from. Suitable for children 5 years old and over .
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Pallas Yllas Adventure Husky Sledding

Pallas-Yllas Adventure

For those 18 and over. Spa hotel based but with an option to stay in chalet cabins. Adventure week with a two day husky safari to a wilderness cabin, Reindeer farm visit, snowmobile tour. Other activities possible.
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Winter Shortbreak Husky Sledding

Winter Shortbreak

Long weekend getaway! Snowmobiling and a husky safari awaits! Experience a taste of the magic of winter in the heart of Finland. Pleasant hotel, quality activities, comfortable rooms, indoor pool & gym.
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Snow Fun Finland Husky Adventures

Snow Fun in Finland

For those who want to experience all the winter adventures: snowmobile tour, 2 day overnight husky safari to wilderness cabin, snowshoeing and ice fishing. Comfortable hotel with pool.
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Lapland Husky Adventure Mountains

Lapland Husky Adventure

Stunning scenery in this remote and beautiful region Lapland. Great hosts, good food, lovely dogs, private trails. 6 days, 5 nights, 4 days on safari with your dog team. Lake side cottage and wilderness cabin base.
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Husky Holidays Snowmobile Adventure

Snowmobile Adventure

Explore the stunning winter scenery of remote northern Lapland. Spa hotel base. Then set off on your powerful snowmobile to overnight in log cabin. Extra day snowmobiling based in wilderness cabin or extra full day husky safari and overnight in hotel available.
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Husky Lodge Safari Finland Husky Holidays

Husky Lodge Safari

Superb chalet ensuite accommodation & food. Ideal safari for a gentle introduction. Short day with huskies, then a full day tour followed by a 2 day tour staying overnight in a wilderness cabin. Lovely gentle rolling terrain. Good for viewing Aurora.
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Dog Sledding in Finland: Medium and Challenging

Husky Safari Lapland Finland

Husky Safari Lapland

Safari in the beautiful and peaceful scenery of Finnish Lapland. Own team huskies covering 25km to 40km each day. Overnights in simple wilderness cabins. 7 days, 6 nights, 5 days on the trail.
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Taiga Adventure Finland

Taiga Adventure

Close to the Russian Border this safari takes you through mainly protected wilderness areas of national parks and untouched borderland forest. Simple hotel or cottage for 3 nights, 4 nights is simple wilderness cabins.
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Russian Border Adventure Finland

Russian Border Adventure

Explore a remote area of Finland on the Russian Border. Rolling hills, lakes and open forest. Travel by husky sled (4 days) and snowshoe walking with huskies (2 days). Hotel or cottage and then wilderness cabins when on the trail.
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Where is the best place to do dog sledding in Finland?

When it comes to the best places for dog sledding in Finland, the areas of Kittilä and Kuusamo stand out.

These regions are renowned for their pristine conditions and breathtaking scenery, making them ideal for husky sledding in Finland, amongst other winter activities.

Technically speaking, Kuusamo is not in Lapland, whilst Kittila is – but its very hard to tell as the surrounding scenery is almost identical in both areas. Kuusamo is slightly larger than Kittila and therefore offers a wider range of accommodation and food options. Both have adjacent outdoor adventure ‘resort’ areas, in Kuusamo its Ruka and in Kittila its Levi; both are similar in size and offer a wealth of activities on offer for your pre or post dog sledding trip. 

There are also flights to both locations from Helsinki, but not direct from the UK, making them both as accessible as each other. Both Kuusamo and Kittila offer unspoilt nature with vast wilderness vistas. Whether you’re seeking gentle trails suitable for beginners and families or more challenging routes for the adventurous spirit, Kittilä and Kuusamo offer the best of dog sledding in Finland. Our recommendation would be to choose the trip over the location as both are absolutely incredible!

What is the best month to visit Finland for dog sledding?

Winter is the only time of year to visit Finland for dog sledding. The season typically runs from December to March, with some of the northern most trips having an extended season into both November and April due to higher levels of annual snow fall.

The best months that offer the best conditions for dog sledding adventures, with plentiful snow, clear night skys and mesmerising landscapes transformed into a winter wonderland would be February and March. However, the surrounding months are just as enjoyable!