Frequently asked questions

Husky Safaris

How many dogs do you have?

We have 92 dogs! 87 Purebred Siberian Huskies, 4 Finnish Lapphunds and 1 swedish Elk Hound.

Can you do a husky safari in all weather?

The temperature limit for our programmes is usually around -25°C. In colder temperatures, the principal guide will decide if it is safe to start the programme, especially in the case of participating children. Wind chill from velocity needs to be considered: e.g. -25°C with wind chill is equivalent to approx -40°C, where exposed flesh can freeze within two minutes, so proper clothing is paramount (eg. winter boots, hats, scarves and mittens, with gloves inside the mittens). This activity is not suitable for children under two years. When temperatures drop below -30°C, the cold also affects the welfare of the dogs, so this will always be taken into consideration.

Can I pet the dogs?

Of course you can! After your safari there is plenty of time to pet and stroke the dogs that have been running. We always thank the dogs for taking us on a ride of a lifetime!

What should I bring?

You should dress in warm winter clothing, including thick woolen socks, gloves, mittens, hats and scarves. The winter overall we supply can be pulled over all of your own clothes.

Can my children take part?

Children under 15 years will either ride in the guide's sled with a member of staff, or with a parent. Children aged from 15 years may be able to drive a team by themselves, at the discretion of the guide. The tours are not suitable for children under 2 years.