Huskies and reindeer
Riding a dog sled is a fun and speedy way of spending time outdoors in the nature. It is also a fantastic experience in itself to get to know a husky farm and its dogs.
The sled dogs, which are used to the arctic outdoors, are doing what they most love to do - going out on a mushing trip and usually making a lot of noise before they get going. Riding through a silent, snowy route makes them concentrate on their work and the experience is very memorable.
There are plenty of different kinds of safaris to choose from, depending whether you want to enjoy a shorter trip just sitting on the sledge or whether you want to try driving the three to six dog sledge by yourself. The length of the safaris vary from a few kilometres or even up to several days of adventure.
Reindeer Rides and Trips to Reindeer Farms
Reindeer farming is still a popular, traditional way of living in the Ylläs region. You can see reindeer on the roads and also in the villages. In Ylläsjärvi village there is a ski café called Aurinkotupa and in Äkäslompolo village a reindeer corral just next to the supermarket ”Jounin Kauppa”, where you are able to see reindeer close up.
A traditional reindeer ride and a visit to a reindeer farm can be organised as an activity with several companies in the Ylläs region. You can experience how it was in old Lapland times and hear interesting stories of the times before snowmobiles whilst taking part in a reindeer sledge ride.
Take a look at the safari tour operators on the company websites.