Best Places For Dog Sledding

Huskies are such beautiful animals. Put them together, a sled and an Arctic landscape and you've got yourself a rather niche and epic adventure. I recently went dog sledding with Hurtigruten as part of an Arctic cruise and being such a dog lover it was one of the highlights for me. As much as the chocolate cake we were given being ridiculously good (it was pretty noteworthy) they did have several husky puppies that needed playing with.Dog sledding with huskies has been on my bucket list for a very long time and its such a unique method of transport I am glad I can add to my list. Given how popular husky sledding was on social media during my trip, I thought it was worth putting together a list of ten places that you can go dog sledding in the world.Nothing is more breathtaking than Norway in the winter. Book your next adventure sledding across the frozen landscape and enjoy stunning views of the ocean and the land. offers many dog sled adventures for all types of adventurers along side their Arctic Cruises. There are a variety of options including seeing the Northern Lights at night from the sled. You'll bond with the dogs, enjoy the cold wind in your face, and have a great time seeing Tromso, Norway, and the surrounding area. You'll have a unique appreciation for a working day on the sled and the beautiful country of Norway after spending several hours on this adventure. It's sure to be the trip of a lifetime.You can stay in the U.S. and still have a great time dog sledding. The Golden Arrow Lakeside Resort on Lake Placid, New York is a great short 10-minute sled ride. You can check out their offerings here. Another legitimate dog sledding location is Northern Exposure Outfitters about 3 hours from the city into Massachusetts. They offer tours and lessons. Both of these options are small day or weekend trip suggestions if you're looking to try dog sledding for the first time.Still in the U.S. but further North is the vast state of Alaska. It’s Alaskan tradition and probably could be classified as an obsession. Everyone knows about the famous Iditarod Dog Sled Race in March that goes from Anchorage to Nome, a distance of a mere 1,150 miles. If you’re going to try dog sledding anywhere, Alaska is an option that’s right there at the top. Seward, Alaska is the home of Seavey’s Ididaride Sled Dog Tours and has been voted one of the best options in Alaska. Mitch Seavey is an Iditarod champion, and the resort is his homestead.If you’ve always wanted to visit Greenland, dogsled tours are another reason to go there. Greenland Explored offers both winter and spring tours where you can go dog sledding with Inuit hunters. There are a variety of options to view wildlife, sleep and hunt on the sea, or just go out for a day trip. They also offer dog-free tours of Greenland’s coast for those who don’t want to try dog sledding. There’s definitely a little something for everyone.Another great winter destination for dog sledding and many other winter activities is Sweden. Nature Travels offers an eight-day package to go dog sledding on Sweden’s most beautiful landscapes. The Tornetrask river is one of the many places you’ll sled on, as it’s frozen over in the winter months. Then it’s up to Kebnekaise, the highest peak in Sweden. It’s a great chance to see some of the most beautiful parts of Sweden in the winter time. You’ll also learn how to handle the dogs on your trip.