23 Nov Best Places to Go Dog Sledding
Tis the season for sleigh rides! While Santa’s sleigh may be a bit full this time of year, we scouted some of the best places in the world to hop on a dog sled! With many places operating daily and multi-day tours we’re sure you can find something to fit your needs.
These furry friends will show you winter wonderlands like you’ve never seen before!
As always, if you think we have missed any please let us know in the comments section below.
1. CANMORE, ALBERTA – Canada
Stunning views of the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park await adventurers in Canmore. Get your adrenaline pumping while racing through some of the most stunning scenery in North America.
2. WHITEHORSE, YUKON – Canada
Did you know over 80% of the Yukon is wilderness? We know plenty of mushers will be more than excited to show you their stunning backyard.
3. QUEBEC – Canada
You might need to brush up on your French before venturing to “the beautiful province.” Here’s the first lesson, traîneau à chiens means dog sled.
4. ALASKA – United States
To find some of the best dog sledding you have to head the the US’s largest state. The fun thing about dog sledding in Alaska? You can do it year-round.
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5. COLORADO – United States
What better way to see the majestic Rocky Mountains than behind a group of adorable and energetic dogs?!
6. MAINE – United States
While lobster may be the first thing you think of when you hear Maine, it definitely shouldn’t be the last. The great outdoors is calling your name from the Pine Tree State and what better way to experience it then by being led through the Mahoosuc Mountain area by a well-trained (and adorable) dog team.
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7. MINNESOTA – United States
The Land of 10,000 Lakes is chalked full of scenic routes through state forests and other extraordinary wilderness any adventurer would be thrilled to explore. Minnesota is sure to provide an un-fur-gettable experience for travelers.
8. LAPLAND – Finland
All the snow that Finland receives makes it a prime spot to get in touch with nature while driving your own dog sled.
9. ILUlSSAT – Greenland
Don’t let the name fool you, there will be plenty of pure white snow for your voyage. Dog sledding is readily available here and in some towns the dogs outnumber the people!
10. AKUREYRI – Iceland
Perhaps one of the hottest (not temperature) destinations to visit nowadays seems to be Iceland. With all of its natural beauty that comes as no surprise, lucky for you dog sledding is offered year-round here.
11. TROMSO – Norway
Norway is perhaps the best place in the world to see the Northern Lights, thus we are going to recommend doing your dog sledding under the Aurora Borealis. If the cold doesn’t leave you breathless the sites will.
12. SIBERIA – Russia
A dog sledding trip to Russia is for the truly bold, as there is a good chance your trip will take you through Siberia. Fear not because the beauty of the deep winter is something everyone should experience at least once.
13. ABISKO – Sweden
You’re coming here to take in Abisko National Park and all of it’s natural wonder. Fun fact: The park was originally established as a reminiscence for scientific research.
14. KIRUNA – Sweden
Head to the northernmost town in Sweden for an unforgettable dog sledding trip. There’s a chance you could see more moose than people!
15. AVIEMORE, SCOTLAND – United Kingdom
The UK may not be Huskies natural habitat but it doesn’t mean they don’t love running here! Enjoy the seemingly endless country-side and rolling hills as snow may not actually be necessary for your trip!
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15. SOUTHERN ALPS – New Zealand
Just outside the adventure capital of the world – Queensland – you can find some great sled dog teams. Novice to pro all are welcome for this rush through the mountains.