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Dog Sledding in Apukka

Apukka dog sledding

I have to admit I was extremely apprehensive to drive a dog sled for the first time. However, the instructions provided by our guide were very clear and easy to follow. He went out of his way to explain all details thoroughly – he must have seen the fear in our faces!

As soon as I started driving, the nerves slipped away and were replaced with excitement. It all felt completely safe and easy, as the dogs guided me over the tracks and I was able to admire the stunning scenery. 

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I was lucky enough to be on this activity with just two other Travel Experts who wanted to take it in turns to drive the sled, which meant that I was able to drive my own team of dogs for the full duration. This was an adrenaline-fuelled activity that I didn’t want to end so I was extremely grateful to have extra bonding time with my loyal team of sled dogs.

Our guide was out in front making tracks in the fresh snow with his snowmobile and always checking back to see how we were getting on. It was extremely clear from the beginning how well looked after the dogs were, he had names for every dog and they knew who the alpha-male was!

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Fantastic, breath-taking, magical, exciting and adrenaline-pumping. These are all words that I would use to describe one of the most brilliant things I have ever experienced.

View our holidays to Apukka here.

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