Although I am not a fan of snow I have always thought it would be a lot of fun to go for a ride on a dog sled. It just seems like a primitive and fun way to travel. If you have ever wanted to go for a dog sled ride, there are several tour companies that offer dog sled tours and vacations, here is a look at some of the more popular ones.
Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge
Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge is located in Ely, Minnesota and is the only lodge dedicated solely to dogsledding. They offer visitors the option of lodge to lodge doglsedding tours or camping tours, with trips available for all skill levels and ages.
Not all overnight accommodations are at Wintergreen Lodge but all lodges used by the tour company are in lake shore settings and feature fireplaces, feather beds, full bathrooms, and private bedrooms.
Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge is affiliated with the International Wolf Center, Wilderness Inquiry, P.R.I.D.E., and Ely Area Mushers Association. They have received numerous awards that include the “Adventurer of the Year” from Outside Magazine, Explorers Club Merit Award, “Top 25 Adventures of a Lifetime” from Outside Magazine, National Geographic “Best in the Business” citation, Smarter Travelers “10 Best Adventure Travel Bargains”, Wilderness Society “Environmental Hero” award, PBS-TV Top 6 “Adventure Lodges”, and Outside Magazines “Top 10” innovative small outdoor businesses.
You can visit the lodges website for more information or to book a trip.
Muktuk Adventures, Ltd.
Muktuk Adventures, Ltd. is located in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory in Canada. Muktuk Adventures slogan is “A Place for People Who Love Dogs” and prides itself on putting the care of it’s dogs first, which is proven by the fact that they have won the Vet’s Choice Award for excellent dog care in the Yukon Quest twice. Visitors not only get an exciting dogsled ride but also learn about canine nutrition and care.
Week long trips with Muktuk Adventures, Ltd. range in price from $600 to $3,800 per person and daily rates range from $65 to $125 per person. To learn more about Muktuk Adventures you canvisit their website.
Nakitsilik Outdoors Adventures
Nakitsilik Outdoors Adventures is located in Bridge Lake, British Columbia in the secluded hills of Bonaparte Plateau with their property overlooking the Eagan Lake.
The Siberian Huskies of Nakitsilik Outdoors Adventures have been featured in major movies such as Eight Below, Snow Dogs, Kevin of the North, Call of the Wild, The Shining Mountains, and several commercials. They can also be seen in the upcoming Keystone Film Snow Buddies.
For more about Nakitsilik Outdoors Adventures including tour prices you can visit their website.