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How to ride a husky sledge

Check the video and read the instructions below, so once you're enjoying a husky safari with us, all this will already be somewhat familiar to you. In any case and for safety reasons, our guides will make sure that you understand everything before our husky safari departs.

On most of our activities, there will 2 persons per sledge: One person will be the driver and other one will travel as a passenger. You can switch positions halfway of the safari.

Instructions for the dog sledge driver:

Keep both of your feet on the runners and both hands on the handlebar. The driver cannot take any pictures.

The guides on the safari will show you three signs:

1) When the guide puts their hand straight up: It means that you have to STOP the sledge by standing on the brake (a metal breaking device at the back of the sledge) with BOTH feet.

2) When the guide puts their hand up and down: It means "let's go". Release the brake, slowly at first, and go. If the sledge does not move forward you can push it a little while making sure you keep the other foot on the runner.

3) When the guide waves their arm up and down out to the side: It means “slow down”, you need to use the brake with ONE foot. It is very important to always keep a safety distance of 5-10 metres between your first dog (running as a leader) and the sledge in front of you.

Instructions for the dog sledge passenger:

The passenger(s) will sit inside the sledge following the instructions of the guides, and will keep always the feet and hands inside the sledge while we are moving.

Changing the drivers:

The driver must stand on the brake with BOTH feet.

Then the passenger will stand up and come to stand on the brake also. When the new driver is standing on the brake, the other one will go sit as a passenger in the sledge. The driver will stand on the brake with both feet until seeing the sign “lets go”.