A Frozen Safari: Dog Sledding in Finland

Our second cabin had running water and a ticket to a Northern Lights display.

By Guest Blogger Christina Garcia of Travel 4 Wildlife


The morning sun warmed my face while the arctic wind cooled my lungs. We were advancing at a steady pace through remote trails and into the forest. There was no sound but the crunch of my dog team’s paws sinking in fresh snow as they pulled the sled. I was happy, feeling free from my ordinary life back home.

I’d always had a fixation on the idea of dog sledding in the Canadian wilderness, as well as a fixation on wolves. I dreamt of staying in little cabins and listening to the howl of wolves as night fell. But I was living in Europe and only had ten days of vacation time to work with. Searching for alternatives, I found the perfect trip much closer to home in Finland.

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John Baker Wins the 2011 Iditarod Dogsled Race in Record Time

The 2011 Iditarod has been finished in record time by musher John Baker, who finisihed in 8 days and 18 hours, beating the previous record, which was held by Martin Buser, by two hours. The 48 year-old from Kotzbue Alaska has competed in every Iditerod for the past 15 years, and has finished in the top ten 11 times.

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