Dog sledding and trekking in Russia

Dog sledding is a popular winter activity in the northern regions of Russia.

Dog sleds have been used since ancient times by some indigenous peoples of the north who lived on the territory of modern Canada, Alaska and Siberia. In the middle of the 18th century, Russian researchers used dogs to explore the northern territories, in particular, as a part of the Great Northern Expedition. The role of dogs in the exploration of the poles of the earth is widely known. They were used in attempts to reach the North Pole by the expeditions of Fridtjof Nansen, Luigi Amedeo (Duke of Abruzzi and Prince of Savoy), Robert Peary, George Sedov and others. Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen reached the South Pole in 1911 by dog ​​sleds.

Currently, sled dogs are widely used on winter tourist routes in Russia, Scandinavia, Canada and the USA. There are dog sled races. Visiting dog kennels and communication with dogs are quite popular activities.

The most common breeds of sled dogs are Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamutes.

We organize dog sledding tours in Karelia and on the Kola Peninsula. Both short programs for 1-2 km, and long, multi-day routes by dog sleds are possible. From May to October, some kennels arrange dog trekking tours along forest paths. You can come to the kennel on a guided tour, communicate with friendly huskies and malamutes and learn about their habits.

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