Welcome to Pirate Husky, a dog sledding farm in Porsanger, Finnmark of Northern Norway. With our 30 dogs, you can experience the wild and untouched nature while steering your own dog team on a trip you will never forget.Our kennel is the home of a pack of Siberian Huskies. The Siberian is the oldest of the polar dog breeds, and even though the names suggest they come from Sibir, the northern parts of Russia, they originally where from Alaska. In the first dog races, Siberian Huskies was the fastest of the polar dogs, and they got popular fast. In addition to being good sledding dogs, they turned out to be perfect family dogs as well, and the popularity has grown ever since. Today there are also a lot of people racing with Siberian Huskies, included us, but most people now use the mix Alaska Husky, that is a bit faster.
The name “Pirate Husky”, comes from our lead dog, Lulu, that has only one eye. The other one, she lost to surgery in February 2018, but she sure is happy with the decision, as the eye was bothering her. She works perfectly with only one eye and is the star of the pack.
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Dog sledding 11:00
Do you want to try out as a true dog musher? With us you can actively participate in all of it. We will harness the dogs together, to the choir of eager sled dogs ready to go. Feel the butterflies in your belly as we prepare to start out and enjoy the silence that occurs as we pull off and into nature. We will go through forest, over wetland, and cross a frozen lake. Are you ready for the challenge?
Did you know that Europe’s longest dog sledding race is held in Finnmark, Norway? Let the dogs show you why! Experience the passionate interaction between man and animal out in the nature, and the magical winter lights this far north.
Siberian Husky is a pure breed sled dog with long history in dog sledding. They love what they do and are looking forward for you to visit. The dogs well being is important for us, and you will meet a pack of happy, satisfied, and well-trained dogs.
So how will you day be like? After a proper introduction and instructions in safety when you arrive, we will move on into the dog yard. First, we say hello to the pack so you will get to know the dogs that will come out with us. You will get to harness your own dog team, by instructions and with help from us. Two and two guests go on the same sled, and we will have a stop about halfway, so you can change who is the driver, and who’s passenger if you want to. One of us will go in front, and your teams will follow. Our trip will also give you some hills, both up and down, we will be going down and old river on our way back to the kennel. No experience is necessary, all instructions will be given, just follow our lead. The trip will be adapted to snow conditions and weather.
Back in the dog yard we will find back to the dog houses and take of their harnesses. Here we can also meet the rest of the pack, cuddle our 30 dogs, big and small. Behind each dog name, there is a story to tell. We will meet around the fireplace with some snack and a hot beverage, reflect on the trip we just experienced, dog sledding, dog wellbeing, and how we live here with our pack, feed, groom and train them all year around.
This activity fits those who like to be outdoors and want to try dog sledding. The dog yard is located 40 minutes’ drive from Lakselv airport.
What to bring: Warm clothes (we recommend an inner layer of woll, good winter clothes, hat, mittens, and scarf), good winter shoes, camera/cell phone and good mood.
Included: Guiding, warm beverage and a snack
Start: 11:00 am.
Duration: about 3 hours (dog sledding for 1-1,5 hours)
Number of guests: 1-6 persons (with groups we can do 6 per round, 30 in total in a day)
Season: December – April (as long as there is snow)
Age limit: 8 years old (16 to drive the dog team).