Dogs have always been an important part of society, and that is perhaps truer in the arctic than anywhere else in the world. Their thick fur and padded paws made them well-designed to survive and thrive in the cold and snow. Because of this, dogs have had a huge hand in helping shape life in the far north. One of the most iconic ways people have worked with dogs to establish a life in the Arctic Circle is dog sledding.

During our northern lights hunt in north Norway, we had the chance to experience this magical connection between a sled driver and the sled dogs. We had a glimpse into the past when these animals were the best way to get around.