By Simon Forrester (Freelance)
When one thinks of the Arctic one animal immediately springs to mind – the polar bear: Beautiful but potentially deadly, they should be appreciated but treated with care. Most trips to the Arctic will pass peacefully without you ever seeing a bear however there are areas such as Svaarlbad and parts of Siberia and Northern Canada where they are much more common.
Treat the dogs with caution
Much more dangerous from a day-to-day point of view are dog sleds and the dogs themselves. It is important to remember that huskies are not pets, they are essentially wild animals and as such should be treated with caution. You should never attempt to stroke a dog unless you know it: Huskies can be carriers of Rabies.