A 7 day dogsled tour to explore the many forests, rivers, lakes and the tundra areas of Swedish Lapland.
Besides the natural beauty and stunning silence our tour area several kinds of bird and animal life, including reindeer - the mainstay of the sami people -, moose and fox. During our tour season the northern lights are clearly viewable on many cloudless nights and in december and january the twilight during the few hours of daylight is very special.
Each guest has his own sleddog team with 4 to 5 dogs. An enjoyable part of this experience is that our guests personally care for their dogs including their daily feeding. Since we are travelling through true wilderness there is no electricity or running water in the cabins along the trails. Candles provide the light and fires of native wood provide the heat. Breakfast, dinner and a small lunch is included for the time of your trip. In the cabins we have gas-heated stoves to cook our meals, but lunch will be usually prepared outside along the trail.
Day 2: After breakfast you will receive an introduction to the basics of sledding, how the dogs are handled and what else you need to know for a safe, successful and enjoyable tour.
We pack the sledges with all the necessary equipment and then off we go to the first cabin. The first cabin "Vieksalahti" is located on the banks of the Torne River not far from the "Alajaure" nature reserve. The distance to get there is about 35 km. The cabin has two bedrooms and a lounge. The route is easy to drive and well suited to getting started with dog sledding. Upon arrival we will look after the dogs together, fetch water from the nearby stream and prepare dinner. A visit to the sauna rounds off the day.
Day 3: From “Vieksalahti” the tour then goes to our wilderness camp at the lake “Väkkäräjärvi”. The route is about 55 km long and leads through the old, abandoned village of Sevujärvi. Some of the first settlers in the area settled here in the mid-18th century. The village has been deserted since the 1950s. The route is a bit more challenging to drive, as it meanders through narrow forest with some bends, and with some climbs where the dogs need your help. The “Väkkäräjärvi” camp is very spacious and has several rooms and huts in which you can spend the night. A sauna is of course also available.
Day 4: On this day, the trip continues to “Jäkkälä”, the smallest camp on this tour. The cabin consists of only one room, in which people cook and sleep. A sauna is also available. The cabin itself is located in a small wooded area, east of “Väkkäräjärvi”, and the route there mostly leads over bogs and lakes. The route is about 40 km long.
Day 5: Now on the trail exploring Lapland´s magnificence with plenty to see during these tours. Route and length depend a lot on the weather, trail conditions and wishes of the group, so distances can vary between 30 – 60 km. The route takes you back to the “Väkkäräjärvi” camp.
Day 6: At late lunch we return to our home base and have lunch there. Here we say goodbye to our four-legged friends, while they enjoy a well-deserved rest. The program in the afternoon is optional, but we can transfer you the 6 km to the famous Icehotel and nearby Sami museum for a guided tour or take you on a snowmobile ride (these options are not included in the price).
Day 7. After breakfast it is time to say goodbye to your dogs and guides, your adventure ends at the airport or railway station, but the memories of this exclusive travel experience you will take with you.
Please note that the route described above is our normal tour schedule. Due to the weather conditions or the availability of the camps at the time of booking, the order of the individual days and routes may change without affecting the character of the trip. To get an idea of what area the tour is in, you can look up most of the place names on Google Maps.
This tour we run from begining of December to middle of April.
- Transfers from and to Kiruna airport or train station
- Additional winter clothing (overall, hat, mittens, winterboots) and equipment
- Sleeping bag
- full board
- 2 overnight stays at our guesthouse
- 4 overnight stays in wilderness camps
- Thermal underwear, both long-johns as well as longsleeved shirt
- Warm pullovers
- Several pairs of warm socks
- Suncreme and sunglasses (for departures in March and April)
- An extra pair of shoes to wear in the cabins in the evening
- Rucksack or duffle bag (suitcases don´t relly fit into the sleds)
- Scarves / buff
- Maybe a good book to read in the evenings
- A liner for the sleeping bags in the cabins and a headtorch
Please keep in mind not to bring clothing made of cotten, as cotten does not keep you warm. This is especially important when it comes to socks and thermal underwear! The higher the wool content the better!
Our scheduled departures and prices you find under"Dates and Prices"
Additional departures for groups we offer on request - please contact us!