A 7 day dogsled tour to experience the alpine regions above the Arctic Circle.
With Kebnekaise, Swedens highest mountain, and the Abisko nationalpark, the surroundings on this tour are breathtaking. This sled dog tour follows trails through the beautifully eroded mountains, that our experienced guides know very well.
Each guest drives his own dogteam with 5 – 6 sleddogs and takes care of them during the trip. We spend the nights in Swedish mountain cabins, without running water or electricity, that vary from quite basic to more modern accommodations. A sauna is though located in several of them. Breakfast, dinner and a small lunch are included and in the cabins the cooking can be done on gas stoves.
Compared to our Taiga Weektour, this tour is more demanding. Partly because of the trails and the quickly changing weather conditions, partly because of the fact that all the equipment, food and of course the dogfood have to be carried along in the sleds.
Day 2: After breakfast we load our dogs, sleds and equipment onto our dog trucks, for the trip to the high mountain area. Depending on the starting place it is a 60 or 80 km drive. After our arrival you will get instructions of how to drive a dog team, you will learn quickly by putting into practice your new knowledge on the trip to the first cabin. After arrival we will help each other with taking care of the dogs, getting water from a lake or creek and preparing dinner. Then it is time to relax and enjoy the evening.
Day 3-5: We have many options for touring the mountain trails, all are most captivating. The trails lead in all directions with a new experience around each bend and never a dull moment. The length of our tour every day can vary between 20 and 50 km, depending on the weather, trail conditions and the wishes of the group.
Day 6: On your final day here in the high mountains we make sure to reach our cars again latest in the early afternoon. Here we load our dogs, sleds and gear onto our dog trucks again and return to our home base. After a sauna and a hot shower we enjoy our farewell dinner.
Day 7: After breakfast, transfer to Kiruna airport or railway station. Taking with you the memories of a great experience.
This tour we run from middle of March to end 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 swedish mountain cabins
- Plasticfree, ecological soap
- Thermal underwear, both long-johns as well as longsleeved shirt
- Warm pullovers
- Several pairs of warm socks
- Suncreme and sunglasses
- 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
- A travel towel to use in the sauna
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!