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DSL001 - Dogsledding through Swedish Lapland

Get ready for the ultimate winter experience as you learn how to care for and drive your own team of Alaskan huskies through the beautiful Swedish Lapland, Kirjesålandet Nature Reserve. This reserve is part of the Vindelfjällens Nature Reserve which covers 5500 square kilometres of astounding nature and is the largest Nature reserve in Europe.

Days driving your sled through pristine snowy landscapes, nights in a wilderness cabin, enjoying dinner by the fire and life under the stars, what could be better!

These tours are all limited to a maximum of 4 guests, which allows you to enjoy a cosy atmosphere and means the guides can give each person any guidence and help they need.

Inclusions

All internal ground transport
  • Warm clothing: winter boots, arctic overalls and mittens will be provided.
  • All meals included from dinner day 1 to breakfast day 5
  • 2 nights in comfortable and well equipped cabins with WC, hot water shower, sauna and electricity. Shared twin rooms.
  • 2 nights in shared basic wilderness hut accommodation in a beautiful location in a nature reserve, comfortable and well equipped, without electric power and running water. It has no WC but, instead, an outhouse.
  • Clients are expected to help with dogs, prepare meals, light fires and other small chores
  • Airport transfers from/to Umeå airport (a 4 hour drive)
  • Warm winter sleeping bag with a liner is provided
  • Equipment: Waterproof hold-all (for putting your gear into your sled), headlamp, thermos bottle and towels on the first and last day when you are staying in the guesthouse.
  • 24-hour emergency service
  • Taxes and service fees
Tour Provider 50 Degrees North
Number of Days
5
Price From
AUD $2,345
Start Location
Umeå, Sweden
End Location
Umeå, Sweden
Age Range
Avg. 55+
Group Size
4
Tour Style
Comfort
Tour Themes
Adventure, Cycling/Trekking, Nature and Wildlife, Walking
Physical Rating
Challenging
Incudes Flights
Yes
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
21 Nov 201822 Apr 2019On requestAUD $2,345
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Arrive Umeå and transfer to your guesthouse. Sauna or explore the beautiful nearby lake

You will be met at the airport in Umeå at 4pm and transferred (4 hours) to the husky ranch and guesthouse in Slussfors.

After a tasty dinner back at the guesthouse you’re welcome to relax in the sauna, chill out in the cosy living room or walk to the beautiful nearby lake.

Day 2 - Head out on the pristine trails of Swedish Lapland

Every morning starts with a hearty breakfast together, and preparation for the day to come. With assistance from your guide you will harness your own dogs and make them ready to start.

A quick check to be sure you have everything you need and then it’s time to hit the trail! Over 30km of pristine trails are our playground on this first day. In the afternoon you arrive at your first wilderness cabin, Flottarkoja, which sits beside a beautiful stretch of fast running river. Between the forests and the mountains, with open water all year round, this is a hidden gem of peace and tranquility.

Every afternoon when you arrive at a new cabin, together with your guide, you will take care of and feed the dogs together. After that you will share a traditional swedish evening meal. On the first day this will be moose and potats fried on a traditional outdoor muurikka.

Day 3 - Dogsledding through true wilderness in the pine forests...then a wilderness sauna

Today you travel through magical mountain landscapes. Along the trail you will see the natural magic created by the arctic weather, like pine forests covered by so much snow that they look more like giant snow sculptures than trees.

This part of Lapland is rarely seen by humans and you easily get the feeling that you been transported into a fairy tale world.

In the afternoon you arrive at the next cosy wilderness cabin. After chores and a hearty dinner, guests have the opportunity to unwind in the wilderness sauna.

Day 4 - Enjoy spending time with your husky friends on this epic adventure

The more time you spend with the dogs, the better you get to know them and you’ll start to discover their different personalities.

The surrounding nature will astound you anew with different views every day. On your last day on the sled you will travel through ancient spruce forest on the way back home to the husky camp in Slussfors.

After some time to wash and relax it’s dinner time - your guide will come and serve a delicious meal while you all swap stories and reminisce about the adventures you have shared.

Day 5 - Return to Umeå and depart

On the final day, you will transfer to Umeå - arriving at 4pm.