8 Days Sled Dogs for Beginners

You want to experience the life with sled dogs? You are dreaming of a tour but are a bit afraid of being out in the wilderness too long? Then this tour is the perfect beginning of your future adventures.

During your stay you will learn how to handle the dogs, how to drive your own dog team, how puppies are trained, etc. On an overnight tour with a stay in a tent you can test your abilities to survive in the wilderness – of course with the help of your guide and the group. At the end it follows a night run with the dogs and if you are lucky you will see the Northern lights while standing on the sled. What more can you wish for?

Dates

01.-08.12., 08.-15.12., 15.-22.12.2023

05.-12.01., 09.-16.02.2024

05.-12.04., 12.-19.04.2024

Price

from 21.500 SEK per person

Exclusive

max. 4 guests on tour

Program

Day 1

We will pick you up from Arvidsjaur or Jörn. As soon as you arrive at our guest house in Glommersträsk you will realize how quiet it is and start to calm down from every day life. During dinner you will meet the rest of your group and we will talk about what will happen the next days.

Day 2

After a delicious breakfast we will pick you up for your introduction tour. First you will get your clothes for the next days and we will take time to meet the dogs. Afterwards you will get an instruction how to drive a sled and handle the dogs. We will take out the dogs together, put the harnesses on, take them on the line and faster than you think we are ready to start. Today we will drive a tour of approximately 20km. Then we come back to the kennel, take care for the dogs and do a lunch break. After that you will have more time to cuddle the dogs. During dinner we will talk about your experiences from the day and answer questions how to improve sledding

Day 3

Today is your „school“ day. We will talk about education and training of sled dogs but also for example how a lead dog becomes a lead dog, how we make training plans and how we improve the skills from the dogs and ourselves together. We will explain you, how we take care for our dogs, how we prevent injuries, how we develop and treat them so that the dogs recover as soon as possible. You will also have the possibility to try the things you learn in practical exercises.

Days 4-5

Now a new adventure starts: we will go out on an overnight tour. Around lunch time we will prepare our equipment and as soon as we are ready we take out the dogs and the adventure begins. We will drive a tour through forests, over swamps, lakes and open fields with a night outside in a tent (during the cold days of winter we use a heated tent). The daily stages will be between 20 and 40km depending on trail and weather conditions. All tasks on tour will be shared in the group and carried out as a team, from feeding and taking care for the dogs, over collecting/making fire wood, getting water or melting snow to preparing meals. So, all of those tasks you haven’t done before, you will learn on tour. We will be back around lunch time on day 5. After caring for the dogs you can cuddle a bit more or relax in our guest house.

Day 6

In the morning you can rest a bit from the tour the last two days or do a snow shoe tour. Today’s adventure starts in the afternoon. We prepare the dogs for another tour going out into the darkness. Hold your thumbs for a clear sky, so if we are lucky we can see the Northern Lights.

Day 7

This day is a free day. Our dogs have time to relax after the tour and you can decide if you want to do the same or experience some other winter activities in the area. It is, for example, possible to walk with snow shoes to the kennel and cuddle the dogs one more time. For those who like it a bit more adventurous, it’s possible to do a snowmobile tour in Arvidsjaur or drive a car on a frozen lake.

Day 8

Now it’s time to say goodbye to the dogs… but just until your next tour 😉

Included

  • 4 half day sled dog tours with your own dog team (4-5 dogs), 1 as overnight tour, 1 as evening tour
  • 6 nights in our guest house in Glommersträsk 5min from the kennel (double room, single room on request)
  • 1 night in a tent (Dec./Jan. heated)
  • Meals from dinner day 1 to breakfast day 8 incl. water, tea and coffee
  • Rent of clothes (over jacket, trousers, boots, hat and over-mittens)
  • Rent of equipment (winter sleeping bag, mat, tent)
  • Transfer to/from Arvidsjaur airport or bus station or Jörn train station

Not Included

  • Travel costs
  • Insurances
  • Alcohol or softdrinks
  • Activities on your free day

Pricing

  • 01.-08.12., 08.-15.12.2023: 21.500 SEK
  • 15.-22.12.2023, 05.-12.01.2024: 24.000 SEK
  • 09.-16.02.2024: 25.000 SEK
  • 05.-12.04., 12.-19.04.2024: 21.500 SEK

Tour Requirements

This tour is suitable for all with normal physical fitness and health. No former sled dog experience is needed. For safety reasons for you and the dogs please read and respect our tour requirements regarding age and weight limits that you can find here.

Equipment

We provide you with the outer layer of clothes. To enjoy the tour it’s always good to have the right combination of clothes and equipment. So, please find our equipment recommendation here.

Changes

Since the tour is exclusive only for 3 people we have the possibility to adapt and customize it to your wishes. Just let us know. If a group of 4 people belongs together we have the possibility to adjust the tour, so that you all can join the tour. Just ask us.

Please be aware that changes in the program can be necessary if weather and trail conditions change.

Extension

Extra nights before or after the tour can be booked on request.