8 Days Spring Winter Tour
You are dreaming of a beautiful snow covered landscape, fluffy dog tales waving in front of you and sun in your face causing spring feelings while enjoying the end of winter? Then this tour is made for you.
This 5-day sled dog tour is intended to show you the beauty of Swedish Lapland while learning to be a real musher. Driving your own dog team through the wonderful nature while looking out for wildlife foot prints in the snow and birds in their mating season in the trees is only one part of the adventure. We will also use the longer and warmer days to talk a lot about dog mushing, dog care and life outside. And, of course, we will practice all this during the tour. So, make sure you are ready for lots of dog kisses and cuddles.
(other dates on request)
24.000 SEK per person
max. 4 guests on tour
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.
After a delicious breakfast we will pick you up to provide you with your clothes for the next days and we will take time to meet the dogs. After that we will prepare the sleds with food and equipment for our tour the next days. The rest of the day is free, so that you have time to explore the surroundings with snow shoes for example.
Days 3- 7
Get ready for your adventure. We will pick you up after breakfast. In the kennel 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. For the next five days we will drive a tour through forests, over swamps, lakes and open fields with nights outside in wilderness cabins without electricity and water or in tents. Daily stages will be between 25 and 60km depending on trail and weather conditions. When it’s relatively warm and sunny we will drive early in the morning to avoid too much heat for the dogs. 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. A focus on the tour is to use the time when we are not driving to talk and practice dog care and outdoor life. On day 7 the trail will lead us back home to the kennel where you will enjoy a hot shower – after having fed the dogs of course.
Now it’s time to say goodbye to the dogs… but just until your next tour 😉
- 5 days sled dog tour with your own dog team (4-5 dogs)
- 3 nights in our guest house in Glommersträsk 5min from the kennel (double room, single room on request)
- 4 nights in wilderness cabin or tents (preliminary planned 2x cabin, 2x tent)
- 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, snow shoes)
- Transfer to/from Arvidsjaur airport or bus station or Jörn train station
- Travel costs
- Alcohol or softdrinks
This tour is suitable for all with normal physical fitness and health. Please be aware that trail and weather conditions may make it necessary to help the dogs by walking beside and pushing the sled e.g. in deep snow or up hill. 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.
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.
Since the tour is exclusive only for up to 4 people we have the possibility to adapt and customize it to your wishes. Just let us know.
Please be aware that changes in the program can be necessary if weather and trail conditions change. Eventually we switch the free day to the beginning if participants arrive late on day 1 and do the tour preparation on this day.
Extra nights before or after the tour can be booked on request.