8 Days Winter at its Peak
Have you ever dreamed of driving your own dog team through the wonderful snow covered world of Swedish Lapland? Snow cannot be deep enough for you? You like the cold but don’t want to miss the sun either? Also Northern Lights are on your wish list? Sounds like you need to experience winter at its peak.
On this 5-day sled dog tour you will – hopefully – have it all. A lot of snow around you, so don’t step off the trail, you might need the help of the dogs to get out from the snow deeper than you are tall. Days are often sunny while the nights are still cold and long enough to have good chance to watch spectacular Aurora Borealis. Together with your dog team and the group you will experience great outdoor life in a scenery that sometimes seems to be unreal so beautiful as it is.
16.-23.02., 23.02.-01.03., 01.-08.03.
(other dates on request)
max. 4 guests on tour per person
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. 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 also have a lot of time to talk about dogs, mushing and the life outside. 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 3x cabin, 1x 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 (tent, sleeping bag, mat, 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. 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.
Extra nights before or after the tour can be booked on request.