Do you like to go dog sledding in Sarek National Park but are not ready for the tougher expedition tour? Then this is the perfect dog sled adventure for you. Get a taste of what Sarek National Park can offer combined with the King’s Trail’s comfort.
Sarek National Park is one of Scandinavian’s most mythical mountain areas. An area without either overnight cabins or marked trails. True wilderness where you are completely at mercy of yourself.
Many people dream about dog sledding in Sarek but may not feel ready for a tougher expedition tour.
That’s why we made this tour with both winter camping inside the National Park and more comfortable overnights in cabins just outside Sarek’s boundaries.
A perfect dog sled adventure for you who wants to get a taste of what Sarek can offer combined with the King’s Trail’s comfort.
The tour starts and ends in Saltoluokta» How to get here
Experienced wilderness guide
One dog team per person
Warm jacket, pants, warm shoes, hat, gloves
Sleeping bag and equipment for the tour
Fullboard from breakfast day 1 until breakfast day 8 (Typical Lapland and Swedish food)
Accommodation, 2 nights at Saltoluokta Mountain Station (shared group room), 5 nights in wilderness cabins and tents.
Travel as well as transfer to and from Saltoluokta Mountain Lodge
● Single room at Saltoluokta first and last night 1140 kr
● Private double room at Saltoluokta first and last night 1100 kr
Day 1 - Arrival to Saltoluokta Mountain Station
Day 2 - The first day of dog mushing
This first day we head for Rissajaure where we are going to set a tent camp for our first night. The stage for the day are relatively short but it’s a lot of new things to learn, how to take care of the huskies, how to set up a tent etc. Everything takes time in the beginning before all routines fall into place. We fetch water in a stream and if needed we dig snow walls for the tent. The area is nice for a short snowshoe walk if you like.
Day 3 - Sarek National Park
Day 4 - The Sitojaure cabin
Day 5 - The entrance to Rapa valley
Day 6 - Aktsenjunjes and expansive views
Later on we harness the dogs and go east towards Aktse where a tough climb awaits us up on Aktsenjunjes. We have to work hard helping the dogs for a few kilometers but we will be rewarded with a spectacular view when we come up. In the east low mountains and woodlands billow out miles and miles towards the horizon. To the west the higher mountains of Sarek pile up to the sky. From the highest peak we will have a pleasant drive down towards Sitojaure and the cabins. We will spend another night in the warmth of the Sitojaure cabins sparkling woodstove.
Day 7 - Autsvagge and Saltoluokta
Day 8 - Departure day
This tour goes partly in Sarek National Park where we are completely at the mercy of the weather gods. We try to follow our planned routes but have to adapt to current conditions. Jokkmokkguiderna interacts with the reindeer herding Sami’s in the area and we try to minimize disturbance on the reindeers and the traditions that have existed here for generations.
All activities are mostly moderate but sometimes hard. In wilderness cabin we sleep on bunk beds in mixed room with both gentlemen’s and women’s. Dry toilet is available at the camps but when we camp in tent we dig a hole in the snow. The wilderness cabins are heated with wood/gas and have no electricity or running water.
No former dog sled experience is required but you must like animals and feel compassion for them.
How physically demanding will it be?
How physically demanding it will be depends very much on the snow and weather conditions during the tour. But, to go dogsledding requires that you have good balance and are reasonable fit. In up-hills and heavy snow conditions you must help your dogs by kicking beside the sled and sometimes also run and push the sled in steep up-hills (which can go on for quite a while in the mountains.)
You also need to have in mind that you will be physically active outside in the cold for many hours each day. Our tours are not made up touristic adventures but real experiences where everybody work as a team and helps with everything from taking care of the dogs, cooking, loading the sleds, fetching water and setting up tents (when on a trip including camping) etc.
If you are unsure if you are able to take part don’t hesitate to send us an email and tell us about yourself and your worries. Women seem to underestimate them self very often, while men sometimes overestimate their own physical capacity. On our tours, we have people from all over the world.
Minimum age is 18 years old.
We all meet for dinner in the restaurant at Saltoluokta Mountain Station at 17:30 on the arrival day.» How to get here
Not available 2023
Group size: Max 4 participants
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Taste of Sarek tour, 8 days (review fr TripAdvisor)
6 days dog sledding with huts/camping. This was one of the best experiences I have ever had. Yes it was cold, (-25) yes it was hard work (dog sledding isn’t a passive activity) but we were rewarded with spectacular scenery, stunning Northern lights and nothing but nature all around us. Matti was a fabulous guide and we felt he was very knowledgeable about the area we went to. His English is excellent, and he has a great sense of humor. His dogs are amazing and so well trained. no howling, running off or bad tempers here! They tried so hard for me and despite being working dogs, they loved to be petted and cuddled. We opted for the hard core camping and hut to hut trip which was hard work but very rewarding. I wouldn’t recommend this trip for anyone who doesn’t have stamina, but Matti has different options for people who are less fit. /Anne
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