Expedition tour! We travel with our dog teams straight through Sarek National Park, one of Sweden’s most mythical areas. Tougher dog sled expedition for adventureres.
With huskies we will cover nearly 300 kilometres in perhaps one of Sweden’s most mythical areas, varied with high mountains, deep valleys, old forests and winding rivers.
Our journey goes from Saltoluokta, through Sarek National Park, past Sweden’s most inaccessible point and down along the Padjelanta trail to Kvikkjokk. From this little mountain village we head north, along the well known King’s trail and go back to Saltoluokta Mountain Station.
The sunset’s, the taste of fresh made reindeer stew, the companionship with the huskies and the feeling of lying in a warm sleeping bag while the snowstorm is roaring outside the tent are memories you never want to be without!
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 10 (Typical Lapland and Swedish food)
Accommodation, 2 nights at Saltoluokta Mountain lodge, 7 nights in wilderness cabins and/or tent.
Travel as well as transfer to and from Saltoluokta Mountain Lodge
Day 1 - Arrival to Saltoluokta Mountain Station
Day 2 - Rissajaure, on the border to the tundra
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 dogs, 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 3-5 - Through Sarek National Park
Day 6-8 - Tarradalen
Day 9 - Back to the civilization
Day 10 - Departure day
Demanding and sometimes hard. This tour is more like a real expedition in a wild area without marked trails. Some outdoor experience is required. In wilderness cabin we sleep on bunk beds in mixed room with both gentlemen’s and women’s. Dry toilet is available around the cabins 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 to participate on the Explore Sarek tour also requires that you are in good physical shape. 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 and most of the nights are spent in tents. You need to have some outdoor experience with camping since before. This is more like a real expedition in a wild area without marked trails.
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 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 of all genders and ages up to 70 years old.
Minimum age is 18 years old.
We all meet for dinner in the restaurant at Saltoluokta Mountain Station at 18:00 on the arrival day.» How to get here
Not available 2020
Group size: Max 4 participants
Before you book, make sure you read all information about this tour, such as tour conditions and what is required of you as a participant.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
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