10 Days
Length
March
Season
Demanding
Difficulty
max. 4 participants
Group Size
Cabin, Mountain Lodge, Tent
Accommodation

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!


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION

The tour starts and ends in Saltoluokta

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INCLUDED

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.


NOT INCLUDED

Travel as well as transfer to and from Saltoluokta Mountain Lodge
Travel insurance
Alcoholic beverages


1

Day 1 - Arrival to Saltoluokta Mountain Station

We meet and give you information about the program for the following days. Together we have a nice dinner and check the equipment.
2

Day 2 - Rissajaure, on the border to the tundra

The morning starts by the fireplace in the restaurant with a delicious breakfast buffet with home baked bread directly from the oven. After breakfast we pack everything we need for the week in our sleds and you get instructions in how to drive and handle your team of huskies. Together we harness the dogs and put them in front of the sleds and get the teams are ready for take off.
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.
3-5

Day 3-5 - Through Sarek National Park

We travel through Sarek National Park to the southwest. We go down to the upper end of Rapavalley, Sarvesvagge or Alkavagge towards Padjelanta. The weather and snow conditions will decide our exact route these days. Since there are no accessible cabins in Sarek we have to rely on our tents, which will make us more free and independent in our choices.
6-8

Day 6-8 - Tarradalen

We go down through the upper Tarravalley by the Tarraluopal cabins. From here we will follow the Padjelanta trail down through the Tarravalley to Kvikkjokk, a small mountain village by the end of the road. From Kvikkjokk we head north along the King’s Trail back to Saltoluokta. In these days we will travel along marked trails with the possibility to spend the nights in nice cabins.
9

Day 9 - Back to the civilization

From the Sitojaure cabins we travel up over the bare mountain back to Saltoluokta. During this your last day with the dogs you will be amazed about your progress as a musher. Arrival to Saltoluokta Mountain Station. Here we will enjoy a hot sauna, warm showers and a three course dinner in the restaurant.
10

Day 10 - Departure day

Breakfast and then departure from Saltoluokta Mountain Station.

Tour conditions:

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.


For who?

Minimum age is 18 years old.


Location:

We all meet for dinner in the restaurant at Saltoluokta Mountain Station at 18:00 on the arrival day.

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Dates:
Not available 2020

Group size: Max 4 participants

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Dog teams in the center of Sarek. Picture from the expedition tour Explore Sarek National Park.
Dog sledding in snow drift and hard wind. Photo from the tour Explore Sarek National Park.
Huskies in uphill. picture from the expedition Explore Sarek National Park.
Snow shoes outside a tent with sleeping huskies. Explore Sarek National Park.
Resting sled dogs in the sun on the tour Explore Sarek National Park.
Dog team on their way in to Sarek. Explore Sarek National Park.
Skunk dog sled and dog team. Photo from tour Explore Sarek National Park.
Siberian husky with blue eyes. Image taken on the tour Explore Sarek National Park.
Tent camp and sled dogs in Sarek. Photo from the expedition tour Explore Sarek National Park.
Northern lights Aurora Borealis at the dog sled expedition Explore Sarek National Park.
Happy guests a windy day on the dog sled expedition Explore Sarek National Park.
Tent camp and dog teams at the dog sled tour Explore Sarek National Park.
Snow covered hilleberg tent on the dog sled expedition Explore Sarek National Park.
Set up of hilleberg tent in storm. Photo from Explore Sarek National Park.
A dog team in a valley in Sarek. Image from the tour Explore Sarek National Park.
Mountain hut. Tuottar Padjelanta. Photo from dog sled tour Explore Sarek National Park.
two Ptarmigans in winter. Picture from tour Explore Sarek National Park.
two dog teams in snowdrift on the expedition Explore Sarek National Park.

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