It is really something special to be out on a journey in nature for a long time, and this is the longest dog sled expedition we offer. Imagine, after six days, we will only be halfway through!
We start from Saltoluokta mountain station and cross high mountains, through old primeval forests and will pass through six different mountain valleys. During our journey we will both winter camp, sleep in small wilderness huts but also spend some nights in the Swedish tourist associations mountain cabins and, the last day on the dog sleds we will steer them up to the dogs kennel and our home just outside Jokkmokk north of the Arctic Circle.
We have a plan for where we are going, but it almost never goes as planned when you’re on a dog sled expedition trip. Weather and wind can force us to change the route but that we don’t know anything about today, because on real adventures it is the law of nature that rules.
The tour starts at Saltoluokta and ends in Jokkmokk.» 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 12 (Typical Lapland and Swedish food)
Accommodation, 1 night at Saltoluokta Mountain Station (group room), 1 night in Jokkmokk Hostel Åsgård (shared room) and 9 nights in mountain huts and tents
Travel as well as transfer to Saltoluokta Mountain Lodge and from Jokkmokk
● Single room at Saltoluokta 570 kr
● Private double room at Saltoluokta 550 kr
● Single room at Åsgård Hostel 200 kr
Day 1 - Welcome to Saltoluokta Mountain Station
We meet in the evening for a shared delicious meal in the charming and reputed restaurant. After dinner we will go through the gear and you will get your clothes and shoes.
For anyone who arrives earlier in the day we have snowshoes that you can borrow if you would like to check out the surroundings.
Day 2 – The King’s Trail to Sitojaure
We start our journey south along Kungsleden (the King’s trail) towards the huge lake Sitojaure. After 20 km we will arrive to the Sitojaure cabin where we going to spend our night.
Day 3 – The delta of Rapadalen and Aktse
Day 4 – Virgin Pine tree forest
Day 5 - Kvikkjokk and the valley Tarradalen
Day 6 – Tarrakaise and back
Day 7 – Västerfjäll, the small mountain village
Day 8 – Peuraure and Karats
Day 9 – The Pearl River Nature Reserve
Da7 10 - Travel through Elk land
Day 11 – Juoksaure to Jokkmokk
Day 12 - Bye bye Jokkmokk
It’s possible to go a different route. We could choose to continue higher in to the valley of Tarradalen and spend a night in the Såmmarlappa cabin or Tarrakaise cabin. To be able to do this we will need good weather. If we choose this route, we will probably not reach Västerfjäll (that was the plan above). On long expedition tours like these usually things happen. As always travelling in and with nature we will have to adjust the plan along the tour.
Minimum age is 18 years old.
NOTE! A certain level of fitness is required.
Read: »What it takes to join this adventure
No previous dog sledding experience is required, but you must like animals and feel empathy for them.
In wilderness cabin we sleep on bunk beds in mixed room with both gentlemen’s and women’s. The wilderness cabins are heated with wood/gas and have no electricity or running water. Dry toilet is available at the camps but at tent camps we dig hole in the snow.
We all meet for dinner in the restaurant at Saltoluokta Mountain Station at 17:30 on the arrival day.
NOTE! The tour starts at Saltoluokta and ends in Jokkmokk.
13 – 24 March 2023
Group size: Max 4 participants
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