4 Days
Length
Dec – Feb
Season
Moderate
Difficulty
max. 5 participants
Group Size
Cabin, Tent
Accommodation

Experience the midwinter in Lapland! Travel through the fairytale forests and see the mysterious northern lights slowly dancing over the sky. Join us and our huskies on this dog sledding adventure.

A midwinter dog sledding adventure in the deep forests of Lapland, north of the arctic circle.
Drive your own team of Siberian huskies, live wilderness life and experience the northern lights.
Spend the nights in a canvas tent and wooden huts. Fetch water from a hole in the ice and feel the warmth from the glowing fire in the wooden stove. See tracks from the wild animals and experience the true wilderness way of living in close contact with our loving sled dogs.

A four day long dog sledding adventure. Not to long but long enough to give you a real wilderness experience and enough time to learn dog sledding properly, get to know the huskies and live a simple life in nature without electricity and running water.

Welcome to a real dog sledding adventure!


DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION

The tour starts and ends in Jokkmokk.

» How to get here

INCLUDED

Experience wilderness guide
One dog team per person
Warm jacket, pants, warm shoes, hat, gloves
Sleeping bag and equipment for the tour
Fullboard from lunch day 1 until lunch day 4 (Typical Lapland and Swedish food)
Accommodation, 1 night in a tent, 2 nights in wilderness cabin


NOT INCLUDED

Travel to and from Jokkmokk
Travel insurance


OPTIONS

●   A night at Hotel Akerlund before and/or after your dog sledding adventure
We recommend that you arrive to Jokkmokk the day before the tour starts so you don’t risk to miss the tour if your flight/train etc. should be delayed.


VIDEO

1-4

Day 1-4 - Four days of dog sledding and three nights in the wild.

We will pick you up in Jokkmokk and drive you to our kennel, located just outside Jokkmokk.
Here those who need get dressed in warm thermo parkas and pants and boots. You will learn how to handle a dog sled, how to communicate with the huskies and learn about safety in cold climate etc.
We harness the sled dogs and pack the sleds and get ready for start. You will drive your own team with 4 Siberian huskies.

Every day we stop and prepare our lunch over open fire out in the nature. By the huts and tent camps everyone helps out with taking care of and feeding the dogs, cooking and fetch water from the lake/river etc.
In the tent camp we stay in a large common canvas tent, heated with a wood stove. We are sleeping on reindeer skins in warm sleeping bags.
The cabin is a simple but cozy wood hut without electricity or running water, also heated by a wood stove.

There is no guarantee for northern lights but hopefully we will see this fantastic light phenomena dancing over the sky during the nights.

On day four we head back to Jokkmokk and will arrive to the kennel in the afternoon full of new experiences. We give the dogs some snacks and take off the harnesses.
After saying goodbye to your new friends we drive you back to Jokkmokk. 

Tour conditions:

All activities are mostly moderate. In wilderness cabin we sleep on bunk beds in mixed room with both men’s and women’s. The wilderness cabins are heated with wood/gas and have no electricity or running water. In the tent we have a wood stove and sleep on reindeer skins in warm sleeping bags in the same tent. Dry toilets are available at the cabins but at the tent camp we dig holes in the snow.
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.
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 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 16 years old (in company by an adult) to follow on this tour.
If you are a family with younger kids please send a special request by email.


Location:

The tour starts and ends in Jokkmokk.

We all meet up at the kennel at Jokkmokkguiderna at 9:30 AM on the starting day.
Address: Skabram 201, 962 99 Jokkmokk, Sweden
If you can´t get here on your own then we can pick you up in Jokkmokk center.

We recommend that you arrive to Jokkmokk the day before the tour starts so you don’t risk to miss the tour if your flight/train etc. should be delayed.
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Dates:
2 – 5 Dec 2019
9 – 12 Dec 2019
16 – 19 Dec 2019
6 – 9 Jan 2020
20 – 23 Jan 2020
27 – 30 Jan 2020
10 – 13 Feb 2020
17 – 20 Feb 2020

Group size: Max 5 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.

Note! We will manually review the booking to make sure that the minimum number of 2 participants is reached to conduct the tour. We will confirm availability within the shortest possible time after we receive your order.
Until your booking is confirmed no payment or charges will be applied, and credit card details are held for security purposes only.

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Mighty Northern lights in Swedish Lapland.
Dog team in the woodlands of Jokkmokk Sweden. Picture from the tour Dog sledding Adventure and Northern lights.
Glowing sky midwinter Lapland Sweden. Dog sledding adventure and Northern lights.
Dog sledding midwinter lapland Jokkmokk on the tour: Dog sledding Adventure and Northern lights
Lunchpaus över öppen eld i skogslandskap på turen Hundspannsäventyr och norrskensnätter vinter lappland.
Kaffepanna, eld och pyttipanna. Utelunch under hundspannturen Hundspannsäventyr och norrskensnätter
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Siberian husky breathing cold air. On one of our dog sled tours called Dog sledding adventure and northern lights.
Snow covered tree tops in Jokkmokk Lapland on the dog sled tour Dog sledding Adventure and Northern lights.
Frost i hår och skägg en kylig dag på hundspannturen Hundspannsäventyr och norrskensnätter
Slädhundar och släde vintertid i Lappland Jokkmokk. Foto från turen Hundspannsäventyr och norrskensnätter
Samspel människa och hund. Draghund slädhund husky Lappland Jokkmokk. Bild från turen Hundspannsäventyr och norrskensnätter
Clear day and mountain view. Swedish Lapland on the dog sled tour: Dog sledding Adventure and Northern lights.
Hundspann en blåsig dag i skogland i Jokkmokk. Hundspannsäventyr och norrskensnätter
Vinter Lappland värmande eld på hundspannsturen Hundspannsäventyr och norrskensnätter
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Vårens första solstrålar bryter igenom trädens grenar. Bild från: Hundspannsäventyr och norrskensnätter
Frostig Siberian husky med frost i pälsen. blå ögon. Hundspannsäventyr och norrskensnätter
Stila norrsken över röd liten snötäckt stuga. Bild från turen Hundspannsäventyr och norrskensnätter.

Tour Reviews

15 May, 2018

BEST VACATION EVER (review fr TripAdvisor)
My best friend and I are seasoned travelers and of all of our trips this was by far our favorite. Nothing can prepare your for the adventure you will have dog sledding through the untouched wilderness of the Swedish Lapland, making fires in the middle of snowy lakes, sleeping in teepee tents and cabins lit by just candlelight and wood burning ovens, and bonding with some of the happiest, friendliest dogs in the world. Stina and Matti are extremely knowledgable, passionate, and accommodating to the needs of their guests, their precious dogs, and the environment. I must make mention that i was skeptical in going dog sledding that the animals might be mistreated, and as a vegetarian and activist this would bother me immensely. This was not the case AT ALL. These dogs are cared for with the utmost respect and love, and treated individually to the needs of their own personalities and abilties. They love what they do, their owners, and their lives. After the trip was over my friend and I found ourselves missing them and our guide Stina instantly, wishing we could have spent more time with them. They went above and beyond to accommodate dietary needs, and even to celebrate my birthday. The booking process was seamless and easy and Stina answered every question we had to make us as comfortable as possible and offer the best suggestions for our travels through Sweden.
This was truly a once in a lifetime, and life changing experience and I guarantee i will be back for seconds. Thank you Stina and Matti and all your wonderful dogs! /Teeroks

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