A husky trip along the northern parts of the King’s Trail with a detour towards the Norwegian border.
A journey through one of Sweden’s most powerful high mountain areas in Swedish Lapland. All nights spent in comfortable mountain huts.
White tundra and small hills and mountains as long as you can see. The spring sun has just gone up over the horizon and begins to color the landscape in warm tones and a scent of fresh coffee is spreading inside the cozy cabin.
A new day dawns and together with our sled dogs, we are on a journey through one of Sweden’s most powerful high mountain areas. We work our way into the Laplandic mountains through mountain valleys and across open plateaus.
On this husky trip all nights are spent in mountain cabins. The route goes north from Saltoluokta Mountain Station along the famous King’s Trail. We then take a detour in towards the Norwegian border and finish with Stora Sjöfallets National Park before we return to the starting point of our adventure.
The exact route may differ from the planned because we try our best to not disturb the reindeer herders and their reindeer’s in their work and we try to avoid bad weather as much as possible.
The tour starts and ends in Saltoluokta» How to get here
Experience wilderness guide
One dog team per person
Warm jacket, pants, warm shoes, hat, gloves
Sleeping bag and equipment for the husky tour
Fullboard from breakfast day 1 until breakfast day 8 (Typical Lapland and Swedish food)
Accommodation, 2 nights at Saltoluokta mountain station, 5 nights in wilderness cabins
Travel as well as transfer to and from Saltoluokta Mountain Station
Day 1 - Arrival to Saltoluokta Mountain Station
If you arrive earlier in the day you will have the possibility to borrow snowshoes from us if you like to go for a shorter hike in the area. If you prefer skiing you can rent skiis from Saltoluokta. Enjoy a sauna or just curl up by the cozy fireplace in the entrance. The Saltoluokta restaurant usually serves food out of the ordinary. A combination of local food, traditional cuisine inspired by the modern new ideas.
Day 2 - First day of dogsledding
Day 3 - Off-piste through Stora Sjöfallet National Park
The landscape changes is character from a narrow valley with birch forest up to the treeless open expanses. The Sitasjaurecabin is the goal for today.
Day 4 - Moon landscape and the border to Norway
Day 5 - Towards the high mountains
Day 6 - Kungsleden - The King's Trail
Day 7 - Back to Saltoluokta”
Dag 8 - Departure day
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. The wilderness cabins are heated with wood/gas and have no electricity or running water. Dry toilet is available by the cabins.
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 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
6 – 13 April 2020
Group size: Max 4 participants
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