2 Days
Length
Dec – March
Season
Moderate
Difficulty
minimum 2 pers
Group Size
Tent
Accommodation

Experience the cold of a midwinter night, the northern lights dancing over the sky and the fire’s heat and glow. Get the taste of being a musher on the Arctic Circle on an overnight tour.

Learn how to handle and drive “your own” team of our friendly and loving sled dogs. Travel on a dog sled in the deep forests of Jokkmokk for two days and one night. Spend the night in a wood heated tent or a timber hut, close to nature without electricity and running water.


LOCATION

Jokkmokk

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INCLUDED

An experienced dog sled guide
An individual dog team
Snowmobile suit, warm boots, hat and gloves
Sleeping bag and equipment for the tour
Fullboard from lunch day 1 until lunch day 2 (Typical Lapland and Swedish food)
One night in a canvas tent or wilderness cabin


NOT INCLUDED

Travel as well as transfer to and from Jokkmokk
Travel insurance


OPTIONS

●   A night at Hotel Akerlund before and/or after your overnight tour with dog sled.
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.


1-2

Two days of dog sledding and one overnight in the wild

We start from Jokkmokk at 10 AM and will go with the dog teams to a canvas tent or wilderness cabin where we will spend the night. During the afternoon and evening you will get the opportunity to try snowshoe walking.

Before we eat dinner and make our self comfortable we will feed and take care of the huskies.
You will drive your “own” dog team and will learn how to handle and take care of the sled dogs.

We will be back in Jokkmokk approx. 3 PM the next day.

Tour conditions: All activities are easy to moderate. In wilderness cabin we sleep 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. If we sleep in a canvas tent we have a wood stove and sleep on reindeer skins in warm sleeping bags everyone in the same tent. Dry toilets are available at the cabins but at the telt 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.
If you are a family with smaller children please contact us by email.


Location:

Jokkmokk

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Dates:
9 – 10 Dec 2021
20 – 21 Dec 2021
5 – 6 Jan 2022
19 – 20 Jan 2022
16 – 17 Feb 2022

Group size: Minimum 2 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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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.
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Four sled dogs pulling a sled on an overnight tour with dog sled in Jokkmokk.
Close up picture of husky smelling the camera. Husky nose. Overnight tour with dog sled in Swedish Lapland.
Boiling coffee cowboy coffee over open fire. Overnight tour with dog sled with Jokkmokkguiderna.

Tour Reviews

8 September, 2018

WONDERFUL TRIP, AMAZING EXPERIENCE! (review fr TripAdvisor)
My family and I had an amazing time on the overnight dogsled tour. Stina and Matti were excellent guides from the start. They helped us schedule the tour within the small window we were planning to be in the Luleå/Jokkmokk area, and they provided us with guidelines to make sure we were prepared for the trek. Matti — our guide for the tour — kept us safe and laughing throughout the two-day trip. The sights were incredible, the experience unforgettable, and the dogs absolutely lovable. Definitely recommend!!! /Evan M

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