When most tourists have left the mountains, we start out on the final husky adventure for the season. In the dog sleds we bring everything we need to make this a nice experience and go straigth out on the mountains.
Follow on this husky adventure and meet the light and spring in the Swedish mountains. The nights are bright, the migratory birds arrive and the reindeer herds have returned after their long migration from the forests to their calving land in the mountains. Among the locals here in the north it’s well known that the last weeks of the season can become the absolute best ones.
The exact route for this tour will be decided after taking into account the weather and snow conditions at the moment. We will travel in both mountain and forest terrain, everybody driving their own dog sled.
The setup is simple! We go for a real adventure, straight out on the mountain with our well-trained huskies. In the sledges we bring tents, gas stoves, food and everything else we need to make this a nice experience.
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 8 (Typical Lapland and Swedish food)
Accommodation, 1 night at Saltoluokta Mountain Station (group room), 1 night in Jokkmokk Hostel Åsgård (group room) and 5 nights in mountain huts and tents
Travel as well as transfer to Saltoluokta Mountain Lodge and from Jokkmokk
Day 1 - Arrival to Swedish Lapland
Day 2 - 7 - Dog sledding over white expanses
In the coming days, we have different routes that may be relevant. We will decide where the route goes based on the prevailing weather and snow conditions, and in respect to the reindeer. There are four alternatives that are most likely.
Alt 1: Expedition from the mountains to the woodlands
We will pass places like Aktse and the Rapa valley, Kvikkjokk the small mountain village at the end of the road, Årrenjarka and Lillselet which is one of few villages without road connection, and at the end come down to Jokkmokk. We will both stay in cabins but also stay several nights in tents.
Alt 2: The Kaitum valley and the Kebnekaise area
Alt 3: The outskirts of Sarek
Alt 4: The Ritsem area
Most of the nights are spent in tents. Regardless which of these routes we take, we will go through the beautiful nature types of Swedish Lapland with bare mountains, virgin mountain forests, river valleys, wide open plains and frozen lakes.
If we were able to book the weather we would be happy if we could book different kinds of weather, everything from snowstorm to calm sparkling days with blue sky, so that you get to experience them all. Now it doesn’t work like that, so we must take the weather as it comes.
During the afternoon at day 7 (if we haven’t run alternative 1) we will have a car transport down to Jokkmokk. Check in at Jokkmokk Hostel and eat a nice dinner together.
Day 8 - Departure from Jokkmokk
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 at the camps but at tent camps we dig hole 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 (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 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.
NOTE! The tour starts at Saltoluokta and ends in Jokkmokk.
20 – 27 April 2020
Group size: Max 4 participants
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