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Autumn preparation with our Siberian huskies

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The training of our sleddogs are in full swing. After the summer’s well deserved rest-period, we always start to train our huskies in the first part of August. Since we don’t have any snow on the ground at this time and therefor are unable to go with dogsleds we let them pull our quads instead. It is always fascinating to see how excited and happy the dogs are when the fall training starts. We harness the dogs in front of the quads in the same way as in front of a sled. In the beginning we run them very short trips of a few kilometers. As the temperature drops and the dogs get in better shape we increase the distances.

This year youngsters will also have to learn to run in a harness. They are usually anywhere between 8-12 months when they for the first run in a team. Together with experienced adult dogs, they learn as time goes how things work. During their first winter season, the youngsters mostly join on the shorter tours and gain experience and build their physical capacity in peace and quiet.

The kennel life goes on and we are looking forward to that a new winter season is approaching. We are looking forward to get to work with our Siberian huskies, meet new people from all around the world and together travel in the amazing nature we have up here north of the Polar Circle. We are looking forward to share with you our life, that we live and love here in the north.

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A taste of what’s coming…

Dream away to the white snowy expanses and imagine the wind on your cheeks when you stand behind the sled after a bunch of happy Siberian huskies. Here is a video from one of our tours called Crossing Lapland with dog sled. Although the film was shot in 2009 is just as relevant today.

The tour is the first of our week-long mountain tours in early spring winter and starts out from our kennel in Jokkmokk and ends at Saltoluokta Mountain Station. On the tour we travel through the entire spectrum of Lapland from deep forests across frozen lakes, birch forests and up on the bare mountain above the tree line.

If you want to know more about all the adventures then take a look at our dog sledding tours and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

Welcome to Lapland and Jokkmokk!
Stina & Matti

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Summer that has been

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Summer 2016 is over and we can summarize several nice mountain hiking tours. For we have had the privilege to guide walks widely from Abisko National Park in the north through Kebnekaise and down towards Saltoluokta and Kvikkjokk in Sarek National Park’s outskirts.

We have also had many canoe groups along our waterways this summer.
We have assisted them with rental canoes, kayaks, outdoor equipment and transports.
Many are the stories that our guests come back with after their paddling tours. Bear encounters, great fishing, sunsets over tranquil lakes, meetings with locals and the peacefulness of the expansive nature here in the north.

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Winter is over. Summer is coming.

To the summer tours
After a successful winter season with many nice guests from all over the world joining our dog sled tours we are now looking forward to the summer adventures ahead of us.
Soon we will dip the paddle for a first stroke in the lake and nature will explode of life under the midnight sun.

Join us for an adventure this summer with canoes, hike along ancient tracks, follow on a wildlife safari in Sarek National Park or catch a big pike in one of the lakes.

Welcome to Lapland and Jokkmokk!
Stina & Matti

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Autumn is here and winter is coming closer

Training the sled dogs for dogsled season
The tourist season for the summer is over and we spend most of our time with training the dogs for the approaching winter. The huskies are in good shape and is as happy and excited before every training run.
If you are curious about how we train our sled dogs take a look at the page about OUR HUSKIES.

  • The Aurora Borealis have given us spectacular light shows many evenings and nights already since August and it seems like we are going to get another good winter season with great chances to get to see the northern lights dance across the sky.
    If you like to learn about what the Aurora Borealis is you can check out the page about this light phenomena where you will find lots of facts and more beautiful photos.
    Click here to reach the page NORTHERN LIGHTS / AURORA BOREALIS.

    /Stina & Matti

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    NEW! Wildlife expedition in Sarek National Park

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    Experience the autumn in the valley of Rapadalen in Sarek National Park.
    A 6-day wildlife expedition in search of Bears, Lynx, Wolverines and the largest Moose bulls in Scandinavia.
    Sarek National Park is the most remote wilderness area in Europe. No roads, no trails, no cabins, just pure nature.

    ● Helicopter drop into Europe´s most remote wilderness
    â—Ź Hike through dramatic landscapes in Sarek National Park
    â—Ź Spend three nights in tent in complete wilderness + two nights at guesthouse
    ● Encounter some of Europe´s largest Moose and other wildlife
    â—Ź Chance to see Northern lights

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    Winter season 2015 will soon be over

  • Once again we can look back on a wonderful winter season! Lapland has once again delivered a winter full of snow with sparkling northern lights, cold, storms, quiet starry nights, sunshine, blue sky and much more.
    Our huskies are closest to our hearts and they have as always helped us in the best way to carry out with the tours. All our partners in terms of accommodation facilities, taxi drivers, guides and all the people in the village who meet our guests have basically all been spot on examples of good hosting. Last but not least, a big thanks to all our super nice guests who contributed to all the fun we have had together.

    In the Jokkmokk mountains, we still have snow until the end of May. After a full season with dog sledding we do not feel that we have had enough. We will continue to go sledding as long as it is possible.
    We are currently in the planning of the winter season 2015/2016 and all dog sledding tours will be updated shortly with new dates, so keep an eye on this website. We are already excited, and this season is not even over.

    Stina & Matti

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    Autumn training of our huskies are in full swing

  • Autumn training of our Siberian huskies are in full swing since the beginning of August. The dogs are harnessed in front of quads which they pull. The sleddogs happiness to start working again after the summer break can not be mistaken. They are as eager and enthusiastic as we are.

    As the temperature drops, we increase the distances on the training tours. Very soon we can feel how the strength of the dog team increases, and the dogs’ stamina gets better with each passing week.

    Are you keen to join us and our huskies on one of the dog sledding tour this winter, please send us an email. Sometimes the answer is delayed a bit but then you’ll know that it’s because we’re out there and training our four-legged friends.

    Stina & Matti

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    Lapland Canoe Central


  • Paddle tours in Swedish Lapland just seems to get more and more popular. Our canoes and kayaks are often out on tours in the area. We see people go out full of expectation and we meet them happily relaxed after a few days in the wilderness. This summer we’ve bought some new kayaks to our canoe fleet.

    We have great lake systems up here where sea kayaks really comes into its own. Personally, we prefer to push out our Canadian canoes and at an easy pace glide along. After an hour with the single paddle and a fishing rod we go ashore to make a campfire, grill the freshly caught fish and drink a pot of coffee. Summer in Lapland when life is at its simplest.

    Stina & Matti

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    International television about Swedish Ecotourism

    The German DW Deutsche Welle came to us for a visit in November. They were filming a feature about Swedish Ecotourism for their series Fair Lifestyle – Travel.

    Stina was out on an Overnight tour with dog sled at the time together with Hilde and Simon from Belgium. Matti and the DW reporter joined on day two for filming and interviews.

    The Awareness of ecotourism and responsible travel is increasing and more and more people are looking to eco-certified tour operators when choosing their holiday.
    Jokkmokkguiderna is an approved Nature´s Best operator since 2003.
    The Nature’s Best labels tour operators who go the extra mile for their landscape, local people, the environment and most importantly for you as a customer.

    Welcome to take a peek into our life!
    (The TV broadcast is in English.)

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