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.
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.
The auroral activity is intensive at the moment. Many evenings and nights the Aurora Borealis is dancing over the sky here in Jokkmokk and it seems like we are going to have another dog sledding season with lots of Northern Lights.
It’s getting darker earlier and earlier and many training runs with our huskies are run at dusk or after sunset in the dark and we therefore get lots of opportunities to see the green flames of Aurora draping the sky.
Here is a short movie from our kennel. Today we have 42 Siberian Huskies in the kennel and a litter of puppies will be born in October. Every day we let all the huskies free run in the big playground where they play around and socialize with each other under supervision from us.
Training in front of the ATV is running since the middle of August and all the dogs are running several times a week and are trained both physically, mentally and socially.
Our dogs are not just our livelihood, but above all our passion and a big part of our way of life.
More about our kennel and the dogs can be found at our kennels website Working Husky Kennel.
A nice summer is coming to an end and in a few months winter is here with crystal white snow, crisp air and northern lights dancing over the sky.
Thinking about standing on the dog sled behind a happy and well trained dog team always makes us long for the dog sledding season.
With canoes, hiking boots and good food we travel into the Pearl River Nature Reserve. Old forests, low mountains, small and big lakes where we drink fresh water directly from the lake, catch fish for dinner and spend the nights in tents.
This summer we offer three departures on a 5 days canoe tour in the Pearl River (PĂ¤rlĂ¤lvens) Nature Reserve. Easy paddling on flat water, shorter hikes and possibility for both photographing, fishing and study the flora and fauna.
This tour is perfect for those who want to join on an organized but for that sake not touristic tour. We set our camps close to the canoes so no heavy backpacks.
You will be part of a group and participate in cooking and other camp chores.
Take the chance and book this paddle tour for our introductory price 7500 SEK / person including food, guide, canoe, tent, sleeping bag etc.
Matti looks forward to these tours like a kid waiting for Christmas. But that’s because he likes fresh trout that sizzles in the pan, sea eagles gliding over the camp and the feeling that there could be bears around the next bend.
Soon we can sum up yet another fine winter season. For our part a really good season from several angles. Lots of bookings, fantastic tours and last but not least very nice guests as usual.
Now in the end of the winter season we can conclude that the dogs are doing well and are in really good shape as they have been the whole winter. Probably they would like to run in front of the sleds for a couple of months more. But, the snow will soon disappear and the summer heat is coming so our four legged friends will get a few months of rest during the warmest period.
However, we will continue to go dog sledding as long as the snow conditions is good!
Elsa and Rasmus from Denmark were two of four guests that joined on our longest tour called Explore Sarek National Park 2013.
They sent us a movie with film clips and pictures from the tour and wrote:
Hej Stina and Matti!
Thank you for a fantastic trip in Sarek National Park. It has been an experience of a lifetime that will always stand as something special for us.
We hope that we can come back and go dog sledding again.
Rasmus has made a movie from our tour (don’t forget the speakers, great music)
Best Regards from
Rasmus & Elsa
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