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Husky adventure to the Norwegian border

Arctic adventure with dog sledding and winter camping

With just the sound of panting huskies and the swishing of the sled blending into the almost total silence you will travel with your own team of sled dogs to the border between Sweden and Norway, high up in the mountains north from the arctic circle in Swedish Lapland.
An arctic experience combining comfortable accommodation in huts and winter camping in tents.
Travel with your four-legged friends in areas outside the national parks where very few tourists go.


Day 1 – Arrival to Swedish Lapland.

We meet in Jokkmokk at p.m 14:00. Together we go by car to Ă…rrenjarka Mountain Lodge and check in to the cabins. We take care of the huskies and then eat a tasty dinner in the beautiful restaurant.

Day 2 – With the dog teams westwards.
Your first day on the sled and we steer the teams westwards up towards the Tarravalley. In the start we cross a big lake before we travel in along the Tarra river. Our first night out with the huskies will be spent in the cabin in Tarrakaise, approx 42 km from Ă…rrenjarka. When we reach the cabin everybody help out and take care of the dogs and carry bags into the cabin. We prepare dinner together and enjoy the evening.

Day 3 – Towards the mountain plateaus.
With the coniferous forest behind us we climb with the dog teams up from the Tarravalley. We pass the tree line on approx 700 meters above sea level. The vast wide open spaces and view expand. The destination for the day is the Pieskehaure hut close to the norwegian border. If it’s clear sky we will see the mountain Sulitelma that for many years was what people thought Sweden’s highest mountain.The distance for the day is approx. 40 km with a difference in altitude of 600-700 meters.

Day 4 – The Pite River, one of Swedens four national rivers.
Our dog sled adventure continues south. From Mavas we will follow the Pite rivers glen south east. The stage for this day depends on the snow and weather conditions. The day will offer varied driving that switch between lakes and sometimes interesting passages in the birch forest. The estimated distance is likely to be 30-40 km. We spend the night in tents. If we don’t find water for our self and the dogs we have to melt snow on our gas stoves. After a hot dinner we tuck ourselves in our warm sleeping bags and welcome the night.

Day 5 – East towards the woodlands.
We follow the Pite river downwards. By the small wilderness village Västerfjäll we will pass a church. From here we will go north following the Kings trail. By Parka we stear our dog teams east along the Pärlälven (Pearl river). The plan is to spend the night by the lake Parkijaures eastern outlet. Here we will find open water and it’s a good place to set camp.

Day 6 – The Pearl river nature reserve.
We now leave the Pite rivers glen and go over to the spring lakes of the Pearl river. Here we can enjoy the old untouched pine forest. The trail is partly winding, narrow and very fun to drive but also lead us over wider bogs and lakes. When we are passing over the big lakes Peuraure and Karats we will get time to enjoy the views. The night will probably be spent in tents somewhere along the trail.

Day 7 – The Pearl river nature reserve and a new valley.
Our goal is to dog sledding all the way to Jokkmokk. This is a pretty long distance. Weather and snow conditions can make that we do not get as far as planned but if we reach Jokkmokk we will drive our dog teams right up to our kennel where the tour ends. If we don’t come this far we will be picked up along the way and get a car transfer the last stretch.
In the evening we eat dinner and spend the night at Villa Ă…sgĂĄrd in Jokkmokk.

Day 8 – Farewell Lapland.
After breakfast it’s time to go home.

Facts

Dates: 30 March – 6 April 2014

Group size: Minimum 2 persons Maximum 5 persons.

Included in the price: Thermo overall, warm shoes, hat, gloves. Sleeping bag and equipment for the tour. Wilderness guide, one dog team per person.
Fullboard from dinner day 1 untill breakfast day 8. (Typical Lapland and Swedish food).
Accommodations (1 night at Ă…rrenjarka Mountain lodge in a cabin, 1 night in Jokkmokk, 2 nights in wilderness cabins, 3 nights in tent).

Not included in the price: Travel insurance, alcoholic beverages, travel to and from the tour (the tour starts and ends in Jokkmokk).

Tour conditions: All activities are mostly moderate but sometimes hard. 3 nights we sleep in tents. 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 around the cabins but when we camp in tent we dig a hole in the snow.
No former dog sled experience is required.

Price: 21 000 SEK per person (included Swedish V.A.T.)
Singel room supplement last night 100 SEK/person.
Winter season 2014

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