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Overnight tour with dog sled in the land of Northern lights

Howling sled dogs in Swedish Lapland

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 for two days. Learn how to handle and drive “your own” team of friendly and loving sled dogs and spend the night in a wood heated tent or a timber hut living close to nature without electricity and running water.

Day 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 lodge or a canvas tent 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 dogs.
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.

Facts

Price: 5900 SEK/person. Minimum 2 persons.
December – March 2017/2018

The price includes: Thermo overall, warm shoes, hat, gloves. Sleeping bag and equipment for the tour. Wilderness guide, your own dog team. One night in a cabin or canvas tent. A lighter lunch, dinner, breakfast.

The price excludes: travel and transfers (the tour starts and ends in Jokkmokk), travel insurance, alcoholic beverages.

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.

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