Dividalen + Rohkunborri national parks - 8 days

Dates

Dates

Sesong

2021 :

- February 7 to 14 - Full

- February 14 to 21 - Full

See also :

- Nov. 8 to 14 - 6 spaces on the winter training

- Nov. 15 to 21 - 6 spaces on the winter training

- Jan. 10 to 16 - 4 spaces on the winter training

- Jan. 17 to 23 - 6 spaces on the winter training

- March 7 to 21 - 3 spaces on the 2 weeks trip

- April 11 to 18 - 4 spaces on the ski & dog trip

LENGTH

Durée

Varighet

8 days, 7 nights

Description

Description

Beskrivelse

Travel trough Dividalen and Rohkunborri National Parks and their surrounding wilderness areas, at the heart of the Arctic : this is one of the biggest and last wilderness area in Europe, which extends over the Swedish and Finnish borders.

The rhythm of the nature

We follow the rhythm of the nature, adjusting our schedule to the weather, snow conditions and daylight, packing the camp in the morning and traveling between 20 to 100 km a day by dogsled.

Your own dogteam

Each of us have his own team of 4 to 6 dogs, and a sled loaded with what's needed for traveling autonomous trough the mountains. We spend the nights in remote mountain huts, tents or in reindeer herder cabins, and hopefully get to enjoy the northern lights.

Vast frozen lakes

The landscapes are varied : big frozen lakes, birch covered valleys, mountain passes and vast open plateaus. This is the home of reindeer, fox, ptarmigan, hare, lynx, wolverine, lemming, moose and brown bear - but usually we only see their tracks. It feels more like traveling trough a snow-covered desert!

Sami reindeer herders

The area is experienced as a untouched and raw wilderness, but it has been the seasonal home of Sami reindeer herders trough centuries. We will meet reindeers on our trail, and partly follow the old migration routes used between seasonal grassing areas.

Remoteness and flexibility

The mountains remoteness and potentially challenging weather conditions demand a flexible tour schedule, and good physical shape of the participants. The tour will be adjusted to weather conditions at a daily basis!

Dogs & humans

On this tour the close cooperation between human and dog is particularly important! You will have your own dog team for which you are responsible during the tour. This includes learning to harness, feed and handle the dogs.

Program

Day 1 : arrival at Bardufoss airport, pick-up and 30min. drive to our husky-farm. Night at our log-house.

Day 2 : training day. After breakfast we meet and feed the dogs together, before going for a training run on the trails around the farm. In the afternoon we go trough the trip, plan and prepare for an early start next day.

Day 3 : after breakfast we load the dogs and equipment on the car, and drive 1 hour to the starting point for our trip into Dividalen. Here we pack all the food and equipment needed for spending the next days in the mountains. It's about 35km travel trough the mountains to the first cabin where we spend the night.

Day 4 - 7 : exploring the Dividalen area by dogsled. Depending on weather and snow conditions we stay at cabins visit like Rostadalen, Vouma and Gamas. Each day we travel between 25 km and 60 km ( 4 – 6 hours) trough this beautiful landscapes. We have lunch on the trail and spend nights in mountain huts or eventually in a tent camp. In the afternoon of day 7 we return to civilization on the husky farm for showe, a warm sauna and farewell dinner.

Day 8 : return home after breakfast.

Tour conditions

Inclus / Recommendé

Inkludert / Anbefalt

All our activities require a moderate level of fitness : it will be needed to kick and help the dogs in the uphills, and break with all your weight in the downhills.

In wilderness cabins, we sleep in mixed room with both gentlemen and women. The cabins have wood stoves and no electricity nor running water. If we sleep in tents, we use a gas stove and sleep in warm winter sleeping bags. Dry toilets are available at the cabins, but at the tent-camp we dig a toilet in the snow.

No former dogsledding experience is required, but you must appreciate animals, and feel compassion for them!

Included

  • Transport to & from Bardufoss airport / bus station
  • Accomodation & full board
  • Experienced guide with safety equipment
  • Your own sled and dog-team of 4-6 dogs
  • Waterproof clothes: warm snowsuit, boots and sleeping bag on request (see "Pack List")
  • A visit of the kennel and puppy yard if we have puppies

Recommended

  • Please wear warm wind/waterproof clothes, base layers for upper and lower body (wool or fleece), and gloves
  • A duffel bag is recommended, please no suit-case
  • Minimum age: please contact us if you bring a child under 18 years. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Price

Tarif

Pris

2600 €

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Dividalen + Rohkunborri national parks - 8 days

Travel trough Dividalen and Rohkunborri National Parks and their surrounding wilderness areas, at the heart of the Arctic : this is one of the biggest and last wilderness area in Europe, which extends over the Swedish and Finnish borders.

The rhythm of the nature

We follow the rhythm of the nature, adjusting our schedule to the weather, snow conditions and daylight, packing the camp in the morning and traveling between 20 to 100 km a day by dogsled.

Your own dogteam

Each of us have his own team of 4 to 6 dogs, and a sled loaded with what's needed for traveling autonomous trough the mountains. We spend the nights in remote mountain huts, tents or in reindeer herder cabins, and hopefully get to enjoy the northern lights.

Vast frozen lakes

The landscapes are varied : big frozen lakes, birch covered valleys, mountain passes and vast open plateaus. This is the home of reindeer, fox, ptarmigan, hare, lynx, wolverine, lemming, moose and brown bear - but usually we only see their tracks. It feels more like traveling trough a snow-covered desert!

Sami reindeer herders

The area is experienced as a untouched and raw wilderness, but it has been the seasonal home of Sami reindeer herders trough centuries. We will meet reindeers on our trail, and partly follow the old migration routes used between seasonal grassing areas.

Remoteness and flexibility

The mountains remoteness and potentially challenging weather conditions demand a flexible tour schedule, and good physical shape of the participants. The tour will be adjusted to weather conditions at a daily basis!

Dogs & humans

On this tour the close cooperation between human and dog is particularly important! You will have your own dog team for which you are responsible during the tour. This includes learning to harness, feed and handle the dogs.

Program

Day 1 : arrival at Bardufoss airport, pick-up and 30min. drive to our husky-farm. Night at our log-house.

Day 2 : training day. After breakfast we meet and feed the dogs together, before going for a training run on the trails around the farm. In the afternoon we go trough the trip, plan and prepare for an early start next day.

Day 3 : after breakfast we load the dogs and equipment on the car, and drive 1 hour to the starting point for our trip into Dividalen. Here we pack all the food and equipment needed for spending the next days in the mountains. It's about 35km travel trough the mountains to the first cabin where we spend the night.

Day 4 - 7 : exploring the Dividalen area by dogsled. Depending on weather and snow conditions we stay at cabins visit like Rostadalen, Vouma and Gamas. Each day we travel between 25 km and 60 km ( 4 – 6 hours) trough this beautiful landscapes. We have lunch on the trail and spend nights in mountain huts or eventually in a tent camp. In the afternoon of day 7 we return to civilization on the husky farm for showe, a warm sauna and farewell dinner.

Day 8 : return home after breakfast.

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