Dogsledding week Expedition

Season

Season

Season

> 19 to 26 of January 2020

Dates for 2021 coming soon

Time & Duration

Time & Duration

Time & Duration

1 week - 7 nights, 8 days

Description

Description

Description

During this trip, we travel trough our National parks and their surrounding wilderness areas, at the heart of the Arctic. This is one of the biggest and last wilderness area left in Europe, that extends over the Swedish and Finnish borders. We follow the rhythm of the nature, adjusting our schedule to the weather, snow conditions and available daylight, packing the camp in the morning and traveling between 20 and 100 km a day by dogsled. Each participant 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. The landscapes are varied, big frozen lakes, birch covered valleys, mountain passes and vast, wide open plateaus. This is the home of reindeer, fox, ptarmigan, hare, lynx, wolverine, lemming, moose and brown bear, but usually we only see the tracks of those animals: it feels more like traveling trough a white and snow-covered desert.

Although the area is experienced as a untouched and raw wilderness, it has been the seasonal home for the Sami reindeer herders trough centuries. We will meet reindeers on our trail, and partly follow the old migration routes that were used by the Sami nomads between the winter and summer grassing areas. The mountains' remoteness and the 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!

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 harnessing and supplying the dogs.

Program

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

Day 2 : 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

All our activities are easy to moderate. In wilderness cabins, we sleep in mixed room with both gentlemen and women. The cabins are heated with wood / gas and have no electricity nor running water. If we sleep in tents, we have a stove and sleep on reindeer skins in warm 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 / Recommended

Included / Recommended

Included / Recommended

What's 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
What's 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

Price

Price

Adult (18+ yrs) 2500 €

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Dogsledding week Expedition

During this trip, we travel trough our National parks and their surrounding wilderness areas, at the heart of the Arctic. This is one of the biggest and last wilderness area left in Europe, that extends over the Swedish and Finnish borders. We follow the rhythm of the nature, adjusting our schedule to the weather, snow conditions and available daylight, packing the camp in the morning and traveling between 20 and 100 km a day by dogsled. Each participant 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. The landscapes are varied, big frozen lakes, birch covered valleys, mountain passes and vast, wide open plateaus. This is the home of reindeer, fox, ptarmigan, hare, lynx, wolverine, lemming, moose and brown bear, but usually we only see the tracks of those animals: it feels more like traveling trough a white and snow-covered desert.

Although the area is experienced as a untouched and raw wilderness, it has been the seasonal home for the Sami reindeer herders trough centuries. We will meet reindeers on our trail, and partly follow the old migration routes that were used by the Sami nomads between the winter and summer grassing areas. The mountains' remoteness and the 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!

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 harnessing and supplying the dogs.

Program

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

Day 2 : 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

All our activities are easy to moderate. In wilderness cabins, we sleep in mixed room with both gentlemen and women. The cabins are heated with wood / gas and have no electricity nor running water. If we sleep in tents, we have a stove and sleep on reindeer skins in warm 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!

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