- Adventurous dogsled journey
- Traditional wilderness accommodation
- Arctic terrain of Swedish Lapland
Using one of the oldest forms of arctic transport we travel across northern Sweden's vast and beautiful wilderness. This inspiring winter adventure escapes to a region of pristine nature and by the end of the expedition we have a wonderful sense of accomplishment.
After a morning's instruction we head straight into our extended tour, with five days of 'mushing' ahead of us. Crossing varied arctic terrain of frozen lakes, forest and tundra; we travel from cabin to cabin, carrying all of our gear in our sleds.
This region is the heartland of the nomadic Sami (or Lappish) people and their herds of roaming reindeer. There is also the unique opportunity to stay in a traditional Lavi tent that is still used by the Sami today.
This itinerary takes you across challenging terrain into area known best by your husky team and there is even the chance to visit the famous Icehotel. This adventure is an experience that will stay with you forever.
What makes this trip responsible?
Our local supplier aims to generate employment and revenue in the Kiruna region by working closely with local communities. All food and resources are obtained locally and the accommodations used on this trip are built from materials of the area. The local supplier is also proud to promote the local traditions with excursions included into the trip to visit the native Sami people, with a night spent in a traditional Lappish tent. The activity of dogsledding itself greatly reduces the carbon footprint of the area and the very limited use of cars for transfers helps to sustain the surrounding environment. The dogs themselves are cared for in accordance with Swedish laws, with their housing even containing fiber-glass insulation in the roofs. The heating system used in the main building comes from a carefully installed "ground-heating" system and relies totally from nature. In the wilderness cabins no electricity is used, relying on wood-burning stoves to provide heat.
Dogsledding across the frozen lakes of Swedish Lapland