This is a dogsledding tour in Northern Norway, well inside the Arctic Circle, in the Norwegian Lapland. This is the land of the aurora borealis, reindeers, and white landscapes. The nature is absolutely wild, no villages, no people, only the eternal white Arctic.
You will lead your own team of 4-6 dogs from wilderness lodge to wilderness lodge, doing 25-50 km/day. Spectacular scenery from valleys to open barren land with low birch trees up to the Arctic tundra. We meet the Sami reindeer herders in their daily life on their winter pastures.
Meet at Karasjok Airport. Gather and transfer to our lodge. Program start with dinner. The guide gives the first briefing regarding the tour.
The morning is spent provisioning ourselves with snowsuits, boots and other equipment. We also organize the teams of huskies and learn the basics of caring for your team and driving the sleds. The dog sled tour starts directly from our lodge. After a steep climb up to the mountain plateau we are mushing over a hilly stretch, crossing lakes, marshes and a stretch of barren land to our first mountain cabin.
We reach the mountain plateau and tundra, a fascinating landscape where the view is endless. Here the landscape is scanty and windswept. In the evening we will arrive at the mountain cabin. It is a jewel located right in the middle of nowhere.
The tour continues southwards on the river and we pass two remote settlements. The Sami people that live here get their income mainly from fishing. We finish the day at a mountain cabin at the other end of a big lake.
The area is an important winter pasture for reindeers. Sometimes it is possible to see large reindeer herds. We end the day at a wilderness cabin, which is situated next to the river in a beautiful pine forest. We spend two nights here.
This day will be memorable. We do a day trip to a winter settlement for Sami reindeer herders who pursue their livelihood here on the winter pasture. Usually we spend the whole day together with them and join their daily life with their reindeers and get insight in their way of living and herding. This is the real thing, not touristic at all.
A long stretch back to Karasjok following the river. If we are lucky, we may see moose, as it usually stays in the valley during wintertime. Dinner is waiting for us at our warm lodge. We have a cozy wood-heated sauna and outdoor hot tub ready on request for those tempted! Maybe with the northern lights above.
The program ends at breakfast. It's worth considering staying at least one extra day in order to visit North Cape with a daily bus convoy. Driving time to North Cape is about 3.5 hrs.
• Meeting/assistance at Karajosh Airport;
• 5 nights in mountain cabins;
• 2 nights in double rooms at the lodge;
• English-speaking Norwegian musher;
• All necessary tour equipment, arctic proof clothing for dog mushing;
• All foods and meals during the trip, starting with dinner on day 1 until breakfast on day 8;
• Travel insurance;
• Personal mountain rescue insurance;
• Private minibus transfer from/to Trondheim Airport;
• Alcoholic beverages;
• Personal equipment;
• Anything not specified in "Price includes";
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