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Day 1 Arrival to Jokkmokk.
We meet and give you information about the program for the following days. Together we have a nice dinner and check the equipment.

Day 2 Jokkmokk – Juoksaure, the start of our wilderness adventure.
After breakfast we go by car to our husky kennel. Here we will introduce you to the dogs and give you instructions in how to handle and drive a dog team. You will harness your dogs and make your sled ready for start. During this first day we will travel to a small hut located by a small river. Approx. 30 km

Day 3 Laxholmen.
We start from Juoksaure with the dog teams and travel west. Today we will cross over the big lake Laddon and we will also pass an area where moose usually stays. With the snowshoes we can track moose and other animals. Approx. 30 km

Day 4 Årrenjarka, the small mountain village.
Our journey goes further west through the low mountains and pass the mountain Farforita that go steep down 400 m straight into the lake Karats. This day will be tougher and we travel approx. 50km. During the day we stop for lunch over an open fire. In Årrenjarka we will be served a nice dinner and here we have the luxury with showers and sauna. Approx. 50km

Day 5 Laponia World Heritage area.
We will leave Årrenjarka and head north. Today we can choose between different routes. If the weather is good we can take our dogsleds straight over the mountain Kabla, a very beautiful but exhausting alternative. Or, we can choose to go around Kabla and pass Kvikkjokk, the small village by the end of the road. From there we will reach the King’s Trail which we will follow northward.
During the following days our journey will go in the outskirts of Laponia. Laponia is listed as one of UNESCO’s World Heritage areas both for its natural and cultural values.
In late afternoon we set our mountain tents and spend the night close to nature and our huskies.

Day 6 Aktse, the gate to Sarek.
We turn our faces north and travel through old forests and over frozen lakes. All the time we will be surrounded of beautiful mountains. Aktse is maybe one of the most famous and well-reputed places in the Swedish mountains. Approx. 30km

Day 7 Saltoluokta, over the tundra and back to “civilisation”.
This day’s run goes up over the timber line. There will be no trees as long as we can see and we travel over windswept plateaus and mountain moors. We head back to Saltoluokta Mountain Station. A hot sauna, showers and a three-course dinner in the restaurant await us. Approx. 33 km

Day 8 Departure day.
Breakfast and then departure from Saltoluokta.

 

NOTE:Sometimes we have to change which night we spend in the tipi tent. It can be earlier or later in the tour. We always try to capture the best moments and possibilities. We are travelling in the winter pasture land of many reindeers and have to organize the tour so that we don’t disturb the Sami reindeer herders in their work.

Dates: 23 February – 2 March 2015

Group size: Minimum 2 persons Maximum 4 persons. Larger group on request.

Included in the price: Thermo overall, warm shoes, hat, gloves. Sleeping bag and equipment for the tour. Wilderness guide, one dog team per person. Fullboard from dinner day 1 until breakfast day 8. (Typical Lapland and Swedish food). Accommodations (1 nights at Villa Åsgård, 3 nights in wilderness cabins, 1 night in mountain tents, 1 night at Årrenjarka Mountain Lodge and 1 night at Saltoluokta Mountain lodge).

Not included in the price: Travel insurance, alcoholic beverages, international and domestic air fare.
The tour starts in Jokkmokk and ends in Saltoluokta.

Tour conditions: All activities are mostly moderate but sometimes hard. In wilderness cabin we sleep on bunk beds 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. Dry toilet is available at the cabins but by the tent camp we dig hole in the snow.
No former dog sled experience is required.

Price:
21 000 SEK per person (included Swedish V.A.T.)
Single room supplement at Villa Åsgård 100 SEK/night/person.
Single room supplement at Saltoluokta Mountain lodge 280 SEK/night/person.