Mountain Tour – Laponia Adventure
We head over to the mountains of the Laponia World Heritage site, and drive dogs on the King’s Trail between Sweden’s biggest National Parks. Enjoy active days outside, teamspirit with your dogteam and the variety of the arctic.
5 days, 4 nights
Tour Plan (5 days, 4 nights)
Day 1: Årrenjarka – Pårte (35 KM)
We start our tour in Årrenjarka fjälby.
We either meet your here in the morning, we pick you up along the way (Boden or Jokkmokk) or you took the transfer together with us because you stayed close to the Yellow Snow kennel and already enjoyed a dogsledding tour at our basecamp. We will discuss your options with the booking.
The dogs are happy to stretch their legs after the long drive and the first kilometers are quite easy. We slide over a big lake towards the tiny village Kvikkjokk. From here we reach the King’s Trail that we will follow north towards the cabin in Pårte where we will spend the night.
Day 2: Pårte – Aktse (25 KM)
After a nice breakfast for dogs and human we pack the sleds and head north again. We travel through old forests and over big frozen lakes, and have great views towards the mountains. When we look west we face the famous mount Skierffe, the gate to Sarek National Park! We drive to Aktse, an old mountain homestead, where we can enjoy a sauna. If you still have energy you can strap under the snowshoes and take a nice snowshoe walk.
Day 3: Aktse – Sitojaure (13 + 20 KM)
We harness the huskies for another exiting day. We start the tour with a steep part up where we have to help the dogs to get to the plateau above the treeline. With good weather there will be endless views in all directions, in bad weather we are completely exposed here. Either way it is a very special feeling. We drive down to the lake Sitojaure where we find our next cabin. Since this is only a short distance we can choose to steer the dogs further north on the King’s Trail, through a beautiful tundra landscape. We ourselves decide when to turn around again to the cabin.
Day 4: Sitojaure – Aktse (35 KM)
We wake up in this beautifully located wilderness cabin and after we have taken care of dogs, breakfast and cleaning we prepare the huskies. Today we drive east along the Sito-river valley, through all kinds of forest. After we reach the bridge over this river, we turn west again, facing the beautiful mountains of Sarek. Again we stay in the Aktste cabin, where we relax the muscles in the sauna.
Day 5: Aktse – Årrenjarka (40 or 55 KM)
Unfortunately this is the last day on the sled, but most likely also the most exciting day! We wake up early and head towards mount Kabla. Instead of driving around it we are going over! To go up is exhausting, but we have light sleds and good moods and the views from the top are worth it! After enjoying some kilometres on top of the world we drive down again until we reach Årrenjarka, the end of our sledding adventure.
In bad weather or if you are physically not capable of helping your dogs on this long and steep uphill, we follow the same trail south that we followed up in the last days. From Aktse to Årrenjarka it is 55 kilometers, so a great last day on the sled.
At the end-point we thank our dogs and give them a well deserved rest in their dogboxes. We enjoy a nice dinner together, either at Årrenjarka (if you stay there) or somewhere along the way back.
Tour Plan (6 days, 5 nights)
Day 1: Årrenjarka – Pårte (35 km)
Same as day 1 in the original tour.
Day 2: Pårte – Sitojaure (38 km)
Same as day 2 + 3 in the original tour.
Day 3: Sitojaure – Saltoluokta (20 km)
We drive over the King’s Trail south.
Day 4: Saltoluokta – Sitojaure (50 km)
We make our own trail past the boarder of Sarek National park (Rinim). Depending on the weather we can switch day 3 and 4.
Day 5: Sitojaure – Aktse (35 KM)
Same as day 4 in the original tour.
Day 6: Aktse – Årrenjarka (40 or 55 KM)
Same as day 5 in the original tour.
Sometimes weather conditions make this tour more challenging, and we need to adapt. Safety comes first, so in extreme conditions we might need to take a less exposed route, turn around to the last cabin, do a shorter distance, or maybe we don’t leave the cabin at all and stay there another night. We aim to do the planned route, but need to stay flexible.
Also, don’t book your flight directly the day after we return. Take an optional day somewhere before you fly home, so if the weather is extremely bad on the last day, we have a possibility to sit it out.
- A private tour, with just your group!
- 1 guide and 1 co-guide
- Your own sled with 4-6 dogs
- Full board from lunch on the first day to dinner on the last day (outdoor lunch, 2 course dinner, breakfast)
- Overnights in cozy wilderness cabins (shared accommodation)
- Warm clothes and other gear. Overall, boots, hat, mittens, headlamp
- Sleeping bag and liner
Optionals we discuss with the booking:
- Transfers (from/to start of the tour). You can drive with us free of charge if we don’t need to drive extra kilometers.
- Short huskytour at the homebase before the tour
- Travel arrangements from your home to Swedish Lapland. We recommend airport Luleå
- Extra night(s) before and after the tour
- Alcoholic beverages
- Travel insurance
- Extra overnight stay in a wilderness cabin in case of bad weather
Because you are driving your own sled, you have to have some basic fitness level. It requires that you have good balance and are fit. In up-hills and heavy snow conditions you have to help your dogs! We are going to the mountains, so the hills can be long and the sleds are heavy. Also you will be physically active outside in the cold for many hours a day.
The program is moderate, but can be challenging. This will depend on the snow and weather conditions during the tour. In the mountains we are totally exposed to the weather, and the weather can change very fast. We can have sunny and easy days, but we can also get heavy snow-storms where we can’t see more than a meter in front of us. In those cases we might need to turn around or pitch a tent. You need to be able to help out and follow instructions, even though these situations might feel quite scary.
We prefer that you have previous dogsledding experience, but it is not necessary.
We offer a free half-day huskytour at our homebase so you get to know your dogs and the routine before heading out into the mountains. We highly recommend to use this option in case you have never been on a dog-sled before.
For safety reasons we have set a minimum age of 16 years to join a mountain tour.
You can always contact us with questions.
The wilderness cabins are basic but cozy. Most of them don’t have electricity or running water. We make a fire to get warm, we get water from a lake or river or melt snow and we use candles to see something. We sleep in (bunk)beds in a shared room and the toilet is outside in a separate building. In some of the cabins there is also a sauna available where you can get a real Swedish experience and wash yourselves.
Most of the cabins are from the Swedish Tourist Organisation, where it is possible that we meet other people and share the cabin.
We do ask you to be part of the team and help out with the chores. Examples: making a fire, chopping wood, feeding the dogs, getting water, help with making the dinner, doing dishes, etc. These things are part of the adventure and the more you get involved, the greater the experience.
We will send you a packing list with your booking.
5 days / 4 nights
36.500 SEK per person
6 days / 5 nights
42.500 SEK per person
* If a single person wants to book this tour we charge 50% extra.
You can only book this tour between 15 March – 15 April
You can book this activity by sending us and email or by filling in the booking form. We will answer your request as soon as we can.
Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
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