Mountain Tour – Swedens Highest Peak
With its 2.103 meter, Kebnekaise is Sweden’s highest mountain. By dogsled we travel around this top, following different valleys and the famous hiking trail: the King’s Trail. We promise spectacular views!
6 days, 6 nights
If you like, it is possible to spend more days in this magnificent area. To create a tour for 7, 8 or 9 days is not a problem. For a long 10 day trip around the Kebnekaise mountains, we suggest the Panoramic Expedition.
Tour Plan (6 days, 6 nights)
Day 0: Pick-up from Kiruna
We will pick you up in Kiruna in the afternoon. Together we drive to the start point of the tour in Nikkaluokta. This is an historic area for the sami, where around 14 families and their reindeer live year-round. In clear weather we can see the mountain Kebnekaise from here.
Together we make sure the dogs get a nice place to stay. We also prepare the gear and sleds so we are ready for the big adventure the next day.
Day 1: Nikkaluokta – Vistas (35 KM)
After waking up, breakfast and cleaning the cabin we start our journey. Today we drive through the Vistas valley, along partly open streams and between high mountains. It is an area where usually many moose are spotted. We hope to see them, but that they stay far enough so they don’t bother the dogs. The trip ends at the Vistas cabin, where we spend the night.
Day 2: Vistas – Alesjaure (20 KM)
We harness the huskies for another exiting day. We travel north and leave the small trees behind us, we get into more exposed and rough terrain. At the end of the Vistas valley a steep climb waits for us. We have to run and push the sleds, which is heavy but there is no other way. Once we reached the top, we only have to go down, to the cabin in Alesjaure, where we spend the night. In the sauna we can relax the sore legs.
Day 3: Alesjaure – Sälka (25 KM)
Today we travel south, following the Kings Trail, Sweden’s most famous hiking trail. We follow the Tjäktja pass, and are in very exposed terrain. Hopefully we have clear weather so we can enjoy the amazing views! We keep on going south and end the journey today at the cabins in Sälka. These cabins are very beautifully situated in the middle of the Swedish mountain range.
Day 4: Sälka daytour (up to 35 KM)
By staying here an extra night, we have the possibility to explore the beautiful surroundings, either by dogsled or snowshoes. If we decide to go sledding we suggest going towards Nallo, and if we feel like it, even to Unna Räita. It is a tough climb to 1250 meters, but we assure you it is worth it. Here we can enjoy lunch and give the huskies a big snack. The way back is of course a lot easier, only going downhill to the cabin in Sälka. A nice afternoon in the sauna will be well deserved!
Day 5: Sälka – Kebnekaise station (26 KM)
After breakfast for us and the dogs we make ourselves ready for the trip south. We follow the valley to Singi, a junction from where trails go in either direction. We go east and enjoy the scenery towards Sweden’s highest mountain. Our goal is Kebnekaise station, a bit of civilization in the middle of the mountains! What do you say about a shower?
Day 6: Kebnekaise station – Nikkaluokta (20 KM)
Unfortunately these are the last kilometers on the sled. We leave the high mountains behind us and see the first trees again. We follow the trails down towards Nikkaluokta, the end of our sledding adventure.
At the end-point we thank our dogs and give them a well deserved rest in their dogboxes. Together we drive back to Kiruna, where we enjoy a nice lunch or dinner together. Unfortunately by then it is really time to say goodbye, we drop you off at your accommodation before we head home to our kennel.
Tour Plan (extra days)
The possibilities in this area are endless so if you want to add one or more days, drive longer distances or visit different cabins we have several suggestions or can look at the possibilities together.
– Add a night in Unna Allakas, close to the Norwegian boarder.
– Add one or two nights in Hukejaure, where you can gaze at a very different moon-like landscape.
– Add a night in Kaitumjaure, where less travelers are going to.
It is also possible to go on day-trips and explore some parts of this tour even more.
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!
- 2 professional guides who speaks English, Dutch, German and Swedish*
- Your own sled with 4-6 dogs
- Full board from dinner on the first day to lunch or dinner on the last day (outdoor lunch, 2 course dinner, breakfast)
- Overnights in cozy wilderness cabins (shared accommodation)
- Overnight in Nikkaluokta Lodge before the start of the tour
- Warm clothes and other gear. Overall, boots, hat, mittens, headlamp
- Sleeping bag and liner
- Transfers between Kiruna and the start/end-point of the tour
* Our intention is that both of us will join the mountain tours. If something unexpected happens and one of us needs to stay with the other dogs, there will be 1 guide going with you.
- Travel arrangements from your home to Swedish Lapland. We recommend airport Kiruna.
- Extra night(s) before and after the tour
- Alcoholic beverages
- Travel insurance
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.
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 well 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.
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.
6 days / 6 nights
37.500 SEK per person
7 days / 7 nights
42.500 SEK per person
8 days / 8 nights
47.500 SEK per person
9 days / 9 nights
52.000 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 – 30 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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