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Husky Tour in the Wilderness of Lapland

(4 days / 3 nights)

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Experience the thrill of Lapland by dogsled!

Experience the rugged beauty of the unique Lapland wilderness! Embark on an evening snowmobile adventure for a chance to glimpse the surreal beauty of the Northern Lights. Yell “mush!” as you try your hand at steering a team of eager sled dogs through Lapland’s pristine, snowy forests.

Please note that we cannot guarantee availability for this package before making all the necessary reservations for accommodations and excursions. Therefore, we recommend that you wait for the travel consultant’s final confirmation before booking flights.

4 days / 3 nights

Price p.p. from

Approx 1377 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

Type

Partially Guided

Interest

Active i, Cottages i, Culture and History i, Dog Sled i, Northern Lights i, Snowmobiling i

Season

1 Dec - 31 Mar

Departure

Daily

Highlights Everything is a highlight in Lapland, but here are a few things to look forward to.

Itinerary

A day-by-day plan to guide your northern adventure.

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  • Day 1:  Arrival in Swedish Lapland and Quest for the Northern Lights

    Your adventurous holiday begins at Lapland’s Kiruna Airport where your guide awaits to greet you and escort you to your hotel in Kiruna, Sweden’s northernmost city located 145 km north of the Arctic Circle. As dusk settles, the guide prepares you for an exciting guided snowmobile trip into the wild to explore Lapland’s amazing Northern Lights*. Two people share one snowmobile and take turns in driving. After a delicious dinner, you head into the night again to return to the hotel. 

    * Please note that the Northern Lights are a natural phenomenon and therefore sightings cannot be guaranteed.

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  • Day 2: Dog Sledding in the Lapland Wilderness

    The first part of the day is free for you to explore this little town and enjoy lunch on your own. Your tour guide meets you around 13:00 and drives you to the kennel in Ojnakka. After a basic lesson at the kennel, you have full control of the reins and the journey begins! Each participant will drive his or her own sled with a team of four dogs, following the guide who will lead the way. The time on sled depends on weather, track condition, and the skills of the guests but we drive a minimum of 25km or more. After “mushing” your way to the campsite later in the afternoon, your hungry canine companions are rewarded for a hard day’s work with a hearty meal while equally hungry sled drivers gather in the cozy cabin for a traditional Lappish dinner together.

    Accommodation is in simple cabins without running water and sometimes without electricity. Please note that everyone needs to help out collecting water, chop fire wood and feed the dogs.

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  • Day 3: More “Mushing” and Local Cuisine

    We start the day by watering the dogs, after which we eat breakfast. We will then pack the sleds with all the necessary equipment and set off on the today’s tour. The second day of your dog sled adventure commences with a 25-35 km ride.* A home-cooked Swedish lunch is provided either outside in the forest or inside a wooden hut and consists of local fare such as reindeer or moose and salmon or char. On arrival back at the camp, we will work together to prepare both the dogs and ourselves for the night. This will include feeding of the dogs, wood chopping and fetching water. Your afternoon is then free to explore Lapland’s spectacular nature until the evening when we end the day with dinner and a sauna.

    *Actual distance depends on local weather, track condition and the skills of the guests

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  • Day 4: Return to the Kennel and Departure from Kiruna Airport

    A satisfying breakfast is served to energize both sled dogs and their drivers for the 30 minutes journey back to the kennel where you bid farewell to your loyal sled dogs. Your tour guide then drives you back to Kiruna followed by a transfer to Kiruna Airport for your departure flight.

Map

Here’s a map of Lapland, to help put things in perspective.

Reviews

We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let our happy customers do it for us.

Beyond my expectations!

Thank you so much for being there and helping people to discover those incredible places around the Scandinavia. I've met so many great people and had such a splendid time, that I will never forget. My main purpose was to see the Northen Lights, but I've got so much more and everything was just beyond my expectations!  I would like to thank our Nordic Visitor agent Jennie Elofsson for a great assistance, she's been very helpful and super quick giving us all the answers we need.  Also I would like to thank our amazing guides, who made our tour so very special and intimate: Emil and Jenny.

Accommodation

Sleep soundly, in the accommodation type of your choice, and wake up ready to enjoy another day of exploration.

Comfort

Rooms with private shower or bath and WC. These are in three-star hotels and are all centrally located within towns. All provide ..

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Camp Ripan Cabin

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Price per person from

Approx 1377 EUR

The amount will be charged in EUR

Monthly price comparison Our best price per person when booking for two.

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Tour Information

If you would like to book this tour with an arrival date 4 weeks or less from today, please contact us for assistance.
 
  • Kiruna is a highly popular destination during the winter season and often get fully booked. Therefore we recommend you to book as early as possible and wait with booking your flights until you have received a written confirmation of your travel arrangements from your designated travel consultant.
  • If your dates are not showing as bookable in our calendar, please contact us for further details - it might still be availabilities
  • Extra nights can be added on request; contact us for details.
  • This tour has an age limit of 14 years.
  • All guided excursions require a minimum of 2 adult participants, though for excursions that already have other confirmed participants we may be able to offer solo travellers a better price. Please contact us for details.
Payment terms
This package requires a deposit payment of 20% of the total price at the time of booking. The final payment is charged 1 month prior to arrival.
 
Cancellation Charges
  • More than 31 days prior to arrival: 20%
  • Less than 30 days prior but more than 15 days to arrival:50%
  • Less than 14 days prior to arrival: 100%
Adventure Packages
All of Nordic Visitor’s Lapland travel packages should be considered adventure travel on account of being operated in the Arctic during sometimes extreme weather conditions and with the use of live animals for many excursions. For this reason, those booking a travel package in Lapland (except for those considered family travel packages) should consider themselves at least moderately physically fit and comfortable engaging in activities that are considered adventurous or strenuous.
 
Some things to keep in mind:
  • There will be snow and ice on the ground, sometimes making it difficult to walk.
  • No luggage handling services will be available. You must be prepared and able to carry your own luggage in snowy conditions.
  • Accommodations will be simple in comparison to what you’d find in major urban centres.
  • WC facilities encountered during excursions may be unheated outhouses without running water.
  • Reindeer and huskies run very fast. Those interested in participating in either a reindeer or husky safari should keep this in mind.
  • During husky safaris where you share one team of huskies with another person, the person standing to drive the sled will need to kick to assist the dogs and may be required to run when sledding uphill.
  • Some snowmobile safaris may require you to drive in the dark. Those interested in participating in snowmobile safaris should keep this in mind.
  • By law, those interested in driving a snowmobile must be able to present a valid driver’s license.
The safety of our travellers is our top priority at Nordic Visitor. We reserve the right to change or cancel departures if we feel the conditions will jeopardize the safety of our customers.
 
Snowmobile tours
  • The driver of a snowmobile must be at least 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license.
  • Drinking alcohol is not allowed before driving a snowmobile.
  • Children are seated in a sled pulled by the guides snowmobile during snowmobile safaris
Northern Lights
The northern lights are a natural phenomenon and sightings cannot be guaranteed. Evening excursions will operate according to the tour schedule, even in unfavourable viewing conditions, and our guides will do their utmost to determine the best possible location for sightings.
 
Activities & Guides
This is a self-guided tour with scheduled guided excursions and activities. All accommodations and included activities and services (as specified in the itinerary) will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor in close co-operation with trusted local suppliers. You will not have a dedicated guide for the duration of your time in Lapland, but can expect a different qualified guide for each planned excursion. You are responsible for making your way to the specified meeting point for the start of each excursion. The time between scheduled excursions and activities will be free-time.
 
Cabins
The accommodation during the husky tour is in simple cabins without running water or electricity. Water is collected from a river or a lake. There is a sauna in the camp. It may be necessary to share a room with other tour participants. These cabins can also be upgraded to a cabin with private toilet, shower and sauna against an additional cost. Please ask our travel consultants for more details.
 
After booking with Nordic Visitor
After booking your package with Nordic Visitor, you will be contacted within two working days by one of our travel consultants, who will serve as your dedicated contact person for all of your travel needs before, during and even after your holiday. Before you travel, Nordic Visitor will provide you with a detailed personal itinerary and vouchers for all services and activities booked for your travel package. You will also be provided with Nordic Visitor’s 24/7 emergency helpline phone number where you can always reach a Nordic Visitor representative during your time in Lapland.
 
Please note: It takes time to make all the arrangements for a complete travel package. The travel consultant must book or reserve each included service individually with each supplier and personalize each itinerary accordingly. For this reason, we encourage our clients to book as far in advance as possible to ensure that your preferred travel dates, accommodation class and additional activities are available.

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