Overnight husky tour
Drive the husky team yourself !
Danger - this could be your first step into addiction! After only short time you'll recognize that it works. Yes, they pull you. They like you. They like you because they can pull you. They are born to run! You'll pass the snowy forest and frozen lakes. Crossing the ice of the Torne river and sliding soundlessly on frozen swampland will give you more confidence so you will start to kick with one leg to help them to go faster. Now they like you even more since they always want to go faster. With arrival in the remote rustic wilderness camp you will have red cheeks and a wide smile on your lips. Here you're going to spend the night before they will pull you back to the husky base tomorrow. But before you can enjoy a good dinner at candlelight you'll have to say thank you to the dogs - hug them, pet them! You'll feed them. For this they'll l o v e you! Life can be so easy...
The camp has no running water or electricity, no WIFI or floor heating. It is heated up with wood stoves, candles provide a cozy light and clean drinking water comes from a small creek just behind the cabin. Besides the historic feeling these circumstances create, the deep silence around the place is rather stunning. Out here the northern lights are visible on many clear nights and the starry sky is very impressive, too.
At 1pm we pick you up from the airport or from your hotel in Kiruna and drive you to the husky camp. Here we introduce you to the dogs and before the tour starts we provide additional warm clothing (overall, boots, mittens, hat). Every participant drives an own team of 4 sleddogs, but if you wish it is also possible to ride as a passenger on your guides sled. After the instructions in “how to drive a dogsled”, we harness the dogs and take off to the wilderness cabin.
After arrival we take care of our huskies and sit down for a warm cup of tea or coffee. In the wood heated sauna you have the possibility to relax before or after having dinner. The next morning starts with a good breakfast and afterwards we harness the dogs again and head back to the base camp.
What you should know
Departure: Dec., 1st to April, 15th on demand
Pick up from Kiruna 13.00 pm / Return to Kiruna 13.00 pm the next day
Groupsize: min. 2 participants, max. 8 participants
Transfers from and to Kiruna or Jukkasjärvi
Additional winter clothing (overall, hat, mittens, winterboots)
Dinner and breakfast
1 overnight stay in a wilderness camp
Thermal underwear, both long-johns as well as longsleeved shirt
Suntan lotion and sunglasses (for departures in March and April)
An extra pair of shoes to wear in the cabins in the evening
Rucksack or duffle bag (suitcases don´t really fit into the sleds)
Scarf / buff
A liner for the sleeping bags in the cabins and a headtorch
Please keep in mind not to bring clothing made of cotton, as cotton does not keep you warm when getting wet. This is especially important when it comes to socks and thermal underwear! The higher the wool content the better!
Price: SEK 4800/person
For further info and booking please mail to office(at)kirunaaurora.com