Husky Expedition From Kiruna

Live a real husky sled expedition with this long safari (14 days) in Swedish Lapland. You will lead your own husky team for 400 km, across toundra, rivers and lakes, and the world-famous Kungsleden trail in the Abisko mountains. 

Route Info

Type: Animal Trip / Mini-Expedition
Departure/Arrival: Kiruna

Duration : 14 days
Distance : 400 km

ITINERARY

Kiruna – Jukkasjärvi – Soppero – Vuoskojaure – Abisko – Kungsleden – Nikkaluokta – Jukkasjärvi 

Nights

13 nights in lavus, wilderness huts and huts

Level

Challenging: this trip is more difficult and requires an excellent physical condition

BEST SEASON

Available: December – April
Recommended : March – April

PRICING

Adult only

37500 SEK/Adult
(around 3650€/Adult)

ITINERARY

This 14-day Husky Expedition is made for guests who are looking for a more challenging long safari with character of an expedition. It is recommended that participants already have previous experience with short tours in Finland, Sweden, Norway or Alaska. If you would like to take part in this expedition but are not sure about your condition, please contact us. Full-board meals are included in this package.

 DAYS 1 – 8: Through Northern Sweden

 

Day 1: After arriving at our Huskycamp, you will meet your guide, who will provide all the necessary information about the tour (safety instructions, how to conduct in the mountains and at arctic temperature, sled and dog handling). Afterwards, dinner will be served in our cozy Kåta.

Day 2: Today the equipment for the tour will be checked and the setting up of the Lavus will be practiced. We also do a test drive with the dog teams. Lunch and dinner are served in the Kata.

Day 3: After breakfast we start our tour around 10 o’clock. From Jukkasjärvi we follow the socalled Tobaccotrail and drive about 35 km towards Finland to the first destination in Sekkutoppa. We spend the night in the Lavu. We will have dinner and breakfast in the hut of Sekkutoppa.

Day 4: In the morning we leave for Soppero. The length of the stage is 40 km. In Soppero we spend the night in the house of Per-Nils, a Sami who can tell many stories about his life in the mountains. Here you can learn a lot about the Sami culture.

Day 5: Todays destination is the Sami village Järämä north of Soppero. The length of the stage is about 45 km. The landscape here is deserted and lonely. Only a few reindeers and moose live here. We will spend the night in the Lavu.

Day 6: After breakfast we go west to the small Sami village Vuoskojaure near the Norwegian border. The route is about 45 km long. Today we spend the night in the Lavu.

Day 7: Today we drive down to the Torneträsk, a 70 km long lake, which creates a boundary to the Swedish mountains. The days stage is around 45 km. We spend the night in the Lavu on the lake.

Day 8: Rest day. Please note that the rest day may be postponed to another day during the tour

 DAYS 9 – 14: In Abisko Mountains

 

Day 9: This tour day leads us along the Torneträsk to Abisko to the starting point of the Kungsleden. In Abisko is a chance to shop in a supermarket before we continue our tour. Here we also load our supplies and other equipment for the coming days and exchange dogs, should that be necessary. Then we drive through the National Park to Abiskojaure where we spend the night in a cabin of the STF. This cabin has a sauna.

Day 10: From Abiskojaure we go to Alesjaure (26 km). The stages are now shorter but more technical and more demanding for participants and dogs. In Alesjaure we can use the sauna.

Day 11: The next hut we are heading to is Sälka. On the way there we cross the highest point of Kungsleden in Tjäktja (1150 m). If the weather does not allow this we take the path via Hukkejaure. You cover the same distance, but the route is more flat.

Day 12: Today we go from Sälka to Kaitumjaure (25km) or Hukkejaure to Singi (also 25km). The track is quite flat and easy to drive.

Day 13: Today is the last day on the sled and we descent to Nikkaluokta. The distance is about 48 km. We will be picked up at the station in Nikkaluokta and driven back to the Huskycamp in Jukkasjärvi. In the evening dinner will be served in the Kåta.

Day 14: After breakfast, we will take you from the Huskycamp to your desired departure point.

Husky Expedition Kiruna Lapland
Husky Expedition Kiruna Lapland
Husky Expedition Kiruna Lapland

INFORMATION

INCLUDED

Activity
  • Self-driven husky sleigh safari
Accommodation 
  • 13 nights in wilderness huts and lavus
Others Services
  • Personal guide
  • Leading mushers/snowmobile
  • Your own husky team & sled
  • All equipment
  • Transfers
  • Meals
  • All taxes & handling fee

NOT INCLUDED

  • Flight tickets
  • Hotel for the nights before/after the trip
  • Gratuities

PLEASE NOTE

We recommend to book in advance, as availability may be limited in peak seasons. The trip is organised and arranged by our trusted local partners who are lon experienced mushers.

A minimum of 2 adult participants is required for the trip to operate. The trip is limited to 6 adults in capacity for comfort reasons. For larger groups, please contact us and we can discuss a specific package.

Please dress appropriately with warm inner layers and multiple socks.

During the first week of the tour, the group is accompanied by a snowmobile with a trailer, in which additional equipment, wood and dog food is transported. The driver drives ahead and sets up the camp so everything is ready when arriving with the dogs in the afternoon. From Abisko, the group will continue  without a snowmobile.

Phone signal is available during the first week. In the mountains, only satellite phones will work.

In the mountain huts of the STF, there are shops where snacks can be bought. These shops accept card payment.

Please note that the tour schedule can be adapted due to weather conditions (change of route, shortening of the daily stage, additional days off, etc.).

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 30% if booking is cancelled 61 days or more before departure;
  • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 60 days or less before departure.

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HOW TO BOOK

Please send us a booking request. Our team will check availability for your dates and will send you a quote with payment instructions.

 

PAYMENT

Payment by bank transfer and credit card are accepted. Full payment is required to confirm the booking, but we may also accept a pre-payment deposit of 30% if booking is requested long enough in advance.

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