"Bucket list" - sled dog day tour
We agree - a sled dog tour is an absolute must for visitors to Kiruna and one of the most genuine actvities to do "up here". You might have it on your "bucket list" as well! To just try it we recommend this short day tour: You can choose between driving a sled yourself pulled by a team of 4 Alaskan Huskies or sitting comfortable on the guide's sled and enjoing the landscape . Driving on a dogsled through the snowcovered forest and over frozen lakes and rivers is an unique way of experiencing the nature around Kiruna during winter time! Feel the dog's' excitement before the start and enjoy the sudden silence once the teams are moving.
At 10.00 am. we pick you up at your hotel in Kiruna and bring you to the sled dog camp. The transfer takes 15 - 20 minutes. At the kennel we provide some extra winter clothing (overall, hat, mittens, winter boots) and after getting instructions in how to drive your own team of dogs the tour starts.
Halfway along the trail we will take a break at a rustic wilderness hut, where your guide will prepare lunch for you. The tour ends back at the base camp and you have the opportunity to look around the site and get to know interesting facts about sled dogs and how it is to live and work with these exceptional animals. The tour ends at approx. 15.00 pm. and we will take you back to Kiruna.
What you should know
Duration: Pick up from Kiruna at 10.00 am - return to Kiruna about 15.00 pm - the distance covered by dogsled is 30 km
Departures: Dec., 1st to April, 15th daily
Included: Transfers from and to Kiruna, extra winter clothing, lunch
Min. 2 participants / max. 8 participants
Please keep in mind that - despite the extra winter clothing we provide (the outer layer) - you should wear additional warm clothing underneath. We recommend you to bring thermal underwear, at least two pair of warm (woolen) socks, warm pullover / fleece jacket, scarf / buff and finger gloves.
PRICE: 1.790 SEK / person if you travel as passenger in the guide's sled / 2.390 SEK / person if you prefer to drive an own team