Lapland Husky Trail 2021

Deposit : £ 299.00  

Sponsorship : £ 5450 + Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge Contribution: £100

Our challenge is to spend five days sledging through the rolling highlands and deep forests of Lapland! We’ll cover approximately 270km as we journey from Norway to Sweden passing through wild and untouched nature on our way to the original and world-famous Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi. Full training is given so the only requirement to take part in this challenge is a thirst for extreme adventure! We’ll experience the daily life of the Sami people as we tend to our dogs and watch the Northern Lights (if we’re lucky!)... A truly unforgettable experience awaits us!

8 Day Itinerary

Day 1

Depart UK for flight to Kiruna, Sweden. Upon arrival, we transfer to the Dog Sled Centre where we meet our our four-legged friends! Each person will be issued with a jacket, salopettes, mittens, boots or over boots, and a sleeping bag. Once settled in we have dinner, and a briefing on the challenge ahead!

Day 2

After breakfast we start the day with a briefing and learn more about our Alaskan Husky Sled dogs! Our dogs are top athletes, with some taking part in the World’s longest sled dog race, the Iditarod. We aim to start sledding late morning, stopping for lunch before heading back to our Husky Lodge. Once settled we have a further briefing about the rest of the week, enjoy dinner cooked over an open fire and finish off with time to relax in the sauna! Sledding distance: approx. 16km

Day 3

After breakfast and completing our morning tasks, it's time to head out in to the wilderness! Today we head straight for an area surrounded by mountains, and spend a full day dog sledding in the wilderness. We'll stop for lunch outside in the Arctic, where we have a good chance to see some wild animals. Tonight, we stay at a wilderness tent camp close to the National Reservation Area. Dinner will be eaten later tonight. Sledding distance: approx. 50km

Day 4

After tending to our dogs and breakfast (tending to our dogs must come first, even before ourselves, remember they are the ones looking after us through the day!) we head out for another full day of dog sledding. Today we'll be in the Sami area, where only dog sleds are allowed and may see some reindeer. We also learn about the Sami people, their way of life and also people’s general way of life up in Northern Sweden. A local Sami person will come and talk to us when we are back at camp. Sledding distance: approx. 50 – 60km, depending on the group speed.

Day 5

After tending to our dogs and having breakfast (remember our dogs come first!), we are back on the road for another full day of sledding! Today we are heading towards our wilderness camp by the Rautas River. We stop for a wilderness lunch on Lake Jieka Javri. In the evening there will be an opportunity to go ice fishing and maybe catch our lunch for the following day. Our accommodation tonight will be a wilderness cabin at the river camp. Sledding distance: approx. 50km

Day 6

Today’s dog sledding takes us around the area close to the river camp - by now we will be well drilled with what is involved each day, although we may feel a little tired after the previous days sledding! Once back at camp we have dinner and some time to relax and enjoy our last night in the wilderness! Sledding distance: approx. 50km

Day 7

Today we harness our dogs for the last time and head back to the Husky Lodge, which is home for our dogs and our in-country team. We have lunch at the lodge and then take our afternoon transfer to the Ice Hotel, which gives us a bit of time to settle in at our cabins before toasting our achievements in the evening at our celebratory meal! Sledding distance: approx. 30km

Day 8

Following breakfast, we transfer to the airport for our return flight back to the UK, with our heads full of wonderful memories from our adventure! Please note, this is a complex itinerary and is subject to change. Please note - if the group size is larger than 10 participants then the group will be split. In the event that the group size is larger than 10, half the group will do the itinerary in the order on the Itinerary tab, and the other half will follow the order below: Day 1, Day 2, Day 5, Day 6, Day 3, Day 4, Day 7, Day 8.
For more details please contact the fundraising office on 01263 722287 or email [email protected]