Arctic Dog Sledding Charity Challenge 2018
The Husky Trail
Ever dreamt of driving your own team of spirited huskies across the Arctic, with civilisation left far behind? Well, now that dream can become a reality!
Join us on this, the most unique of charity events, as we spend six days sledding through the rolling highlands and deep forests of Lapland for an experience you will never forget. Our charity challenge is to sled 250km from Norway, into Sweden through untouched nature, in order to finish at the world famous Ice Hotel (the original!) in Jukkasjarvi!
Our challenge begins in the Arctic city of Tromso, where we make our way to the Dog Sled Centre in order to meet our husky companions. After meeting and greeting our furry friends, we then dive straight into the spirit of adventure and spend our first night in a traditional Lavvo, surrounding the roaring fire.
This charity challenge is suitable for beginners to sledding, as full training will be given – all you need to join our challenge is a thirst for extreme adventure! This is no ordinary charity challenge – we will be required to erect our own tents, cook for ourselves and fulfil all camping duties with the equipment provided. In addition to looking after ourselves, we’ll also be responsible for looking after our teams of huskies – be assured, this is a true, “hands on” wilderness challenge!
Watching the Northern Lights and tending our dogs will give us an exact experience for living as the Laplanders do. This is one of our most popular charity challenges and is over subscribed year on year… a truly unforgettable experience awaits you.
Day 1 – Depart UK for flight to Tromso. Transfer to Dog Sled Centre and overnight in Lavvo.
Day 2 – Transfer to start point. Sled to Camp 1. Distance – 30km
Day 3 – Sled through Isdalen (Ice Valley) to Camp 2. Distance – 60km
Day 4 – Mush our way into Sweden to reach Fish Camp. Distance – 50km
Day 5 – Exciting day of sledding through the forest to next camp. Distance – 50km
Day 6 – Sled through dramatic forests, across frozen lakes and rivers to the famous Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi. We then relax and enjoy our celebratory meal at the Ice Hotel.
Day 7 – After feeding our trusted companions for the last time, we transfer back to Tromso and say goodbye to our dogs before heading to our hotel.
Day 8 – We transfer to the airport and board our flight back to the UK.