Weekend trips with dogsleds
We journey through the vast National Park of Fulufjället where you can find the highest frozen waterfall in Sweden and also the worlds oldest tree! The planned sights where we will take you are extremely difficult to get to without dogsleds! We make our camp by the frozen lakes of Rörsjön were you can also try your luck at ice fishing.
The planned trips for 2019 are in March and April. Longer days and a beautiful scenery in the National Park of Fulufjället. The park is perfect for dog sledding The crusted surface of the snow carries the dogsleds wherever you wanna go and after a full day of dog sledding a hot sauna awaits.
Each day begins with giving the dogs breakfast. If the scenery of the sun rising doesn’t get you out of bed, the cosy dogs absolutely will, their love is by far greatest in the mornings. Each day is planned according to the weather and condition of the snow. The National Park has a lot to explore and with dog sledding you will get to enjoy most parts of it. No machines are allowed in the park so the only thing that brakes the silence is the laughter on the sleds and the panting of the dogs.
Comments from our guests
“Had the most amazing experience today riding a dog sled up and down the mountain. It has always been our daughters dream to do and their dream came true today, just magical. Thank you so much for making happy memories for us to cherish forever x” -Beks
“An amazing experience in beautiful surroundings! Excellent company, happy dogs, experienced guide, great weather and delicious food. I recommend everyone to add this trip to your bucket list!” -Maria
We rendezvous at the agreed meeting point. From here you drive your own car to the starting point for the dogsledding. It will be approximately 1,5 h drive. Before heading up the mountain, we prepare all our gear and pack it safely into the sleds. Each team will carry their own gear but also some mutual equipment. You will get introduced to the dogs and also get all necessary safety instructions on how to get along with your team and how to drive. Before sunset we will reach the mountain lodge and on our way we will have a delicious meal over an open fire.
Before heating up the sauna and preparing supper we will give the dogs their well earned food and straw for bedding.
We get up at sunrise to feed the dogs. If the peachy colors of the sun rising doesn’t get you up, the super cosy dogs absolutely will. Their love peaks in the morning and its a magical hour that will stay with you forever. After their breakfast we prepare ours before heading out to explore the National Park.
The park is of course machine prohibited so the only disturbances will be the dogs panting and some random laughter from the sleds. On our way we will pass the worlds oldest tree and Swedens highest waterfall among other things. This fantastic highland plateau is incredibly vast and has a lot of historical sights that we guide you through. Lunch is of course prepared over a fire. We end the day like the first.
After the usual morning routines we clean the lodge before heading back to the parking lot. We unpack the sleds and take care of the dogs before the heart crushing farewell to your team. The bond that has grown from the last couple of days will bring the most bearded man’s eyes to tears.
Lunch has been prepared in the morning and will give you some extra energy for your ride home. We leave the lot at appox. 1 pm.
Included in the trip
Accommodation according to our agreement. We usually stay in the mountain lodges but sometime we also prefer tents or snow cave. Its up to you!
All meals between Saturday morning and Monday lunch are included. Alcoholic beverages not included, but can be really nice on the mountain…BYOB
Scenery and Sites
This is one of the most vast highland plateaus in Sweden. It is the home to the highest waterfall in Sweden and also the worlds oldest tree – El Tjikko. You also have old smuggling routes and the Altar-ring.
All our guides are first aid certified and have a great local knowledge
We are of course respectful of your privacy but can also offer you pictures to keep the memory of your adventure
If you don´t have transportation in Sälen, it can be provided. Please just let us know.
Make your reservation online
Book your selecting number of participants. A sled will occupy maximum 2 adults with gear (about 240 kg). If you want to ride as single rider choose that in extra.
Cancelation insurance is optional but if you choose to ad it, please choose according to how many people you have booked, 1 person=1 cancelation insurance. Same thing with single riders.
Q&A - getting prepared
WERE DO WE MEET?
We set our route depending on the weather. We will meet close to Sälen but for further details, lets get in contact a week before the tour starts.
WHEN SHOULD WE BE THERE?
Depending on the weather we decide where we start from and when. We will contact you a week before the tour starts for further details.
DO WE NEED TO BOOK IN ADVANCE?
For the 3-day tour, please make your reservation at least two weeks in advance.
WHAT SHALL I BRING?
Please use an ordinary backpack or trunk no bigger than 40 liter/person.
Dress for a day skiing. Multiple layers, fingered gloves for working and extra mittens for warmth. Of course a hat/beanie.
- Extra underwear and socks
- Eye protection for sun and snow
- Flashlight or headlamp
- Cutlery/deep plate(bowl)/cup
- Boots for indoors
- Hygien products and medicines
For more equipment or clothing please go to nordicadventure.com
DO WE DRIVE THE TEAMS OURSELVES?
Yes, we operate our tours by letting you drive the dogs. There is of course a guide on the first team and you will get good instructions before we leave. There is nothing to worry about. All our costumers are beginners…
IS IT FAST?
Well that is of course a matter of opinion. The speed varies from 10-25 km/hour.
HOW MUCH WEIGHT CAN THE DOGS PULL?
Our dogs begin their training early autumn and can run at least 30 km a day. As a matter a fact, its really important to let these dogs exercise to stay both physically and mentally fit. They can pull approximately 240 kg/sled.
CAN ANYONE DRIVE A SLED?
Most of our customers are newbies but its is really important that when you make your reservation you let us know about any physical limitations that may restrict you from driving. If you are fit enough to go skiing, you are fit enough to mush. Otherwise, you can most likely go with the guide on his/her sled.
I AM PREGNANT, IS IT A GOOD IDEA TO GO?
It is quite bumpy and if you feel uncertain, please contact us for further details.
I AM ALLERGIC?
Please just notify us with all your allergies or food restrictions in good time (2 weeks) before the tour starts so that we can plan all foods and beverages.
HOW DO I PAY?
You pay the tour when you make your reservation or by invoice.
IS THE TOUR CANCELLED IF ITS BAD WEATHER?
We always adjust our tours so they are suited for every weather condition. Snow, wind and cold are part of the environment that we work in and give the tour another dimension. But have in mind that you should dress for a cold experience. Avoid cotton socks and always wear gloves and a hat of sorts. Please have a look at nordicadventure.com if you feel that you need some proper gear!
What about insurance?
Well, to tell you the truth, you travel at own risk. That means that you might have to check your own accidental insurance policies and if you are traveling with a corporate group, check with your boss on how you are covered.
We have a traveling warranty insurance with the colleagues of chambers
If payed for cancellation insurance, what does that give me?
Please check the section about cancellation insurance here