Our Mountain Tour is our most popular adventure and we can guarantee a magical way to experience the snowy mountains together with your friends and family. Meet our Huskies who will take you through the beautiful landscape to the sound of eager paws across the snow. When you arrive, your guide will give you a short mushing and safety instruction before heading into the mountains. Your guide will steer the first sled and you will follow safely in their tracks, pulled by your team of huskies. You drive your own sled. Don’t worry, there will be guides to assist you at all times during your journey. Each sled can have a maximum of 2 adults and 2 children.
The tour will give you a greater view of the natural surroundings of Sälen and also a historical talk about the cosy mountain cabin of Storfjällsgraven. When we have reached Storfjällsgraven we make a short stop where you can get coffee and hot chocolate. There is of course also time to cuddle with the dogs!
Please make sure to be there 15 minutes before your tour starts.
Remember to pre-book in time and it is safest to do so directly online in the booking calendar below. Be careful with the date and start time, an incorrectly booked trip will not be refunded.
Booking requests made via e-mail are only accepted subject to availability and prepaid via SMS link. We therefore ask you to state; Full name, phone number, start time and date, number of adults and children, weight, if you want to include snacks on the mountain and cancellation insurance.
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
Tours starts at 10 and 12 am and 2 pm every day from early December to late April. Estimated time for the tour is 1,5 hours.
We guide you through the highlands of Sälen, above the tree line and to one of Sälens oldest mountain huts. You will learn more about the nature and history of the area.
Please find your way to the restaurant Appetito, there you can park your car. Walk 75 meters towards Högfjällshotellet to find us. At the end of this page you will find a map.*
Position: 61°09’26.8″N 13°07’54.8″E
Please find your price by choosing your date in the booking calendar below. The rate for a child is up to 12 years of age.
There can be up to 20 people/tour and 2 adults and 2 children/sled. Maximum load per sled is 210 kg.
The mountain tour is a popular gift. If you would like a gift card, please visit nordicadventure.com
Are you ready to book your adventure with our huskies?
First choose date. Then choose the number of participants going on a sled. That determines the rate. Use child rate for children up 12 years of age. Note that each sled can load no more than 210 kg
To add more sleds with the same rate please choose number of sled.
Don´t forget to add a cancelation insurance before going on to the next step
Book – This will add your items to the Order summary.
If you want to add more sleds with different rates – please refresh the page before checking out, add the additional sleds and press Book.
We don’t combine parties but reserve our rights to alter each team so that they run evenly, so please don’t use more sleds than necessary for your group.
Prebook your snack at the mountain stop
Halfway through the tour we stop at a mountain cafe. As they only accept Mastercard, prebooking your snacks is available when booking your dogsled tour. One snack includes one hot beverage and a bun, so make sure to choose the right amount when checking out.
We recommend you to ad a cancellation insurance when booking your adventure with us. The cancellation insurance gains you the right to cancel the event up until 24 hours before the event/activity starts, under the condition that you were unable to participate in the activity the actual date due to sickness, injury, or worse of you, a family member, or a traveling companion. Please read our booking conditions here
Crew - mushers
Guide, Certified WRT Pro
The young buck on the mountain. Despite that, he has logged the most time spent in and just outside of a packraft. Dog loving ski phantom with a contagious calmness, and the best pancake chef on the river!
Christian is a good and happy old man from the west coast who, after many years in a restaurant environment, has finally found his way out into the woods and nature. Studied Outdoor Adventure Management in USA, WRT PRO, Quiz winner.
Owner and CEO since 2002. Musher, Photographer, Guide, certified Wilderness First Responder
Born and raised in Sälen, from three generations of entrepreneurs in tourism and guiding. Started dogsledding at the age of eight and has been doing it ever since. "What I love about Fjälläventyr is how it connects nature, animals and likeminded adventurers. Trying something new keeps us young... and bold!"
For our daily trips the meeting point is between the hotel Gammelgården and Högfjällshotellet. You can park your car at the Restaurant Appetito, and walk the last 50 meters to the starting point located just by the road. If you go by foot from Högfjällshotellet, it is about 750 meters East along Route 66.
Position: 61°09’26.8″N 13°07’54.8″E
WHEN SHOULD WE BE THERE?
We need time to give you proper instructions before we leave. Have also in mind that the dogs are always anxious to go. Therefore it’s really important that you be there 15 minutes before we leave.
What happens if we are late to our tour?
For our dogsled trips we need 15 minutes to assemble, instruct and give you your teams. That means that you need to be at our starting point at least 15 minutes before departure. If you are not we regret that in such cases we can’t pay any compensation and you loose your spot.
DO WE NEED TO BOOK IN ADVANCE?
Please make your reservation at least one day ahead. During high season we are very busy so please make your reservation at least a week ahead.
HOW SHOULD I DRESS?
Dress for a day in the slopes but wear boots with high shafts instead of ski boots. Don’t forget your goggles, they might come in handy.
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!
DO WE DRIVE THE TEAMS OURSELVES?
Yes, we operate our tours by letting you drive the dogsled. 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 a maximum weight of 210 kg/sled (weight of passengers.)
CAN ANYONE DRIVE A SLED?
Must of our customers are newbies but its is really important that when you make your reservation you let us know about any physical limitation that might 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 ask in advance to go with a guide.
CAN I PAY WITH CASH?
You pay the tour when you make your reservation, by credit card. At the stop you must bring cash for coffee, warm chocolate and treats, as the stops are often where there is no electricity.
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!
Where does our tour start