An over night tour with dogsledding in Sälen

“There is something about getting a deeper knowledge of what you are doing. I find that more and more guests wants to take part of the adventure, not just passively watching”

-Ludwig , Owner

Arriving at our starting point we start off with packing our sleds and going through the necessary equipment before we greet the dogs. You will learn how to put a strong team together and also how to drive and steer your team. We journey over the highlands and head our way towards the old summer farms of Vålbrändan. It has a great history of strong men and women that used the pastures for summer feeding the animals. When we arrive we start with taking care of our dogs needs before settling in the hunters lodge and heating up the sauna. All meals are prepared over open fire and after the sauna a well earned supper is served. The stillness of the isolated cabin, the dogs small howls on the outside and having no receptions gives your mind a pause from the everyday day stress and you will already be looking forward to the adventures of the next day.

Breakfast for the dogs at 6-7 am and then some for us. The day has a nice tour on the mountain or in the forrest if the weather is to rough, in store for us. A lunch is served before we head back to the starting point which will be reached at about 1 to 2 pm

Please not that future availbility is not in our booking calendar below, please send your inquiry for this excursion directly on email!

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Itinerary

Arrival

We rendezvous at the agreed meeting point. 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.

Before heating up the sauna and preparing supper we will give the dogs their well earned food and straw for bedding.

Day 2

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.

The tour is at it’s end at approx 1 to 2 pm.

Included in the trip

Accomodation

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!

Meals

Dinner day 1 and breakfast day 2. Alcoholic beverages not included, but can be really nice on the mountain… BYOB

Scenery and Sites

The tour takes you over the highlands with some great scenery and the old summer farm of Vålbrändan is also a historic site with some great stories.

Certificated guides

Medically certified Wilderness First Responder guides with great local knowledge

Documentation

We are of course respectful of your privacy but can also offer you pictures to keep the memory of your adventure

Transportation

If you don´t have transportation in Sälen, it can be provided. Please just let us know.

If you arrive by plane to the Scandinavian Mountains Airport, pickup is included. Let us know your flight number when booking!

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.

Guider, Mushers

ANDREAS ÖST

Mountainguide

Originating from Dalarna with the outmost passion for shredding, no matter the season or surface. "The mountains are truly Gods playground, and should be enjoyed to the fullest. Dog sledding or maybe lunch are the only things that could ever beat fresh pow!"

+46 280 210 11
andreas@fjallaventyr.com

Ludwig Lind

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!"

+46 280 210 11
ludwig@fjallaventyr.com

Björn Olsson

Mountain guide / Bike Coach, Certified WFR, WRT Pro

Passionate musher and adventurer in winter turns avid mountain biker in summer, Björn has been on bikes since he could walk. Newfound love of packrafting and all forms of white water shenanigans.

+46 768 81 33 30
+46 280 210 11
bjorn@fjallaventyr.com

Q&A - getting prepared

WERE DO WE MEET?

We set our route depending on the weather. We will meet at our starting point in 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 over night 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
  • Sunblock
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Cutlery/deep plate(bowl)/cup
  • Knife
  • Swimwear
  • 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…

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.

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

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