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

Starting from Sälen, we set off on a 24-hour adventure with our dogs. Both beginners and slightly more seasoned adventurers are welcomed to a memory of a lifetime. In general, you can say that the earlier in the season the tour starts, the tougher the conditions. Of course, we adapt the tour to the participants and the weather conditions of the day.

The tour goes over our mountains down through the forest to Vålbrändan’s old farmhouse. Here, drinking water is fetched in buckets and heat is extracted from wood in wood-burning stoves or open fires – this is also how all food is prepared. This tour gives you an in-depth knowledge of dog sled driving and together we assemble our teams before heading out into the wilderness.

We hang in cabins and sleep in tents. Here there is a sauna and the possibility to arrange transportation for drinks and food separately, which means that the trip can be as relaxing and luxurious as it is exciting.

On the sled you drive in pairs. It is a convenient way to be able to help each other with harnessing your dogs, during the actual drive and finally to feed your colleagues with whom you have created a very special bond after a full day.

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Itinerary

Arrival

We rendezvous at the agreed meeting point at about 10:30 am. 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 and sleep in tents.

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

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

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.

+46 280 210 11
bjorn@fjallaventyr.com

Ida Thomstad

Guide, Certified WRT Pro

Grew up in a military family with love for adventure. Survival in the wild, climbing and all type of skiing has been a big part of my life.

+4799035821
ida@fjallaventyr.com

Axel Skotte

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!

axel.skotte@fjallaventyr.com

Christian Ekstrand

Guide och event

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.

+46 280 210 11
christian@fjallaventyr.com

Lisa Carlson

Guide

Combines curiosity with calmness, grit with empathy and has a fantastic connection with the dogs. Summers are best spent trekking for weeks or exploring rivers in a canoe.

lisa@fjallaventyr.com

Paula Kripena

Guide

Our most service minded professional spends winters dogsledding through storms and summers yachting in the Med. Paula is also our language genius, just don't come at her speaking Swedish!

+46 280 210 11
paula@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 about 10:30, in Sälen but for further details, lets get in contact a couple of days before departure.

WHEN SHOULD WE BE THERE?

Aim for 10:30 am. But depending on the weather we decide where we start from and when. We will contact you a a couple of days before departure 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
  • Sleeping bag – extreme temperature no less than -5°
  • 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 210 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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