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Lapland Dog Sled Beginner's Week

Lapland Dog Sled Beginner's Week

Lapland Dog Sled Beginner's Week Overview

A beginner's dog sledding holiday based at a remote wilderness lodge in Lapland, north of the Arctic Circle

Learn how to dog sled like a real musher, on this beginner’s dog sledding holiday based 150km north of the Arctic Circle in magical Swedish Lapland; one of Europe’s last true wildernesses. Under expert guidance, we will begin the week with our own sled and small team of dogs, allowing us to quickly master the basic technique. Then, over the subsequent days, two will share a sled and take turns to lead a larger husky team on progressively longer trails out across the vast winter landscape of Northern Sweden. Our home-from-home for the week is a cosy, ‘off grid’, lodge and dog camp, located next to a frozen lake far from civilisation, where we will be well looked after (and well fed!) by our fantastic hosts. During the course of the week, we can also enjoy immersing ourselves in Swedish traditions and customs, drilling holes in the frozen lake to fish for perch, relaxing in the traditional wood-fired sauna (and braving the obligatory invigorating dip in the specially prepared ice-hole after!) and cooking food over an open fire. We will even have the opportunity to face the arctic night and sleep out under the stars in wait for the Northern Lights.
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