In April every year, we take a group of clients to the Arctic dog sledding across Norway and Sweden. It is a unique chance for you to experience the beauty and wildness of the Arctic. This proves incredibly rewarding for everybody who has joined us over the past ten years.
Join an amazing six-day experience in the Arctic
– Arrive in Tromso, Norway – Monday 15th April 2019
– Depart from Kiruna, Sweden – Saturday 20th April 2019
Are you interested? Bring your son and/or daughter or a friend? It is an amazing bonding experience as many have found out.
EARLY BIRD OFFER – £3,999 (ex VAT) if you book before 1st November 2018
Normal price – £4,600 (ex VAT)
Maximum of 12 people only
About the Trip
We embark on a 6-day, 250km dog-sled experience across the wild and stunning tundra of northern Scandinavia, deep inside the Arctic Circle. We travel from the Arctic Coast in the West, across the high plateau of northernmost Norway to Kiruna in the heart of Sweden. Everybody drives their own team of dogs and sled. We travel between 25kms to 70kms every day, overnighting in comfortable mountain huts with saunas.
This is a very unique and special trip and the memories will linger with you long after you return from the Arctic Circle.
“This type of trip builds personal strength…a better understanding of myself…passing through one of the parts of the forest, where there was a view for hundreds of miles, that was a ‘wow’ moment…”
You will have the chance to experience the astounding beauty of the Arctic whilst driving a sled and team of dogs across the snowy and frozen hills. Feedback from the expedition has consistently described it “as the best thing I have ever done in my life!”
It is also a learning experience and we will be using the trip to teach you new behavioural, leadership and group skills. We give constructive feedback and use diagnostic tools to enhance personal development.
Learning to adapt is an important life skill and is particularly relevant in the Arctic while dealing with the extreme climate, people and dogs. The expedition is all about taking people out of their comfort zones into challenging situations where decisions have real and immediate consequences.
“I chose to join Sandy on his trip to the Arctic and it proved to be an excellent experience, not just because of the sheer beauty of the region but also because of the focus and determination it brought out in my 19 year old daughter with whom I went.”
Over the years, we have taken a broad mix of people: from different countries as far afield as New Zealand and Brazil; from seasoned entrepreneurs to individuals who wanted to try something new; from teenage siblings to their parents and grandparents, aged from 16 to 70.
About the Arctic
You will arrive and spend your first night in Tromsø, which is abut 2200 kms south of the North Pole, in the far north of Norway. It lies about 350kms inside the Arctic Circle. During the 19th century, Tromsø became known as the “Paris of the North”. How this nickname came into being is uncertain, but the reason is generally assumed to be that people in Tromsø appeared far more sophisticated than visitors from the south typically expected. The likes of like Roald Amundsen, Umberto Nobile and Fridtjof Nansen made use of the know-how in Tromsø on the conditions in the Arctic, and often recruited their crews in the city.
Over the next five days you will experience the arctic wilderness at its best. You will travel up on the high mountain plateau of northern Sweden and start to head south east across the frozen tundra of the Swedish Arctic.
This route we travel along crosses right through the land which is occupied by the indigenous Samis. The Sami have pursued a variety of livelihoods, including semi-nomadic reindeer herding. Currently about 2,800 Sami are connected to reindeer herding, providing them with meat, fur, and transportation.
Finally arriving outside Kiruna close to the famous Ice Hotel and the huge iron-ore mine.
You will fly into Tromsø, the capital of Arctic Norway and be able to relax and see some of the sights of Tromsø including the museum. In the evening, you will be given a briefing, issued various bits of clothing and kit, followed by dinner. The next day we transfer you out to the starting point for your 6- day dogsled. Here you are introduced to your team of dogs. Before departure you will receive instructions on how to handle the dogs and how to pack and drive your sled.
“A fantastic experience… a trip of a lifetime… learning how different people are from each other but also how similar they can be… made some great friends… identified my own strengths and weaknesses… breathtaking scenery… I loved it all.”
After lunch, we will harness the dogs up, grab some lunch, then head up into the mountains. The trail climbs up to a mountain plateau where you will stay in a warm comfortable hut that was originally used by the Swedish Resistance in World War 2. From there, the next day you will traverse across the largest area of permafrost in Europe. Travelling over and round the magnificent mountains, we continue to the remote lake district of Råstojaure in the heart of indigenous Sami tribe country where we stay the night. The next day we start to drop down into the tree-line from the mountains to stay in a local homestead. Each evening and morning, you will be responsible for preparing food for the dogs and feeding them. Our final full-day will involve travelling 70 kms along a number of frozen lakes and rivers to the Wilderness Lodge, which is just an amazing place to spend the night, in fresh sheets! In the morning, you will have a short dogsled to the kennels before changing and heading to the airport via the Ice Hotel.
Book before 1st November 2018 to get the early bird price of £3,999 ex VAT per person (normal price £4,600 ex VAT).
Maximum of 12 people only
What Is Included:
- Pre-expedition team dynamic assessment and debrief
- Transfer from Tromsø Airport to the hotel
- All Arctic expedition clothing and mushing gear
- All meals including beverages
- All accommodation
- Transfer to Kiruna Airport.
What Is Not Included:
- Flights to Tromsø and from Kiruna
- Single Room Supplement in the Tromso hotel
- Any drink purchased in the hotel and Wilderness Lodge
- Personal Equipment
- Personal Travel Insurance.