Umnas, Dog Sledding
Dog sleding in Lapland
Nov 19, 2013 08:32 am
I have always wanted to experience dog sledding and in 2001 found the Silent Way Company - a family run company in Sweden. Since then I have been back for the last 13 years going on trips through the mountains, across lakes and rivers and through forests improving my technique. I have even been trained by Kenneth to take part in long distance races, 4 in all, the last being the Finnmark 500 in 2012.
You might ask why go back so many times. Well the Swedish scenery that you travel through is ... more
Sound of Silence
Nov 03, 2013 09:28 am
I did Sound of Silence in march 2013. We were lucky that the wheather was fine and the snow conditions were pretty good. According to me the highest scores for all parameters are appropriate, but you must be aware that you are out in the wilderness the whole week and therefore it is often hard work on the trail and afterwards at dog handling. Before you start mushing the first time, Kenneth gives you detailed theoretical and practical advice how to handle the sled and the dogs (let me tell you t ... more
Dogsledding adventurs in Lapland, Sweden. We have 7-16 days tour in the swedish mountains. Your mush your own team of dogs when we travel from to lodge in our extremely beautiful nature. Our dogs are very social and you can harness and feed them yourself if you like. Normal fitness, for the longer tour, 12-16 days, you need some experience in winter adventures.
As a guest you will enjoy the expert help of our professional guides who will take care of you in every possible way. You will be in charge of your own team of 5-8 dogs.
The tour leader will manage a team of 8 to 12 dogs and carry most of the food and equipment. Your personal belongings, some dog food and equipment will be in your own sledge. We travel between 30 to 55 kilometers each day.
The day for you begins around 07.00 ��' 08.00 with a nice breakfast that your guide has prepared. After the breakfast we all pack our bags and go out to feed the dogs and clean after them. Around 10.00 ��' 11.00 the sledges are packed and it is time to go. After two ��' three hours we will stop to give the dogs a piece of meat, snacking and we also have lunch. The lunch for us depends on the conditions out; if it’s around minus15 C and below we just have a quick stop with a warm soup or energy bar and a cup of tea. If the weather is nice we sit down and make lunch over the stove.
After lunch we proceed again for another couple of hours until we reach the lodge where we will stay for the night. The dogs get their reward with a snacking and a good hug and we also give them a bed of straw to lay on before our dinner. After dinner we go out to the dogs again and give them a good meal and if it’s cold and windy we put on a jacket. The evening is rounded off with a warm drink and a sandwich before snuggling into our sleeping bags. During the day you can enjoy the vast expanses of this gorgeous landscape. We travel very quietly and if we are lucky we can spot mountain birds, eagles and animals such as reindeer and elk which are common and, of all Sweden's wild creatures, these are the ones you're most likely to spot. The shyer creatures such as lynx, wolverine, bears and wolves we often just see tracks from in the region we travel.
The terrain we travel through varies immensely. From dense forests and mountain birch covering the ground to open highlands with breathtaking views and deep valleys with lakes, full of white untouched snow. The Northern Light, the Arctic light, the colors, the smell of nature and the silent are something you have to experience because this cannot be explained by words alone.
Age range, type of group
Age 16 - 75 year.
Families are also welcome but than we make a custom tour for you so it suits the children.
Sleeping and meals
Your first day and night you will stay in a nice, cosy and warm Swedish house with electricity, water, shower and internet connection. The house is warmed up with wood. Out on tour we sleep in warm and cozy lodges. All mountain lodges are comfortable, nice and warm with beds and wood stove. All the lodges have an outdoor toilet. On tour we sleep in group rooms, 2-8 in each room. The day we go to Ammarnäs we sleep in a nice guesthouse with sauna, shower and all comfort a guest house have. On the longer tours, like 10 days and so we have the possibility to shower and sauna on different overnights along the route.
The meals are homemade by Catrine. We use local products, all the meat, fish, berries and chanterelle is coming from our forest, lakes and mountains and are hunted, fished and collected by us.
Catrine and Kenneth won a big Chief competition. We hope that you will enjoy the food.
Breakfast and dinner are prepared in lodges whilst lunch normally are held outdoors, and the fact that we are using dogsleds means that we can take a little extra with us to make our trip even more comfortable.
Rates & Availability
From 20 000 - 35 000 Sek/adventure. Included all you need.
If you book before the 31 of August 2014 we give you 1000 Sek in discount/person.
Catrine Anderback (View My Profile)
In the beatiful area Lapland, in Sweden we have a dogsledding company with 60 Alaska huskies.
We take you out on adventurs in the mountains where you drive your own team of dogs, our dogs are very social.
We are listed in Natures Best, ecotourism.
We travel in the biggest naturereserve in Europe - VIndelmountains nature reserve and in the nationaplparks Padjelanta and Sarek.
Come here and enjoy the Northern Light, mountains, snow, starbright skies and fairy tale forests.
The Silent Way Nordic Wilderness Adventures
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