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Dog sledding wilderness

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The dogs are howling and eager to get moving. The brakes of the sleds are released and the team rushes away, silently, over vast, majestic, snow-clad spaces.

The tour starts at midday from Aurora Borealis Adventure Camp where the arctic dogs live. This base camp is situated in the little village of Ekorrsele by the untamed waters of the River Vindel in southern Lapland. There is a cosy cottage where visitors can spend the night.
Before starting out, you get acquainted with the dogs and are thoroughly briefed about driving techniques. Then, equipped with warm clothes and a team of eager dogs, you set off into a magnificent landscape of snow, forests, mountains and ice. You drive your own team with four or six dogs. Apart from panting of the dogs and creaking of the sledge runners, silence is ever present.
The wind bites your cheeks a little as you gather speed. After a few hours of driving it’s time for a delicious Northern casserole cooked over an open fire.
Then the tour continues across swamps and frozen lakes back to the cottage where you are served a dinner consisting entirely of local Västerbotten delicacies. Thin slices of reindeer meat or salmon smoked at a high temperature together with almond-shaped potatoes taste divine after an adventurous day in the white wilderness.
Next day it’s time for new sled tours in the area. From time to time you will meet large herds of reindeer, maybe a moose or perhaps a fox. You may spot a great wood grouse and a black grouse. Often during late winter and early spring, golden eagles may be spotted sailing high above.

Information and price
Name of tour Dog sledding wilderness
Tour operator Aurora Borealis Adventure
Season 2016-12-15 - 2017-04-15
Note season Fixed departures winter 2016-2017:
20-21 & 22-23 January.
3-4, 5-6, 10-11 & 12-13 February.
10-11 March.
For groups of three or more, may tour also booked for other dates.
Please contact the tour operator!
Length of tour 2 days
Participants 2 - 6 people
Normal adult price SEK 4 595
Included in price Your own dog team with four or six sled dogs and sled, experienced dog driver and instructor, one night in a cosy cottage, full board and lodging, loan of scooter suit, warm boots, gloves and headgear.
Accommodation In a comfortable bed in a cosy cottage with shower at the Aurora Borealis Adventure Camp by the River Vindel. Sauna and wooden bathtubs can be booked at an extra charge.
Prior knowledge None. You must be in good physical shape.
How to get here The wilderness camp is a little more than thirty kilometers southwest of Lycksele. The nearest station is Vindeln and you can also fly to Lycksele. Transfers can be arranged on payment.

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