January is the coldest but the most beautiful month. The silence and the light over the mountains is something that you can't explain with words, you have to experience it by your self. Mountains and vastness with the sun light going down around 4 pm, crystal white snow reflecting the moon, stars, and northern light (and your head torch). Your experiences will not be short of spiritual moments on this exceptional natural wonder tour.The tracks and the mountains are untouched and we will have the mountains for ourselves
When you arrive in Lapland, Storuman airport, you will go by car the last 100 km to Umnäs. The first thing we will do in Umnäs is to go and say hello to the dogs. After that we will have dinner at host home or something lighter like sandwich. We also take a look on what gear and clothes you need to borrow from us. We talk about the tour and how to mush the sled and dogs. The first night you will sleep in a nice Swedish home near your host and the dog yard.
Day 1: Mushing.
You eat breakfast in your house around 8.00. Around 9.00 a clock we will meet at the hotel. We take the car for 50 km to Norra Fjällnäs so we can start directly in the mountains. · Now we will have a lecture time in "how to drive" a team of dogs. After that it is time to pull the anchor, stand on the brake and GO FOR IT! Tärnasjön is our first destination; the distance this day is 34 km. The dogs and we will have out door or indoor lunch after half way. We will travel over a big mountain plateau down to Tärnasjön Lake. When we arrive to Tärnasjön lodge we help each other to take care of the dogs, bring water, chop wood, make fire and feed the dogs. We eat dinner and sleep at Tärnasjön lodge.
Day 2: Mushing.
We will get up around 7.30 and go out and feed the dogs.After that we have a nice breakfast before we pack our bags and sledges. We harness the dogs and are on our way around 10.30. This day we mush to Ammarnäs, 40 km. We start this day by mushing out on Tärnasjön Lake, than we mush up to a big mountain plateau. We will have outdoor or indoor lunch at Serve lodge before we go down to Ammarnäs valley. The first thing we do is to take care of the dogs. Ammarnäs is a little village with settlers and Sami people. Here we stay at the hotel in Ammarnäs, if you like we take a sauna and shower before dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Mushing.
We feed the dogs around 8.00 before we go and eat breakfast. This day we go to Överstjuktan, 34 km from Ammarnäs. We start to climb uphill, mush over Guvertmountian and than we get a very nice and fanny down hill to the lake Överstjuktan. We go on a lake for 10 km and than the Victoria church appear. When we arrive to the lodge at Överstjuktan we help each other like the days before.
Day 4: Ice fishing day/rest.
This day we stay in Överstjuktan lodge. You can choose to do ice fishing or rest. We have breakfast, lunch, dinner and overnight at Överstjuktan lodge.
Day 5: Last day on the mountain.
We will go out to the dogs around 7.30 before eating breakfast. We pack the sledges for the last time and are on our way to Umnäs 52 km. The last mushing day goes over mountains, lakes and in to a fairy tail landscape of forest.We mush directly in to the dog yard; we unharness the dogs and let them lose.When we arrive to Umnäs we take a nice shower and eat dinner at hosts home and remember all things that happened during your Dogsledding adventure.Last overnight for this time in your cozy house in Umnäs.
Breakfast at the hotel. Pack your bags and say goodbye to the dogs. We will eat lunch at our home, write the guest book and mark the maps over the tour (if you like).
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