On this page we’ve gathered a list of equipment that has proven necessary to us in the winter. In consideration of the dogs limits please do not pack more with you.
In our experience are waterproof rucksacks the best option for private luggage. It is easier to load the sled with several small bags as opposed to one big one. It is easier to distribute the weight across the sled and even better you don’t have to take all of your equipment to the hut or tent every day.
Especially in the tent in can get very tight very quickly!
On the sleds there is plenty of space for equipment. Along with your personal belongings each participant will also have joint equipment such as tents, kitchen supplies, stove, spade, axes and much more to look after. However, the heaviest item is the dog food. Each dog requires roughly 1kg of meat per day. The meat is frozen in blocks, separated daily into blocks and thawed in insulated containers. The dogs are fed in the mornings and evenings. With 40 dogs and 10 days that 460kg of just dog food!
We provide Härkila winter boots to all participants free of charge! These boots are currently the best winter boots available and trump all other manufacturers in isolation and material!
We have all sizes from 39 – 49.
Should you want to have your own pair, we can order these for you at a very reasonable price!
(Information from the manufacturer)
High insulating boots made from full grain leather. Keep your feet warm in temperatures down to -90° C.
Waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX®-Membrane Nylon
Quick lacing system Removable Texel® Tundra liner
Sole: Härkila Winter Trek TM
Footbed: Härkila frost Management TM
Upper: Full-grain leather + nylon-reinforced reflectors / Mossy Oak® Camo model in leather and noiseless Tietex®
Lining: GORE-TEX® Insulated Comfort & removable liner Texel® Tundra
Price: 400,- € / 3500, – NOK
Price in combination with one of our tours: 350,- € / 2999 – NOK
Sizes range from 36 to 50. Even 1/2 sizes are available. The shoes are relatively small and experience show it’s best to order one size larger than usual.