A high mountain tour in the Rohkunborri national park!
After we pick you up from the airport at your arrival day, you will get to know our dogs, our reindeers, and us. After your first night at the husky lodge – and after a good breakfast – we start with a thorough introduction in the art of dog sledding.
We get to know the dogs, check on the equipment and do the final preparations for our expedition.
At the first tour day we reach a little mountain cabin, close to the Swedish border. Quickly, we enter into the Swedish mountains, and pass the southern corner of the large Torneträsk Lake.
The second night we spent around a campfire in a cozy “gamme” – a traditional Sami cabin built of earth – and in the distance we can see the sparkling lights of Abisko.
We keep heading north, and finally the Rokhunborri national park welcomes us with all its wildness and solitude.
But the wildness comes at a cost
We have to crest our way up to the high mountains, and even in cold weather we will be sweating before we reach the top. If there is lots of snow, we can prepare a trail during a snowshoe hike the night before, which makes next day ́s ascend much easier.
The tour leads us through spectacular mountain landscapes, and across frozen lakes, an area through which humans rarely pass.
The mountains ́ remoteness and the capricious weather conditions demand a flexible tour schedule, and good physical shape of the participants. The tour will be adjusted to weather conditions at a daily basis!
In addition to the nights in the cabin and the gamme, will spend one night in our lavvo on the banks of the Altevatn Lake. Close cooperation between you and your dogs is crucial on this tour! You will have your own team of dogs, for which you will be responsible to take care of.
This tour ́s departure point is the husky lodge, and it ends at the Altevatn Lake, where we will be picked up by car. Which exact direction our expedition takes, depends on the weather and snow conditions. Sometimes we switch the tour ́s direction and start at Altevatn Lake – depending what the weather is up to!
If everything goes according to plan, we depart on our packed sledges from Salangsdal valley heading east. For most of the tour we make our own tracks through pristine snow, and stay off the snowmobile tracks.