Our three-night family dogsledding program BEST OF ARCTIC LAPLAND gives parents and kids a chance to bond through adventure while experiencing the beauty of the Arctic wilderness in safety and comfort. Children often have a natural connection with our dogs and experiencing the wilderness up close encourages their appreciation of the world around them. At our private Väkkärä Lodge wilderness retreat a multitude of activities are available to keep the most restless of feet occupied. In the evenings you will enjoy relaxation in the hot sauna followed by great meals for the whole family.
BEST OF ARCTIC LAPLAND
The Best of Arctic Lapland excursion is tailored especially for families and combines exciting outdoor adventures and great learning experiences with comfortable wilderness accommodation. The stunning scenery and the activities in winter wonderland will wow and inspire guests of all ages and allow you to reconnect with Nature and with members of your family.
Fjellborg Arctic Journeys is a family based company and with three young daughters, who have all recently begun to mush their own teams of sled dogs, we know the importance of creating fun, varied and safe programs that provide guests all of ages with an experience they will never forget!
The program begins at Kiruna airport where your private guide is waiting to drive you to the Fjellborg Homestead in Poikkijärvi, approx. 20 min away. At the Homestead you will change into Arctic clothes and enjoy a guided tour of the kennel. The Fjellborg huskies are very social by nature and love the attention they receive from guests.
After an introduction to the dogs and the equipment, we will travel by dog sled to our comfortable Väkkärä Lodge, which is set in a peaceful location by a frozen lake. You can choose between driving your own team of huskies or riding as a passenger in the sled. The sled is lined with reindeer hides and your Arctic clothing will keep you warm in any weather.
During your stay in Väkkärä your accommodation is in a cosy and private log cabin with access to a sauna. The meals are served in the main building where our chef prepares tasty food for the whole family.
After a hearty breakfast on the second day, winter wonderland is on your doorstep. The kids will have a chance to drive a kid-sized snowmobile and experience the thrill of mushing their own small dog team on a kid-sized sled down the snowy trail. Our friendly huskies love children and the teamwork between kids and dogs is always amazing.
Be as active as you like on this second day. Explore the frozen lakes and wildlife tracks or relax by the wood burning fire after lunch. In the evening there will be time to unwind in the sauna while our chef prepares dinner in the main lodge – the whole family will love our delicious meals.
On the third day we pack the sleds for a half-day dog sledding trip in the pristine wilderness that surrounds Väkkärä Lodge. The trip is tailored especially for families and regardless of weather conditions you will stay snug and warm in the sled while the team and your professional guide take you on an exciting adventure. Halfway into the trip we stop to enjoy outdoor lunch by a campfire. There will be plenty of opportunities to interact with our affectionate huskies.
After an unforgettable day on the trail we return to the lodge to relax and unwind. A sauna will be prepared in the evening before it’s time to sit down for dinner. Don’t forget to look out for the northern lights before bedtime!
After breakfast on the fourth and final day, we hit the trail again and enjoy a fun dog sled ride back to the Fjellborg Homestead and kennel in Poikkijärvi, where the adventure ends as you say farewell to the dogs in their home environment. If you are departing from Kiruna airport on the same day, you will receive a transfer to the airport in time for your flight.
Price: 23,900 SEK per person. Children under 12 years of age pay 50% of the adult rate.
Min Persons: 2 (all tours are privately guided and operated exclusively for your own private party, minimum group size 2 persons)
Difficulty: Mild. Minimum age to drive your own dog team is 12 years. Young kids, and adults who prefer not to drive their own team, ride comfortably as passengers in the guide’s dog sled.
Duration: 3 nights / 4 days. The program starts around noon and ends at noon on final day, unless otherwise specified.
Departure dates: Dec 1 to April 20
The program includes: Transfers from and to Kiruna airport, Arctic clothing and gear, all meals and beverages, all accommodations and activities, and the services of Fjellborg Arctic Journeys’ guides. Swedish value added tax (VAT) is included in the price.