The road to Nome
8 days and 7 nights
This challenging tour takes us into the Swedish mountains (Fjälls) and gives a good insight into the handling of highly trained sled dogs that are used for races like the famous Iditarod Race in Alaska.
The tour takes us through untouched fell landscapes and Swedish national parks for a week. We prepare the food ourselves and spend the night in Sami tents (so-called kotas) or simple huts. Hopefully, the northern lights will dance in the nights, which will definitely make the tour an unforgettable experience.
The tour is led and guided by Mats Petterson whenever possible or then by a member of his crew. Mats himself has successfully participated in the famous race from Anchorage to Nome (1,850 kilometers) for the seventh time. More than any other musher who does not live in the USA. He has also participated several times in the Finnmarslöpet, the longest sled dog race in Europe.
Day 1: The adventure begins with dinner on the first evening at Snowtrail Dogcamp. During and after dinner the guide will inform Mats about the upcoming week whenever possible. Mats or your guide knows the area as well as the meteorological conditions very well and so the adventurous week in one of the best musher areas will be a unique Verfügen. Overnight stay at Snowtrail Dogcamp.
Day 2: This day we use to get to know the equipment, the dog sled and of course the individual the dogs of the team. Also the second night we spend in the Snowtrail Dogcamp.
Days 3 to 8: 6 days of dog sledding through untouched fell landscapes, national parks and along the famous Kungsleden trail.
We will prepare our own food and spend the night in Sami tents (so-called kotas) or simple cabins. During the nights hopefully the northern lights will dance, which will definitely make the tour an unforgettable experience. You will lead your own team of 6 to 7 dogs.
After returning to the Snowtrail Dogcamp a last fine dinner and who wants a sauna session with bath in the Eilsloch are on the program.
- Requirements for this tour are experience in mushing and physical fitness.
- For the more adventurous among you, we offer the opportunity to spend a night out in the wilderness where, with a bit of luck, you can experience the northern lights up close. All necessary information and the appropriate equipment for an unforgettable night out in the wilderness are available on request.
- On the tour you are responsible for your dog team and help with the care and supervision of the dogs.
- As our programs are dependent on the weather, we reserve the right to change the course of the daily programs.
- Prerequisite for the execution of the journey is the participation of at least 4 persons to a maximum of 6 persons.
Services included in the program
- 2 nights in 2 to 4 bedded rooms in Snowtrail Dogcamp with shared toilets and showers
- Overnight stays in a simple hut (common sleeping room on mattresses or bunk beds
- 1 overnight stay in a comfortable hut
- Full board (breakfast, simple lunch, dinner, soft drinks)
- Dog sled team for each person with about 4 dogs
- Mushing jacket, trousers and boots
Our packing list suggestions
What you have to take with you
- Ski jacket, ski pants, winter boots
- warm cap, possibly made of fur
- Finger gloves (wool) for working with the dogs
- thick warm mittens for mushing
- Slippers or hut shoes
- warm woolen socks
- warm underwear
- Headlamp or flashlight, batteries if necessary