Drive your own dogsled 21km

Learn how to run a dog sled.

First, we meet in our cozy  cottage. We check if more clothes are needed. If you do need warmer clothes, it is possible to rent some from us. Then we go out and we introduce you to our dogs, which are always very happy and excited to meet new people. There is enough time to pet our friendly huskies and take pictures of the dogs before we put on their harness. An experienced instructor/guide will then show you the  necessary basics on how to drive your own dog sled and you will learn how the sled works, how to put the harness on a dog and attach the dogs to the team. When the dogs are ready it´s time to go. The guide drives first and shows you the way through the woods. We drive on existing snowmobile trails that go through forests and fields. Throughout the trip the guide will always have you and the surroundings in his sight for your safety. We stop during the trip to rest the dogs and change drivers and you can take this opportunity to take some great pictures. When we get back from the 21 km trip there is a typical Norrbotten snacks in the  cottage waiting for you.

What is included?

  • guide
  • sleds shared by two people
  • huskyteam
  • lunch the barbecue grill

Details

  • Min: 2 pers Max: 6 pers
  • The activity starts at 9:00
  • The whole activity takes about 2,5-3,5 hours
  • Please inform in advance about allergies or another dietary restrictions
  • The trip starts at Lulea Adventure  Ale byaväg 546  97591 Lulea
  • info@luleaadventure.com
  • If you do not want to share a sled with another person: 600 Sek extra

Now, here’s how to dress for the Swedish Lapland winter and the freezing temperatures.

The key to dressing for a cold climate is layering. You don’t want to have so many layers that you can’t move, so balance is essential. We recommend at least three layers for staying warm, yet maintaining functionality.

The Base layer: Controls warmth and moisture

The base layer should be soft, comfortable – and breathable. It should wick away any perspiration, so your skin stays dry. If you ask anyone in Swedish Lapland, they’d probably say that (merino) wool is the way to go while cotton is a poor choice. A long sleeve top and long-johns along with a pair of thermal socks should do the trick. Add layers of socks to your liking and an extra pair is always good to have within reach in case your feet get wet.

The Mid Layer: To keep the heat in

The mid layer is the insulating layer and should be designed to keep you warm, it’s optional and mostly for very cold conditions. A fleece jacket or a thick wool sweater are both good insulating layers. Thick warm pants of polyester or fleece will keep your lower body warm. The key is flexibility: adding or removing mid layers quickly, pulling up or down a zipper or unbuttoning a collar without a hassle will make your life easier.

The Outer Layer: Protects you from the elements

To stay dry in a snowy climate, your outer layer should be water- and windproof. In Swedish Lapland, we often refer to our outer layers as ”täckisar” which refers to clothes stuffed with down feathers, or just plain warm and puffy. Even though nowadays they are made by other insulating, synthetic materials, warm and durable winter clothing is what you want.

Don’t forget your head, fingers and toes! We recommend at least two pairs of mittens in very cold conditions. Go by the same layering principle: first, an insulating layer and then a warm, waterproof layer. A decent winter hat covers your ears and keeps your head warm and when you’ve adjusted your the number of layers of thermal socks, a pair of waterproof and well-insulated winter boots is the final piece of the puzzle.