Discover Dog Sledding Driving in Svappavaara, near Kiruna

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Spoken languages: Swedish, English
Minimum age: From 6 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: strict More info
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Activity description

Experience an amazing dog sledding activity and connect to the wild north in Svappavaara near Kiruna. Welcoming adventurers from ages 6 and up on this family-friendly excursion!

Kiruna is the northernmost town of Swedish Lapland, situated close to the Arctic Circle. Svappavaara is part of the larger mining region around Kiruna, and is characterised by the subarctic climate and a landscape dominated by forests and lakes. Dog sledding is an exciting activity to discover the wilderness of Kiruna!

For this trip, you have the option of being picked up in Kiruna or meeting directly at the activity base. Your experienced guide will greet you and introduce you to the friendly dogs. Firstly, you will dress in warm Arctic clothing followed by instructions on how to safely sit and drive the sled. On this combo tour, one person drives and the other rides with a team of 5-6 dogs (depending on the weather conditions and your combined weight). Halfway through you will get to swap over so everyone gets to try both driving and riding.

Once you are prepared, you will set off into the forests, covering a distance of approximately 18km (11 miles) of varied landscapes. Your dogs will pull you across the optimal varied landscape, namely forest areas, swamps, open spaces, and a creek. Midway through the excursion, you can switch drivers before heading back to the starting point.

When you return to the kennel, you can help to feed your own team of dogs and unharness them before they go back to their yards. A hot cup of tea or coffee and a delicious cinnamon roll will be served as you warm up around a roaring fire. The guide will answer any questions you may have about life as a husky musher. If there are any puppies at the time you can also cuddle and play with them! At the end of the tour, you will return to your pick-up point in Kiruna. 

Don't miss this enjoyable dog sledding tour in Kiruna for a chance to learn how to drive your own team and discover the wilderness of Swedish Lapland!

Offers

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12:30pm Pickup at the Camp Ripan Hotel (main reception)
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Course of events

- Meet your guide at the Camp Ripan Hotel in Kiruna

- Drive to the activity base

- Meet the Huskies

- Safety briefing, driving lesson and set up the sled

- The dog sledding adventure begins!

- Drive your sled for approximately 18km / 11 miles

- Return to the starting point

- Help feed the dogs

- Enjoy hot drinks and snacks around a fire

- Transfer back to the Camp Ripan Hotel in Kiruna

Do not forget to bring
  • Warm layers of clothing
  • Sunglasses
Sensation Level:

Adventurous

Fitness level:

Everybody welcome

Duration:

4.5 hrs

Minimum age:

From 6 years-old and up

Meeting point:

Offer n° 1

Camp Ripan Hotel (main reception), Campingvägen 5, 981 35 Kiruna, Sweden

Offer n° 2

Kiruna Lapland Tourist Information, Malmvägen 9B, 981 30 Kiruna, Sweden

Offer n° 3

Ice Hotel Jukkasjärvi (main reception), Marknadsvägen 63, 981 91 Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

Offer n° 4

Husky Tours Lapland, 980 20 Svappavaara, Sweden

Included:
  • Guide
  • Transfer
  • Winter overalls
  • Winter boots
  • Hat
  • Mittens
  • Hot drinks
  • Snacks
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12:35pm Pickup at the Kiruna Lapland Tourist Information
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Course of events

- Meet your guide at the Kiruna Lapland Tourist Information

- Drive to the activity base

- Meet the Huskies

- Safety briefing, driving lesson and set up the sled

- The dog sledding adventure begins!

- Drive your sled for approximately 18km / 11 miles

- Return to the starting point

- Help feed the dogs

- Enjoy hot drinks and snacks around a fire

- Transfer back to the Kiruna Lapland Tourist Information

Do not forget to bring
  • Warm layers of clothing
  • Sunglasses
Sensation Level:

Adventurous

Fitness level:

Everybody welcome

Duration:

4.5 hrs

Minimum age:

From 6 years-old and up

Meeting point:

Offer n° 1

Camp Ripan Hotel (main reception), Campingvägen 5, 981 35 Kiruna, Sweden

Offer n° 2

Kiruna Lapland Tourist Information, Malmvägen 9B, 981 30 Kiruna, Sweden

Offer n° 3

Ice Hotel Jukkasjärvi (main reception), Marknadsvägen 63, 981 91 Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

Offer n° 4

Husky Tours Lapland, 980 20 Svappavaara, Sweden

Included:
  • Guide
  • Transfer
  • Winter overalls
  • Hat
  • Mittens
  • Hot drinks
  • Snacks
3
12:50pm Pickup at the Ice Hotel Jukkasjärvi (main reception)
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Course of events

- Meet your guide at the Ice Hotel Jukkasjärvi

- Drive to the activity base

- Meet the Huskies

- Safety briefing, driving lesson and set up the sled

- The dog sledding adventure begins!

- Drive your sled for approximately 18km / 11 miles

- Return to the starting point

- Help feed the dogs

- Enjoy hot drinks and snacks around a fire

- Transfer back to the Ice Hotel Jukkasjärvi

Do not forget to bring
  • Warm layers of clothing
  • Sunglasses
Sensation Level:

Adventurous

Fitness level:

Everybody welcome

Duration:

4.5 hrs

Minimum age:

From 6 years-old and up

Meeting point:

Offer n° 1

Camp Ripan Hotel (main reception), Campingvägen 5, 981 35 Kiruna, Sweden

Offer n° 2

Kiruna Lapland Tourist Information, Malmvägen 9B, 981 30 Kiruna, Sweden

Offer n° 3

Ice Hotel Jukkasjärvi (main reception), Marknadsvägen 63, 981 91 Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

Offer n° 4

Husky Tours Lapland, 980 20 Svappavaara, Sweden

Included:
  • Guide
  • Transfer
  • Winter overalls
  • Winter boots
  • Hat
  • Mittens
  • Hot drinks
  • Snacks
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13:15pm Directly at the Husky Kennel
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Course of events

- Meet your guide at the husky kennel

- Meet the Huskies

- Safety briefing, driving lesson and set up the sled

- The dog sledding adventure begins!

- Drive your sled for approximately 18km / 11 miles

- Return to the starting point

- Help feed the dogs

- Enjoy hot drinks and snacks around a fire

- End of the tour

Do not forget to bring
  • Warm layers of clothing
  • Sunglasses
Sensation Level:

Adventurous

Fitness level:

Everybody welcome

Duration:

4.5 hrs

Minimum age:

From 6 years-old and up

Meeting point:

Offer n° 1

Camp Ripan Hotel (main reception), Campingvägen 5, 981 35 Kiruna, Sweden

Offer n° 2

Kiruna Lapland Tourist Information, Malmvägen 9B, 981 30 Kiruna, Sweden

Offer n° 3

Ice Hotel Jukkasjärvi (main reception), Marknadsvägen 63, 981 91 Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

Offer n° 4

Husky Tours Lapland, 980 20 Svappavaara, Sweden

Included:
  • Guide
  • Winter overalls
  • Winter boots
  • Hat
  • Mittens
  • Hot drinks
  • Snacks
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Meeting point

Offer n° 1
Camp Ripan Hotel (main reception), Campingvägen 5, 981 35 Kiruna, Sweden
Offer n° 2
Kiruna Lapland Tourist Information, Malmvägen 9B, 981 30 Kiruna, Sweden
Offer n° 3
Ice Hotel Jukkasjärvi (main reception), Marknadsvägen 63, 981 91 Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
Offer n° 4
Husky Tours Lapland, 980 20 Svappavaara, Sweden

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 30 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
30 days
Cancellation between 10 and 30 days prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
10 days
Cancellation 10 days or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule

Reviews

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  • 5 / 5

Great tour for 10 people on 5 sledges

  • 5 / 5

Un moment plein de magie aupres de la meute . Un contact exceptionnel avec les chiens , la nature suberbe et une équipe genereuse . Le feu et la pause fika ont ete apprecié , mais egalement de s occuper des chiens et de passer du temps avec eux dans le respect de l animal

  • 5 / 5

Alles war sehr gut organisiert. Wir wurden pünktlich abgeholt. Die Guides waren sehr nett und die Haltung der Hunde vorbildlich. Rundrum ein wunderbares Erlebnis.

  • 5 / 5

The husky sledging was brilliant! If you’re a tourist who likes to get involved in the activities, rather than just have someone drive you around, then this is for you. My partner and I loved both driving the sledge and being a “passenger”, as we switched half way. Absolutely breathtaking scenery, lovely sociable dogs and our guide, Kent, was super experienced, funny and welcoming. Absolutely loved the entire day, thank you!

  • 5 / 5

Un régal du début à la fin. Fournitures de combinaison gants...pour avoir bien chaud. Un petit conseil si vous venez comme nous à Noël apportez des chaufferettes dans les chaussures. Les paysages sont magnifiques et le fika autour du feu à la fin a été très apprécié ! On a adoré

  • 5 / 5

FANTASTICO

  • 5 / 5

I love dogs and there were so many of it. They were so cute and playful !

  • 5 / 5

Very enjoyable. The trip went through woods and across frozen lakes, 18km in total. The guide gave clear instructions how to drive the sledge and we were also allowed to unharness the dogs afterwards and feed them. We had lots of time after the ride to meet the other dogs and learn about them. With hotel pickup included all in all a great experience and good value for money.

  • 5 / 5

Great experience; fun, different and interesting. The staff is undone in attention and explanations.

  • 5 / 5

Sehr schön

  • 5 / 5

The activity was just the right duration and it was good being able to unharness the dogs afterwards.

  • 5 / 5

Super Tour mit sehr netten Guides

  • 5 / 5

Very well thought of and organized. The combination of driving and sitting/ riding along is definitely the best way to fully live this amazing experience. The nature is amazing, the dogs very sweet and enthusiastic and the guides very capable and friendly. We and our kids loved it!