Self-Drive Dog Sledding Excursion in Kiruna

Organized by Kiruna Dogsled
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Spoken languages: Swedish, English
Minimum age: From 18 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: strict More info

Activity description

Drive your own pack of Alaskan huskies on this thrilling 4-hour adventure in the wilderness of Kiruna, no previous experience needed!

Learn what it takes to lead your own team of energetic and loyal huskies in the wonderful winter wonderland of Oinakka just outside Kiruna. Dog sledding is one of the most popular activities in Lapland, and now you have the opportunity to drive your own sled and lead a team of 4 Alaskan huskies! 

This activity will take you straight from your accommodation in town to the depths of the Lappish wilderness. Pick-up is provided from Kiruna, and you can also choose to met your guide directly at their base in Oinakka, just outside of Kiruna, and near the world's original Icehotel.

Once there, your instructor will provide you with all the necessary information, and show you some mushing techniques as well. Then, it is time to meet your team and gear up with warm clothes. Ready? Time to head off onto the snow, and lead your furry companions in the wilderness and through the frozen wintry landscapes and old pine forests! 

Along the way, you will make a stop in a traditional Sami tipi to rest the dogs and enjoy a delicious light meal. Warm up with a hot drink and some cookies, and listen to the stories the guide has to tell about the ancient Sami culture, and the wildlife in the Swedish Lapland.

Once you've recharged, it is time to make your way back to the kennel. Marvel at the glittering frozen winter landscapes and lakes of the Swedish wonderland, as you lead your team back to the farm. Then, it is time to say good bye to your four-legged friends, and leave Kiruna with lifelong memories! 

This is the perfect activity for adventurers who want to discover the Arctic wilderness in the most traditional of ways. Book your self-drive dog sledding trip and prepare to uncover the wonderlands of Kiruna and the Swedish Lapland! 

Offer Description

Please be advised that pick-up and drop off is only possible from Kiruna (Jukkasjärvi, Kurravaara) accommodations.

Course of events

- Please wait for your guides at the reception of your accommodation 5 minutes in advance. For those who will arrive at the camp by their own car, please make sure to arrive 10 minutes in advance. 

- Quick briefing and meeting the dogs.

- Introduction to self-drive mushing.

- The adventure begins! 

- Lunch break

- The adventure continues!

- Back at the base in Oinakka. 

- Drop off at your hotel. 

Activity requirements

- No previous experience is needed, however, participants need to be physically able to pull the sled and lead 4-6 huskies. 

Special terms

* Groups are of maximum 8 people to ensure an exclusive experience. Two people will share the sled, and will swap during the ride. 

* For any dietary restrictions, please specify upon booking. 

  • Transfer from Kiruna
  • Warm overalls
  • Gloves
  • Boots
  • Hat
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Light meal
Do not forget to bring
  • Warm clothes
  • Camera
  • Scarf
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Meeting point
Pick-up from accommodations in Kiruna, or meet directly at Kiruna Dogsled, Oinakkavägen 11, 981 92 Kiruna, Sweden Get directions

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


Average rating
4.6 / 5
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Very good
  • 5 / 5

Wonderful experience. Great environment, really cool lunch in a cabin, amazing dogs and a great guide.

  • 4.3 / 5

Génial. Super organisatrice.