This is where the initial challenge started. I’ve always wanted to go Husky sledding so when the 2019 dates were released and I could actually go I quickly booked myself on it for March of 19. The challenge is to sled 250km from Norway, into Sweden through untouched nature, in order to finish at the world famous Ice Hotel (the original!) in Jukkasjarvi! It all begins in the Arctic city of Tromso, where we make our way to the Dog Sled Centre in order to meet our husky companions. After meeting and greeting our furry friends, we then dive straight into the spirit of adventure and spend our first night in a traditional Lavvo, surrounding the roaring fire.
This is no ordinary charity challenge – we will be required to erect our own tents, cook for ourselves and fulfil all camping duties with the equipment provided. In addition to looking after ourselves, we’ll also be responsible for looking after our teams of huskies – be assured, this is a true, “hands on” wilderness challenge!
Watching the Northern Lights and tending to our dogs will give us an exact experience for living as the Laplanders do. This is one of our most popular charity challenges and is oversubscribed year-on-year… a truly unforgettable experience awaits me.
Here’s the Itinery:
8 Day Itinerary
Depart UK for flight to Tromso. Transfer to Dog Sled Centre and overnight in Lavvo.
Transfer to start point. Sled to Camp 1. Distance – 30km.
Sled through Isdalen (Ice Valley) to Camp 2. Distance – 60km.
Mush our way into Sweden to reach Fish Camp. Distance – 50km.
Exciting day of sledding through forests to the next camp. Distance – 50km.
Sled through dramatic forests, across frozen lakes and rivers to the famous Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi. We then relax and enjoy our celebratory meal at the Ice Hotel.
After feeding our trusted companions for the last time, we transfer back to Tromso and say goodbye to our dogs before heading to our hotel.
We transfer to the airport and board our flight back to the UK.