Enjoy the wilderness with pack dogs
The sled dogs become excellent pack-dogs on this trekking tour. The tour is off tracks in easy terrain and demands normal good physical fitness. Each participant is responsible for one dog which will carry 7 - 10 kg of your luggage. Only sleeping bag, sleeping mat and your clothing you have to carry in your own rucksack. Some great fishing can be done in the numerous lakes, streams and rivers. 5 nights will be spent - everyone together - in a "lavvu" (a Sámi tent) with an open fire. Daily distances will be between 15-17 km. Learn from your guide, natural phenomena, wilderness life and survival techniques.
Day 1. Program start with dinner. The guide will have the first briefing regarding the tour
Day 2. The morning is spent provision our equipment and your guide are learning you the basics of handling pack dogs. It's time for a visit to the Sámi Museum and the Sami center in Karasjok.
Once your personal affects have been packed properly, you are off. We are walking through birch forest, crossing small streams and along lakes. We spend the night in a "lavvu" (traditional sami tent) with open fire
Day 3. We are hiking northwards on barren land, a fascinating landscape where your view is endless. Here the landscape is scanty and windswept. In the evening we will stop for the night at a lake on the tree line, that hopefully give us fresh fish for dinner.
Day 4. The tour continues east. A fascinating landscape, scanty and windswept. This area is a important winter pasture for reindeers. Some reindeer herders are in the area during winter time but now they are on the coast. We end the night at Caddjejavri, in beautiful birch forest. Here we will spend the following two nights. The guide will be setting out fishing nets from a small boat.
Day5. In the morning, the nets will be drawn and we will be cleaning, salting and smoking the fish over the open fire in the "lavvo". A short daytrip will be made to explore the nearby countryside. The evening meal will consist of the smoked self catch fish.
Day 6. You can choose between a boat trip out to the main road or walking on the path along the lake. It will be transport by coach back to Engholm Husky Lodge. Shower and sauna is waiting for us and we end the tour gathered in the warm atmosphere to have a farewell dinner.
Day 7. The program end at breakfast.