Ski tour by dog team with Sami adventure
Comfortable cross country ski tour, without heavy backpack.
Your guide will lead from wilderness lodge to wilderness lodge. Your luggage are loaded onto a big dogsled so you can ski comfortably. The terrain is open, flat and easy to ski across. Accommodation during the ski tour in mountein/wilderness cabins, before and after the tour on Engholm's Husky lodge. The various and open Arctic tundra landscape is perfect for skiing. We will visit a Sámi reindeer herder and his family at their winter quarters and their herds.
Day 1: Program start with dinner. The guide will have the first briefing regarding the tour. We recommend you to consider to stay some extra days for interesting activities as lodge guest before the tour program.
Day 2: All equipment will be loaded on a big dogsled, which will be driven by the guide. The sled is pulled by about 14 sled dogs. You will only be carrying a light rucksack for thermos, lunch pack and extra pullover. After a steep climb up we are passing over a hilly stretch, crossing lakes, marshes to Gardin mountain cabin.
Day 3: We reach the tundra, a fascinating landscape where the view is endless at all directions. Here the landscape is scanty and windswept. In the evening we will arrive at Mollisjok mountain cabin. It is a "jewel" on the plateau.
Day 4: The tour continues southwards on the river and we are passing two remote settlements. The Sámi people that live here get their outcome mainly from fishing. We finish the day by crossing a big lake and find Soussjavre lmountain cabin at the other end of the lake.
Day 5: The area we are skiing through is a very important winter pasture for reindeers. Sometimes it is possible to see large reindeer-herds. After a long down hill to the Karasjok valley, we rich Baeivasgiedde smal wilderness cabin which is beautifully situated next to the river.
Day 6: This day we will visit a Sámi reindeer herder and his family at the winter pasture. We will join in a meal with him and the other herders. Interesting day to get now how about the Sámi culture. A second night will be spent at Baeivasgiedde.
Day 7: A long stretch along the river to Beskenjarg, the roads end. A couch will bring you to the lodge. A warm sauna is waiting for us at the lodge, and we end the tour gathered in the warm atmosphere to have a farewell supper.
Day 8: The program end at breakfast. We recommend you to consider to stay some extra days for interesting activities as lodge guest before the tour.