Challenge level: 4 out of 5
|11 April - 19 April 2018||On Sale|
The dog days are definitely over as you put on your winter boots, take the reins and experience the ride of a lifetime through the frozen forests, mountains and lakeside trails of Sweden and Norway. Escape from the noise and stress of everyday living and join us on a week-long adventure in the pristine Arctic wilderness, where the only sounds are the sled running on the snow and the breathing of the dogs. This unique challenge will offer you an experience of a lifetime, with an itinerary which leads you through a winter wonderland of frozen lakes, forests and majestic mountains. You are likely to encounter lots of wildlife along the way including fox, owl, snow grouse, eagle, reindeer and moose.
Our tour guide for the challenge will be Tore Albrigtsen. Over the last 35 years Tore has taken part in numerous long distance dog sledding races; he is currently the only Scandinavian musher to have completed the world's two longest sled races in the same year.
The trip will be small and personal; with no more than 10 people in the team. Camping in the winter and caring for your dogs will quickly bond you together to make lifetime friends and lasting memories.
Depart London for flight to Tromsø in Norway. We have some free time to explore Tromsø today. We have dinner together and overnight at a local hotel.
Today you will meet the adorable Alaskan Huskies in the dog yard. From here, we will take you to a local community cabin on the fjord side, where you will receive safety instructions, dog sled theory and training for the trip. After a group dinner, you will settle down together on your sleeping mats and reindeer skins for your first night before the big adventure.
After loading the dogs into the dog truck, we will drive out to the starting point of our trip near the Lyngen Alps (Norway). You will be shown your own team of huskies who will be your companions for the duration of your expedition. Here, we will unload and start our trip. This evening will be our first night in the tents.
Live the dream and discover the scenery of Northern Norway, Sweden and Finland by dog sled. Each day will be uniquely different as you travel through wooded valleys, mountain passes and frozen lakes.
The final day of dog sledding as we arrive at our end goal Kiruna (Sweden). In the afternoon we say farewell to our husky companions before exploring the famous ice hotel. Here we enjoy a hot shower before we meet for a last communal dinner together at a local restaurant.
We depart for London.
Pay the challenge costs yourself and choose to fundraise or donate as much as you can for your chosen charity.
Pay the balance
Select the the charity of your choice and fundraise a minimum amount.
Minimum sponsorship target
This trip is suitable for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. We do not recommend this challenge if you suffer from back pain, epilepsy or heart problems. Once you have signed up for the challenge we give you a realistic training programme, which gradually builds up as the event gets closer.
Please don't be! The majority of people will sign up for the Husky Sled Challenge on their own. Once the event is fully booked we will send you a contact list of everyone registered for the challenge, as often there will be someone in your local area you can meet up to train or fundraise with.
Absolutely not! One of the amazing things about the Husky Sled Challenge is that people of all ages will come together to do something very special. The age range is likely to be from 18 to 75.
We will provide you with Arctic proof boots, winter clothing and camping gear. We will supply you with a comprehensive list of everything you will need to take on the event well before your departure date.
We will overnight in a combination of tourist class hotels, cabins and we will camp on the husky sledding nights.
Yes of course! If you wish to extend your stay you will need to come out of our group flights (and of course we would deduct the cost from your balance).
In addition to paying your registration fee you will need to budget for your airport taxes and the fuel surcharge (currently £150 but subject to change – up or down), personal travel insurance, gratuities, optional tours and personal expenses.
You will need to take out your own personal travel insurance covering health, accident, loss and repatriation. Dream Challenges has a recommended policy, which we will send you details of. You can however take out your own insurance providing it covers you for a husky sled challenge in Norway, Finland and Sweden.