DISCOVER DOG SLEDDING

Some parts of Swedish Lapland have more sled dogs than inhabitants. It's great fun crossing frozen lakes, snow-covered forests or mountains with our four-legged friends. And they do love to run!

A dogs life
  • A family passion

    As the warm and personable owners of Svedjekojan, Caisa and Ulf and their beautiful and enthusiastic sled dogs are your guides to fulfilling this snowy adventure that is on so many bucket lists.

    Georgia Makitalo
  • First time dog sledding

    If it’s the first time you have ever met a pack of enthusiastic huskies, no wonder you would be a bit reserved. However, there’s absolutely nothing to be afraid of. Join the British couple Sabina and Pete for their first encounter with some of Skellefteå’s shaggy residents...

    Ted Logart
  • Särkimukka: 4 people and 197 huskies

    Out in the woods, beyond the end of the road in Särkimukka, lies a kennel and many magical miles of track. People from all over the world come here to experience winter and an Arctic adventure. Most of them go home a friendship richer: a four-legged friendship.

    Håkan Stenlund

LIFE AT SÄRKIMUKKA

Five kilometres from where the public road ends in Kangosfors is where you find Pinetree Lodge in Särkimukka. Four people live there: Johan, Sara and their two children. And their 197 huskies.

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MELODIES OF THE ARCTIC

Ever wondered what the Arctic sounds like? If you’re fortunate enough to find yourself close by one of Swedish Lapland’s husky farms this might be it, at first. But then, curled up in the sled with the great dogs working, it’s more of a silent story.

TILDA THE YOUNG MUSHER

Tilda has been mushing huskies from the age of two. She dreams about competing in the harsh races of the north. Meanwhile she does everything she can to keep them in good shape.

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  • World’s best place for northern lights

    Abisko National Park, in Swedish Lapland, offers some of the best conditions in the world for northern lights watching. The unique climate of the area keep the skies almost clear, and the light pollution is next to nothing. And here, you also find the Aurora Sky Station.

    Håkan Stenlund
  • The taste of Swedish Lapland

    In Swedish Lapland we keep honestly prepared food from local produce close to heart. That comes quite naturally since nature’s pureness and lots of great ingredients surround us. Welcome here and taste all the goodness of nature that has over centuries adapted to life in our subarctic environment.

    Therese Sidevärn
  • The eight seasons

    In Swedish Lapland, nature plays an intrinsic role in our life and work, and the people here are highly sensitive to the small details of the changing seasons. Therefore, it seems only natural that the Sami people describe eight seasons instead of four.

    Ella Jonsson