Raise funds for EAAA by spending five days sledding through the rolling highlands and deep forests of Lapland!04 Feb 20
Raise funds for EAAA by spending five days sledding through the rolling highlands and deep forests of Lapland! You’ll cover approximately 270km as you journey from Norway to Sweden passing through wild and untouched nature on our way to the original and world famous Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi.
- 19th March 2021 – 28th March 2021. Book now by clicking here.
Option A: Minimum Sponsorship
Registration fee £399 plus minimum sponsorship to EAAA of £4382
Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge Contribution: £100
Option B: Self-funding
Registration Fee £399 + Self Funding £2191 + Airport Tax and Fuel Surcharge Contribution: £100
- Return flights from a London airport to Trom
- All accommodation and all meals on the trail excluding the celebratory meal on Day 7
- Tents and essential kit items (snow boots, parka, trousers, sleeping bag, etc.)
- Professional English-speaking sledding guides throughout the expedition
- Global Adventure Challenges leader from the UK
- Full and comprehensive first aid kits
What’s not included:
- Airport taxes and fuel surcharge – these are approximately £100 and payable 8 weeks prior to departure
- Celebratory meal at the Ice Hotel – we recommend you budget around £50 - £70 for this (Norway is an expensive country!)
- Tips and gratuities
- Alcoholic drinks and drinks during meals
- Personal travel insurance
Day 1: Depart UK for your flight to Tromsø, Norway. Upon arrival, you are welcomed by local guides for a transfer to the Dog Sled Centre. The guides will then give a briefing and go through the specialist equipment and show you how to drive the dogs and set up camp. You will then take a short trip of about 10-15km to practice your new dog-sledding and camp building skills before enjoying an evening meal and spending the night in a traditional lavvu. Sledding distance –approx. 10km
Day 2: After an early breakfast in the Sami tent (lavvu) you load all equipment into trailers and then board your bus for a scenic 2 hour drive to Signal Valley which is the starting point for your Arctic adventure. The goal for today is to reach the Tri-Nations Border (between Norway, Sweden and Finland) sledding through the mountains and forest with your faithful companions. Tonight you sleep in tents under the stars after enjoying our evening meal at camp. Sledding distance –approx. 30km / 4 hours.
Day 3: You set off and head further along the Swedish side of the border starting with a steep uphill climb and ascend 800m to enjoy the incredible views. You maintain this altitude for the morning and then later in the afternoon there will be some deep descents as you drive down to Keinovopio. Sledding distance –approx. 55km / 5.5 hours
Day 4: Today you head deep into the mountains of Sweden - home of the Samipeople. Here, you will be treated to an overnight stay in a log cabin! Sledding distance –approx. 45km / 5 hours
Day 5: Head back down the mountains to the tree-line and into the depths of the Swedish forest. This is one of the longer days on the sled, mostly following snow mobile tracks. Upon arrival in camp, you feed the dogs and put up your tents. Sledding distance –approx. 55km / 5.5 hours.
Day 6: Today is the longest day of the challenge as you sled through more dramatic forest and then down onto the lakes and rivers that guide you to the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi. Sledding distance –approx. 75km / 7.5 hours
Day 7: After a big breakfast at the IceHotel, and feeding your trusted companions for the last time, you take a 5 hour transfer back to Tromsø, stopping along the way for a scenic lunch break. You will arrive in Tromsø late afternoon to say goodbye to your dogs before heading to your hotel.
Day 8: Following breakfast you will have some free time to look around Tromsø before transfering to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
*Itineraries are subject to change