Sunshine Awakening II
Sunshine Awakening II– Sweden –7 days / 6 nights, 5 days of mushing, Umnäs/ Swedish Lapland - Överstjuktan - Tärna Lake - Ammarnäs - UmnäsMarch is a beautiful month for dog mushing; the sun is staying up longer, the tracks are getting harder and we will go faster with the dogs. The sun is warming us up during the day. The chances to see the Northern Lights and the Arctic light are still very good. The nights are full of stars and on clear skies we can see the magical display of the Aurora. We still have the mountains to ourselves and the mountains are glistening in bright sunlight.
|Operation||March 10 - March 16, 2016|
|Departure||March 10 - March 16, 2016 (Sunshine Awakening II)|
|Price||from $3,095 per person|
|Included||Transfers from/to Hemavan airport
Guest house Accommodation (double room or best option for group)
Full meals all the days
Swedish House/Lodge Accommodation (group room sharing)
Meals as per program
Individual huskies Team
Lectures / training
Gear and clothing
Taxes & service fees
|Not Included||International airfare & Airport taxes
Domestic flights Stockholm - Hemavan airport
Personal insurance / personal items
$25 Service fee
|Please Note||On all mountain tours we go out with 5-6 guests, but if you book as a group, it is possible to be 2 to 4 guests more on each tour.
Minimum age 18 years
Groups of 4-5 persons receive a group discount, please request.
As you will be outdoors every day it is important to have the right clothing and footwear with you. If you do not own anything suitable you are most welcome to borrow the right equipment from the tour operator. You are also welcome to borrow a warm and comfortable sleeping bag.
The Silent Way uses only the best equipment available and provides our clients with the warmest, most durable and technically adapted clothing for winter in the mountains. We provide our clients with most of the "outer layers" of clothing; you need to bring the "inner layers". If you have your own equipment or outer clothing that you would like to use, please bring it along and we will evaluate together which items are more appropriate to use.
|Tour Options||Additional nights in Stockholm / Kiruna
Silja Line Cruise, Stockholm - Helsinki
Silja Line cruise, Stockholm - Turku
St. Peter Line cruise, Stockholm-St. Petersburg, visa free
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Day 1 ARRIVAL UMNAS / LAPLAND (D) Upon arrival at Hemavan airport, Lapland, transfer by car the last 80 km to Umnäs. Arrive in Umnäs and say hello to the dogs. After that we have dinner at host home or something lighter like sandwich/lunch depending on time of arrival. We also take a look on what gear and clothes you need to borrow from us. Learn about the tour, how to handle the sled and dogs, and practice time with the sled and the pulling lines. Your first day and night you will stay in a nice, cozy and warm Swedish house with electricity, water, shower and internet connection. The house is heated with wood.
Day 2 MUSHING DAY - ÖVERSTJUKTAN (B, L, D, 30 mi) The first day out with the dogs. You eat breakfast in your house around 8.00. Around 9.30 we meet in the dog yard and pack the last stuff in our sleds. You learn how to harness the dogs and you also get to know the names of the dogs in your team. After that it is time to pull the anchor, stand on the brake and GO FOR IT!
Överstjuktan is our first destination; the distance this day is 50 km. We go up and over a forest plateau, crossing three lakes and climb up over a mountain and down to our lodge for the night. The lodge in Överstjuktan is a cozy mountain lodge and have 10 beds. We even have electricity from a nearby church. We bring fresh water from the lake. Upon arrival we feed the dogs and give them straw to lie on and feed them in the evening after we had our dinner. If it is cold in the evening we also put a jacket on the dogs for the night.
Day 3 MUSHING DAY - TARNASJÖN (B, L, D, 31 mi) Your guide wakes you up around 06.30 with breakfast ready. After that we pack our bags and go out to the dogs to feed them. After feeding we pack our sleds, help out to clean after the dogs and harness them up. Tärnasjön is our destination today; the distance is 65 km. We go out on the big lake Juktan for 16 km before we start going up and into a beautiful mountain valley down to Biellojaure Lake. We go over a big plateau to Tärna Lake before we reach the lodge.
When we arrive to Tärna lodge we help each other to take care of the dogs and feed them. We bring water from a nearby stream and make ourselves comfortable in the lodge before we have a nice dinner. After dinner we go out to the dogs. Tärna lodge is a Swedish tourist organisation lodge and have 22 beds, a big kitchen and drying room. It lies at the beautiful Tärna Lake surrounded by mountains.
Day 4 MUSHING DAY - AMMARNÄS (B, L, D, 25 mi) Your guide wakes you up around 07.30 with breakfast ready. Today we mush to Ammarnäs, 40 km, it is a Sami village that lies in the end of a road. We start this day by mushing out on Tärna Lake, than we go up to a big mountain plateau before we go down to Ammarnäs valley and the two big lakes for the day. The last 8 km down to Ammarnäs we probably do with our head torches on, amazing fun. Here we stay at the guesthouse in Ammarnäs; we eat dinner and breakfast in the restaurant. The guesthouse has shower and sauna and that's really nice.
Day 5 MUSHUNG DAY - ÖVERSTJUKTAN (B, L, D, 32 mi) Today we feed the dogs 8.00 before we go and eat a nice breakfast in the restaurant. This day we go to Överstjuktan, from Ammarnäs. We start to climb uphill, mush over Guvert Mountain and then we have an enjoyable downhill to the lake Överstjuktan. After sledding on the lake for 10 km the Victoria church appears. Upon arrival to the lodge at Överstjuktan we help each other like the days before.
Day 6 MUSHUNG DAY - RETURN TO UMNÄS (B, L, D) Last day out with the dogs. Your guide makes breakfast before he wakes you up around 07.30. After that we pack the sledges for the last time and are on our way to Umnäs, 32 mi.
The last mushing day goes over mountains, lakes and in to a fairytale landscape of forest. We mush directly in to the dog yard; we take of the harnesses and let the dog lose in the dog yard so we can give them really nice thanks for the tour. We eat dinner at hosts home and celebrate the tour and remember all things that happened during your Dogsledding adventure. Last overnight for this time in your cosy house in Umnäs.
Day 7 DEPARTURE UMNÄS (B, L) Breakfast in your house. Pack your bags and say goodbye to the dogs. We will eat lunch at our home, write in the guest book and mark the maps over the tour (if you like). Time to go home with a lot of new friends and amazing memories from Lapland!