"Dogsledding in Kiruna" Top 5 Page for this destination Kiruna by loisl

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"my" team of 3 sleddog's

For 1 week we teamed, me and my 3 dogs...
wild...
independent...
but fun!
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For centuries, Northern people used their dogs to pull sledges. From this tradition came sled dog racing, believed to have started among native peoples of Northern Asia. Today, this worldwide sport includes teams of all sizes for both professional competition and family recreation.
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rushing thru the winterforest

K I R U N A
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Kiruna is Sweden's most northerly municipality and its largest in area.

At 20,000 square kilometres, it is half as large as Switzerland. Once upon a time, Kiruna was listed in every geography book as the world's largest town in area. Now it has to be content with being the next largest, having been bested by an Australian counterpart. But still, if you collected all the people in the world inside Kiruna's borders, each would have four square metres to stand in. The whole municipality has 26,000 inhabitants, of whom 80% live in the town of Kiruna.

The city hill, Kebnekaise, is Sweden's highest mountain at 2,117 metres above sea level. From its peak, you can see nine percent of Sweden, including half a dozen other alpine tops of over 2,000 metres.
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lonely, but not alone...

Several tour operators (see details in "Must See Activity Tips") are offering dogsled tours, starting from 1 day upto 1 week or longer.
You do not need any previous expirience, but you should like animals and not been afraid of dogs.
Normaly you will get 3..4 dogs and your own sled, that's about the maximum number of husky's you can handle.
Forget for your one team the impressive picture you know from the Alaskan Iditarod race, where pro's are starting with 16 dogs, leave it to the pro's.
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Pros and Cons
  • Pros:nature.....pure nature....
  • Cons:a bit expensive.
  • In a nutshell:but a great experience
  • Last visit to Kiruna: Apr 1986
  • Intro Updated Jan 22, 2005
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  • victorwkf's Profile Photo
    Aug 19, 2008 at 8:10 AM

    Hi Peter, you had a great dogsledding experience in Sweden! Thanks a lot for the birthday wishes :)

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2006 at 2:21 PM

    I was wondering what the nightlife was going to be! Did you get to cuddle up with a Husky Dog after you had put your beer goggles on? ;-))) I'd love to see the Northern Lights though!

  • Myndo's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2006 at 2:58 AM

    A colleague goes dogsledding once a year - with maybe 10 dogs and then for several days. I am impressed about your journey, too. I think it would be a little cold for me (gfröörli wo ich bin). Good page here! Wish I could see the aurora borealis...

  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    May 7, 2005 at 6:02 PM

    great adventure!

  • Wild_Orchid's Profile Photo
    Jan 26, 2005 at 2:00 AM

    lovely dogs - brrr! thanks for sharing.

  • mansionion's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2005 at 6:53 AM

    Hopefully I can expereince dogsledding 1 day, thx for sharing. -m-

  • Hexepatty's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2005 at 5:35 AM

    hi! I get cold just looking at your pics. But it does look fun. Can't imagine sleeping in the cold snow. Even in a tent. YIKES! Great tips!

  • kenHuocj's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2005 at 3:49 AM

    Faraway & wayout destinations - that's travelling - impressed by your physical prowess ;-)))

  • SORHUS's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2005 at 3:40 AM

    very nice :-)

  • hekate's Profile Photo
    Jan 24, 2005 at 1:39 AM

    Hi Peter, I just love to read tips showing personal attitude and yours are like this. I love the picure of the Northern lights :)))

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