Sweden: Dogsledding to the Icehotel

  • Trip Type: Active
  • Activity Rating: Moderate/Strenuous
  • 9 Days | Stockholm to Stockholm
  • Group Size: Max 15

Top 10 Reasons to Dogsled in Sweden with NatGeo

 

You've hiked, kayaked, climbed, and snorkeled—but have you tried dogsledding? Find out why it's the perfect way to explore the snowy wilds of Sweden, and get acquainted with the indigenous culture of Scandinavia.


1. Get a unique perspective on a vast arctic wilderness—and enjoy a physical challenge—driving your own team of huskies through the snow.

2. Hang out with the huskies: you harness, feed, and care for the dogs on your team.


3. During lunches around the fire, sample local specialties including salmon, reindeer, and moose.

4. Live like a Laplander: Stay with a local Sami host and experience the traditions and everyday life of Sami herders.

5. Learn how to wrangle: Lasso a semi-domesticated reindeer herd and experience an exhilarating reindeer-drawn sled ride through the snow.



6. Feel the enchantment of Stockholm in winter, and see the world’s only intact 17th-century ship—standing over 170 feet tall—at the Vasa Museum.

7. Take part in the Scandinavian custom of an evening sauna, a great way to unwind after a day of sledding.

8. Spend your nights in charming inns and lodges that are perfectly positioned for viewing the northern lights.



9. The ICEHOTEL awaits at the end of the journey! Opt to sleep in an ice-carved room (with extra warm sleeping bags of course!).

10. At a final toast at the ICEHOTEL bar, clink mugs made of ice to celebrate the adventure.

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