Heat got you down? Are you fantasizing about cool weather? Then this trip will both cool you down and check several items off your bucket list. See the Northern Lights? Drive your own dogsled team? Sleep in an ice hotel? …. and how about that ultimate Santa fantasy: Leading a team of reindeer!
These are all possible when you join National Geographic Adventures on a 9-day sledding and cultural adventure above the Arctic Circle. National Geographic Adventures are unique, active itineraries for intrepid travelers. This one begins in Stockholm, then quickly moves above the Arctic Circle to Sweden’s Lapland region.
Embark on an authentic dog sledding expedition. Feed, harness and drive your own team of Alaskan huskies for over three days through vast stretches of forest and untouched wilderness. Evenings are spent in the private cabins of a wilderness lodge, with hearty meals and traditional, wood-heated saunas.
Says a previous guest about this departure, “The moment the dogs start pulling your sled, the rest of the world falls away. It’s just you, the wide, open tundra, the sound of your sled cutting through the snow, and a pack of loveable mutts.”
Lapland is home to the Sami people. Experience their way of life firsthand, and discover the cornerstone of their culture: reindeer herding. Try your hand at the art of lassoing reindeer before heading off on a 6-mile, traditional reindeer sled ride. The remote location of this tour makes it ideal for viewing the aurora borealis each evening.
This 9-day adventure is scheduled with four departure dates next March: March 4-12; March 11-19; March 18-26; and March 29-April. It concludes with a bucket-list stay in one of the sculpted ice rooms at the Icehotel of Jukkasjarvi, the world’s largest hotel made each year solely of snow and ice.