A long mountain tour

The goal on this tour is Treriksrøysa between Norway, Finland, and Sweden. The meeting point of these three borders is just north of 69 degrees latitude. After the first night at Innset, we begin with a thorough briefing into the art of dog sledding, a check of the equipment and the preparation of the tour.

The expedition starts on the third day along Lake Altevatn. Beyond the next lake, Leinavatn, one reaches Swedish territory. The tour then goes northwards through open mountain areas, past lakes and tiny Sàmi settlements, to where the three borders intersect.

At this point, the expedition comes down to the timberline and takes the way back to Innset on Norwegian side through Dividalen National Park.

On our way to Treriksrøysa we usually ride along tracks from snow scooters, which bind the small Sàmi settlements together. The way back, however, will go through untouched snow.

If there is much snow, this tour will require something of the participants. Most nights will be spent in cabins along the route, but, depending on the weather, there might be two nights spent in tents.

No previous training in dog sledding is necessary for this roughly 350 kilometre long expedition. After a thorough briefing in dog sledding here on the Huskyfarm, the participants will handle their own sled and dog team. Usually, much sooner than expected all participants feel secure about sledding and handling of the dogs. The tour guide will assist you along the way.

What you should bring …

Below we have made a list of all equipment proven suitable during a stay in the winter. You should not bring much more, since a dog’s carrying capacity is not unlimited.

Before the tour starts, we will conduct a thorough check of the equipment to see that all necessary items are at hand, and, whether or not any excess stuff may be deposited at Innset. Your personal equipment shall be packed in a large sack and placed on the sledge. Therefore, you do not need to bring with you a big rucksack. It may prove better to divide it into two or three smaller packages.

Requirement list

  • Backpack or bag
  • Sleeping bag that can resist minus 30° C – or a regular sleeping bag that can be combined with one of our over-cover sleeping bags (that can be wrapped around yours)
  • Sleeping mat (width: max. 60 cm)
  • Underwear
  • Baselayer of wool or polyester (ski-shirts)
  • 1 pair of thin baselayer pants with long legs (ski-underpants)
  • 1 pair of thick baselayer pants with long legs (wool or fleece)
  • 2 or 3 shirts or thin sweaters
  • 1 thick jumper
  • 1 even thicker jumper (wool or fleece)
  • 1 pair of trousers
  • 4 pairs of socks in different wool thickness
  • 1 pair of windbreaker pants/skiing pants
  • Windbreaker jacket with hood
  • 1 pair of thick windbreaker gloves
  • 1 pair of gloves to use when the dogs are being tied to or unfastened from the sledge
  • 1 scarf
  • 1 pair of really warm boots, like “Sorel Big Horn” (or better), including 2 pairs of thick socks (Can be provided by us)
  • Gaiters
  • 1 pair of jogging shoes to use in the cabin
  • 1 or 2 winter-cap(s)
  • Sun (ski)glasses with UV filter
  • Sun protection with at least SPF 15 (in March) up to SPF 25 (April / May)
  • Sharp knife (sheath knife or pocket knife)
  • Unbreakable thermos flask (bottle)
  • Torch or headlight with extra batteries
  • Camera with extra batteries
  • An extra pair of glasses for those who use them. The rim should not be of 100% synthetic material, since extremely low temperatures may deter use.
  • Earplug for a silent night

For those who wish, we lend free of charge: a warm overall, winter boots and an oversleeping bag, with which an autumn sleeping bag (to -5 °) becomes a super winter sleeping bag, a reindeer skin and snowshoes.
When buying and trying on the outer, windproof layer, it is essential to remember that with the number of sweaters and underpants worn, the body circumference increases significantly. Then the anorak and overtrousers must still fit light and airy and in no way restrict the freedom of movement.

The personal equipment (warming clothes, underwear for changing, sleeping bags, sleeping mat, headlamp + batteries, photo equipment, backpack or bag, etc.) minus the clothes you put on at about -10 degrees should not exceed the weight of 20 kg. That is, at -10 degrees you have a maximum of 20 kg of personal equipment on the sled.

Time Length Guide Available places
Saison 2021/2022
2022/03/06 - 2022/03/18 10+3 days Bjørn Klauer 0 Fully booked
Saison 2022/2023
2023/03/05 - 2023/03/17 10+3 days Morten Klauer 3 Register

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