Happy New Year Adventure is a tour full of adventure,
dogmushing and celebrating the New Year.
This is a tour for you that like to have the comfort
of a base camp but still have adventures trips during
the day. You spend all the nights in a warm and cozy
timber lodge in our village Umnäs.
On the daytrips you will see beautiful mountains,
valleys, forest and frozen lakes.
December/January is a beautiful month with normally
a lot of Northern Light and the special Arctic light
on a cold winter day is something you have to experience,
we don’t have words for that. The temperature
is around -10 to -30 C. Daylight from around 10.00
to 15.00. It’s always something special when
the sun go down and we turn on our head torches, it
is a lot of fun and an amazing feeling to mush in
the stream of light and see all the millions of snow
crystals blinking in different colours to you. If
the Northern Light is playing in the same time it
doesn’t get much better.
When you arrive in Lapland, Hemavan airport, you will
go by car the last 80 km to Umnäs. The first
thing we will do in Umnäs is to go and say hello
to the dogs. After that you have dinner together with
your hosts or something lighter like sandwich/lunch
depending on what time you arrive. We also take a
look on what gear and clothes you need to borrow from
us. We talk about your days with the dogs and how
to handle the sled.
Day 2 - 6
Daytrips from the dog yard. During these amazing days
you will see beautiful mountains, fairytale forests,
deep valleys and big frozen lakes. You and the dogs
in your team will learn to know each other and be
friends and the silence and spectacular nature will
give you a fantastic good change in your daily life.
You will learn how to harness the dogs and put them
in the pulling line. If you like you are also welcome
to help with feeding and daily work in the dog yard.
You eat breakfast in the lodge and dinner together
with your hosts and we have lunch outside during the
New Years Eve - After a day out together with the
dogs and a nice shower you have a three course dinner
with your host. In the evening the small and charmy
pub in our village is open for the one that like to
meet the local people. Champagne at midnight and fireworks
or we send up silent "lamps" in the sky.
Afer breakfast and you packed your bags it is time
to say goodbye to the dogs. We eat lunch and write
in the guest book.