Happy New Year Adventure
30 December - 5 January

Guides note
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.

Arrival day
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 day.

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.

Departure day
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.

Time to go home with a lot of new friends
and amazing memories from Lapland!