March is a beautiful month for dogmushing. The tracks
are getting harder and we will go faster with the
dogs. The sun is warming us up during the day. The
chances to see the Northern light and the Arctic light
are still very good. On this tour we maybe will meet
some people in the mountains, but we will still feel
that we have the mountains for ourselves.
In March the temperature is around -5 to -25 C. Daylight
from around 07.00 to 18.00. This month is normally
a very sunny time in Lapland but of course nature
is always nature.
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 we have dinner at host home
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 the tour and how to handle the sled and dogs.
We also have a practice time with the sled and the
pulling lines. All nights you will stay in a nice,
cosy and warm Swedish timber lodge with electricity,
water and shower. The lodge is warmed up with wood.
Day 1 - 2
Your first day out with the dogs. You eat breakfast
in your house around 8.00. Around 9.30 we meet in
the dog yard.. You learn how to harness the dogs and
you also get to know the names of the dogs in your
team. After that it is time to pull the anchor, stand
on the brake and GO FOR IT! After half way we stop
for lunch. We make a cozy and warm fire where we prepare
the lunch. After lunch we go back to the dog yard
where we harness of and take care of the dogs. Dinner
together with your hosts.
Day 2 we go out with the dogs again, now we take
another route so you will see new beautiful areas
of our landscape. Lunch outside as we had the first
day. When we come back we take care of the dogs and
have dinner with your hosts.
Breakfast in your lodge before we go out to say goodbye
to the dogs. We eat lunch, write the guest book and
mark the maps over your days in the wilderness (if