Husy Home -Northern light sled tour

Time: Depending on season 
Price: 1395 SEK / person. 850 SEK/child
Price includes: Transfer, warm clothes, hot drink, dog sled tour, pick up at Camp Ripan
Date: daily Number of people: max 8 people.

"Meditation in Motion" That was what one of our guests called this trip last year.
We will take you out with a large team of dogs driven by the guide. When the sky is clear and the full moon is shining, driving without a head lamp in the night, is a magic experience. If we are lucky, the sky is filled with northern lights. Should it not be clear, it is still a great experience to venture into nature and enjoy the silence when the sled slides over the snow. When we come back to the kennel, we take care of the dogs and warm you up with a warm drink. We live outside the big tourist areas and we rarely meet anyone on our trips.

The location

Try a new way to enjoy our vast and untouched landscape. With our silent dogs you will have the feeling of being in the middle of nowhere as we are away from the big tourist areas. But when looking around you might see moose, reindeer, grouse and fox or at least the traces they have left behind.

The nature
Did you know you can run on water? We go with the dogs on the River Kalix, which is one of the largest river systems in Europe that has not been exploited for hydroelectric purposes. The river is an important migration route for many migratory birds and it is also an important reproduction area for salmon and trout. Although this is a remote area people have made their living here from fishing and reindeer herding hundreds of years. In clear weather we have a magnificent view over Sweden’s tallest mountain. We have groomed trails but as we are surrounded by mountains, the weather and conditions can change quickly. This contributes to the authentic experience. And we guide you safely through any weather conditions.

The dogs

We want our dogs to blend in with this untouched landscape therefore, with us, calmness, harmony and our dog philosophy are in focus. Here you will learn how to handle the dogs in our way, where energies and meditation are important elements.  The dogs leaves in packs in big pens where they can run free all day.

Introduction, kennel visit

You always get an introduction about our kennel and how we work with the dogs with focus on mindfulness when you arrive

Meditations/Mindfulness/Massage

Dogs love peace of mind as much as we do. We show you how to still your mind and talk about the effects. The dogs do the hard work so a massage is the best way to cuddle with them. When we get back from the run we teach you how to give the dogs a proper massage.

Fika in our home

Fika is served in our home. Overlooking the River Kalix and the mountains, fantastic meetings are held around our kitchen table.

Moose

We can almost guarantee you will see Moose along the transfer or the tour in winter, as the area is thriving with them during the winter season.

 

Transport

Transport both directions is included.  We pick up and drop off at the ICEHOTEL and Camp Ripan. The journey also offers fantastic opportunity to see Kebnekaise, Sweden’s tallest Mountain. Time of transfer is included on the time of the tour. About 40 minutes one way.

 

Clothing  

We will provide you with a warm and windproof parka and pants and with a warm hat, gloves and boots that are suitable for the activity. We recommend you to wear several layers underneath, a warm and breathable base layer (long-sleeved top and long johns), preferably in wool, a thin down jacket or a warm sweater and ski pants, several pairs of wool socks.

Well trained guides. CEO Ylva Forssén got a 20 year experience in training dogs and is a certified instructor. Right now taking courses in mindfulness with dogs

Ellen Autio, certified dog masseur. Responsible for the massage and rehabilitation training of the dogs. Ewelina Bokstrand been doing working experience for a year at the kennel. All staff is CPR educated.

 

 

 

 

 

MINDFULNESS- we work with hour dogs through mindfulness in all we do. We want to deliver peace of mind to the dogs. You will notice that in the way our dogs are very calm and friendly. Ylva Forssén is a well-educated dog trainer in many disciplines and is now becoming a Trust Technique practitioner.

MASSAGE- the best way to cuddle is a massage. We teach all our guests to give the dogs a massage after the run or walk. It is the perfect way to say thank you. They also get longer massage sessions, up to an hour, when needed. Ellen Autio is a certified a dog massager and is an expert on sour muscles and how to prevent injuries.

MOTION-  the Alaskan husky’s love to run and pull. Put they also like free running and walks. Therefore we have most of our dogs in packs in big dog parks, where they run free 24/7. That promotes exercise, where they are training there small muscles, especially good during the snow free period.  Do not forget motionlessness, balance between work and rest is as important for the dogs as for us.

MEETINGS- get a close up with the Alaskan huskies and the locals. On our tours you really get to know our dogs and how we train them. As we are all locals working here you get to know a lot about the area and the daily life. We always invite you to our private home for lunch or coffee. We meet and see our dogs daily. We spend at least 8 hours a day in their company no matter season.

MORE than expected is our goal. The Swedish animal welfare laws are among the strongest in the world. For all of us having more than 10 dogs at home we have some minimal rules we have to follow for our dogs in a lot of areas. But we want to show that you can do even more.  All kennels are controlled by the government. 

 

 

Time: Depending on season 
Price: 1395 SEK / person. /50 SEK/child
Price includes: Transfer, warm clothes, hot drink, dog sled tour, pick up at Camp Ripan
Date: daily
Number of people: max 8 people.