Sat 19 Jan - Fri 25 Jan 2019


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Your challenge day by day

Day 1, Sat 19 Jan 2019

International departure from London

The day is finally here to meet the other participants – and a Charity Challenge representative – for the flight to Kiruna in Sweden. After touch down, you will transfer to a hotel in the centre of town, where you will be met by the challenge leader for a full briefing. Dinner will be taken at the hotel where you spend the night.


Day 2, Sun 20 Jan 2019

Dog sledding (approximately 25kms)

Off to the kennels, where you will be allotted a team of huskies and given a demonstration and safety briefing. After lunch it’s off into the wilderness! This initial stint mushing enables the group to get comfortable with the sleds. At the end of the ride you will head back to the kennels, where you will be shown how to care for the dogs. Overnight in traditional Sami tepees.


Day 3, Mon 21 Jan 2019

Dog sledding (approximately 35kms)

When it comes to breakfast, it’s animals first – so you'll prepare their food, before sorting out your own. The route is roughly 10km longer than yesterday and lunch will be taken along the way. Arriving at a wilderness cabin later in the day, this will be home for the next three nights. The facilities are basic, but you will have the luxury of a sauna!


Day 4, Tue 22 Jan 2019

Dog sledding (approximately 45kms)

After breakfast, mushing takes place on homemade trails untouched by anyone other than the native moose and reindeer. It’s really back to nature at lunch time, as you’ll have to make a fire with wood that is collected from the surrounding forest. Back at the wilderness cabin, an evening of activities awaits: chopping wood, fetching water, making the fire, heating water and preparing dinner.


Day 5, Wed 23 Jan 2019

Dog sledding (approximately 40kms)

By now, you will know the ropes, preparing breakfast and packing up for the activity ahead. Today you will mush for around 40kms and weather permitting, have lunch on top of a hill overlooking Kiruna. Later it’s back to the wilderness cabin, to settle the dogs, yourselves and maybe even enjoy a sauna.


Day 6, Thu 24 Jan 2019

Dog sledding (approximately 35kms)

Rise and shine early to get organized before heading off. From here it’s a challenging ride back to the kennels. Upon arrival, it is down to you to unharness the dogs, feed and settle them, before bidding them a final farewell. After lunch, you visit the world famous Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi and have a celebratory dinner in the homestead restaurant before carrying onwards to Kiruna.


Day 7, Fri 25 Jan 2019

Kiruna Airport for return flight to the UK

Be sure to exchange contact details with new-found friends and sledding partners over breakfast, before transferring to the airport for your flight home.


Important information

The itinerary is there as a guide and may change due to unusual weather patterns, wildlife movements, the strength of the group & dogs, and so on. We will do our very best to keep to the set itinerary; however we cannot be held responsible for any last minute changes that may occur. In all such circumstances, your challenge leader will have the final say.

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We hold an Air Travel Organiser's Licence granted by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 6546. Many of the flight-inclusive challenges on this website are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. But ATOL protection does not apply to all holiday and travel services listed on this website. This ATOL protection only covers challenges that include flights booked by Charity Challenge and that originate in the UK. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. If you do not receive an ATOL Certificate then the booking will not be ATOL protected. If you do receive an ATOL Certificate but all the parts of your trip are not listed on it, those parts will not be ATOL protected. Please see our booking conditions for information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to:

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