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Fjellborg Arctic Journeys

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Kiruna, Sweden
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Daily scheduled dog sled tours in Swedish Lapland. With 30 years of experience of wilderness exploration and dog sledding, we know how to create once-in-a-lifetime adventures for all sorts of travellers. All our tours are privately guided.
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Blulou wrote a review Feb 2020
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This is one of the best things I have ever done. It was amazing. We were picked up from the ice hotel in the afternoon and towed across the frozen river on a trailer on the back of a snowmobile, so it was fun from the start. Mary, our guide, gave us a short talk on how to drive the dogs and I did feel a little nervous at this point. We were then shown to our sleds. There were 6 on our excursion and we each had a sled with 4 dogs. We were driving out to a lodge in the wilderness to stay overnight and coming back the next morning so we set off in the dark., each with a head torch. It was amazing. Once you got the hang of braking - as that's basically all you do - it was wonderful gliding over the ice and then through the forests in the snow. So peaceful and quiet. Magical. We arrived at the lodges an hour or so later where we were met by our host and chef Valentine. After a warm glass of juice by an open fire we were shown our accommodation and the sauna and facilities which separate from your little wooden cabins but that really wasn't a problem. The cabins are warm and comfortable. We had a delicious meal cooked by Valentine and served in the main lodge which looked beautiful, all candle lit. The dogs had all been fed and housed for the night - each in a little wooden kennel and occasionally you would here them barking at each other. The dogs were the stars without a doubt. They are so eager and excited to be running. After a good nights sleep and a hearty breakfast we were all togged up again and raring to drive back - in day light this time. I was sorry when the trip ended. It was brilliant, the dogs are amazing, the staff were great, really friendly and knowledgeable and the whole trip ran smoothly and was well organised. Thank you all so much for giving us such a wonderful experience. I hope we will get back one day for the 3 lodge trip
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Responded Feb 14, 2020
Thank you so much for your nice review and warm welcome back!
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Natalie S wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom442 contributions61 helpful votes
Without a doubt the highlight of our IceHotel trip. The dogs are amazing, and it's such a special, beautiful experience. Our guide Peter was incredible, and had all of us laughing the entire time. His love for his job & the dogs really shone through and made it an incredible experience.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from fjellborg, Ägare at Fjellborg Arctic Journeys
Responded Jan 22, 2020
Thank you very much for your review, I'll pass it on to your guide. Welcome back! Ann
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博隆 升 wrote a review Jan 2020
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We were 5 people (8 y.o. - 77 y.o.). Therefore, I worried about the severity of a dog sledge in the mid-winter. However, fortunately, it was not so cold on that day. Also, the staff were friendly and very kind, and they took it easy on non-English speaking child and elderly person. Finally, all of us were satisfied with this adventure! They were very supportive about our transfer as well. Thanks a lot!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from fjellborg, Ägare at Fjellborg Arctic Journeys
Responded Jan 22, 2020
Thank you so much taking the time writing such a nice review. We are looking forward seeing you here again/ Ann
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Gudrun BD wrote a review Dec 2019
Almancil, Portugal37 contributions27 helpful votes
Oké, so Kenth convinced me to do the dogsled tour to the Arctic Lodge, and so we did. My god it was exciting! Arriving at the lodge we had the warmest welcome, beautiful lodge, clean, warm, cozy. Lovely food, nice sauna and hot tub, what an experience!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Responded Dec 28, 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, and for your kind words. Warm welcome back another time! HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your family! / Team Fjellborg Arctic Journeys
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Admiro wrote a review Aug 2019
São Paulo111 contributions50 helpful votes
What an experience!! 250 km from Norway to Sweden! 36 dogs! and 6 sleighs!! in 6 days. Having travelled and experienced good and bad organisations, I thoroughly recommend Kenneth Fjellborg and his team. They are very professional and everything is thought out and planned. It’s worth the cost because you really feel safe. Ana, our guide, reacted amazingly when a rouge or drunk drove with his skidoo into our daughters sleigh and she fixed it in minutes! We had amazing weather and it was an easy trip, but in high winds and storms you have to have endurance! It was our family dream to go dog sledding for some time, firstly because we LOVE dogs and secondly because of the adventure! It took 2 years for this dream to came true, we had to wait for our youngest daughter to turn 18 years old and then… the trip was booked out! so another year went passed! Finally I managed to book ( way in advance! ) and on the 16th of April 2019 we departed with a huge suitcase, better safe than sorry, to Tromso, in Norway. Kenneth met us in the Scandic hotel and bought all the gear which we tried on: Coats, Bibs ( trousers) balaclava, hat boots and very warm gloves. And then for a traditional fish dinner where we tried differently ways cod can be cooked - delicious! Early the next morning off we went by van to Signal Valley where we had lunch and were introduced to our lovely guide Ana and Ellen the amazing chef. Shorty thereafter we were off, each one with a sleigh, 5 dogs and the instructions of how to break and never, never let go to the sleigh… The sleigh has a big space for food, stove, dog kitchen and our clothes which we packed in soft bags, provided by Fjellborg. The dogs were just keen to run and we had to break most of the time, sometimes, going up hill we had to help them by pushing or just running up and taking our weight off the sleigh. Fist up went Ana, with her 7 dogs and a big load, then our family and Ellen at the end. We realised that we took far too many clothes but some things we did not think of and here comes the list of the extras I recommend to bring: Gardening gloves : to cut up the dog food with is frozen and to feed the dogs! The dog sausages are quite greasy. Tennis hat: the sun shines very low and a hat would shield this. over the hat I wore a woollen one as well. Head torch ( to go toilet at night) Lip balm and very good sun cream Shoes to wear inside the cabin with socks ( crocs type is ideal ) After an exciting ride and constantly changing landscape we arrived at our first hut. Of course we had to look after the dogs, changing the harness, putting on coats for the night and feeding 36 dogs is quite a job but very rewarding. We had the luck of having a finish sauna ( wood fired) and with a ladle poor water over us. A good alternative to a shower. Ellen cooked us a wonderful meal and already at 8pm we crawled into our bunkbeds… The next morning we set out, Ana had already fed the dogs early, for them being able to digest and had a beautiful ride for about 6 hours with a picnic lunch in the sun. That night we slept in a fishing camp in Rostojávri and had our own hut with 2 bunk rooms -drop toilets always outside. There we met a Sami, the camp keeper. Again, Ellen cooked us a lovely meal and we fell into bed. Our longest day we rode on various lakes, at the end we fell into a nice pace and finally did not have to break. Kenneth did drop some tents, and dog food at the end of Torneträsk ( lake) and we cooked on a fire on the bank of the lake and slept in our tents on the lake! Wonderful experience and sleep! This day was a short drive/ride to the beautiful homestead of the Fjellborg family. Amazing sauna and a dip in the frozen lake! Then a luxury dinner with candlelight on a big table with other guest happen to be there too. This night each dog had a little wooden raised box they slept in! Our last day was a 2 hour ride to the Kennels in Poikkijärvi, near Kiruna. The dogs new their way and were very happy to be home again. Ours was the last trip for the season. After organising the dogs we said our good byes and Ana drove us the the Icehotel where we stayed for one night! Also a great experience !!!
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Date of experience: April 2019
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Responded Dec 1, 2019
Thank you so much for your nice review and sorry for our late reply. Season just started up, we have a lot of snow already and we are running our dogs. I'll pass this review to our guides, thank you! Best wishes to your family and warm welcome back, whenever. Best Regards/ Ann and Team Fjellborg Arctic Journeys.
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