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When: January 2012, February and March 2013
This challenge includes opportunities to see the spectacular Northern Lights and local wildlife, such as elk and reindeer whilst looking after your own pack of dogs.
You arrive in Kiruna, the northernmost city of Sweden, situated in Lapland province and 145 kilometers north of the Arctic Circle. The area is home to the Sami people. The Sami are among the largest indigenous ethnic group in Europe and have traditionally had a variety of livelihoods, including coastal fishing, fur trapping, and sheep herding and their best known means of livelihood, semi-nomadic reindeer herding.
You can hardly get closer to nature than when you travel in the company of animals. The camaraderie, trust and respect you quickly feel for your dogs is a rare experience that enhances the pleasure and adventure in exploring the great, wild mountain expanses.
Taking part in an open challenge is a wonderful way of exploring the world and raising money for The Children's Society. These challenges are open to anyone and are usually made up of groups of individuals each fundraising for their own chosen charity.
The Children's Society wants to create a society where children can be children, childhood is respected and every child is valued for who they are. You can make a difference and support our work by participating in this trek. We would love for you to represent us.
You will be required to take care of your own team of dogs.
A good level of fitness is required.
All flights, transfers, accommodation (shared cabins) and meals are included.