The gateway to your dogsledding adventure.
Umeå is known as the young university city, the culture city, the festival city, the floorball Mecca, the city of birches and even as the city of the famous Björklöven ice hockey teams, ladies’ football and much else.
Population - 123 000
Average age - 38
Universities - 2
Students - 36,700
Walking and biking paths - 262 km
Exercise trails - 160 km
Umeå has claims to fame on several counts: it was the European Capital of Culture in 2014; it has the second-largest art gallery in Sweden; it's home to Europe’s greatest museum collection of vintage guitars; and it is the former residence of Stieg Larsson, author of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Its location, a mere 400km below the Arctic Circle, means it is also popular with Northern Lights seekers.
Umeå has a long and fascinating history. The town was founded in 1622, and was home to the indigenous Sami people whom visitors can learn about at a couple of excellent museums.
Umeå is also the starting location of our ultimate winter adventure - Dogsledding in Swedish Lapalnd. Explore the beautiful Kirjesålandet Nature Reserve. Kirjesålandet is part of the Vindelfjällens Nature Reserve, the largest park of its kind in Europe.
Days driving your sled through perfect snowy landscapes, nights in a wilderness cabin, enjoying dinner by the fire and life under the stars, what could be better!
These tours are limited to a maximum of 4 guests, which allows you to enjoy a cosy atmosphere, a flexible schedule and means our guides can give each guest any guidence and help they need.