We keep you up to date about what is going on at Kiruna Sleddog Tours.
Hello dear friends, mushers and guests!
The season has started with fresh snow and cold temperatures during the night.
Our amazing guides can't wait any longer for you to join them on our amazing trips across the beautiful landscape of Swedish lapland. With a lot of training done during the year are our dogs ready for the nicest part of the year.
The snow conditions are perfect with at least 30 cm of snow already in October, there is only one thing what we are waiting for and that is you!
Have a amazing and beautiful stay in our Husky lodge, Mongolian Yurt or our amazing Aurora Domes, with a nice and beautiful scenery you will never forget about your time with us.
We wish you all happy trails and are looking forward to meet you at Kiruna Sleddog Tours.
The summer is on it's way and we are open for our summer tours available at 9 Am and 7 Pm.
You also know that we have a nice Hostel called the Husky Lodge, but also that we have Aurora Domes ?
They are waiting for you to have a nice and beautiful stay in the beautiful area just 5 km out of Kiruna!
Feel free to visit our new born puppies and take a Fika over an open fire and meet our awesome dogs.
Did you know we participate every year in the worlds longest race in Alaska called the Iditarod ?
With our athletes 1800 km through Alaska. And I, Mats Pettersson, has finished it the last 6 years with our dogs from the kennel.
We wish you happy trails from Mats and the crew!
Our new accommodations for our husky aurora camp are coming soon!
Are you curious ?
We already have started the building process for the ground, soon we have our new accommodation standing and waiting for the first bookings!
We hope to see you, and sleep in our awesome new accommodations.
This years Iditarod was the easiest one by far of those 3 ones i been Finishing
And the Fastest Iditarod I have run so far I Finished in 9 Days and 20 Hours into 27 Place with 13 Dogs in Harness
No bigger Storms NO Cold Weather and We had Snow
I Was super Happy with the Performance of the Dogs and my Goal before the Race was 9 Days and 18 Hours Race
The Time I did has always give a top 20 and pretty often a Top 15 Place in the Race but this years start field was probably the best field Iditarod have seen with many many good Mushers and Sleddogs
About the Dogs Performance
My Dream was that I Could Finish with my Old man again Titan he has finished every race since 2 Years age and he impressed this year alsoand Finished in Lead to Nome
He is a Super dog and now he deserve the Couch at the kennel at 9 years Age
Holly was one of the Best Leaders again with Memphis and Eggs
Of the Young Dogs Salmi, Voulos and Ranger was Amazing their first Iditarod and Nixon did a Very good work until Galena where I dropped him because he was tired and Zimba the Big Male I Dropped in Mcgrath when he did not pull into the Checkpoint
Avalanche and Uno and Pedro the 3 Amigos finished again Back to Back Quest and Iditarod 2014/15 and now 2016 Iditarod Race
Brennan the Small elegant bitchy Female had no problem in the race as normal and Finished easy
I had a Very good Deal with 3 Dogs from Tom Frodes kennel for the race Fiona was The Best and Gaska and Varas very good when Tom used 3 from me for The Quest Earlier same Year
Now we looking to be better and looking to find friends and Sponsors to help us to make our Dreams possible to run another Iditarod 2017 for the 4 Year in a Row !!
If you want to follow us, help us and the Dogs just contact us at Mats(at)sleddog.se and I and The Dogs would love to have a cooperation with you
Iditarod 2015 - The deep freeze
It was a big big journey for me
Cold and tough
So once again we finished Eropes longest sleddog race Finnmarkslopet !
This year it was brutal cold down to minus 40 Celsius and it was tough menatally for both Dogs and Musher
i have my best team ever at the start this year , Unfortgently 5 of 6 dogs that finished Femund 600 and Amundsen
was dropped by tired muscles and to less resting time before the race, Its a learning thing for me to work more with massage and active resting for some of the dogs
The rest 8 dogs was super in the race and i run 700 km actually from Tana with 8 dogs and many of the legs with very good running times
At the end of the race we took some extra resting time to finish with a happy and helthy dog team, We rest 6 hours at the last checkpoint Jotka to give energy to the team and my self
I was also sick 2 days of the race with feber and the cold was tough on me at the end of the race
But what can you say about this Fanatastic animals !! i am so proud of the team this year we finished in a 19 place of 60 Mushers
WE where hoping for a top 10 finish but when we dropped so many dogs early in the race i am so happy just that we finished with a nice team
WE have one race still to go this year and its Pasvik trail in 2 weeks
There is one dog that run with Sebastian Femund 600
and finished with me Tobasklöpet, Amundsen and Finnmark 1000 km
He run 2500 km in 5 weeks he is on the picture
his name is Psycho its a Amazing sleddog !!
This years races and result
Training race Taisto place 5 Place
Tobakslöpet 3 Place
Amundsen Race 4 Place
Femund 600 ( SEbastian) 12 PLace
Finnmark 1000 km 19 Place