The right equipment is very important when you travel in the wintry north, so we have gathered some information to keep you warm and dry. To get the best out of your trip we have also created a checklist list for each of our tours.
Dress properly, freeze less!
In the winter months we use a layer principle. Instead of one thick garment, it is better to combine multiple layers of clothing. The obvious advantage is that it is much more flexible; the colder you get, simply place another garment on top. The cooler you get, take one off!
Under no circumstances should you use cotton underwear or cotton thermals. Cotton absorbs sweat and traps the moisture close to the skin, which can then freeze. It can also prevent moisture evaporating between other layers of clothing, then the system of several layers will cease to have effect.
It is better to wear synthetic or 100% wool material. These form an insulating air layer that wicks the moisture away from the body.
The middle layer serves as insulation, both wool and fleece material are suitable. The great advantage of wool is that it keeps the body warm over fleece even when wet. However, wool can be thicker and dry slower. Personally, we prefer wool thermals before a thick wool sweater, and then a fleece jacket, because the level of inactivity you can have on a sled for example, is unlike other winter sports.
This is the most important part of protection against the elements. It is important that the outer layer is made of material that is windproof, wicks moisture out and has a high degree of waterproofing (GoreTex, Dermizax, impregnated G1000 etc …). The jacket should also have a suitable hood especially for wind protection.
Equipment list for our husky expedition
|1||Shelljacket, – anorak (wind- and waterproof)|
|1||Shelltrouser (wind- and waterproof)|
|2||Thermal underwear, best is merinowool|
|1||thick woolsweater or thick fleecejacket (300)|
|1||Insolation- or downjacket|
|1||Buff pluss balaclava|
|1||Shell mitts (windproof)|
|1||Working gloves (provided by us)|
|1||Shoes (f.ex. hikingboots, should be big enough to have room for 2 pair of socks) (windproof)|
|1||Scooterboots (windproof) (provided by us)|
|1||Winter sleepingbag (provided by us)|
|1||Winter sleeping mat (provided by us)|
|1||Reindeerskin (provided by us)|
|1||Sunglasses (high UV-Faktor)|
|1||Thermos (provided by us)|
|1||Cutlery + bowl (provided by us)|
|1||Headtorch + Batteries|
"What I liked most, was the fact that I never got the impression to be on a trip with an ordinary tour guide. Joining Ben on this sled dog trip, felt like being with an experienced friend"
Very professionell, lovley people, fun and hard work all the time and of course: Dogs Dogs Dogs 🧡
I had a fantastic time with Ben and his dogs, learned a lot about myself, trust and the feeling of complete and pure happiness!
I would love to go there again soon!
An incredible experience! Vidda Runners Huskies offers not only a peak into the amazing world of dog sledding, but also a first-hand adventure into the arctic nature. The friendly hosts and good-natured dogs made us feel as part of the pack in no time 😉 Thank you for the memories!