Winter Experience


The ultimate dog sledding adventure

The Winter experience trip has become the trademark of Axehandle mountain. Driving your team of husky's and carrying all your equipment and supplies we guide you through the mountains and forests of Hotagens nature reserve on a trip you will never forget.


We teach you to care for your dogs and yourself in temperatures as cold as minus;40, making camp every night in a different location we never use the same trails twice and cover between 35km and 70km per day depending on conditions which really gives you plenty of time standing on the sled runners.



Day Calendar

Arrive at Östersund, taxi transfer to Yxskaftkälen. Meet dogs and instructors. Basic instruction in handling of dogs and equipment. Depending on your arrival time there will be the chance to drive a team on one of our short trails.

Pack sleds prepare dogs and leave to the mountains. Sleeping in tents and preparing food on petrol cookers. You will receive instruction about winter survival, snow shoeing and of course dog driving. During these day’s you also will: fish through the ice, run the teams in the night under the light of the moon and hopefully the Northern lights, sleep in a “snow grave” and summit one of our most popular mountains on snowshoes were the view over the nature reserve is really spectacular.

Completing the tour, arriving back around midday, we will unpack, care for the dogs and relax in the sauna and of course enjoy one of Bettans famous meals.

Breakfast, taxi to Östersund airport.



ATTENTION ! basic level of fitness is required, temperatures can be as low as −40 Celsius, this is not soft tourism, it's the real thing! some camping experience is recommended.


“Winter experience” gear tip: Because of the gear, food and dog food for the 5 day’s trip you need to take in the sled, the place for your personal stuff is limited.


A 25 Liter backpack or soft bag of the same size is about maximum place you got left, but you do not really need to take that much, everything you really need is in the mandatory gear list already.



Mandatory Equipment

To wear:

Thermal long underwear

Fleece long mid-layer

Good fleece or similar jacket or sweater

Outside layer in wind stopper material or skiing style jacket and pants

Thick to wear extra in the evenings and mornings

Finger gloves to work (fleece wind stopper or skiing style gloves)

Good hat that protects ears and gives good isolation


Bring or rent here:

Sleeping bag (−35°C) and ground mat (do not use down sleeping bag)


inc in the package:-

Boots (-40°C)

Mittens (-40°C)



Some chemical hand warmers

Pocket knife

Sunglasses and/or skiing goggles

Snacks as food on short midday breaks any extra food-wishes you might have



What you get here:

Headlamp and battery’s (for cooking, working or reading in the dark)

Spoon, knife and thermal cup

Thermal flask

Expedition dried meals bread, sausage and cheese tea and chocolate drink

Powders thermal sitting pad

Sled and dog team


Collective material:

Snow shovel

Cooking set with double burner, pots, pan and snow scoop


Toilet paper


First aid kit for dogs and people


Important Information

See important info about booking a trip on the info page.

Look at pictures from our winter adventure in our gallery.

All prices are in Sek (Swedish crowns) calculate in other currency at

Winter Experience Tour

Price: 19800,00 SEK