Dog sleigh race enthusiasts, tourists and competitors will flock to Sweden in March for the annual Vindelälvsdraget.
(TRAVPR.COM) UK - March 7th, 2013 - This March, Sweden will welcome hundreds of spectators and dog sleigh racers for the annual Vindeln River Valley Dog Sleigh Race.
Also known as the Vindelälvsdraget, the Vindeln River Valley Dog Sleigh Race is an annual 400 kilometre relay race which spans a period of four days through the undeveloped icy terrain of the Vindelälven’s valley. Competitors will race a total of 30 stretches and these range in distance from six to twenty-two kilometres.
The race, which is set in Sweden’s picturesque Lapland, begins in the small mountain village of Ammarnäs and ends in Vännäsby, where the VindelnRiver and the UmeRiver join. Although the actual race takes place in the morning of each day, there are special events in all of the villages along the way, each afternoon and evening of the event.
The Vindeln River Valley Dog Sleigh Race is open to all, which allows for a wide range of skiers, both professional and amateur, and all breeds of dogs. In addition to the race itself, there will be family snowmobile races, running races, and also a Salmon race. The primary focus of this event, rather than facing the stiff competition, is to get outside and enjoy the winter weather and landscape.
The 2013 Vindeln River Valley Dog Sleigh Race will begin on Thursday, 14 March and end on Sunday, 17 March 2013. Start times for Thursday through to Saturday are 10.00 a.m. while on Sunday the leg will commence at the earlier time of 9.00 a.m.
Although the VindelnRiverValley region is largely unpopulated, there are a number of charming villages along the race route where spectators can book accommodation for their stay.
For more information about the 2013 Vindeln River Valley Dog Sleigh Race, visit these sites:
This winter activity sports update is provided courtesy of The White Circle - passionate for the Scandinavian countries, the way of life above the Arctic Circle and having fun in the snow