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Dog sledders complete Polar expedition across Scandanavia

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 01:32

Almost 30 people complete a 300-kilometre expedition across the Arctic wilderness as they complete the Fjallraven Polar 2017 - a dog-sledding expedition from Signaldalen, Norway to Jukkasjarvi, Sweden. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

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NATURAL ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The 2017 Fjallraven Polar was completed by 28 people on Sunday (April 9) as the dogsledders crossed 300 kilometres (186 miles) of Arctic wilderness from Norway to Sweden. The participants from 12 countries and more than 200 sled dogs set off from Singnaldalen, Norway on April 3 and camped at various sites along the route to Jukkasjarvi, Sweden. Now in its 20th year, the expedition was inspired by Iditarod, a dog sled competition that goes through the Alaskan wilderness, which is arguably the most difficult race of its kind in the world. However, Fjallraven Polar is actually for ordinary people with no dog sledding expertise. They experience everything from blizzards and temperatures of minus 30 degrees centigrade (minus 24 degrees Fahrenheit) to the Northern Lights and stunning landscapes.

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Dog sledders complete Polar expedition across Scandanavia

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 01:32