Petter Karlsson is the Champion of Finnmarkslöpet

What an incredible finish of Finnmarksløpet 2018!! It was touch and go for a while after a terribly timed accidental breeding (is there ever a good time for an accidental breeding?), but somehow Petter managed to defy the odds, get the team moving again after a gruelling 1200 km and pull off a last minute victory. Everyone …

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Happy trails: following Finnmarksløpet 2018

Finnmarksløpet is in full swing and there are plenty of ways you can follow the action on the trail. Race standings You can keep track of the overall race standings here, and for the real armchair mushers you can use Petter’s detailed results table. Finnmarksløpet online and on TV There’s television coverage on Norway’s NRK channel …

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It’s all go for the teams in Røros!

After a hectic day of meetings, registration and final packing, the teams are almost ready to go, although there are always some last minute preparations for race morning!   Somehow the mushers have still found time to enjoy all the race can offer, like the lovely opening ceremony, in the beautiful setting of Røros’ famous …

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Join the team!

join the team

PETTER KARLSSON SLEDDOGS IS HIRING! The kennel is growing, and we are looking for new volunteers, handlers and guides to join our friendly team. We’re looking for enthusiastic people who are happy to help with every part of kennel work. Hours can be long, especially in the winter and you must be able to work out in all …

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RACE SEASON ROUND UP 2017

The 2017 season has been one of stark contrasts here at Petter Karlsson Sleddogs. It has been rewarding but frustrating, full of expectations and challanges, highs and lows. With so much to think about, I (sled guide and sometime blog rambler Helen) think a race season round up is in order before we move on to …

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The Riders of the Arctic

New documentary The Riders of the Arctic out now. Last year at Finnmarksløpet 2016 we were lucky when an unexpected addition to our handler crew joined us. Belgian filmmaker Hilse De Groote was shooting a documentary about the race and the mushers who compete in it. She had been riding with British musher Mel Andrews but when …

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Metsjövidda Fjäll Race result 2017

race results are in, petter karlsson is victorious!

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for! Who won the Metsjövidda Fjäll Race?! *Drumroll please* The suspense for the race results actually wasn’t too intense on the night of the closing banquet, as Petter had arrived home some hours before the rest of the pack, making him the clear 2017 Metsjövidda champion! Editor’s note: Petter …

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Metsjövidda Fjäll Race: A Yearling Tale

An early start Late nights and early mornings, that’s what makes a competitive musher’s world go round. Count the booties, cut the snacks, pack the sled, realise you forgot 10 things, repack the sled. For months, everything has been leading to this moment, focused on the Metsjövidda Fjäll Race and yet somehow there is still …

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