About Fjällräven Polar
Fjällräven Polar 2018: Highlights
The Fjällräven Polar started back in the 1990s when Fjällräven founder Åke Nordin was inspired by Kenth Fjellborg, one of Sweden’s leading dog-sled mushers. Kenth had participated in the Iditarod, the world’s most difficult dog sled competition through the harsh Alaskan wilderness, and together they wanted to create a Swedish equivalent, for ordinary people. In 1997, the Fjällräven Polar took place in the Scandinavian Arctic for the first time.
Today, the Fjällräven Polar is an approximately 300 km long adventure across the Arctic tundra behind a dogsled. The participants will steer a dog sled all the way from Signaldalen, Norway, to the forests around Jukkasjärvi, Swedish Lapland.
Half of the Polar participants have been selected by a voting process through Facebook and the rest will be selected by Fjällräven based on the quality of their application as well as their fit into the group (based on experience, age and gender). So fingers crossed I get the opportunity to contribute to the team.