Masstart 2019


Polardistans 2019 will change the starting procedure back to "mass start" down on the lake . Each class starts separately. In case of classes with few participants, two or more classes can start together. Drivers will have plenty of time between the starts in order to drive their dogs to the ice, in a safe manner.

At the starting area, there will be posts, frozen solid in the ice, with at least 2 meter intervals, probably more. The driver secures the starting line at the bottom of the post, and uses two anchors. The handler is allowed to hold the dogs before start. The drivers who need a calmer start can wait 1 minute and start after the mass start.

Nordic starts Tuesday, March 5, and sled starts Wednesday, March 6th. First team over the finish line wins, no time equalization. Start time is easy to register in advance in K2.

For safety purposes, there is a "safety scooter" in case a team gets loose or if anything else happens. IFSS Rules, Swedish Translation 14.2 Mass start (page 7)

We will return to the mass start procedure at the driver's meeting

// Anders Hörnlund

Back to Basics


Polardistans has grown as an arrangement, over the past few years. We who engage in and organize Polardistans wish to get back to the simplicity and basic values when it comes to arrangement and participation. Therefore Polardistans 2019 will be arranged under the motto "Back to Basics".

So what does the term "back to basics" mean for Polardistans?
Polardistans, as a long distance competition, is reasonable similar in regards to the "modern" conditions we see in competions today and at the same time close to the original way of using our polar dogs. The competition is also in line with SPHK's statues. The basic idea is to test our registered polar dogs' abilty to work for longer periods of time as well as testing the dogs' polar abilities. Polardistans is also one of the most important tests when evaluating dogs for future breeding as well as the results of our current breeding.

Polardistans was from the beginning a form of nature experience in mountain environment where men and women participated on equal terms. The term "Keep calm and get back to basics" gives you, as a driver, comfort that you will be able to find your way home even if you get lost. That's why it is very important to have experience, be well prepared and have knowledge of how the mandatory equipment works. If the dogs are healthy and well prepared they are the least of problems. Weakness lies in man and the decisions he or she makes.

So "back to basics" and enjoy it!

/Anders Hörnlund

New Rules WC 2018

Upon agreement whit WSA, Polardistans has the permission to have three (3) starting teams an the minimum limit for WC Status.
We are waiting for the closure of the registration before taking any further descitions.

Starting fee

Soon we will raise the starting fee for Polardistans.
Make sure to get the lowest rate by making your payment to Polardistans’ account before November 30th to avoid price increase.

Polardistans is host to the WSA World Championship 2018

Polardistans 2018 is hosting WSA World Championship in long distance for the second year. This means that the WSA World Championships in sprint, medium and long distance will be arranged in Sweden week 10/2018-



No WC-status

PD 160 pulka, 1-4 dogs

PD 160 nome B, 8 dogs

PD 160 nome B, 6 dogs

PD 160 nome C, 8 dogs

PD 160 nome C, 6 dogs


PD 300 pulka 1-4 dogs


PD 300 nome B, 8-12 dogs


PD 300 nome C, 8 dogs


PD 300 nome C, 12 dogs


  • To participate in and compete for the WC title, it is required that the participant is a member of a WSA club, or has a single  individual membership in the WSA. Other participants are welcome to participate in Polardistans 2018, but can not compete for the WC title.
  • Since only 6 dogs have WC status, the PD160 B/C 6-8 will be divided into 6- dogs class and 8- dogs class. If you already are registered in PD160 B/C 6-8, you will be asked which class you want to start in by mail
  • There will be a limited number of contestants with the distribution 72  for PD160 and 48 for PD300. It will have to be at least 5 starting teams to be WC status in a class
  • If the number of notifications exceeds the maximum number, new notifications will be placed in the reservation list, one for each distance (160 km and 300 km) respectively. If any place is vacant, those in the reservation list will be offered a place in Polardistans in the order they stand.

1. Sign up for the class you want to start in
2. We will have to check if your club or you has a single membership at WSA. Then we will send you your WDL number and you can pay the entry fee.
3. You pay your entry fee according to the information in the invitation
4. When we see your payment, we will send a confirmation email that we have received your entry fee and you have a entry in Polardistans 2018

Polardog Working Test

It is now approved that Polardistans will arrange Swedish polar dog working test for Alaskan Malamute, Siberian Husky, Samoyed and Greenland dog in Working test:
PD160: 20+(SH) 100+(AM, SAM, GRL) PD300:250+(SH, AM, SAM, GRL)

We would like you to note the following information:

  • The organization wants foreign musher to scan (not photo) their original pedigrees of ALL possible dogs who may be competing and send them by mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. By sending them now, the prerequisites for having correct pedigrees are increasing in good time before the competition.

  • If a foreign dog is partied by a person living in Sweden, the dog must be re-registered in SKK before the end of the application period.

  • Filled and signed registration form must be submitted to the organizer before starting (preferably the data script)

  • In the case of a non-correctly completed registration form or non- correct pedigree, you are not allowed to start Polardistans.

Working test rules

Registration form

Report WSA PD 2017

For the first time in the nearly 15-year history of the Polardistans the long-distance race was also as an official world championship the World Sleddog Association ...

If you want to read the complete report, here it goes to PDF.

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Address / Directions



Särnavägen 106 790 90 Särna Sverige


System RT90
Särna Camping x 6844961 y 1359389


System WGS84 Latitude Longitude
Särna Camping N 61° 41' 34.74" E 13° 8' 51.90" icon-map-marker


Entry with dogs:
Tullverket - Swedish side in EN
Jordbruksverket - Swedish side in EN
Swedish Embassy/London - English site

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