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Escapes: In Swedish Lapland, it was frigid, occasionally miserable — and the trip of a lifetime

Escapes: In Swedish Lapland, it was frigid, occasionally miserable — and the trip of a lifetime

“I couldn’t feel the toes on my left foot, and my face was covered in ice, but I was having the time of my life,” Scott Fritz writes.

Inspired by Jack London’s book “Call of the Wild,” Fritz decided to take a dog-sledding adventure in the Swedish Lapland. It was sometimes grueling, but it opened worlds to him that he would not otherwise have seen, which is what you want in travel.

But his journey raised some issues with at least one reader who thought the dogs were suffering just to provide travelers with thrills, so I asked Ed and Tasha Stielstra of Nature's Kennel Sled Dog Racing & Adventures in McMillan, Mich.,...

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