Mush your own team of dogs through pristine snow covered valleys.
Did you know that the dog sled is one of the oldest modes of transport in human history? Even today it is still used by the Sámi, the indigenous people of the Arctic, and many other inhabitants of cold and remote places. The Arctic explorers used dog sleds to reach the North and South Pole during their legendary expeditions in the early 20th century.
Now you have the chance to follow in the footsteps of the Norwegian explorers Amundsen and Nansen and experience the thrill of riding and mushing your own dog sled near Tromsø.
After picking you up in Tromsø’s city centre, we will leave Tromsø and visit the nearby island Kvaløya. After a 30 minutes car ride, we will reach Hege’s and Per-Thore’s farm, where the dogs will already be eagerly awaiting you.
You will dress up in Arctic gear to protect you from the cold and wind and then meet your own team of dogs, which will soon start pulling you through snowy landscapes. The sleds are shared, which means that there will be one musher who controls the brake and steers using his body, and one passenger who sits in front and assists the musher with steering. Throughout the journey you will make several stops to switch positions, take pictures, and enjoy the views.
After an exciting 15km route, you will be greeted back at the kennel with tea, coffee, and Hege’s famous homemade chocolate cake in a traditional Sámi lavvu.
- Transport in mini bus with max 16 guests
- Shared dog sled. Time on the sled: around 1.5 hours
- Winter suit, snow boots, gloves, hat
- Chocolate cake and hot drinks