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Dog Sledding

WINTER / 1 DECEMBER TO 22 MARCH

Mush your own team of dogs through pristine snow covered valleys.

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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.

Tour information

Price per person
Adult (13+) 1 750 NOK
Child (7-12) 875 NOK
Location Pick up and drop off at Scandic Ishavshotel
Group size
Up to 16 guests
Time and duration
Pick up at 08:45, drop-off around 13:00 (4 hours)
Includes
  • 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
Requirement Participants must be at least 7 years old. Children must be accompanied by adults.
BEFORE YOU BOOK

Important Things to Note

Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. We use Norwegian kroner (NOK) here. Most shops, restaurants and even taxis here take credit card, so if you bring a little less cash, it shouldn't be a problem too as long as you have a working credit card.

  2. We do go to Finland or Sweden if the conditions are better there. Within the Schengen area, it is not necessary to clear formalities when crossing borders as the Schengen agreement allows us to cross borders within Europe without a passport. However, we would still encourage bringing along your passports on the chases as the border control in Finland may on very rare occasions request to check our passports and it would be safer simply to bring it along.

  3. Tromsø airport is serviced by 3 airlines, and these are:

    Norwegian Air is usually cheaper, while SAS allows for the usage of miles for Star Alliance members. You may like to check on these websites to see which has a better offer for your preferred dates and would work best for your intended travelling schedule. If you're flying from Oslo to Tromsø, both Norwegian Air and SAS operate several direct flights to Tromsø daily.

    If you are flying from London, you could fly with SAS from Heathrow, or with Norwegian Air from Gatwick. Norwegian Air also has a few direct flights from London to Tromsø each week.

  4. Taxi
    At the airport, you should be able to easily get a taxi from the taxi stand, that is located right outside the luggage conveyor belts. The trip to the city is about 10 to 15 minutes and should cost between 200 NOK to 350 NOK depending on your flight time and the traffic. To order a taxi, you can call Tromsø Taxis at +47 03011.

    Airport Bus
    You can also take the airport bus, Flybussen to the city. The bus cost 90 NOK per adult and stops at 4 stops in the city: Scandic Ishavshotel, Tromsø Prostneset, Scandic Grand hotel and Polaria.

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