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Dogsledding

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 center, 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
2-16 guests
Time and duration
Pick up at 08:45, drop-off around 13:00 (4 hours) 90 minutes of dogsledding
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 The minimum age for this trip is 7 years old.
BEFORE YOU BOOK

Important Things to Note

Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. 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.

  2. In the city, there are several museums, art galleries, restaurants and cafes to check out. There's also the Arctic Cathedral which is a popular tourist attraction across the bridge. All museums except the Tromsø museum are within walking distance. The most popular museums are the Polaria and Polar Museum and they are both a short walk from the city center. The Tromsø Cable Car also offers a stunning bird’s eye view of Tromsø as you ride up the mountains!

  3. We can’t tell you precisely what and how much to wear, since everybody feels the cold differently. While we had guests in February posing for pictures wearing only a t-shirt (before getting back into their winter gear, of course) others are more sensitive and need the warmest equipment possible to feel comfortable. Generally we recommend wearing woolen underwear, ideally made of merino wool. If you are especially sensitive to the cold and visit us during one of the colder months, you should consider wearing several layers. Besides that woolen socks, one or several layers, are a must-have, just like a hat and gloves or mittens. Mittens keep your fingers warmer than gloves. If you’re a photographer you can wear a thin pair of gloves as a base layer and mittens on top of that, which you can then easily take off once you need to adjust your camera, without getting your fingers too cold. Please don’t wear cotton, which gets moist and will make you freeze. On top of your woolen layers you should wear warm pants and a jacket that are comfortable enough to wear while exploring the city. We provide warm winter suits on our Northern Lights chases. You would take off thick layers of clothes before wearing the suits, so please don’t overdress. Also, please remember that our cars are warm and a long part of each chase may be spent driving, therefore you should always have the possibility to take something off to avoid sweating.

  4. We don't charge tax on our tours and/or packages, and there are no additional charges for the prices listed on our website.

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