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Dog Sledding

02 November to 07 April

Tromsø Day Tour

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 Poles 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 outside Tromsø.

After picking you up in Tromsø’s city centre, we will leave Tromsø and make our way to the Dog Sledding camp.
We will arrive with the dogs eagerly awaiting you.

You will dress up in Arctic gear to protect yourself from the cold and wind and then meet your own team of dogs which will soon pull you through snowy landscapes. The sleds are shared, which means that there is one musher who controls the brake and steers using his body and one passenger who sits in front and assists the musher with steering. While no prior experience is required, you will need to be in a good physical shape to mush the team of dogs. Throughout the journey, you will make several stops for an opportunity to switch from mushing to steering, take pictures and enjoy the views.

After an exciting route with 60-80 minutes on the sled, you will be greeted back at the kennel with warm drinks in the camp to warm up and reflect on an exciting day in the wild.

We partner with two Dog Sledding providers, Lyngsfjord Adventure and Aurora Alps. Once you’ve sent in your request, we will inform you which trips and departures are available on your requested date. Please note that we don’t hold on to reservations and availability may change momentarily. Payment is only taken once your booking is confirmed.

Note: The Lyngsfjord Adventure’s trail at Camp Tamok has a more challenging terrain with steep uphills and narrow bends. Particularly in the uphill sections of the trail, participants will have to help the dogs to push the sled up. Therefore, all participants must be physically fit enough to participate for their own health and safety reasons and for the sake of the dogs’ wellbeing. If you prefer an easier dog sledding experience, please comment ‘Aurora Alps’ on the booking page upon checkout and our staff will reach out to you with more details.

Our website’s 2024/25 Dog Sledding booking calendar will be available by summer 2024. For immediate bookings, please contact us at [email protected], and our team will assist you with the bookings manually.

Tour information

Price per person
Adult From 2 245 NOK
Child (7-11) From 1 123 NOK
Location
Samuel Arnesens gate 7, Tromsø
Time and duration
Pick up at 08:45, drop-off before 16:00 (7 hours)
Includes
  • Transfers by bus from and back to Tromsø (90-mins one way)
  • Shared dog sled. Time on the sled: around 1.5 hours
  • Winter suit, snow boots, gloves, hat
  • Hot drinks & Norwegian stew (vegetarian option on request)

Requirement

Participants must be at least 7 years old. Children must be accompanied by adults.

Before you book

Important Things to Note

About this tour

This activity is conducted by our partners Lyngsfjord Adventure and Aurora Alps. Tour prices and itineraries may vary based on availability on your requested dates. You will be notified if any changes arise.

You will return early enough to join our Northern Lights chase in the evening.

This trip starts early. Unfortunately, we cannot provide refunds for short-notice cancellations and no-shows.

It is recommended to bring your own scarf or balaclava to provide further protection against the wind.

The trip may be cancelled if there is not enough snow on the ground, for example if the snow arrives late in the season, or melts after a warm and rainy day. In this case, a full refund will be provided.

Self-drive dogsledding requires strength & fitness: All guests should be in decent physical condition to participate. Not recommended for those with health and mobility issues and expecting mothers.

Cancellation / Rescheduling Policy This tour requires manual confirmation by Chasing Lights. You will not be charged for this tour until it has been confirmed. If you cancel:
More than 8 days before tour
Full refund
Less than 8 days before tour
No refund
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