Winter / December to March
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 the 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 pull 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 from mushing to steering, take pictures and enjoy the views.
After an exciting 15 km route, you will be greeted back at the kennel with tea and coffee in a traditional Sámi lavvu.
Important Things to Note
You will return early enough to join our Northern Lights chase in the evening.
This trip starts early. Unfortunately we cannot provide refunds if you decide to not join us last-minute, for example because you’re tired.
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.
As with any outdoor activity, there is a risk of getting hurt, therefore this trip is not recommended for those with health and mobility issues and expecting mothers.
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