Dog Sledding in Camp Tamok
Winter / 15 November to 31 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 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 visit the valley Tamokdalen after a scenic 90-minute drive. We will arrive at Camp Tamok 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. 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 15 km route, you will be greeted back at the kennel with tea and coffee in a traditional reindeer herder’s tent for a traditional Norwegian stew with lamb and reindeer. A vegetarian option is available on request.
Important Things to Note
This activity is conducted by our partner, Lyngsfjord Adventure.
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.
As with any outdoor activity, there is a risk of injury, therefore this trip is not recommended for those with health and mobility issues and expecting mothers.
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