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Aurora Camping and Dog Sledding in Norway

Drive a dog sled across the frozen tundra, sleep in a cosy Sami tent and experience the unforgettable Northern Lights

Annual Leave

0 days off work

Location

Norway

Difficulty

Easy

Driving a dog sled is doable for most active travellers and there’s always the option to kick back and relax as a passenger.

Why it's Much Better

Travel into the Arctic Circle and explore an untouched slice of pristine Norwegian wilderness

Drive a dog sled across the frozen tundra, feeding, caring and bonding with your pack and return as a true ‘musher’

Take the reigns as you navigate a frozen arctic landscape in search of the incredible Aurora Borealis – it's wildfire in the skies!

Play with over 300 adorable huskies (including puppies!) then relax around a campfire as you fill up on traditional Sami food

Spend the night in a warm, communal tent heated by a wood-fired stove beneath a mound of cosy reindeer hides

What's Included

Guides

Local, expert, English-speaking guides

Accommodation

1 night in a cosy, traditional Sami tent

Meals

Munch on delicious local food throughout

Transfers

Round-trip transportation between Tromso and the dog centre

Equipment

Everything you need to explore the wilderness

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Itinerary

Day 1

Meet the huskies

Activity

Easy day

Accommodation Type

Traditional Sami tent

Meals

Dinner around the camp fire

Travel deep into the Arctic Circle and meet your experienced sled dogs (and puppies) Don’t worry about getting messy as warm clothing is provided so you can play with the dogs as much as you like!

Ask any questions about the adventure ahead and then relax on super-warm reindeer hides around the campfire and enjoy a traditional Sami dinner and the chance to see the incredible Northern Lights.

When you’re ready, head to bed in a warm and cosy Sami tent heated by a wood fired stove.

Day 2

Explore the wilderness

On the Snow

Approx. 1 hour of sledding

Distance

6km

Meals

Filling breakfast and a delicious lunch

After a hot breakfast, learn how to prepare your sled before heading out across the frozen tundra - either as a passenger or driving your own team.

Explore this incredible arctic landscape, take some unforgettable photos and then have lunch back at base before returning to Tromso in the afternoon in time for your flight home.

Please Note

All our adventures take place in wild places. Things can go wrong in wild places. Your perfectly planned itinerary may change a bit (or a lot) if the weather turns, someone gets hurt, or a volcano erupts. Usually though, changes make it all the better.

Accommodation

In the wilderness

Accommodation

Tipi

Rooms

Mixed dorm

You’ll stay in a traditional, communal Sami tent - a peaked, wooden structure that’s nicely heated by a wood-burning stove and sleeps 10-12 people.

Private tent upgrade: If you would like to have a private tent that sleeps up to 4 people, this is available for a charge of 2000 NOK per night, subject to availability. Please ask when booking.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are not included in the price:

  • Flights to and from Tromso
  • Airport transfers
  • Travel insurance

The conditions can be tough, but driving a dog sled is doable for most active travellers, plus there’s always the option to kick back and relax as a passenger.

There is no minimum group size for this adventure, however the maximum is 20 people.

Sure can! Over 50% of our travellers travel solo, it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

Traditional Sami cuisine is based on a diet of fish, reindeer and berries and includes such foods as reindeer sausage, cloudberry jam, salted fish, and bidos - a hearty reindeer stew with vegetables. Coffee and cake will also be provided. Vegetarian options are easy to arrange, along with other dietary requirements. Please let your host know these when booking.

The best time to see the Northern lights is between mid-December and February/early March. Known as the ‘Polar Night’ this is when the nights are longest and the days shortest, giving you the best possible chance of witnessing the unforgettable Aurora Borealis.

Yes! Throughout the winter season there will be puppies aged around 6 months that are very playful, while the newest additions appear from around February onwards.

If you’re looking to extend your stay before or after your adventure, your host recommends the Smarthotel Tromso.

Airport transfers and pre-trip accommodation are not included in the price of this experience, however, airport transfers can be easily arranged with The Flybussen (airport express coach) which runs regularly between the airport and Tromsø city centre.

If weather conditions do not allow dog-sledding to take place you will be offered a number of alternative activity options. In the event of a change of activity, you will also receive a part-refund.

Unfortunately not. This trip is designed to be a 1-night-only overnight experience.

Winter temperatures in Norway are cold, but due to the warm Gulf Stream current it’s actually much more pleasant than other countries at the same latitude. Daytime temperatures average just below freezing, but can drop to -20 °C, even when it’s sunny out.

Any excess luggage can be safely left at the dog centre.

Many destinations require a visa and for your passport to be valid for 6 months minimum. Up to date advice for UK citizens can be found here.

We recommend checking out the country specific information here and also talking to a travel nurse.

We’ve teamed up with the guys at World Nomads to offer insurance designed for adventurous travellers across 140 countries that includes overseas medical, evacuation, baggage and a range of adventure sports and activities. To get yours sorted, click here.

We suggest that you book travel insurance as soon as you book the trip, just to cover you for any last minute life changes. We know you’re an active lot and injuries do happen!

For current advice about travelling in Norway, have a read of the UK Foreign Office pages here.

Yes! As long as your children are comfortable around large numbers of dogs they are more than welcome on this experience.

Meeting Point

Start

Where

Radison Blu Hotel, Tromsø

When

18:15

Your host will meet you outside the Radison Blu in Tromsø. You can book any flight to Tromsø and easily get to the start point via a 10-minute taxi or shuttle bus.

End

Where

Tromsø city centre

When

13:00-14:00

At the end of your adventure, you will be dropped back in Tromsø city centre between 13:00 - 14:00. If you’re heading back to Tromsø Airport, you’re free to book any flight that departs after 16:00.

Kitlist

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What's included?

  • Warm and waterproof work clothes are provided for meeting the dogs and when sledding, so that you don’t mess up your own outdoor clothing. Sleeping bags and reindeer hides are provided for your night in the traditional Sami tent, which also has an indoor fire to keep you nice and warm.

What do I need to bring?

  • Warm footwear
  • Thermal underwear top and bottom
  • Thermal fleece
  • Down or synthetic down jacket
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Sunglasses / ski goggles
  • Camera

Meet Your Host

Tove, Torkil and team

Your host, Tove, set up his expedition business in 1988 when his son Torkil was born to share his love of nature and the beautiful landscape around Tromso - the Paris of the North. Today this father and son team run adventures together along with their pack of 300 adorable huskies.

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Dates & Prices

Bespoke trips only

There are currently no planned group departures. Please contact this host to request a quote for a custom trip.

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