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2-day Dog Sled Expedition in Norway

Join a 2-day dog sled expedition across arctic tundra to a remote camp in Norway's coastal mountains.

Be a real dogsled musher for 2 days! Learn how to set up the sled, drive it, and care for the dogs on this epic short break. Relax in your camp in the evening with the Northern Lights flickering over the arctic wilderness. Your hassle-free trip includes:

  • 2-day guided expedition driving a dog sled
  • 1-night camping in the mountains
  • Northern Lights viewing
  • All meals (2 lunches, 2 dinners, and breakfast)
  • Sleeping bag, sleeping pad and winter tent
  • Weather-appropriate clothing, including boots
  • Round-trip transportation between Tromso and the dog sledding center
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking guides

Perfect for:
This is the perfect overnight trip for active travellers who want to experience the thrill of dog sledding in Norway’s remote arctic wilderness.

Need To Know

The following are not included in the tour price:

  • Flights to and from Tromso
  • Airport transfers
  • Tips for your guides
  • Travel insurance

Driving a dog sled is doable for most travelers with a normal level of fitness.

No former experience is needed. Our alaskan huskies loves people and are very friendly so you might make some furry friends.

Winter temperatures in Norway are cold, but due to the warm Gulf Stream current it’s 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.

Traditional Sami cuisine is based on a diet of fish, reindeer and berries. It includes such foods as reindeer sausage, bread, cloudberry jam, salted fish, and bidos, a hearty reindeer stew with vegetables.

Absolutely! Vegetarian options are easy to arrange, and other needs can also be met. Inquire at booking.

Warm and waterproof gear is included to keep you safe and comfortable during the long hours on the sled. Tents, sleeping bags and sleeping pads are provided.

Bring warm layers including thermal underwear, wool socks, sunglasses, and all toiletries. Don’t forget a camera!

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) that runs between the airport and Tromsø city centre And, for accommodation, your local host in Tromso recommends the Smart Hotel Tromso:*

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Located in the Arctic Circle, Tromso is known as the Paris of the North. It is the northernmost city in the world with a population just over 70,000. The contrast of modern city with old wooden buildings backed with views of the fjords and the Northern Lights are sure to captivate you. The dog yard is located half an hour outside town.

The mountains outside Tromso are remote and rugged, providing beautiful views of white peaks backed by blue skies. Fjords around Tromso are visible from the higher reaches of the mountains. Native wildlife includes arctic foxes, snowshoe hares, arctic hares, eagles, moose and reindeer. It’s the ultimate setting for viewing the Northern Lights!

Start point?
You will be picked up in Tromso at 9:45am. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Finish point?
You will be dropped off in Tromso the next evening. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Getting there and away?
There are regular international flights to Tromso and domestic flights from Oslo throughout the year. The airport is just a 15min drive from the city centre by bus, shuttle or taxi.

Start point

Radison Blu Hotel, Tromsø - 09:45

Your adventure begins at the Radison Blu Hotel at 09:45, where you’ll be picked up by your host. Your host recommends you arrive the day before, and recommends the Smart Hotel Tromsø for accommodation. From the airport, Tromsø city centre is a 10-minute journey in a taxi or airport shuttle bus.

Finish point

Tromsø city centre - 18:00

At the end of your adventure, you will be dropped back in Tromsø around 18:00. If you’re heading back to Tromsø Airport, you’re free to book any flight that departs after 20:00.

What to Expect

Day 1: Dog sledding to mountain campsite

You’ll be picked up in Tromso at 9:45 and taken half an hour away to the dog sledding center. A knowledgeable guide will introduce you to the principles and equipment of dog sledding.

Once oriented, hitch up your team and drive your sled across the pristine arctic landscape and into the majestic coastal mountains. Depending on weather, the ride will take 5-8 exhilarating hours.

At camp your guide will show you how to care for the dogs, and once they’re settled you can pitch your tent and enjoy a hot dinner under the flickering Northern Lights.

Day 2: Dog sledding back to Tromso

Fuel up with breakfast, hitch up your team (you’re a pro, now!), and head further into the mountains. Keep an eye out for local wildlife such as foxes, eagles, hares, moose and reindeer as you drive your sled through the rugged landscape.

The trail will take you all the way back to the dog sledding center where you’ll warm up with a hot meal of bidos, a hearty reindeer stew with vegetables. You’ll be taken back to Tromso in the evening.


Accommodation is in a 4-season, 2-person tent. Super warm sleeping bags and sleeping pads are provided for a cosy night in the wild. There are no toilet facilities in the mountains.

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