1-Day Dog Sled Expedition in Norway

Get a taste for the mushers life on a 1-day dog sled expedition across arctic tundra.

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1-Day Dog Sled Expedition in Norway

Get a taste for the mushers life on a 1-day dog sled expedition across arctic tundra.

  • Norway
  • March, April
  • Tromsø Airport, Tromso (TOS)

On this epic one day adventure, each member of the expedition will be responsible for his/her own team of huskies, and will get to experience every aspect of a life as a musher in the Arctic. You’ll learn how to set up the sled, drive it, and care for the dogs as you head out exploring mountains and valleys with them. Your mini-adventure includes:

  • 1-day guided expedition driving a dog sled
  • Snacks and traditional hot Sami dinner
  • Weather-appropriate clothing, including boots
  • Round-trip transportation to Tromso
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking guides

What to Expect

The Plan

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.

The dog sledding trip last for approximately 6 hours. Keep an eye out for Fox, Eagles, Arctic and Snowshoe Hares, Moose and Reindeers.

When you return to camp, warm lavvo (Sami tent) are waiting for you to relax in. You host will serve you a traditional Sami meal “Bidos” (Reindeer meat with vegetables) with tea or coffee and chocolate cake for dessert. Vegetarian alternative – please let us know while booking the tour.

No former experience is needed, however the trip requires a good physical condition. The Alaskan huskies love people and are very friendly, so you will certainly make some new furry friends.

You’ll be back in Tromso by 18.00.

Accommodation

Accommodation is not provided. Lots of great options in Tromso for you to pick from. Remember, pick up and drop off is at the Radisson Blu hotel.

Dates & Prices

Prices include

  • Accommodation
  • Equipment
  • Guide
  • Local Transport
  • Meals As Described

Please note: Flights are NOT included and must be purchased separately.

Large group? Make a private booking
Special requirements? Get a quote for a custom trip

If you can't find a private trip that suits you, try a group trip or ask for a quote.

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Location

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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 at the Radisson Blu Hotel.

Finish point?
You will be dropped off in Tromso at 18:00.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 does require decent physical condition.

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 on the sled.

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

Start point?
You will be picked up in Tromso at 9.45am at the Radisson Blu Hotel.

Finish point?
You will be dropped off in Tromso at 18.00.

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.

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