Aurora Camping, Snow Shoeing and Dog Sledding in Norway

This Arctic adventure will see you get up close to huskies and puppies as you dog sled and snowshoe through stunning winter landscapes. 1 day off work.

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Aurora Camping, Snow Shoeing and Dog Sledding in Norway

This Arctic adventure will see you get up close to huskies and puppies as you dog sled and snowshoe through stunning winter landscapes. 1 day off work.

Experience life as a true Husky musher, as you play with over 300 Huskies (and puppies!) before embarking on an unforgettable dog sled ride around the Arctic Tundra. You can also taste traditional foods as you sit around the campfire with your four-legged friends. To begin this trip, you will even be able to snowshoe into a remote location to see the spectacular Northern Lights. This Norwegian winter trip includes:

  • 1 day of dog sledding
  • 1 guided snowshoe hike
  • 1 night of accommodation
  • Local transfers
  • Local, professional English-speaking guides
  • Dinner, breakfast, afternoon tea and traditional sami lunch
  • Sleeping bag and reindeer hides
  • Northern Lights viewing by campfire
  • All equipment

Perfect for:
This is the perfect overnight adventure for dog lovers and active travellers who want to experience the thrill of dog sledding and see the Northen Lights.

What to Expect

Day 1: Snow Shoeing and Aurora Camping

In the evening, your guide will meet you in Tromsø and take you on your first night to the Tromsø Wilderness Camp.

Once you reach the camp, your guide will kit you out with snowshoes, before taking you out into the Arctic tundra.

As you snowshoe through the region, you will see spectacular views of the mountains surrounding Tromsø and towards the Balsfjord and Malangen peninsula.

When you return, sit back and relax by the fire in the Wilderness Camp while you enjoy a traditional Norwegian meal made of local stockfish to warm you up.

When you are ready you go to sleep, you can get comfortable in the big Sami tents, equipped with sleeping bags, reindeer hides and a wood-burning stove.

Make sure you take a look at the sky before you go to sleep, as you might even be lucky enough to stop the elusive Aurora.

2,5 hours snowshoeing, evening around the campfire

Day 2: Dog Sledding with Alaskan Huskies

After a delicious breakfast, your guide will take you to meet the dogs!

Get up close and personal with the 300 puppies and dogs before you take a dogsled out with the professional mushers. There will be guides on a 2:1 basis for the dog sledding, but if you’d like to drive the sled yourself, just let them know in advance.

You will ride into the heart of Tromsø Villmarkssenter with your four-legged friend, before stopping off for a traditional Sami meal called “Bidos” a delicious reindeer stew, that will be served around the fire.

Head back to the Tromsø after lunch, as you bid your furry friends farewell!

Accommodation

Accommodation is in a traditional communal Sami tent. The tent is a peaked wooden structure, nicely heated by a wood-burning stove, with room to sleep 10-12 people. Sleeping bags and reindeer hides are provided to keep you extra warm. Toilets are in an adjacent building. A private tent that sleeps up to 4 people can be arranged at additional cost. Inquire at booking.

Dates & Prices

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

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Prices include

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

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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 Husky centre is located half an hour outside town.

Start point?
You will be picked up from the Radisson BLU Hotel in Tromsø at 18:15 for the start of your tour. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

Finish point?
You will be dropped off in at the Radisson BLU Hotel in Tromsø the next afternoon at around 13:00. Your host will be in touch before the trip to finalise details.

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

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 www.bussring.no/airport-express/. And, for accommodation, your local host in Tromso recommends the Smart Hotel Tromso: http://smarthotel.no/en/*

We will contact you before you leave to check your arrival and departure plans.

For extra financial protection against unforeseen circumstances, such as erupting Icelandic Volcanoes, we recommend you book your flights using a Credit Card.

Frequently Asked Questions

The following are not included in the tour price:

  • Flights to and from Tromso
  • Airport Transfers
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Upgrade to a private (up to 4 people) tent
  • Extra dog sledding excursion (optional)
  • Tips for your guides (optional)

Yes! On this trip, you’ll be able to meet over 300 dogs, of which many are puppies.

Throughout the winter season, there will be puppies born the previous summer which will be 6 months old, whereas the newest additions will appear from around February onwards.

No, unfortunately, the Northern Lights are notoriously unpredictable so it is impossible to say that you will definitely see them. The chances are highly dependent on the weather and visibility, as you will need clear skies to view them properly.

However, this trip will definitely increase your chances to see them as you will be in a remote location, away from light pollution.

The best time to do this trip and to see the Northern lights is between mid-December and February/early March, known as the “Polar Night”. This is when nights are longest and days shortest, giving you the very best chances to witness the unforgettable Aurora Borealis.

As this is an active tour, you will need a moderate level of fitness. However, you can always relax as a passenger. You do not need any previous experience in dog sledding.

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.

The weather in the Arctic is variable and can change very quickly but in general, you can expect snow and long polar nights.

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

Your food on this trip will be Traditional Sami cuisine. This is based on a diet of fish, reindeer and berries and includes such foods as Bidos, Bacaloa, bread, cloudberry jam and salted fish.

Coffee and cake will also be provided.

Absolutely! Just let us know when you book onto this adventure.

All of the main courses served are gluten and lactose-free, but vegetarian and vegan options are also available.

Sure can! Just let us know in advance of the trip.

This trip is designed to be a 1-night-only overnight experience. Longer trips are possible, but will require you to book a private 4-person tent for an additional £100 per night. Extra activities are available on request, but are subject to availability.

This trip will run with a minimum of 4 people and a maximum of 10.

Please note, this trip may be rearranged or cancelled if fewer than 4 people are booked.

Sure can! A lot of people do, and it’s a great way to meet like-minded people.

Much Better Adventures are very social in nature and we’ve seen lots of new friendships born out of them. Expect a mix of solo travellers and very small groups of 2 or 3, all with a shared appreciation of escaping the city for the great outdoors to try something new and meet new people.

Yes. We suggest that all our guests are insured while travelling. In case you need assistance in order to choose your travel insurance, please consult with our recommended insurance partner.

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You will be provided with clothes for meeting the dogs as well as warm and waterproof gear if the weather is poor. Your guide will also provide the snowshoe equipment.

Sleeping bags and reindeer hides are also provided for your cozy night in the tent, which also has an indoor fire to keep you nice and warm.

Your guide recommends that you bring:

  • Warm Clothes including thermal layers
  • Warm footwear
  • Snow Goggles
  • A Camera
  • Personal Medication

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