Full day Arctic Dog Sledding Expedition in Tromsø

This offer is very popular 166 people chose this activity this year

Activity Snapshot

Sensation Level: Adventurous
Fitness level: Occasionally sporty
Duration: full day
Spoken languages: English, Norwegian
Minimum age: From 16 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info
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Activity description

Explore the mountains and valleys with your own team of sled dogs during a full day mushing expedition!

Each member of the excursion will be responsible for their own pack of huskies and will experience every aspect of a musher's life in the Arctic.

Your dog sledding adventure lasts about 6 hours and you can enjoy the stunning beauty of the Arctic wilderness as you head out from Tromsø Villmarkssenter on Kvaløya island (just outside Tromsø). An experienced team will support you all the way and teach you to control the sled and take care of your team.

When you return to the camp, a warm Lavvu (Sami tent) will be waiting for you to relax in. You'll be served a traditional meal, a Bidos (Reindeer stew with vegetables) with tea or coffee, and a chocolate cake (vegetarian option also available).

No previous experience is needed but the trip requires a good physical shape. The Alaskan huskies are very friendly but love to run so it's important that you can control them throughout the day.

With a little luck, you'll be able to spot wildlife along the route such as Fox, Eagles, Arctic and Snowshoe Hares, Moose, and Reindeers!

Offer Description

You will have the opportunity to try driving a dog sled yourself. Each member of the expedition will lead a team of huskies on their own through the pristine beauty of the Arctic wilderness.

Course of events

Transport: total 1 hour
Safety instructions: 45 Minutes
Dog-sledding: 4-6 hours
Lunch: 50 minutes
Changing clothes: total 25 minutes

Activity requirements

A good physical condition is required, including but not limited to the ability to jog uphill through snow, a good balance (also on 1 foot), and a tight grip.

Special terms

Please make sure to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled meeting time.

  • Guiding
  • Transport from Tromsø (25 minutes each way)
  • Outdoor clothing
  • Hot meal
Do not forget to bring
  • Woolen underwear for upper and lower body
100% secure payments
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Meeting point
Radisson Blu Hotel Tromsø, Sjøgata 7, 9259 Tromsø, Norway Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
4 days
Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
48 hrs
Cancellation 48 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule


Average rating
4.6 / 5
  • (13)
Very good
  • 4 / 5

Dog sledding. It was nice, but rather high and somewhat over- priced. We were a family with 6 people, so a discount would have been fair.

  • 5 / 5

Big fun!

  • 5 / 5

Great fun.

  • 5 / 5

C'était une magnifique journée et surtout un encadrement très agréable et consciencieux. Belle randonnée, sans difficulté mais offrant de superbes vues et des chiens qui avaient envie d'avancer.... Repas sympathique dans un espace typique....

  • 5 / 5

Was very well organised and super fun. The guides and mushers were so patient! Everything was explained clearly and we got to swap the driving with our partner about half way. The dogs were amazing and very affectionate. It was quite physical helping the dogs go up the small hills which kept you very warm.

  • 5 / 5

Unforgettable, exciting, fantastic

  • 5 / 5

Amazing time spent with the dogs ! Everything was perfect : people are so nice, the dogs are really kind, perfect organization and location. The lunch was good in a warm cosy place. We recommend +++ and we would like to stay more. Best place ever. Thank you so much to Jacob, Pauline and Martin from Tromsø Villmarkssenter for the surprise for the birthday !!!!

  • 4.3 / 5

We really enjoyed it and it's quite a unique experience.

  • 4 / 5

Dogsledding was fun - The dogs were great. I am a bit of a speed person so I was keen to go faster that we did. We had to wait for groups behind us who were going slower so there was a lot of stop and start.

  • 5 / 5

The scenery was beautiful and it was a great experience. It is worth of going fot it.

  • 4 / 5

It was great. I enjoyed it very much with the driver, and the dogs are lovely.

  • 4.5 / 5

We really enjoyed our day.

  • 4 / 5