Are you fascinated by speed and Arctic Norwegian nature close to the Arctic Circle? Join the experienced guides of Tromsø Wilderness Center and learn how to ride your own team of racing huskies in Tromsø! No previous experience is required.
Let's paint a picture. It's around 10 am, you are in the northern part of Norway close to the Arctic Circle. Snow has just fallen leaving a couch of powder snow over the scenic mountains of Tromsø. You have your own dog sled with your own excited huskies. It feels like the sled is almost surfing over the snow as you are driving your team of dogs at a fast speed. Thrilling yet peaceful.
Does this sound exciting? Join up the experienced guides of Tromsø Wilderness Center and get the real experience of dog sledding today!
The tour starts off outside of Radisson Blu Hotel in Tromsø where you will be picked up by your experienced guides. After a 25 minutes trip, you will reach the perfect destination for you to start dog sledding.
You'll have your own team of dogs with your friend and can switch drivers in the middle of the track. After about 4 km (45 to 60 min.), you'll also get to meet the Huskies and puppies. Two people will share a sled with 5 to 7 dogs. An expert guide will lead the group in a separate sled.
After a ride out in the Norwegian winter, you'll enjoy a Bidos, a local meal prepared with reindeer meat, broth, and vegetables (vegetarian meal available upon request).
After the activity, tired yet full of many newly created exciting memories Tromsø Wilderness Center will drive you back to Radison Blu Hotel.
You will have the opportunity to try driving a dog sled yourself. You will share one sled between two people, one will be driving and the other one will be riding the sled as the passenger, and at the halfway point of the tour, there will be the opportunity to switch places. This is of course not a must, should both parties agree to not switch.
Transport: total 1 hour
Dogsledding: 4 km. 1 hour (+/- 10 minutes)
Dogyard visit: 45 Minutes
Lunch: 50 minutes
Changing clothes: total 25 minutes
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.
Since the drivers in this tour are most likely very inexperienced and therefore prone to errors, an age restriction of 16 years is imposed for this tour. It is also applicable for guests that do not intend to drive the sled themselves, e.g. if a parent wants to do the driving and have their child as a passenger - this is not possible unless the child is over 16 years.
Please make sure to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled meeting time.
Sunglasses are not required or necessary to perform this activity.