Self-Drive Dog Sledding near the Lyngen Alps from Tromsø

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From 4.5 hrs to 4.5 hrs
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From 7 years-old and up
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Book your self-drive dog sledding excursion in Tromsø! Explore the magical Arctic landscapes and try out dog sledding in Norway! No previous experience needed.

Book your self-drive dog sledding excursion in Tromsø! Explore the magical Arctic landscapes and try out dog sledding in Norway! No previous experience needed.

The sleds have been used for centuries throughout the Arctic, mainly for travel, hunting and transportation. Now, it is your turn to immerse yourself and take part in this historical and cultural experience! Discover the beautiful nature of the Northern part of Norway, known for its scenic landscapes. Surrounded by high mountains, snow, and arctic winter landscape, you will glide over the snow while leading your energetic team of Alaskan huskies. A truly amazing experience that creates memories for a lifetime!

Your adventure begins with a pick-up from Scandic Ishavshotel where you will embark on a 50-minute scenic drive to the husky camp in Breivikeidet. Breathtaking views await! Once you've made your way to the camp, situated in a picturesque valley, you will follow an introduction with mushing techniques and receive some polar insulated suits, boots, hats and mittens, before heading out in the wild!

Then, it is time to take the lead and mush through the snowy landscapes of the Arctic, overlooking the incredible surroundings of Breivikeidet and Tromsø! Your guide will be there for you every step of the way to ensure your safety. Two people will share each sled, one as a driver and the other as a passenger. Midday, you will swap places. Prepare to experience the life of a dog musher while driving on the open fields and inside the forest trails of the Nordic nature!

After the ride, you will make your way back at the camp for a campfire break in a lavvo (traditional sami tent) to rest the dogs and relax. Here, you will enjoy a delicious homemade cake complimented with a hot drink to warm you up. Once you've recharged, it is time to say goodbye to the huskies, and hop on the bus for the ride back to Tromsø.

Book your self-drive dog sledding excursion in Tromsø, and learn all about the mushing lifestyle in the Arctic! No previous experience needed!

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Valerie V., United States — 21/03/2024
5/5
The experience from beginning to end was fantastic! Pick up was easy, and the bus ride was comfortable and enjoyable. My husband greatly enjoyed the guide's commentary and facts about Tromsø. Once we arrived the staff was friendly and quickly guided us to our warm weather gear. It was such a cool experience to turn the corner and hear all the dogs go wild with excitement. The scenery and activity itself is truly amazing. You do sled in a line behind other participants, which can be frustrating if they are obnoxious and/or stand on the break the entire time. If you can get a small group, I would suggest it!
Vittorio N., Australia — 05/03/2024
5/5
The whole experience was great. The sled adventure was absolutely brilliant (not sure how else to describe it) and the dogs were so friendly when you had the opportunity to spend time with them after sledding.
Jason K., United States — 25/02/2024
5/5
Everything about this excursion was wonderful. It was well organized, we got good instruction on how to drive the sleds, the adventure itself was over an hour through beautiful landscape, and then we got lots of time to pet and cuddle the dogs!
silvia V., United Kingdom — 23/02/2024
5/5
Amazing ! Great cenario, the staff is very friendly .
Catherine D., United States — 16/02/2024
5/5
Dog sledding was so much fun! It was a great thrill, but not so fast that I felt worried for my safety. I wasn't sure whether I'd prefer driving or riding, and I found that driving was the most fun for me: it's fairly simple and it really keeps you engaged. The only downside was occasionally having to push a little with my feet to help over small hills, but that only happened a couple times, most hills the dogs could handle by themselves. I also liked the time afterwards to hang out with the dogs and enjoy cake and drinks. I felt like it was a good amount of time to get lots of socializing in without getting bored. A few recommendations for gear: - earmuffs: 157 huskies barking all at once can get a bit loud, and your ears could use the warmth anyway - sunscreen: I forgot mine for the midday excursion and my face totally got burned from being in the snow and the sun. You could skip this for an evening trip of course. - a warm pouch for your phone. Or you could use the pockets in the thermal suit. I just made the mistake of burying my phone since it was in my regular clothes pocket, but thankfully someone else was able to take pictures for me.

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