DOG SLEDDING

 An Arctic adventure with Alaskan huskies into the highlands of Kvaløya

SEASON
November – March

DURATION
4 hours tour
90 min dog sledding

DIFFICULTY LEVEL
Medium
Self-drive

SMALL GROUPS
2-16

Dog sledding is a tradition of travel in the Arctic.  Our dog sledding consist of a musher, a sled and Alaskan huskies. It´s an adventurous activity for your Arctic holiday in Tromsø. We love doing this and want to share the amazing feeling of leading a dog sled with happy and strong Alaskan huskies. From our kennel we slide into the snow-covered highlands of Kvaløya, between trees and over hills. And if we are lucky – the Northern Lights will dance on the sky above us on the late evening tour. For the really passionate polar adventurer we also offer a 7- days Dog Sledding Expedition in the beginning of May 2018. 

You don´t need any experience because our guides will give you all the equitment you need,  teach you how to use the sled and then into the wild we go. We will pick you up with our mini-bus in Tromsø city and drive you back after the tour. 

NOK 1750,-  Adult
NOK 1650,-  Student
NOK 875,-   Child 7-12

For all departures, pick-up at Scandic Ishavshotell  in Tromsø. Please meet up 10 min before your departure. Our driver and mini bus will meet you in front of the hotell.

 

Husky Dog Sledding

#1
09:00-13:00

#2
11:00-15:00

#3 13:00-17:00


Husky Dog Sledding Evening  

#4 16:00-20:00

#5 18:00-22:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pick up: Meet at Scandic Ishavshotell 10 min before your departure time.
Drive: Our driver will meet you in front of the hotell with a mini bus and transport you to our Kennel at Kvaløya (35 min drive).
Dressing: At the kennel you´ll get suits and all the equipment you need.
Dog sledding (90 min): Now the fun begins! The guide will tell you about our huskies, show you how to use the sled and work with the dogs. Then we enter the sleds and slide into the highlands. Our guide will lead you and  find the best track through the snow-covered landscape of Kvaløya.
Sami lavvo: After the tour you gather around a fire and wll be served chocolate cake, coffee and tea. This is the cozy and relaxing part when you can share your moments from the tour.
Drive home: With a big smile and a mind full of memories, we´ll bring you back to Scandic Ishavshotell. 
Included in the price are following:

  • Transport – mini bus
  • Guide
  • Warm suits
  • Winter Boots
  • Woolen socks
  • Hats
  • Mittens
  • Head lamp
  • Hege´s famous chocolate cake and coffe/tea around the fire.

We recommend our guests to dress well with warm under layers of wool and down. The Arctic climate can be cold, so if you are prepared  you will have a good experience by keep warm through the dog sledding. We also recommend you to wear a hat, mittens, scarf and warm socks. The out layer as suits, boots you will get from us. If you are unsure about dressing, don’t worry, we will make sure you have everything you need before you go out.

  • Dog sledding with our Alaskan huskies is an active experience. The sled team consist of two and two people on one sled sharing a team of dogs. Alaskan huskies love to run and together with the team you have to help and push on parts of the tour. Team work is essential in dog sledding. 
  • Because of the activity level, we do not recommend dog sledding for people with physical disabilities, back problems, pelvic problems or for pregnant women past five months.
  • Due to safety reasons the lowest age for participants are 7 years.
Hege and Per-Thore greeted us with smiles, and were so friendly and interesting to hear all the background. All the Huskys were friendly and extremely well cared for, but the best thing was they absolutely love it.

This night time sledding trip was so magical under the stars with the Tromso lights twinkling in the distance. Guest

Tripadvisor review, January 2018

Best thing we have ever done!! Dog sledding under the Northern Lights. The dogs are very much loved and cared for and they love attention and pats. The dogs are very excited to see you arrive and can’t wait to go out for a run. The mushing was easy to pick up and was so much fun! The whole experience from the pick up to being fitted out in warm gear, the dog sledding and coffee and chocolate cake after was an one we will never forget. Guest

Google review, Desember 2017

We chose this for my birthday – it was brilliant from start to finish – we were picked up by Tina who was brilliant, enthusiastic, informative driven to the kennels where we were suited and booted and introducedto the dogs and our guides.
We were around 12 people group with two guides who were clear helpful patient and enthusiastic- this is a brilliant experience both exhilarating and a little scary as well as great fun
Guest

Facebook review, January 2018