from pick up to drop off
small group expedition
late March to early May 2021
What is included?
Your own dog team
Sleep under the stars
Share your tent in pairs
5 days of sledding
Transport by minibus
Experienced Arctic Guides
Polar winter outer clothing and footwear
All meals whilst on the expedition trail
Moderate fitness level is required
Please note, that a moderate level of fitness is required. We will provide you with all you need to stay safe and warm, remember your will be camping, so the comfort level is cosy but basic.
Dates for 2021
Week 1: 19th March to 26th March 2021 – FULLY BOOKED
Week 2: 27th March to 3rd April 2021 – FULLY BOOKED
Week 3: 3rd April to 10th April 2021 – FULLY BOOKED
Week 4: 10th April to 17th April 2021 – FULLY BOOKED
Week 5: 18th April to 25th April 2021 – Good availability
Week 6: 25th April to 2nd May 2021 – Good availability
Your dogs are waiting!
Tromsø, Northern Norway; nearest airport in Tromsø (TOS)
We will meet you at the airport!
Pick-up on Day 1 is between 11:00 and 15:00.
On the final day you will be dropped at the airport at approx. 10:00am, feel free to book any flight after 11:30am.
17 500 NOK
Please note, that your flights and your hotel stay on the final night are not included in the price of the expedition.
For more info check our FAQ below.
The deposit for this expedition is non-refundable. Please read our cancellation policy for more info.
Are you up for the challenge?
Day 1: Arrival & Dogsledding Lesson
Meet your guide at the airport and enjoy the short drive out to our main kennel. Greet the huskies, learn how to set up camp and receive a demo in dogsledding. Enjoy dinner in our cosy Sami lavvu, and rest up before the adventure really begins!
Accommodation: Small sami lavvus (shared in pairs)
Amenities: Toilets, shower, electricity, phone signal
Day 2 – 5: Expedition start!
Take in the spectacular views of the Lyngen Alps as you are driven to the starting point. Staff will assist you in packing your sled, harnessing up your team and getting ready to hit the trail. From then on enjoy the arctic wilderness as you travel across the breath-taking mountain scenery and snowy rugged terrain of Northern Scandinavia. We will stop regularly for breaks to snack the dogs and lunch, travelling between 30km and 50km per day. Your evenings will be spent setting up camp, looking after your dogs and then relaxing over dinner. Your guide will join you and if we are lucky point out the northern lights. (Approx 6 hours sledding per day).
Accommodation: Expedition tent (shared in pairs)
Amenities: Limited phone signal
Day 6: Slowly saying Godbye
After an adventure packed experience say goodbye to your dog team, sit back and enjoy a well-earned rest on the beautiful 3 hour drive back to Tromsø. Your last night will be in hotel accommodation in Tromsø city centre. Enjoy a group meal all together and share your experiences.
Accommodation: Hotel (Clarion Hotel With, Tromsø)
Ammenities: Toilets, shower, electricity, phone signal
Day 7: Departure
Meet for breakfast together and your guide will drop you off at airport.
Join us on the experience of a lifetime!
Experienced Arctic Guide
Questions & Answers
The first night is in our lavvus (Sami wooden tent with raised sleeping area) each lavvu has a wood burning stove to keep it extra cosy. The rest of the trip will involve sleeping in expedition grade 2-man tents and cabins. You will have limited access to toilets/showers during the expedition itself. Your last night will be in a hotel in Tromsø city centre.
Your flights, travel insurance, personal expenses, drinks, snacks and your final night’s accommodation/meal in Tromsø. You may wish to also purchase extra lunch on your travel day back to Tromsø (budget 200NOK per person for this).
Between 8 and 14 guests. Our trips are very popular, so are usually sold out.
Certainly! This is a great way to meet like-minded people. Guests will share tents in pairs (males together and females together).
Meet people from all walks of life, solo travellers, couples, friendship groups all up for a challenge and with the desire to escape urban life!
Come as you are! We welcome all fitness/skill levels, most guests have never been dogsledding before. Please remember that this expedition is an active and hands-on trip. Your guides will help you to look after your dog team and set up your camp but the more you participate the better your experience will be.
You will be sledding for approximately 3-7 hours per day (with regular breaks). Stay focused on your dogs and the gangline, stay loose and relaxed, lean into the bends and enjoy the ride! Guests who have experience surfing, skateboarding or skiing will take to sledding easily.
You will experience ‘real Norwegian’ food from traditional Scandinavian meals to modern trail ‘boil in the bag’ meals. If you have any special dietary requirements just let us know.
As we sled through the remote mountains there is always a chance to be lucky and catch a glimpse of the Aurora. On days of bright sunshine and low cloud levels, when the night falls it is definitely worth popping your head out of the tent to check the sky!
The cold season lasts from early Nov to mid-March, with lows in January of around -10 degrees Celsius. In March/April/May you can expect temp of between 0 to 8 degrees Celsius. This means you can experience everything from snow, rain and sunshine all in one day!
You will need: sunglasses with neck string; 2 x wool underwear (long sleeve thermals) and 2 x wool socks (100% wool is best); outdoor jacket and snow trousers; hiking boots; a warm hat and gloves or mittens; basic toiletries; a thick woollen sweater; your camera, sun-cream, a thermos, a small backpack, spare clothing, any extra snacks/food from home that you will miss. Try and pack light, remember you and the dogs are the ones pushing your sled up the hills! Also you will be expected to have camping equipment and dog food in your sled too. (You may leave luggage at the kennel if you decide you don’t need it).
We recommend that you have cover for overseas medical evacuation, baggage loss and that you are covered to take part in ‘adventure sports’ including dogsledding. It can be wise to also insure against incidents such as air strikes or delayed travel.
Do you have any questions?
Check FAQ or contact us if you don’t find your answer there