Weeklong Dog Sledding Expedition – Northern Scandinavia


Spring

Duration

7 days

from pick up to drop off

Group Size

max. 14

small group expedition

Location

Lapland

Northern Norway

Season

Arctic Spring

late March to early May 2021

Weeklong Dog Sledding Trip

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

  Hot drinks

   All meals whilst on the expedition trail

   Camping equipment

   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

 

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Pick-up

Tromsø

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.

Pricing

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.

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Your Itinerary

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.

Dog sledding expedition in Norway

 

Join us on the experience of a lifetime!

Per Thore, the Arctic guide

 

                       

Experienced Arctic Guide

PT, the Arctic guide

Expedition Camping, Norway

Dog sledding expedition in Northern Norway

Expedition Camping, Norway

Dog sledding expedition in the Arctic

Expedition Camping, Norway

Alaskan Huskies on the trip

Dog sledding expedition in Norway

Expedition Camping, Norway

Expedition in Norway, camping

Questions & Answers

What type of accommodation can I expect?

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.

What extra costs are there?

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).

How big will the group be?

Between 8 and 14 guests. Our trips are very popular, so are usually sold out.

Can I book as a solo traveller?

Certainly! This is a great way to meet like-minded people. Guests will share tents in pairs (males together and females together).

Who else goes on these expeditions?

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!

What Fitness level/skill level do I need?

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.

What is the dog sledding like?

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.

What is the food like?

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.

Will I see the Northern Lights?

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!

What will the Weather be like?

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!

What should I pack?

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).

What travel insurance do you recommend?

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

FAQ

 

Interested in a shorter tour?

Check out our day trips!