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Tromsø: Self-Drive Husky Dog Sledding Adventure

Tromsø: Self-Drive Husky Dog Sledding Adventure

Activity provider: Arctic Adventure Tours AS
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From US$ 206.03 per person

Have an experience of a lifetime. Mush your own team of dogs across the Arctic wilderness. This is an interactive adventure. Be hands-on with the dogs, be in control of your own sled, and finish it all with a slice of chocolate cake.

About this activity

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Duration 4 hours
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Instructor
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Drive your own team of huskies across the Arctic wilderness
  • Learn how to control your sled and follow an experienced guide on the trail
  • Be provided with all the necessary equipment to keep you safe and warm
  • Enjoy Hege’s famous homemade chocolate cake and a hot drink around the cozy fireplace in the Sami Lavvo
  • Interact with the kennel of over 130 Alaskan huskies before and after your trip
Full description

Embark on a guided sledding experience from Tromsø. Take turns directing the sled or simply enjoy the incredible Arctic scenery. After, trade stories around a warm fire with some hot chocolate and cake.

Hop on the comfortable minibus and drive to the kennel on the island of Kvaløya. Once kitted out, head to the kennel and see the 130 Alaskan Huskies, who are always excited to meet guests.

Get a short demonstration on how to drive a sled and feel free to ask any questions. Then, follow your guide and meet your huskies. Each pair, one passenger, and one driver will have their own sled. Enjoy several opportunities to swap between roles once the trip starts. Finally, head out to the snow and follow the guide along the trail. Take photos throughout the trip and take in the incredible landscapes. After your 90-minute sledding adventure, make your way into the Sami Lavvo for hot drinks and Hege's famous homemade chocolate cake.

Trade stories from the trip around the cozy fireplace until it is time to change out of your suits and hop back on the bus. You will be returned to the pickup point. 

Includes
  • Transportation from the pickup point to the kennel in a minibus
  • Guide
  • Warm arctic suits
  • Winter boots
  • Woolen socks (if required)
  • Woolen hats (if required)
  • Woolen mittens (if required)
  • Hege's famous chocolate cake
  • Coffee or tea
    Not suitable for
    • Children under 7 years
    Covid-19 precautions

    You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    Meet at Scandic Ishavshotel. Look out for the Arctic Adventure Tours minibus, with the local partner's logo on the side.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Hat
    • Gloves
    • Camera
    • Socks

    Know before you go

    • The minimum age for this activity is 7 years old
    • This is a self-drive dog sledding trip and you and your partner will be in control of your own sled and team of dogs
    • This activity requires a base level of fitness
    • We recommend that you wear warm layers
    • We encourage you to bring your cameras but there is limited space on the sled for extra photographic items such as tripods so you are welcome to store these in the equipment room and use them after you return from the trip
    • Please advise us of any dietary requirements as vegetarian and vegan options are available upon request
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 748 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Safety
      5/5

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    This is about the best thing ever! If you love dogs (and even if you don't) it's a great day out. The scenery is amazing, the people running it are great and the dogs are super friendly and just love to run. Really good clothing and boots provided and coffee and cake afterwards in a stove warmed cosy yurt. Plus loads of time to fuss the dogs!

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    April 4, 2022

    This trip was amazing! I definitely want to experience dog sledding again! Some of my other friends went with other kennels where the dogs fought at times or they didn't get to drive the sled, but at this kennel, all the dogs were super friendly and got along well, you take turns driving the sled and the instructors are all very knowledgeable and kind. I wouldn't have wanted to go anywhere else.

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    March 28, 2022

    Feeling so grateful for the lovely weather, sunshine with some light snow! Upon arriving we were given snow suit, warm gloves and boots, and got to meet the dogs briefly before the tutorial, we got to swap about 5 times between passenger and driver and to give the dogs a break as well, the dogs were the loveliest most well socialized bunch I’ve met, with great body condition too! They were so enthusiastic and intelligent during the ride. After we finished we cozied up by the fire w some lovely coffee and cake, while listening to Kat explain how they prioritise the dogs welfare (they are mixed breed and have been bred for calm nature and good genetics, and they work each dog according to individual needs which is so great) then we got lots of time to play with the dogs and photo ops.. what an incredibly perfect day! a once in a lifetime experience (only if you want it to be, we certainly don’t ) thanks to Kat and the guides for making it such a pleasant experience ❤️

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    March 26, 2022

    Product ID: 193904