You are standing on your own sled with your own dog team in front of you. The dogs are eager to set off. You are about to spend a full day in the great outdoors with these four-legged athletes; a full day in the forest, on the frozen river or up in the mountains. Do you accept the challenge?
On our tours, you are actively involved during the entire trip, from the moment you arrive until the moment you leave. When you have changed into the warm winter clothes, we provide brief and precise instructions about how to drive a dog sled. We also explain and show you how to harness your dogs.
You will be given a list of the names of the dogs that will be in your dog team, and then it’s time to get started. The harnesses hang in fixed places. Each dog has its own kennel with its name on it. That makes it easy to find the right dog and you can do most of the tasks yourself. Of course, we are here at all times and are happy to assist you as required.
When the dog team is ready, we pull up the snow hook and head out into the forest. It’s time to enjoy the dogs, weather and nature. We drive in the forest, on the river and maybe up in the mountains. You play a part in deciding how many kilometres we drive. We stop en route and enjoy a hot lunch around an open fire. There will be plenty of time to ask all the questions that are on your mind and we also have a few stories to share with you.
Safely back at the kennel, we remove the harnesses from the dogs and return the dogs to their respective kennels and hang up the harnesses.
This tour is ideal for those who enjoy being outdoors and are keen to try dog sledding. You can try being a genuine musher for a day! We pick you up at one of our meeting points in Alta and drop you off afterwards. We provide warm thermal suits, mittens, hats and winter boots. Remember to bring your own warm woollen or fleece underwear. Welcome to a day as a musher!
Price: NOK 2150 / NOK 1075 (children under 12)
Duration: 6.5 hours (9.30am – 4pm)
Season: Every day in the period 15th Dec – 15th April.
Included: Transfer to/from downtown Alta, warm clothing / shoes, homemade lunch.
Pickup time at your location is the same time as the starting time for your activity.