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Northern Norway Troms og Finnmark ALTA

Dogsledding and Northern Lights

  • Gargiaveien 29, Alta
  •  /  km From You

Experience the best on offer in Alta with this unique combination tour! Dog sledding with one of Norway’s best dog kennels, Northern Lights Husky, and “Hunting the Northern Lights” with Alta’s leading Northern Lights hunters at GLØD Explorer.

Dog sledding
As our guest, you will be picked up at 4:30pm at one of our winter pick-up points in downtown Alta and driven out to Trasti & Trine. On arrival, you will receive warm clothes and winter boots and an introduction to mushing (driving your own dog team). After setting up your own dog team, you will head off on a fast and exciting adventure through the snow-covered pine forest, with the Alta River as the nearest neighbour. This is an extremely peaceful experience, the silence only disturbed by the sound of many paws in the snow and of energetic dogs panting.

After an enjoyable dog sledding adventure in the Alta Valley, you will return to the kennel. When the dogs are back in their right places, it’s time to sit around the fire and hear stories about training the dogs, competing in sled dog races and what it’s like to live with 40 Alaskan huskies in your garden.

Now you are ready for your next adventure: Hunting for the Northern Lights. That starts from GLØD headquarters and your dog sledding guide will drive you there.

Hunting the Northern Lights
At 7:15pm our Northern Lights guides will be ready to take you to find the Northern Lights.

After a brief presentation of this phenomenon, while enjoying the soup of the evening, we use the weather forecast and local knowledge as background information to determine the best place to head on this particular evening. Sometimes we have a short drive, other times it can be longer.

There are no guarantees of seeing the Northern Lights, but last season we found the Northern Lights on no less than 90% of our tours!

You will generally be back at your hotel by 11.30pm.

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