This tour is conducted by Kvaløya Husky. Experience traditional dogsledding in small group traveling trough rural landscape, being pulled by a team of professional race huskies.
Welcome to Kvaløya Husky, a place where you get to experience the arctic lifestyle with our crew and 57 Alaskan Huskies. The kennel is located in Straumsbukta a 45-minute drive from Tromsø centre. During your visit you will get to see our dogyard, greet our excited dogs, hang out in our lavvo and join our huskies for a ride of dogsledding.
In the life of a musher, you will feel the strength of a powerful team, where huskies take you through beautiful landscape filled with trees, creeks and tall mountains. This is excactly the kind of quality time our dogs want to spend with us, sharing the adventure. While sledding you have to keep your eyes open for reindeer, moose, fox, snow grouse, eagles and more.
In our dogyard we have a combination of young, old, playful, retrieving and calm dogs. We want to introduce you to our dogs, tell you about how we care for them in the form of grooming, love, food and animal welfare.
Before the sledding we will set up the team and harness the dogs. If the snowconditions and trail is good you will get the possibility to try to be your own musher. In that case each sled holds two people, where you can alternate between being the musher and passenger. If the conditions make the trail to difficult to do selfdrive, all guests will be passengers in a sled controlled by one of our professional mushers. This is for the safety of the dogs and guests. The sled ride will take between 45 minutes to 1 hour depending on the conditions. It will have a calm and comfortable pace, making it exceptional for both adults and children. If there is a lack of snow we offer the trip using our wagons.
Arcitc proof boots and winter clothing is provided by us, but we recommend you wear a base layer of wool with a wool jumper or fleece. You must bring a warm hat, scarf and gloves.
It is not recommended to book our activity if you suffer from back pain, epilepsy, heart problems or if you are in the late stages of pregnancy.
Season: 1. november to 31. march
Duration: 5 hours (may vary based on the weather conditions)
Departure time and place: 08:45 AM (08:45) and 02:15 PM (14:15) at Radisson Blu Hotel Tromsø
Included: Guide that is an experienced musher, transfer (45 minutes each way), dogsled ride, warm clothes, winter boots, storytelling and hot drinks.
Please bring: Warm baselayer, gloves, hat and scarf
Level of difficulty: Easy
Group size: Max 8 people
Age restriction: 12 years old accompanied by an adult
If you have any questions or special requests get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.