This tour is conducted by Aurora Alps. Drive your own team of huskies! This is an experience out of the ordinary and a must-do for anyone visiting Northern Norway. The dog sled has been used for centuries throughout the Arctic region, mostly for travel and hunting reasons. Now it’s your chance to get closer to the raw arctic wildlife and try this adventurous way of travel.
For this tour you can choose from two departure times for a slightly different atmosphere. The 8:30 tour offers a real feel of an Arctic morning, whilst the later 10:40 departure offers more of a mid-day adventure both accompanied by a team of friendly huskies. The tours depart from outside of the Scandic Ishavshotel and start with a 50-minutes' drive out to our basecamp in Breivikeidet. Upon arrival you will be welcomed by our friendly staff who will give you some information about the day. If you didn’t bring warm clothing, you may borrow a polar insulated suit, boots, hats and mittens.
At the basecamp itself we have 84 friendly Alaskan huskies with their own name and personality. The huskies love to meet and interact with guests, so don’t be afraid to give them a cuddle or two. After meeting the huskies, a professional guide will go through our safety instructions and preparations so you can have a wonderful experience as a musher. Two people will be sharing a sled, one as a driver and the other one as a passenger, with 4-6 huskies running in front. You will spend approximately 1,5 hours on the sled, giving you enough time to swap places if wanted, as well as admire the stunning Arctic landscape passing by.
After your dog sledding adventure, it will be time to say bye to the four-legged companions and board the bus back to Tromsø.
Transfers both from and back to the city
Hot drinks (coffee/tea) & cake
Winter overall suit, boots, mittens
Self-drive dog sledding
Departure time: 8.30am (08:30), 10.40am (10:40), 1pm (13:00) or 7.30pm (19:30)
Latest meeting time and place: 15 minutes before departure, outside Scandic Ishavshotel (8.15am, 10.25am, 12.45pm or 7.15pm)
Duration: 4,5 hours
Level of difficulty: medium
Number of participants: 2 – 16