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Fun & Easy Dog Sledding – Morning Tour

To drive your own team of huskies 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, mainly for travel, hunting and transportation and now you get to take part in this historical and cultural, fun activity. 

This tour is conducted by Aurora Alps. The tour departs outside the Scandic Ishavshotel, where you will be picked up for a scenic 50-minute transfer to our camp in Breivikeidet.   Upon arrival at our camp in Breivikeidet, situated in a picturesque valley close to the sea, you will be welcomed by our friendly staff. We will provide you with polar insulated suits, boots, hats and mittens before heading out on our dogsledding adventure. Your guide will go through the safety instructions and show you the basics of driving the sled.  After listening carefully to the demonstration and a few minutes of practice, you will enjoy driving on the open fields and inside the forest trails.  Two people will share one sled: one as a driver and the other one as a passenger, and you will get the chance to swap places halfway through the tour. This will provide everyone with the opportunity to experience the life of a dog musher and to take all the photographs they want while being a passenger.  After your dog sledding ride and arriving back at the camp, you are invited into our lavvo (a traditional sami tent), where you can enjoy a hot drink and cake around the campfire. Once you changed back to your normal clothes, and waved one last goodbye to the huskies, it is time to board back the bus to Tromsø.  Restrictions:   - Minimum age is 7 years old.   - When making a booking for a child, please kindly always inform us of the age, as our guides will then be able to prepare accordingly.   Food and beverages:   - Hot drinks (coffee/tea) and cake   - A warm meal is not included in this tour, but can be arranged for private groups.  Included: - Transfers by bus from and back to Tromsø  - English-speaking guide   - Winter overall suit, boots, mittens, hat   - Hot drinks & cake  Please bring: - Dress in warm winter clothing and in layers so you can adjust your clothing to the weather.   - Bringing a scarf in cold weather. Itinerary:   - Transfer by bus: 50 min  - At Breivikeidet: 1 hour 30 min (gear up, dog sledding tour, hot drink & free time)   - Transfer by bus: 50 min   Number of participants: 2 - 20 Level of difficulty: Medium (You should be able to stand and move around on a sled for more than half an hour and have a minimal level of agility. Please let us know of any physical conditions that we should be aware of when preparing for the tour. ) Pick-up point in Tromsø: Outside Scandic Ishavshotel, Frederik Langes gate 2, Tromsø Return to: Same Place Departure time: 10:00am (10:00) Latest meeting time: 15 minutes before departure at 09:45am (09:45) Duration: 4 hours 20 minutes (from Scandic Ishavshotel)

Last updated: 02/29/2024

Source: Visit Tromsø-Region

Fun & Easy Dog Sledding – Morning Tour

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