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  2. Tromsø
  3. Kvaløya

Tromsø: Husky Dog Sledding Self-Drive Adventure

Product ID: 193904
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Have an experience of a lifetime. Mush your own team of dogs across the Arctic wilderness. This is an interactive adventure. Be hands-on with the dogs, be in control of your own sled, and finish it all with a slice of chocolate cake.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Instructor
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Drive your own team of huskies across the Arctic wilderness
  • Learn how to control your sled and follow an experienced guide on the trail
  • Be provided with all the necessary equipment to keep you safe and warm
  • Enjoy Hege’s famous homemade chocolate cake and a hot drink around the cozy fireplace in the Sami Lavvo
  • Interact with the kennel of over 130 Alaskan huskies before and after your trip
Full description
To start the adventure, your driver will meet you at the pickup point at the Scandic Ishavshotel 10 minutes before your scheduled departure. You will hop on the comfortable minibus and enjoy the short 35-minute drive out to the kennel on the island of Kvaløya. When you arrive at the kennel, you will be directed to the equipment room, where you will be kitted out with everything you need including winter suits, boots, and headlamps. You will be able to leave any items that you do not need in the lockers. 

Once kitted out, you will see the kennel of 130 Alaskan Huskies, who are always excited to meet guests. You will be given a short talk and a demonstration on how to drive a sled and be able to ask any questions that you may have. After everyone is happy with the instructions you will follow your guide up to where your teams are ready and waiting for you. Each pair, one passenger and one driver, will have their own sled. You will be given several opportunities to swap between roles once the trip starts.

You will be assisted by staff in setting your team off and you will then follow the guide on the trail. Passengers are welcome to take photos throughout the trip. Once your 90-minute adventure is coming to an end, the staff will assist you in getting back safely to the starting point. Then, you can thank your dogs and make your way into the Sami Lavvo where hot drinks and Hege's famous homemade chocolate cake will be served. Enjoy sharing your stories from the trip around the cozy fireplace until it is time to change out of your suits and hop back on the bus. You will be returned to the pickup point. 
Includes
  • Transportation from the pickup point to the kennel in a minibus
  • Experienced and friendly guide
  • Warm arctic suits and winter boots
  • Woolen socks, hats, and mittens if required, you are welcome to use your own
  • Hege's famous chocolate cake and coffee or tea
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Scandic Ishavshotel, 2 Fredrick Langes Gate, 9008 Tromsø.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Hat
Know before you go
• The minimum age for this activity is 7 years old
• This is a self-drive dog sledding trip and you and your partner will be in control of your own sled and team of dogs
• This activity requires a base level of fitness
• We recommend that you wear warm layers
• We encourage you to bring your cameras but there is limited space on the sled for extra photographic items such as tripods so you are welcome to store these in the equipment room and use them after you return from the trip
• Please advise us of any dietary requirements as vegetarian and vegan options are available upon request
Organized by

Arctic Adventure Tours AS

Product ID: 193904