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Tromsø: Self-Drive Husky Dog Sledding Adventure

1. Tromsø: Self-Drive Husky Dog Sledding Adventure

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. 

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Night Reindeer Sledding, Dinner & Chance of Northern Lights

2. Night Reindeer Sledding, Dinner & Chance of Northern Lights

This is an experience to feed the reindeer and go reindeer sledding in the nightime. You will also have a traditional Sami dinner with the Sami reindeer herders while they tell you about their culture and their beliefs. The reindeer and the Sami have been living and working on this land for centuries and they have only recently invited guests to be part of their daily life. After a 25-minute drive from the city center, you will visit their camp and have a chance to feed the herd of around 300 wild reindeer who will swarm all around and some will even eat from your hands. You will then be invited for hot drinks (tea, coffee, hot chocolate) around the fire inside a warm candle lit gamme (traditional Sami hut) where you will then be served a relaxed three course meal including bidos cooked over the open fire (a traditional Sami stew which is often served at Sami weddings and other special occasions). A vegetarian option is also possible. After dinner you will be invited into a lavuu (Sami tent) and gather round the fire to listen to stories about Sami culture and how it is to be a reindeer herder. The Sami guide will also perform a joik (traditional Sami song) for the guests. If you are lucky and the sky is clear you will have a chance to see the northern lights above the reindeer camp.

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Tromso: Arctic Snowshoeing Experience

3. Tromso: Arctic Snowshoeing Experience

Imagine the cracking snow under your feet, fill your lungs with fresh air, and admire the landscape full of fjords, mountains and the unspoiled beauty of Norwegian backcountry during this snowshoeing tour. This tour is a mix of fun and challenges during which you can experience the simple enjoyment of being outside in stunning surroundings. Your professional guide will choose the best locations, share their knowledge about the region and snowshoeing technique, and take professional pictures of you during the tour. All this in a group up to just 8 guests. During your snowshoe tour, you will also stop for a hot chocolate, cookies, and sandwiches.

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What people are saying about Tromsø

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 53 reviews

We had a great experience at the reindeer farm: feeding the animals, taking a sledding tour (this was about 15 min, but that was enough, considering the low temperatures outside), the dinner, the firecamp, the explanations about the Sami culture… The staff was nice and they even marked the fact that it was my birthday - what a nice touch! All in all, a one of a kind experience. Don’t look at the budget too much - just do it!

Superb activity although a little short, the sleigh ride lasts an hour. The welcome is very warm and friendly, being in a small group is a plus. I highly recommend!

Amazing experience. Staff were very professional and couldn't have done anything better. Special shoutout to Hege. You are great. Thank you so much.

Hege and his team are adorable and you can tell they love their dogs. A very good time in their company.

It was really an adventure. Great tour, had a lot of fun driving. The dogs went crazy