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Dog sledding in Northern Norway – the experience of a lifetime!

Go on a dog sledding tour and ride through the winter wonderland of Northern Norway! A holiday above the Arctic Circle is incomplete without going on a husky sledding adventure.

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What is dog sledding?

Sled dogs used to be one of the main forms of winter transportation in the Arctic.

Traditionally developed by northern indigenous peoples, it enabled them to connect to some of the most isolated places.

While people now travel by plane, car or snowmobile, dog sledding has become more of a tourism adventure!

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What is dog sledding?

Sled dogs used to be one of the main forms of winter transportation in the Arctic.

Traditionally developed by northern indigenous peoples, it enabled them to connect to some of the most isolated places.

While people now travel by plane, car or snowmobile, dog sledding has become more of a tourism adventure!

When can you go dog sledding?

The best time to go dog sledding in Northern Norway is from December to March. In December and January, you will experience the blue hours of the Polar Night.

Longer daylight hours will come in February, while more snow and milder temperatures are expected in March.

From September until the first snow arrives, you can go a dog sledding adventure using wheeled carts.

The bonus while going on a husky tour in autumn is the possibility of enjoying the beautiful golden and russet red colours of the trees in the valley.

When can you go dog sledding?

The best time to go dog sledding in Northern Norway is from December to March. In December and January, you will experience the blue hours of the Polar Night.

Longer daylight hours will come in February, while more snow and milder temperatures are expected in March.

From September until the first snow arrives, you can go a dog sledding adventure using wheeled carts.

The bonus while going on a husky tour in autumn is the possibility of enjoying the beautiful golden and russet red colours of the trees in the valley.

What is the best place for dog sledding?

Northern Norway sure offers some spectacular Arctic scenery to go on a husky sledding adventure! We have husky camps in different locations: Tamok and Breivikeidet (with transportation from and back to Tromsø included) and Målselv (with transportation from and back to Narvik included). All the tours include comfortable return bus transfers from Tromsø or Narvik.

What is the best place for dog sledding?

Northern Norway sure offers some spectacular Arctic scenery to go on a husky sledding adventure! We have husky camps in different locations: Tamok and Breivikeidet (with transportation from and back to Tromsø included) and Målselv (with transportation from and back to Narvik included). All the tours include comfortable return bus transfers from Tromsø or Narvik.

How does dog sledding work?

How does dog sledding work?

Usually you need a team of four to six dogs to pull a sled. The dogs are tied in pairs to a single towline, which is then attached to the sled.

Our tours involve 60 to 90 minutes of dog sledding. A briefing on how to handle the sled will be given.

It’s not that hard as the dogs are well-trained and know the route. Most of our tours give you the chance to be a musher or, in other words, drive your own husky sled with a passenger sitting on it.

You will have the chance to switch places halfway.  An experienced guide will lead a small group of guests on the trails.

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What is included in a dog sledding tour?

Our dog sledding trips include transportation, lunch, hot drinks and thermal wear (winter thermal suits, winter boots, socks, mittens and hats).

If you are wondering what to wear during your tour, merino layers are always a good idea to keep you warm.

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What is included in a dog sledding tour?

Our dog sledding trips include transportation, lunch, hot drinks and thermal wear (winter thermal suits, winter boots, socks, mittens and hats).

If you are wondering what to wear during your tour, merino layers are always a good idea to keep you warm.

Dog Sledding tours from Tromsø

Breivikeidet  

Breivikeidet is located 45 minutes from Tromsø, we take you there by bus. Here you can go on our Dog Sledding at Breivikeidet (morning tour), which lasts from 08:30 until 13:00.

You can also book this same tour with a later departure (11:30) by booking our Dog Sledding at Breivikeidet (afternoon tour).

Both tours are on the same location and you drive your own sledge and change with the other passenger during the middle of the tour.

Tamok Valley

Our Husky Safari tour is located on Tamok Valley, 1 hour and 20 minutes away from Tromsø.

We pick you up in Tromsø city center (Radisson Blu Hotel) and take you there and back by bus, where you will also drive your own sledge (lunch included).

Dog Sledding tours from Narvik

If you are in Narvik or are going there, we also offer dog sledding tours in the area. It can also be that you find yourself in Tromsø, where all the nearest dog sledding tours are fully booked, then these are excellent options for you!

Our Dogsledding at Aurora Husky is located in the area of Målselv, about two hours from Tromsø or Narvik. You can drive your own car there or you can add transportation from Tromsø (500 NOK per person), during your online booking (2 hours from Tromsø, with departure at 9:00 am and back in Tromsø at 16:00).

 

different levels

Our dog sledding tours are designed to fit different levels as we have self-drive and non-self-drive options (depending on the camp).

How hard is dog sledding?

play your part

No previous experience is required but you must be moderately physically fit and have a sense of balance to join one of our self-drive dog sledding trips. You should also be aware that you might have to play your part in helping the dog team up the slopes.

How hard is dog sledding?

different levels

Our dog sledding tours are designed to fit different levels as we have self-drive and non-self-drive options (depending on the camp).

play your part

No previous experience is required but you must be moderately physically fit and have a sense of balance to join one of our self-drive dog sledding trips. You should also be aware that you might have to play your part in helping the dog team up the slopes.

Check all dog sledding tours we offer

Dog Sledding in Tromsø

Dog Sledding in Narvik

Check all dog sledding tours we offer

Dog Sledding in Tromsø

Dog Sledding in Narvik

What dog breeds are the best for sledding?

The most common dogs used for dog sledding are Alaskan huskies. These dogs are truly born for it. They are strong, hardy, enduring and capable of speed.

Sled dogs have been known to run for more than 64 km without needing a break. They can travel at an average of 32 km/h over short distances and maintain a steady speed of 16 to 23 km/h on longer distances while pulling up to 40 kg each.

Even in poor trail conditions, huskies can manage a speed of 9.7 to 11 km/h. For safety and comfort during our tours, you will be travelling at a pace of about 12 km/h.

Owing to their very thick fur, huskies can withstand temperatures down to minus 40°C. 

However, when it gets really cold, the guides will often put booties on the dogs to protect their paws. Besides, huskies are intelligent and affectionate dogs.

What dog breeds are the best for sledding?

The most common dogs used for dog sledding are Alaskan huskies. These dogs are truly born for it. They are strong, hardy, enduring and capable of speed.

Sled dogs have been known to run for more than 64 km without needing a break. They can travel at an average of 32 km/h over short distances and maintain a steady speed of 16 to 23 km/h on longer distances while pulling up to 40 kg each.

Even in poor trail conditions, huskies can manage a speed of 9.7 to 11 km/h. For safety and comfort during our tours, you will be travelling at a pace of about 12 km/h.

Owing to their very thick fur, huskies can withstand temperatures down to minus 40°C. 

However, when it gets really cold, the guides will often put booties on the dogs to protect their paws. Besides, huskies are intelligent and affectionate dogs.

Find your dog sledding tour among all the ones we offer you, and have a memorable experience.

Let us know if you need assistance with which tour to pick, our Customer Service Department is happy to help you.

Find your dog sledding tour among all the ones we offer you, and have a memorable experience.

Let us know if you need assistance with which tour to pick, our Customer Service Department is happy to help you.