This tour is provided by our partner Tromsø Villmarkssenter.
Do you want to participate in a thrilling and exhilarating activity? Dogsledding is loved by both locals and tourists and lets you enjoy nature in an entirely new way. With our Self-Drive Dog Sledding tour, you get to experience the rush of controlling the sled and the dogs as you race through the forest with the arctic scenery all around you.
Dog Sledding – An Arctic Legacy
Dog sledding has a long and rich history in the arctic regions, where it was once the main form of transportation. The sled is typically driven by a musher, who stands on the back of the sled and uses voice commands and physical cues to direct the team of dogs. Sled dogs are typically large, powerful breeds with thick coats, such as Alaskan Malamutes and Siberian Huskies. These dogs are known for their endurance, strength, and intelligence, and require regular exercise and training to stay in top condition.
What to Expect During Dog Sledding in Tromsø
When you arrive for the Self-Drive Dog Sledding tour, our partner Tromsø Villmarkssenter will provide you with thermal overalls to keep you warm in the cold weather. Experienced dog sledding guides will show you how to handle the sled before you head out on the trail.
During the tour, you and a friend will have your own sled to drive, and you'll switch in the middle of the track so that both of you get a chance to experience the thrill of mushing. You'll travel about four kilometers on your sled, and you'll get to meet around 300 four-legged friends up close.
Two guests share a sled with 5-7 dogs, and professional guides will lead the group in a separate sled. After the ride, you'll enjoy a meal of Bidos, prepared with reindeer meat, broth, and vegetables to warm you up. Vegetarian meal options are available upon request.
To participate in self-driven dog sledding, you must be in good physical condition and at least 16 years old. Don't miss out on this unique and exciting activity that offers both humans and dogs a fun and challenging way to enjoy the great outdoors. Book your ride today!