Self-Drive Dog Sledding

Experience the thrill of self-driving a dog sled through the stunning Arctic wilderness in Tromsø. Feel the cold air rush past as you control the sled and meet over 300 four-legged friends up close.

November campaign

From November 1st to November 31st you can book this tour and get 15% discount by using the promo code: Whaleisback

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!

Tour Details

Period: 01 November - 30 April*

* Season depending on snow precipitation.


Duration: 4 hours

Departure times:

  • 07:45
  • 08:45
  • 09:45
  • 10:15

(please be at the pick-up location 10 minutes prior departure time)

Meeting place: Polar Adventures Office, Killengreens gate 7-11, Front Pier


  • Adult: 2040 NOK
  • Student/Youth (16-17, student ID): 1020 NOK

Age restrictions: minimum age 16 years old


  • Transport (25 min each way)
  • Outdoor clothes and boots
  • Warm lunch and hot drinks
  • 45-60 minutes sledding

What should you bring?

  • Sunglasses
  • Warm underwear
  • Gloves
  • Hat
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Amazing cruise even though the weather was not great the tour operator did everything to help make the trip fun. Saw various birds and even managed to catch a fish. Food was also great and plentiful, even catered for food allergies.


Lovely Visitor

Stunningly beautiful. As a person whose been to many remote places the sights here were truly stunning. Also the man who led the tour is absolutely hilarious.


Lovely Visitor

It was a really really good experience, very well organized and father and son were a really good crew. We had done to the wale safari too which was also a good trip, Thomas is a really nice and friendly guy. We can only say we will do it again if we stay in tromsø.


Lovely Visitor

Amazing trip. The guides were fun, friendly and helpful. They shared stories about them and interesting information about the area. The captain was great at getting close to the whales, we got there before everyone else each time.


Lovely Visitor