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- 45 minutes shared dogsledding experience
- Drive the sled yourself
- Meet husky puppies
- Experience Arctic countryside from the sled
Are you ready to be a musher? You will need to balance, hold on, and even help your dog team when going uphill. While challenging, working with the huskies is both fun and rewarding. While being in charge of the husky sled team you will also have time to take in the landscapes and arctic air. There is no need to fear overexerting yourself either as there will be a change of driver and passenger at the halfway point. At the pick-up point outside of the Radisson Blu Hotel, you will meet a Tromsø Villmarkssenter employee. You need to arrive 15 minutes in advance. They will direct you to the right vehicle and the transfer will take 25 minutes. At the destination, your guide will greet you. After equipping you with a thermal suit and boots, you will get all the necessary instructions for dogsledding. Before starting you will be paired up either with one of your travel companions or another adventurer. The two of you will take turns driving the sled and sitting as a passenger, making the change at the halfway point. In total, the sledding experience will last 45-60 minutes. Back at the starting point, your guide will take you to the dog yard for a guided tour. The center has 300 Alaskan huskies, from young puppies to old veterans. You will get to meet and learn about them, competitive dogsled racing, and more. The sledding workout and tour will probably have helped you build up an appetite. Fittingly, the tour finishes off with a meal of bidos, a reindeer dish often enjoyed by the Sami people, or a vegetarian dish (must be requested in advance). You can have hot drinks and chocolate cake for dessert. The lunch is around a fire, so you are sure to warm up again. Then finally, you will be transported back to Tromsø. Tromsø Villmarkssenter has many years of experience in teaching beginners how to be a musher. Aside from getting thorough instructions before heading out, every tour is accompanied by a guide on the trail. COVID-19 measures: If you have symptoms similar to the flu or the common cold, you should not take part in the tour. The main symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, couching, sore throat, and breathing difficulty. Before entering the transport, you must use the provided hand sanitizer. Only use seats that are not facing others. After going out of the transport you must keep a 1-meter distance from the guides and other participants. When you enter the front desk area, lavvus, or gamme you need to use the provided hand sanitizer. You can also find handwashing facilities in the building next to the front desk. In the front desk area, you must follow the line system and stay in the marked waiting spots. You cannot share equipment you borrow from Tromsø Villmarkssenter with other guests. All equipment is cleaned between use according to the requirements set by the government. You may only share a sled with a member of your travel party. You may only sit with members of your travel party for meals. All contact surfaces and the transport vehicles are disinfected between every group. Disclaimers and supplier contact: The description of the tour follows the typical program itinerary. Minor changes may occur depending on the group size, weather, or other factors on the supplier's side. Once you have ordered a tour you will receive the contact information for the supplier. Please contact them directly for specific questions about the adventure or special requests.
The restrictions for age and a good physical condition are strictly enforced by Tromsø Villmarkssenter. To participate one must be over 16 years old, be able to jog, push, balance and hold on to the sled all while going through the snow and cold temperatures. Pregnancy, previous injuries to the feet, knees, back or arms will also make you unfit to participate. Please bring warm base layers, gloves or mittens, and a winter hat. Goggles or glasses are recommended for days with heavy snow. Sunglasses are recommended for February-April.
From 16 to 17 years
*Kids up to this range are not allowed
Sjøgata 7, 9259 Tromsø, Norway at 09:45