CHRISTMAS DOG SLEDDING

Do you want to be a real Arctic explorer and drive your own dog sledding team?

Say hello to a bunch of barking huskies that are ready for action (but still very friendly). You´ll drive the dog sled into the white landscapes, through the beautiful Vassdalen valley - an uninhabited forest landscape surrounded by majestic mountains. 

On arrival at our wilderness camp, you'll receive outdoor clothes and boots to keep you warm during your stay. Experienced mushers will provide instructions about how to drive a dog team (click here for instructions).

You will be driving in pairs, one driver and one passenger on each sled, with the opportunity to switch places half way. The trails you follow have a total distance of approximately 10-12 km, and you will be on the sled for about 1.5-2 hours. At the end of the trail you will return to Camp Tamok, where you will be served a hot meal and fresh coffee in the dining lavvu (Sami herdsmen’s tent). After a relaxing and enjoyable meal, our bus will take you back to downtown Tromsø. 

Don't know if you want to go during the daytime or in the evening? Daytime trips give you an amazing view of the untamed mountains in the area, while the evening trips will give you a good opportunity to experience the Northern Lights while driving the sled. 

Pick-up by bus or minibus outside the Scandic Ishavshotel by the harbour in downtown Tromso. The transfer time is 75 minutes to Camp Tamok: the start and end point of your excursion.

Click here for a timetable

Season:
24th & 25th of December
Availability:

Limited: Daytime 24th of December and evening 25th of December (minimum 2 people)

Departure (24th of December):   
09:00 outside the Scandic Ishavshotel by the harbour in downtown Tromso. Return: 16:00
Departure (25th of December):
17:00 outside the Scandic Ishavshotel by the harbour in downtown Tromso. Return: 24:00
Duration:
4.5 hours + transportation 75 min each way (total 7 hours)
Price per person: NOK 2495 (children 4 - 15 years: 50% discount)
 

What's included:

■ Transportation by bus/minibus

■ A hot meal; vegetarian food will be provided if advance notice is given.

■ Insulated body suit, boots, gloves, headwear, and head lamp (evening trips)

■ English-speaking guide

 

Recommendations:

■ Warm undergarments (wool or fleece is recommended)

■ Please note that the dog sledding activity is somewhat physically demanding.