Dog Sledding

Join a mini-polar expedition across the snowy Arctic landscape just a half-hour drive from Tromsø on the island of Kvaløya.

  • Enjoy an exciting dog sled adventure with mushers and team of huskies
  • Chance to see the northern lights
  • See beautiful Arctic winter landscapes
  • Enjoy a beverage and homemade cake served in a traditional Sàmi lavvo
  • Direction

    Northbound Direction

  • Season

    Autumn (Sep - Oct), Winter (Nov - Mar), Spring (Apr - May)

  • Difficulty level

    Level 3: Medium

  • Duration

    3 hours, 30 minutes

  • Min. passengers

    1

  • Max. passengers

    96

  • Booking Code

    HR-TOS5B

  • From

    $ 283

  • Notices

    Meals on the trip: Coffee/tea and cake. Clothes/Footwear: Wear comfortable shoes, and warm and wind-proof clothing. Special clothing is provided. There is no guide on the bus. The trail we drive is approx. 4 miles long but duration can vary due to weather/snow conditions. Not available Dec 24.

Before hopping aboard the sled and letting a team of dogs pull you over the frozen terrain, you change into proper clothing and footwear. Then sit back and enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding polar sea and surrounding mountains. During the clear skies of the dark polar night the only light you see emanates from the stars, moon, and – on occasion – the northern lights.

During winter we light up the sled ride with headlamps. In spring, the sun is back, the days are longer, and the climate is milder. After the ride you are invited into a Sámi lavvo (similar to a teepee) to relax, warm yourself by the open fire, and sip a hot beverage. Here you'll learn more about a typical Sámi working day and dog sledding at the Tromsø Wilderness Center.

Practical Information

  • Disembarking port: Tromsø
  • Embarking port: Tromsø
  • Direction: Northbound
  • Approximate arrival/departure times: 2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
  • Available from: December 1 - May 4
  • Duration: 3 hours, 30 min
  • Level: 3
  • Transportation: Bus/Dog sled
  • Meals during the excursion: Coffee/tea and cake
  • Clothes/Footwear: Wear comfortable shoes, and warm and wind-proof clothing; special clothing is provided
  • There is no guide on the bus
  • The trail we drive is approx. 4 miles long, but the duration can vary due to weather/snow conditions
  • Not available Dec 24
  • Minimum age: 4 years old, and must be with a parent