Scenery & Huskies
Get close to huskies and their puppies during this visit to the Tromsø Wilderness Center. Go on a guided nature walk and learn about the sport of dog-sled racing.
Meet the friendly husky dogs and their adorable puppies.
Learn about the fascinating world of competitive dog sledding.
Join a guided nature walk in the surrounding area to watch for birdlife.
Enjoy a hot drink and slice of homemade cake served in a traditional Sámi lavvo (tent).
Autumn (Sep - Oct), Summer (Jun - Aug)
Level 1: For everyone*
3 hours, 30 min
Bring comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing
Tromsø Wilderness Center is situated in a scenic area on Kvaløya Island, with fantastic views of the ocean and mountains. Spend time meeting and getting to know some of the more than 250 huskies and husky pups that live here.
The center’s founder, Tove Sørensen, has over 30 years of experience dog-sled racing. She was awarded the ‘Most Inspirational Musher’ award for her participation in the Iditarod, the world’s longest dog-sled race. She’s also the first woman ever to compete more than 20 times in Finnmarksløpet, the world’s second-longest dog-sled race.
On this tour, you’ll learn about the world of competitive dog sledding, husky care, and dog breeding. You’ll even see a movie about Tove Sørensen’s journey through Finnmarksløpet dog-sled race. You’ll join the Wilderness Center’s guide and explore the plant life and birdlife around the center before gathering in a traditional Sámi lavvo (tent) for a hot drink and a slice of cake.