Dog-Sledding in Alta
Go dog-sledding through snowy scenery near The Northern Lights City and meet the enthusiastic dogs that pull you.
Learn all about the history, culture, and day-to-day life of Alta, also known as The Northern Lights City
Enjoy an exhilarating ride through a winter wonderland on a dog sled.
Eat and drink around a roaring wood fire in a Sami herdsman’s tent, known as a lavvo.
Get to know the sled dogs that live and work on the husky farm.
Winter (December 15–March 30)
Level 3: Active - good mobility needed
A drink and snack are included. Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothes suitable for that day’s weather.
As we travel by bus to the husky farm, our local guide will tell us all about life in Alta. It’s home to Europe’s longest dog sled race, so there are plenty of people here who are true dog-sledding experts.
When we get there, we have a safety briefing. Then, in small groups of two or three, whiz along on a dog sled driven by a trained guide. The ride through the winter wonderland will last 20-30 minutes.
Back at the husky farm, share hot drinks, cookies, and tales of our recent adventure around a crackling wood fire in a lavvo, a Sami herdsman’s tent. Our hosts will tell us about their extensive experience raising and racing sled dogs and answer all our questions.
There will be plenty of time to meet the sled dogs. Don’t forget to take a picture with them – they’re incredibly photogenic, and friendly too!