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Tromsø Dog sledding & husky tours

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Tromsø: Reindeer Sledding & Feeding with a Sami Guide

1. Tromsø: Reindeer Sledding & Feeding with a Sami Guide

Discover the way of life of the Sami reindeer herders on this van day trip from Tromsø. Meet the herders and travel on a sled pulled by reindeer. Savor authentic Sami food as you listen to traditional stories and songs while gathered around an open fire. Be picked up from the city center and relax on a short seaside drive to the reindeer area. Be greeted by your host. Hop on a sled pulled by a reindeer and let your guide lead you on a magical sled ride through the snow. Make your way to the camp and feed the majestic reindeer herd of 300 animals. Gather inside the lavuu (Sami tent) for some warmth and a delicious traditional hot meal. Circle around the campfire as your guide tells stories about Sami culture and sings joiks, which are a form of Sami songs. Return to your meeting point in Tromsø at the end of your tour.

Breivikedet: Fun and Easy Dogsledding Adventure

2. Breivikedet: Fun and Easy Dogsledding Adventure

Drive your own team of huskies in an extraordinary experience and a must-do for anyone visiting Northern Norway. Get up close to raw Arctic nature and try this adventurous way of travel. Be welcomed by the activity staff upon arrival at the camp in Breivikeidet. Put on thermal suits, boots, hats, and mittens before heading out to meet the huskies, hear the safety instructions, and be taught the basics of driving the sled. Enjoy a fun and easy and a great way to experience Northern Norway's unparalleled landscapes. Two people will share one sled: one as a driver and the other as a passenger, with the chance to swap halfway through the tour.

Tromsø: Self-Drive Husky Dog Sledding Adventure

3. Tromsø: Self-Drive Husky Dog Sledding Adventure

Embark on a guided sledding experience from Tromsø. Take turns directing the sled or simply enjoy the incredible Arctic scenery. After, trade stories around a warm fire with some hot chocolate and cake. Hop on the comfortable minibus and drive to the kennel on the island of Kvaløya. Once kitted out, head to the kennel and see the 130 Alaskan Huskies, who are always excited to meet guests. Get a short demonstration on how to drive a sled and feel free to ask any questions. Then, follow your guide and meet your huskies. Each pair, one passenger, and one driver will have their own sled. Enjoy several opportunities to swap between roles once the trip starts. Finally, head out to the snow and follow the guide along the trail. Take photos throughout the trip and take in the incredible landscapes. After your 90-minute sledding adventure, make your way into the Sami Lavvo for hot drinks and Hege's famous homemade chocolate cake. Trade stories from the trip around the cozy fireplace until it is time to change out of your suits and hop back on the bus. You will be returned to the pickup point. 

Tromsø: Husky Sled Self-Drive with Traditional Lunch

4. Tromsø: Husky Sled Self-Drive with Traditional Lunch

Experience the wilderness of Tromsø from the most authentic perspective on a half-day dog sled experience. Learn the art of mushing and let a team of husky dogs pull you across the snow. Jump aboard the sled and shout the command to make the dogs move. Each sled will be pulled by our trained athletic dogs but don't forget, sometimes you will have to help them out and push a sled a little bit. Feel the fresh air on your face and get incredible views along the way. Each sled is shared with a passenger, and at the half-way mark you will get the chance to swap places. Return to camp for a warm meal and time around an open fire of delicious Bidos, a traditional Sami reindeer stew. Sip on something hot to drink and a piece of signature chocolate cake will await you in the Gamme-hut (vegetarian options available by prior request).

Tromsø: Reindeer Sled, Dinner, and Northern Lights Day Trip

5. Tromsø: Reindeer Sled, Dinner, and Northern Lights Day Trip

Experience the magic of the artic on this nighttime reindeer sledding day trip with a bus or van transfer Tromsø. Enjoy a traditional Sami dinner with reindeer herders while they tell you about their culture and their beliefs. Have the chance to spot the northern lights dancing above you.  Board your bus or van in Tromsø and embark on your artic adventure. Stop at a Sami camp and have a chance to feed the herd of around 300 wild reindeer who will eat from your hands. Feel the thrill of riding on a sled pulled by majestic reindeer. Be invited for a cup of hot tea, coffee, or hot chocolate and warm up around the fire inside a candle lit gamme (traditional Sami hut). Taste a three course meal including bidos (a traditional Sami stew which is often served at Sami weddings and other special occasions) cooked over the open fire. Join your hots in a lavuu (Sami tent) and gather round the fire to listen to stories about Sami culture. Learn what it is like to be a reindeer herder. Watch as your guide performs a joik (traditional Sami song).  Step outside to see if the northern lights appear above the reindeer camp. Return to your meeting point in Tromsø at the end your tour. 

From Tromsø: Daytime Dog Sledding at Camp Tamok

6. From Tromsø: Daytime Dog Sledding at Camp Tamok

Join this authentic experience at the wilderness center Camp Tamok, a 90-minute scenic bus drive away from the city center of Tromsø. Upon arrival at the camp, you will first receive warm winter clothes and other required gear for this dogsledding activity. Your guide will then give thorough safety instructions and a practical demonstration on how to steer your own sled. Once you are ready, you will embark on your journey: Two people will share one sled and a dog team. One is the "musher" (driver) while the other can sit back and enjoy the ride. (If your group includes children, please kindly note, that each child must be accompanied by an adult.) You will get the chance to switch places midway during the 10-12 km dog sledding trail. Depending on snow conditions, you will spend up to 1 hour 30 minutes to complete it. After the tour, you will be served a hot meal in a traditional Northern Norwegian setting around the open fire in a reindeer herder's tent. After relaxing and warming up, your daytime sledding adventure has come to an end and it will be time to board the bus back to the city center of Tromsø.

Tromsø: Traditional Sámi Reindeer Sledding & Northern Lights

7. Tromsø: Traditional Sámi Reindeer Sledding & Northern Lights

Take an unforgettable reindeer sled journey through snow-covered landscapes under the Northern Lights, learn about Norway’s Sámi culture, and enjoy a traditional warm meal on a guided excursion from Tromso. After being picked up in Tromso, take in the scenic views on the way. Once you arrive, experience reindeer sledding, the oldest known form of transport in the north and central part of the Sámi culture. Meet the gentle reindeer, the true icon of the arctic, and jump aboard the sled, which takes place as a "raid" where each reindeer and sled are bound together in a long row with the lead reindeer in the front. Learn about the indigenous Sámi people from your Sámi guide. Get to know their past, present, and future history, see Sámi artifacts, and hear traditional stories. Enjoy a warm Sámi traditional meal called Bidos and have some drinks to get warmed up. If you are lucky you will have the chance to spot the natural phenomenon of the Northern lights.

Tromsø: Northern Lights Husky Visit with Traditional Dinner

8. Tromsø: Northern Lights Husky Visit with Traditional Dinner

Experience the spectacular natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights just 30 minutes from downtown Tromsø at a husky camp where you will be served hot drinks and can grill marshmallows over an open fire. Go inside an authentic lavvo (Sami tent) while you wait for the lights to appear in the night sky. Then, lay down on reindeer skins in the great outdoors, or sit on the provided chairs while you scout the sky for the dancing lights. Your guide will answer any questions you may have. As a work of Mother Nature, there can be no guarantee that the Northern lights will appear, but visiting 200 Alaskan huskies with their puppies is well worth it! Enjoy a warm meal in Norwegian style as your guide serves up a dish of bacalao made with tomato and Norwegian stockfish (cod).

From Tromsø: Camp Tamok Reindeer Sledding & Ice Domes Visit

9. From Tromsø: Camp Tamok Reindeer Sledding & Ice Domes Visit

Go reindeer sledding at a Sami camp and visit the Tromsø Ice Domes on this tour from Tromsø. Take a comfortable and scenic bus ride out into the Arctic wilderness of Tamokdalen. Dress in warm winter clothes and boots upon arrival at Camp Tamok and then head off to explore an ancient part of Sami culture. Try the oldest form of transport in the north on your reindeer sledding adventure. Get an introduction to lasso throwing, learn about the storytelling traditions of the Sami culture, and feed some reindeer. Return to Camp Tamok after your memorable encounter with the Sami people, Feast on a hot meal served around an open fire in a reindeer herder’s tent. Relax and warm up before heading to the Tromsø Ice Domes for more sightseeing. Join a guided tour of the Ice Domes, high in the mountains of the beautiful Tamok Valley. Learn about the processes that went into constructing the ice hotel. Take some free time to walk around and ask your guide some questions. Admire the unique snow and ice art carved by professional artists. Take a complimentary non-alcoholic ice shot at the stunning ice bar.

Tromsø: Dog Sledding and Guided Ice Domes Visit

10. Tromsø: Dog Sledding and Guided Ice Domes Visit

Combine a dog sledding adventure followed by a guided visit to the magical Tromsø Ice Domes. Set among high mountains in the beautiful Tamok Valley, the Tromsø Ice Domes are built every year as the Polar Night approaches. For this tour, you will be picked up from the city center of Tromsø, from which you will be taken to the wilderness center in Camp Tamok. Upon arrival at Tromsø Ice Domes, receive warm winter clothing and learn how to steer the dog sled. Dog sledding with the Alaskan huskies is an active experience. The sled team consists of two and two people on one sled sharing a team of huskies. Teamwork is essential in dog sledding and together with the team, you will help to push on parts of the tour. After the dog sledding, visit the Ice Domes where the ice bar, cinema, and suites have themes ranging from local Sami culture to the Northern Lights conveyed through beautiful colored lighting and wonderful ice sculptures. Join a guided tour and learn about the construction process of the ice hotel and the impact the snow has on the survival of Arctic animals. There will be time to walk around freely and ask questions to the experienced guide. You will be able to purchase other drinks at the ice restaurant or ice bar. During this combination tour, you will get a chance to visit a small herd of reindeer near the Ice Domes for reindeer feeding.

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4.8 / 5

based on 685 reviews

Very good experience for my 8 year old son and myself. Reasonable transfer in terms of duration (less than 30 minutes). My son was impressed by the reindeer, in large numbers, who came in groups around us to eat, to see fighting for who would access our bucket of food. The reindeer antlers were level with his face, which did not reassure him. The sleigh ride is quite limited, it is only 1 tour at the bottom of the "field" where the reindeer are. The availability of the guides, the food, the Sami explanations, the songs, the warmth of the huts where we drank and ate were great! on the other hand, a group of 50 people is a bit too much for an "authentic" outing.

Certainly one of the best tours we've ever done. Very well organized. Top gear for everyone of all sizes (even very large sizes - I had a 4XL suit and step suit in 47j) so nobody gets cold. Great ride with the sensational sled dogs in a dreamlike winter landscape. Then enough time to say thank you to the animals.

It was an extraordinary and great experience. Anyone who likes dogs will love this adventure. The cake was super delicious. The guides are super nice!!! Any time! thanks

What a beautiful day! Thank you to everyone who has contributed! Perfectly organized and everyone super nice! We can highly recommend it. Definitely do it!!!

Able to control the dog sled by yourself but it’s get boring as you will stop time to time as you will be travelling in a group.